With support from record companies Rock Records, Sony Entertainment, and Universal Music, Karen Mok (莫文蔚) is set to release her upcoming greatest hits album, which will be released on October 25.
The album The Age of MOKnificence <莫後年代20週年世紀典藏> consist of three CDs and a documentary DVD, which includes excerpts of Karen recording her album and other never-before-seen footage of Karen’s musical journey in the last 20 years. The album also includes Karen’s debut single “Waiting for Eyes” <這等待眼睛>, which was recorded in her first Cantonese album, Karen.
Karen recorded several new tracks for the album, including the promotional single, “Your Highness Has Arrived” <娘娘駕到>, a dance pop song that features club play elements. The song teaches that life is just like a large cosplay party – everyone is capable of being who they want to portray as long as you stay true to your own instincts.
The retrospective album also includes a photo book, which includes some of Karen’s most risqué and bold photos that she has taken over the years, emulating an earlier style that was already printed in Karen’s 2006 photo book. Some of these photos include a nude Karen wrapped around in Saran wrap. Nonetheless, Karen also shows a softer and innocent side, such as bridal photo shoots with scenic views.
To promote the album, Karen will take off on a world tour, first stopping by Shanghai’s Cultural Plaza, where she will be performing from November 8 to 10. She will then tour in Beijing, Chongqing, Shenzhen, and other Chinese cities before stopping by Taiwan next year.
Karen previously held an exhibition in Hong Kong, The Age of MOKnificence – Karen Mok 20th Anniversary Exhibition last month at a luxury shopping hall. The exhibition included props from some of Karen’s past films, stage items, and costumes that Karen had used over the years. Her wedding gown from her marriage with German husband Johannes was the main feature of the exhibition.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.