Return of the Golden Age Singers?


After Chen Lin’s death, there was a general sense of loss amongst the mainland community over the “Golden Age” singers, the singers from the 90s. However Na Ying,   after a 7-year break suddenly released her new single, called Love’s Journey which she first revealed at the 2009  Mid-Autumn show and will be one of the big  draws of her upcoming New Years concert. Na Ying, also Faye Wong’s best friend, is one of China’s most famous artists and perhaps the symbol of the “Golden Age” singers. Her return was a very welcome, comforting thing for many.

This is not from the same era, but Age of Water and Wood have been  going strong early 2000s despite some member changes, and used their success to help other singer-songwriters like Wang Zheng emerge. And this new song and beautiful MV are so befitting for this time, post-Chen Lin’s suicide.

Age of Water and Wood  –  The Meaning of Life MV

There seems to be a lot of music releases converged in the next few months whether they be the younger soloists, newer indie artists, or the boybands. But with how warmly Han Hong’s return was welcomed along with the excitement over Na Ying’s comeback it’s nice to know that the Golden Age singers are welcomed whenever they feel like returning.

Wang Zheng – good girls can compose, too


Wang Zheng recently released her new album, No One Loves Me More Than You, whose main song of the same name quickly rose to the top of the Baidu charts, beating Jay Chou, Xue Zhiqian and Mayday.  She is part of a growing group of female singers, including Queen Wei, Tanya Chua, Cao Fang, and Ai Mengmeng, who have began writing most of their own songs. No One Loves Me More Than You,  lyrics by her, music by her and Lu Gengxu (of Age of Water and Wood)