Can you believe a month has gone by already? I always look forward to the monthly Music Obsessions! There’s always something new or old to listen to.
I have to say that this month might not be so adventurous for all of you unless you like foreign music. After that last karaoke session with my best friends, I’ve found myself falling back in love with listening to some Taiwan/Hong Kong music. There were still some English music that I just haven’t been able to get out of my mind. This month’s Music Obsessions will be rather a mish-mash of selections!
Also, I think this is a fixed thing now. First Sunday of every month will be dedicated to Music Obsessions segment. It will be a post with 5 to 6 videos (like how the last few months have been done). No more funky titles but rather just monthly issues. What do you think?
Work-Rihanna ft Drake (cover by Citizen Shade & Kurt Hugo Schneider)
I’m not much of a Rihanna fan but that’s besides the point. I HATE the original of this song but the cover is a completely different story. Citizen Shade have amazing vocalists that just make it so much better. In any case, I love listening to this so much!
Tao Tai Lang (淘汰郎) -Show Lo
I’m on a high after The Mermaid and it made me want to revisit Show Lo’s music. If I could find his Taiwan TV dramas, I’d be doing that also but then, all of those are in another drive and I don’t know where I put it. This song is one I used to like and mostly because I enjoy watching the whole dancing bit. He’s know for his dancing in Taiwan, among his many talents. The song title in literal translation is like, Eliminated Guy. Something like that…
Ghostbuster (Original Mix) – CastNowski x WZRD
I’m a huge fan of house music. Its my go-to, especially after a hard day of work or like late Friday night. Its great for background writing music. CastNowski is a fellow Quebecer and he followed me on Twitter and shared this link with me for this track and let me tell you, its pretty awesome! I love the beat drop at 1:12
**I can’t help but sidetrack to talk about how I’m really useless at social media and despite my best efforts to try to make use of my Twitter account…its really not doing much except for retweet all those lovely posts my awesome blogging buddies post up on their sites. I love doing that because they are awesome writers. On that note, maybe thats what I have to do..just reach out 😉 **
Let’s continue, shall we?
你把我灌醉 (Intoxicated) – G.E.M.
One of the many discoveries from karaoke with my best friend is G.E.M. While I’ve heard of this singer before, I’ve never paid much attention to them. Apparently, I was wrong because she has style and talent. Its pretty amazing. Her voice has just incredible texture and range. This is a remake of a popular song back in 1990s (might be 80s, I can’t remember). I love it so much!
The next (and last) two selections are also ones I discovered when I was at karaoke because my best friend is much more updated on the world of Taiwan/Chinese music.
想你的夜 (未眠版) Miss You Tonight -關喆 Grady
如果沒有你 – 莫文蔚 Karen Mok
I know its a lot of Chinese music this time but they are melodically really nice. I like them a lot. There is always an electronic music choice just because its a nice mood booster and well, cover and whatnot because those appear on my list. A little change from the normal but its a good change, right?
Happy Sunday, my lovelies! Hope you enjoy!
What music have you been replaying lately?