Another track from WLH’s upcoming album - 我完全没有任何理由理你
This song is absolutely wicked. I can’t stop smiling at how evil the lyrics are. When he starts dissing the other guy’s musical prowess (or lack thereof), I can almost hear a smile of absolute amusement in his voice (or should I say, smirk of immense satisfaction?).
Hopefully there are more tracks along this vein in the upcoming album. I was kinda disappointed that more than half of the tracks featured on the radio show were K-ballads. Whatever happened to the rock album that this was meant to be? I was looking forward to a high dose of edginess and to my eardrums being blasted from all those crashing guitars… but from what I’ve heard so far, this album seems to be walking towards SafeWay… sigh. I guess I shouldn’t be jumping to conclusions until I hear the entire album. Till then, I am crossing my toes that Sony hasn’t been freaked out enough by the lacklustre response to 《摇滚怎么了！！》to turn the album into some karaoke-friendly CD just so that it sells.
I wasn’t expecting myself to like this so much actually, cuz I’m more a quirky-song WLH fan than a ballad WLH fan. And plus, this song is SO K (karaoke… no offense, but it is!) But fact now is, I’m severely hooked. I had it on obsessive repeat on my way home this evening, and it doesn’t sound like it’s gonna die from an over-spin anytime soon. There’s something about the chorus that keeps me going back to the song again and again. No doubt the amazing hook played a part, but that aside, this chorus just sounds SO velvety. It’s the groove, the electric guitar, the harmonies and WLH’s newfound raspiness all rolled together. I’m really curious how the hi-fi version will sound. Much better, I’m sure. Just hoping that I’ve not over-spun the song to death before the album gets released.
Khalil’s second single. Loving his bridge once again. :) The album’s slated to be released on 19 Dec, and apparently it’s titled Orange Moon. Not sure if he’s intending to go Nick Drake-ish, but from the 1st 2 singles I’ve heard, seems like he isn’t, yet. But it sure sounds like he’s going down austere lane in this upcoming album — no more mish-mash of 3 million layers of instruments. I’m not complaining though. In fact, I am very curious as to how this Orange Moon’s supposed to sound.
And I’m finding it strangely coincidental that another album that I’m wildly anticipating has planets in its title as well (ok, I know the moon’s technically not a planet). Not sure how reliable the source is, but apparently Wang Leehom’s upcoming album is called 典型的火星装地球. No I didn’t make any typo. Probably my source did… but knowing (or rather, not knowing) the ever-unpredictable WLH, this off-beat title may be the real deal afterall. I don’t know, I’ll just wait and see.