This week’s Music Monday includes a few performances for I Am A Singer. This intro music video is titled Cover For You 罩着你 by Sup Music x C-Block (a Changsha based Hiphop group). The Chinese hiphop scene is mainly underground and difficult to follow overseas, but ZHONG.TV is a good place to start.
Jason Zhang Jie is back with a brand new album after completing his special program at Berkeley this summer. Has anyone listened to his full album yet? Are there any noticeable differences? Zhang Jie performed this single, Love, No Need to Explain 爱,不解释 at HNTV New Year Concert. Someone prematurely leaked the information that Zhang Jie will be the replacement for the eliminated contestant on I Am A Singer this week :/
Shane Cao 曹轩宾 is chasing the light 追光 in this new music video.
Ray Ma Tianyu 马天宇 is s till a Blond Bombshell in the music video for Choice of The Angel 天使的选择. This is the second single from his newest EP.
The music to the microfilm Love and Commitment 爱来依 by the mysterious net musician Echo 回音哥.
I always wondered why her parents named her Hebe 馥甄, can you imagine 8-year-old Hebe trying to take a test but have to spend 5 minutes writing her name? Anyway, Hebe Tian‘s newest single Forever Love 爱着爱着就永远.
Dadawa Zhu Zheqin 朱哲琴, an independent producer, climbed Mount Everest with her crew to film the music video for Mountain Top 山顶.
Cute music video for the single Dearest You 亲爱的你 by Zhang Yan 张琰.
Former Morning Museum member Lin Lin 琳琳 singing Have To Be Alone 只好一个人, the theme song to her microfilm by the same name.
Hong Kong’s fastest rising young talent, G.E.M. Tang performed her single Foam 泡沫 from her last album in 2012 Xposed. Unfortunately, being relatively unknown among the audience G.E.M. paced 5th in the first round of I Am A Singer. She performed Wang Feng’s Existence 存在 in the second round, watch it here.
Chinese rock legend Luo Qi 罗琦 took the stage with her baby to perform Arbitrary 随心所欲. The story behind this 90s rock legend is worthy of a book… Luo Qi reached the peak of fame at the age of 17 as the lead singer of the rock band 前指南针乐队, lost her left eye during a bar fight at the age of 18, forced to attend rehab at the age of 22 after a drug induced seizure. But now she is drug free, happily married, and is expecting a child =) Watch her performance from the second episode here (Luo Qi actually lost her voice during the last rehearsal session right before the real performance).
Gary Cao 曹格 performed I Am Ugly But I am Very Gentle 我很丑可是我很温柔, originally performed by Zhao Chuan 赵传, during the 2nd round. Gary got eliminated :( He performed his own song Betray in the first episode.
Both episodes of I Am A Singer are available on HNTV Official Youtube Channel.