Saturday, 24 September 2016

CeeJay's Pick of the Month (September): Dear Jane - 經過一些秋與冬

Welcome back!

As September is coming to an end, we decided to bring to you guys the Pick of the Month of September. In June, the song we chose was 只知感覺失了蹤, by Dear Jane. We are glad to come back with another of Dear Jane's songs which is actually a continuation of the story of 陳浩然 and 高小曼 from their two previous songs: 哪裡只得我共你 and只知感覺失了蹤. Click here to see our older post on 只知感覺失了蹤 which includes both songs.

We think that it's a great song with probably the best MV of this series so far because of all the compiled memories of the two lovers of the story. This song and MV is basically saying that after a while that 陳浩然 and 高小曼 broke up, they still often think of each other and they haven't fully forgotten their relationship. It's a nice addition to the series, giving us a bit of hope in the end, as the one before (只知感覺失了蹤) left us with a bitter and sad tone. We really love the story and the actors of the video portray their roles well. The song is refreshing and the lyrics are relatable. It's also suitable for the fall season. The style of the song is also the usual pop-rock style with of course, the traditional Dear Jane flare.
Dear Jane - 經過一些秋與冬 Days Gone By 


作曲:Howie@Dear Jane
作詞:陳詠謙
編曲:Dear Jane/關禮琛
監製:Howie@Dear Jane/關禮琛/Tim@Dear Jane

經過一些秋與冬
回憶中 無端為你動容
揮去一些驚與恐
人海中 誰得著你認同

在那些爭拗中 我有心不夠用
兩眼一黑然後失控

無謂再關心你 我沒資格慰問你
無謂再騷擾你 我沒這塊厚面皮
無限次對不起 放在心裡等心死
難道我與他相比 尚有一線生機

當然他不肯放手
如果准我 重新學過可會白頭

罵戰中不撤走 負責的不押後
做錯的不怕醜 別掙扎說沒有
我根本不比別人優秀

無謂再關心你 我沒資格慰問你
無謂再騷擾你 我沒這塊厚面皮
無限次對不起 放在心裡等心死
難道我與他相比 尚有一線生機

得到的 若期望有限期
失去的 未重聚已別離
後悔如我 遍地

無謂再關心你 我沒資格慰問你
無謂再騷擾你 我沒這塊厚面皮
無限次對不起 放在心裡等心死
難道我與他相比 難道我夠膽相比
若夠膽更卑鄙
他起碼沒放棄

經過一些秋與冬
回憶中 橫街內你面紅

Sorry for the short post but hope you enjoy September along with this song!

-CeeJay

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Law Dis-Order 律政強人 - Songs Review

Hello everyone!!

Today we are bringing back some song reviews after taking a break for a while. There is no theme song for Law Disorder, but there is a sub-theme and an ending theme. The theme song music is basically like the ending theme instrumental though. We don't think having Hubert's song as a theme song or an ending theme makes any different in this case, actually sometimes we find it a little weird that there is no theme song since there has always been songs for TVB dramas and for us it has only been in recent years where we haven't heard songs. A side note on this drama, we have just seen one episode but we are excited to continue! We were wondering why Mandy Wong was in like none of the Youtube trailer promotions and why she was barely in the beginning clip before the ep starts... she is not really the lead in this one and it looks like TVB is pushing for Ali to be the main lead.

Anyways, the ending theme is 公義的抉擇 - by Hubert Wu, 胡鴻鈞. It is another conventional TVB theme song but more fast paced and in some parts, we think it sounds like the News Broadcast music. The sub-theme is Can You See - by Kayee Tam, 譚嘉儀. We like both of them and especially Kayee's song because it is very different and comfortable to listen to.

Starting off with Hubert's 公義的抉擇:
We have noticed that Hubert has been getting a lot of songs this year. Although we did push for hearing more of him last year since he is the better singer out of Alfred and Jinny (who sang the most last year), we would still like to see some more variety. This year, Fred has only sang one song from what we recall and we wouldn't mind hearing more of him. Anyways, although Hubert is a good singer, we need variety. There are still a couple dramas coming out this year so they better NOT be Alfred, Jinny, or Hubert but we know The Best Theme Song winner is going to be given to one of these 3.

