Known for their zhongguofeng dances, girlband Seven Sense is probably mainland’s most popular girlband in the past decade.
Girlband Seven Sense 七朵组合 is back with new single Green Snake 青蛇, a homoerotic reinterpretation of the Legend of the White Snake, whose romance began with borrowing an umbrella. Although it’s been three years and they’re two member down, their new release is still a signature Zhongguofeng pop song and dance with a practice room MV that’s more promising than their actual MV. At least it’s an improvement on their previous MV’s.
I know, I know, we’ve been behind on music, but real life is full of White Pears 鸭梨 (Pressure). To make it up, here are some new releases from boybands(Top Combine, M.I.C., Uniq), girlbands(Seven Sense), normal bands (Mayday), and ex-band members (Han Geng, JL’s Jason, RTA’s Liu Junling, and Da Zhang Wei).
This Music Monday include: Newage pianist Vanros Kloud (V.K克), actor-turn-sing-turn-MC Ray Zhang Rui, the beautiful Jikejuanyi (吉克隽逸), cute little Zhou Ziyan, the powerful vocal of Huang Qishan, comedian acapella party group Panda Bros, glam rock band Lilith, zhong guo feng girl group Seven Sense trying something new, underage boys and girls from TF Family and Blog Girls.
Zhong Guo Feng girl group Seven Sense continues their praise and reverence for Tang scholars in this new single Five Tones 宫商角徵羽*. This new single incorporated Peking Opera, an important but fading part of the Chinese artistic heritage. Like their previous single, the lyrics draws its inspiration from Chinese idiom and Classic Poetry. The best part of the lyric is that it’s written by the youngest member Liu Muzi (21).
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. Continue reading →