While I usually cringe whenever I hear an actor or actress is going into the music business, Chen Kun’s the exception. While I think he’s a wonderful actor, I would not mind if he quit acting and focused on his singing career because I really love his voice. But during his long career, he’s only put out two releases so I was ecstatic to hear that he would be singing something new, the theme song for his upcoming series, Zhu Jia Hua Yuan .
You can listen to the new song here. This was composed by none other than Ding Wei, who composed my favorite track on his last album and who I previously mentioned said that artists should learn to compose to have a long career in the industry, as a criticism of today’s “idols”. Considering that she used to be a singer, and and now mainly composes for others, perhaps her words stem from her own experiences, and is more advice than criticism.
This is the song she composed for Chen Kun on his last album, To Come True Again. It did not have an MV, but here’s a fanmade one featuring clips of him and Ruby Lin from the series Only You.
Chen Kun is also featured in this month’s issue of Men’s Harpaar’s Bazaar as promotion for his upcoming “propaganda” film for the 60th anniversary of the PROC, The Great Cause of Founding the Nation, he which he costars with very famous Chinese veteran actors such as Zhang Guoli and Tang Guoqiang. Also included are a scary amount of guest stars, such as Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Chen Daoming, Andy Lau etc. I don’t know how I feel about this film, but that is a lot of people I want to see, particularly Chen Daoming. Besides his series, and this film, Chen Kun will next be seen in the upcoming Mulan movie with Zhao Wei as the titular heroine.