Seven Sense teased fans with the practice version of their new single Jade to Smoke (玉生烟) a few weeks ago, has final revealed the single’s MV. The meaning behind the song is based on a famous poem, known as Jin Se (锦瑟) in the Three Hundred Tang Poems, by the 9th century poet Li Shangyin (李商隐).
The new single’s composition, choreography, and costume are produced by the same team behind Seven Sense’s debut single Spring Chant. Like their previous singles, Jade to Smoke incorporates tradition Chinese elements with modern R&B to create Seven Sense’s own unique Zhong Guo Feng sound. From the use to piano and guzheng in the intro to the mellow poetic rap, the group smoothly blended traditional eastern and contemporary western sound.
I do realize this MV was release a while ago, however, I had planned to translate the lyrics. But after many failed attempts, I must admit that my translation skill is just not at a level where I fully translate these poetic words. Go below the cut for individual concept photos.