|Hey yo everybody.... i'm back again to talk about mandopop. there is this massive shift of power going on in the mandopop scene. the hong kong fellas... jialat already. most of them nowadays like stuck in hong kong already. their chinese albums are not selling... now the power is in taiwan....
the 4 heavenly king... aaron kwok andy lau leon lai and jacky cheung i think nowadays abit waning in popularity. in my very own opinion, the 4 that deserves that acolade now is jay chou, david tao, wang lee hom and our very own lin jun jie. because this 4 of them write their own songs... and i personally feel that it's very important for you to write your own song.
just think about it. somebody else writes the songs for you. you just go on stage and sing it and u put it in the cd... sing song alot of other people also can mar. put me on stage i also can man... sing nice nice for you to listen. but write song very different. somemore they can write and sing themselves. and they do it all with their own style. once u hear it, you can recognise that it's their flavour, it's their song.
but now, i'm quite happy that there are a couple more of these kind of singer song writer up and coming...
i recommend you to listen to their songs.. Tank have been hailed as the new David Tao. While 曹格 is heavily influenced by the western soul and R&B style. (think R. Kelly)
If you're not really into R&B, there's another alternative.
There're a band from Macau. Started out in Hong Kong and now they're trying to come into the mandopop scene. Very different from the current assortments of chinese bands. I would describe them to be a fusion between maroon5 and matchbox20.
i'm not trying to be funny finding 2 bands which starts with the letter 'M' and end with a number. but that's wat i really think. and if you like them you can also try listening to 石康军.
so go enjoy all your music!!!