New MVs: Joey Yung & Adason Lo, Idol Girls, and Sean Chen
This week’s music video roundup feature at JayneStars centers on the latest pop ballad hits from Hong Kong and mainland China. Joey Yung (容祖兒) and Adason Lo’s (羅力威) new duet has already become a big hit. Mainland pop group, Idol Girls’ (爱朵女孩) sweet voices meld together in an uplifting song about innocent love. Finally, talented Sichuan native, Sean Chen (陳翔) brings yet another dramatic but well-made music video.
Joey Yung & Adason Lo – “The Gemini’s Love Song” <雙子情歌>
A poorly done music video, but a great song. I love Adason Lo’s voice, and I am very surprised that I have never heard of this talented singer until now. Adason’s range is not very impressive, but his voice and singing style is very soothing, soft, and his style resembles JJ Lin’s (林俊傑) singing style. Joey Yung also doesn’t disappoint with her steady vocals.
As mentioned earlier, I am very disappointed with the music video. This duet has all the potential to bring a very creative story to the audience, but seeing that Adason and Joey did not film the MV together, and with the account of a small budget, this could not be possible.
Idol Girls – “Age of Innocence” <纯真年代>
Idol Girls was formed in 2009 to fill the lack of girl bands in mainland China. The 9 girls of Idol Girls are on average only 19 years old, but they are blessed with sweet voices and deliver good emotional range. Idol Girls’ “Age of Innocence” is the theme song for The Rules Before Divorce <离婚前规则>, a mainland Chinese drama about young couples who fall in love, get married, and nearly become divorced due to misunderstandings.
Idol Girls make an appearance in the music video in a studio recording setting. The most striking and beautiful scene is when The Rules Before Divorce star Jia Nialiang (贾乃亮) climbs into a roller coaster and cries before his ex-wife, Bai Baihe (白百何), who gently wipes his tears away. In that singular moment, all misunderstandings are shoved aside as they realize their love for each other.
Sean Chen – “Is Mother Well?” <問媽媽好嗎>
Can a heart-wrenching ballad and an apocalyptic music video work together? They seem to work pretty well with each other in Sean Chen’s latest single, but I admit, I was completely expecting that the song would suddenly change tone and release some hip hop beats, with Sean busting out some dance moves. Having Sean look like a K-pop boy band member also doesn’t help.
The music video starts off with the aftermath of a huge explosion. Sean wakes up, has no memory of who he was or what he just went through, and then proceeds to search for clues that can help him regain his memory. He finally returns home to his mother.
Sean has a very pleasant singing voice, and he manages to make a very flat-sounding song to sound like it is full of range. Impressive.
This article is written by Addy and Jayne for JayneStars.com.
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