Bored with the routine songs you listen daily? Add some amazing Chinese classical-pop songs into your playlist! Introduce three songs that have strong traditional Chinese musical culture with a pop, contemporary rhythm that might make you indulging with the songs without understanding about the lyrics.
Top 1: 芒种, The Season of Grain-In-Ear, by 趙方婧 Zhao Fang Jing
What is 芒种 ?(pronounce as Mang Zhong) According to the Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. 芒种 (Mang Zhong or in English as Grain In Ear, the 9th solar term, begins on June 6 this year and ends on June 20. The arrival of Grain in Ear signifies the ripening of crops such as barley and wheat. In this song, the poetic lyric sing about being free in love, let go of stubbornness and you will grow and become mature. You can turn on the English subtitle to help you have a better understanding of the song’s meaning.
Top 2: 青花瓷 Blue and White Porcelain, by 周杰伦 Jay Chou
Presented by the multitalented Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou, this song is singing about waiting for a beautiful girl who is far away, her beauty just like the precious porcelain art inherited for many generations.
Top 3: 看 See, By 陸虎 Lu Hu
This is the theme song of the most Googled show on earth in 2018 (according to BBC): Story of Yanxi Palace. The waltz rhythm presented by Gu Zheng (Chinese Harp), piano, it’s a sad song that describes seeing life experiencing up and down, unsustainable love, happiness & sorrow and who will be the last person to be with you.
One new song (other than apple) a day, keep doctor away! Enjoying nice songs could bring us a positive vibe, motivation and inspired by the beautiful lyrics and wonderful music. Have a good day! ~ Laney S.
Ps. Credit featured image designed by James Pajunar, Game Artist and Illustrator.
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