Winner of TVB singing competition Stars Academy <聲夢傳奇>, 16-year-old Gigi Yan (炎明熹) released her debut single “Noble Truth” <真話的清高> to critical praise in September. The music video has accumulated 1.3 million views and 33,000 comments on YouTube.
TVB hit the lottery when Gigi belted out her impressive vocals and displayed her star power on on Stars Academy. Taking singing lessons since she was 12, Gigi had already placed in several local singing competitions before signing up for Stars Academy in 2020. Many see Gigi as one of the most promising music talents capable of reviving Cantopop.
Aside from fans, many past contestants of Stars Academy were highly supportive of Gigi’s debut single and shared the song on their Instagram, including Rock Ho (何晉樂), who even sang a couple of verses. Aska Cheung (張馳豪) also said the song was too catchy, and has been playing it non-stop in his car.
Soon after its release, “Noble Truth” topped the music charts and the compliments kept rolling in. A netizen posted, “Thoughts after listening to Gigi’s new song: it’s amazing! Cantopop is making a comeback – it’s been 10 or so years since I’ve heard a Cantonese song like this. Go Gigi! Go Cantonese songs!”
Another posted, “Following someone’s footsteps has a lot of pressure. It’ll eventually become your label, and you’ll just end up living in their shadows. Gigi doesn’t need to be anyone’s successor – she’s capable of starting something completely brand new!”
Another netizen said she has been constantly playing the song on loop for hours, and said Gigi’s song rivals Eason Chan’s (陳奕迅) Exaggerated <浮跨> in level of difficulty.
“Noble Truth” by Gigi Yan
Source: East Week
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.