This song has an alright tune but it is not outstanding and we find it a little short. Actually, it is a little typical and repetitive as well. Hubert sings the 我信的... part three times and there is no bridge in this song either, so that's just really sloppy. The lyrics make sense and stuff for the context of the drama so we don't understand why it wasn't the theme song. This song is good, it fits the drama, Hubert sang it alright but it just isn't WOW. We just don't really have a comment on this song.



胡鴻鈞 Hubert - 公義的抉擇 (劇集 "律政強人" 片尾曲)



作曲:張家誠
作詞:楊熙
編曲:張家誠
監製:何哲圖、韋景雲

何謂看穿真假 何謂是非黑白
人在變天的一瞬間 前行後退全部要抉擇

絕嶺懸崖未會怕 只要活於我的公義下
局勢如棋未會怕 堅決直到盡頭未折返

我信的 願付全部代價
是與非 從來無放下
就算風急雨彎 未來極力維護的
不會推翻
我信的 付盡全部代價
在這邊緣路間 將一切的公正力挽
終會被成立

誰在這天叱吒 誰人又將倒下
人在變天的一瞬間 如何面對名利與誘惑

絕嶺懸崖未會怕 一切亦於我的把關下
局勢如棋未會怕 堅決直到盡頭未歸返

我信的 願付全部代價
是與非 從來無放下
就算風急雨彎 未來極力維護的
不會推翻
我信的 付盡全部代價
在這邊緣路間 將一切的公正力挽
不會背棄它

我信的 願付全部代價
是與非 從來無放下
就算風急雨彎 未來極力維護的
不會推翻 沒困惑
我信的 付盡全部代價
在這邊緣路間 將一切的公正力挽
不會背棄它
不怕對立

Next is Kayee's song, Can You See.

The first few strums of the guitar brought us right into the feeling of the song. Then we heard her voice and it immediately reminded us of slow ballads from the 1980's with a mix of indie pop from present day. The last English song from tvb was also a sub-theme (The Only One from Blue Veins) but we like the guitar with this song a bit better. We hope that this song plays a bit more often unlike last time where Kay just sang it and we never got to hear Stephanie sing it. Anyways, this song has a nice melody and it even prompts us to sway a little bit with the rhythm. Not many new songs are able to get us moving these days. We enjoy the simple lyrics as well. Sometimes it is a little repetitive but not like the ending theme above. Because this was written by Wayne James, the lyrics all make sense because we remember hearing songs from some Chinese lyricists and they didn't quite make sense to us lol.

For Kayee's singing in this song, we really feel like she improved. Some people said that she doesn't sound like herself and yes we agree in some parts but that's probably because of the editing. This song is also said to be too soft by some commenters but we think it's a nice balance to the faster song for the ending theme. Overall she has great pronunciation and her voice fits this song very well. Her last song 扯線木偶 was not as good in our opinion. It was a bit flat and some parts sounded like talking. We are so happy this song didn't turn out like that. Our personal pet peeve for singing is loud, frequent breathing but we did not have an issue with that here.
Here are the lyrics below the video and we hope you guys enjoy this song too.

譚嘉儀 Kayee - Can You See (劇集 "律政強人" 插曲)



曲:鄺靜欣
詞:Wayne James
編:朱俊傑
監:何哲圖/朱俊傑

Can you see
Light in my eyes
Like a child waiting for Christmas
The stars in the sky
Watch as I sigh
Can you see what they see?

Look at the trees
They're swaying
They feel the touch of the breeze
They overheard
My whispered words
Can you hear what I'm saying?

Maybe I am only dreaming
So what if I'm wrong?
It can't be that long
Before you stop
And feel what I'm feeling
The stars and trees will always be
As I love you so
Can you see?

Look at the clouds
They're waking
Stretch in the warmth of the sun
They watch us and smile
And linger a while
Can you see the hearts they're making?

Maybe I am only dreaming
So what if I'm wrong
It can’t be that long
Before you look
And feel what I'm feeling
The sun and clouds will always be
As I love you so
Can you see?

Maybe I am only dreaming
So what if I'm wrong
It can't be that long
Before you stop
And feel what I'm feeling
Like all these things will always be
Yes, I love you, so
Can you see?

Let us know what you think of these two songs and the drama as well!!

-CeeJay