You guys have heard it, not? Jay Chou‘s new album, Still Fantasy. It’s one of the most anticipated album of the year and I bet plenty of you must have got your hands on those early bonus copies yeah? Well, here’s just a lil bit of history of me and my admiration of Jay Chou, until now.
I did not start listening to his music starting from the first album entitled “Jay Chou”, but rather, the second one, “Fantasy”, which is until today still, I considered as his best album, ever, period. In that album, “Simple Love” (Jian Dan Ai), “Unspeakable” (Kai Bu Liao Kou), “An Jing” (Quiet), caught my attention. As all of them portrayed my feelings then. That was when I encountered my first experience of love, which turned out to be a sour one. Jay Chou’s songs accompanied me through that period of disappointment.
In later days, my feelings seemed to be in sync with Jay’s songs in “Ban Dao Tie He” (Ban Dao Tie He), “Back to the Past” (Hui Dao Guo Qu), as my thought of the past appears in my mind.
But crap, I was wondering how Jay got his inspiration to write all those love songs. Sad and joyous ones. That was when I realize that actually, this must have something to do with his girls. I’m pretty fed up actually of his playboy image, changing girls like releasing new albums. Couldn’t blame him though, from those experience is where he’ll get inspiration and ideas for his lyrics.
Starting with Jolin Tsai
And then there is “November’s Chopin” with Patty Hou…
and now this is “Still Fantasy” with S.H.E.‘sHebe…
For the next album, it could be “Play Cyndi” with Cyndi Wang.
I’m not sure whether I still liked his music, but they all have been under-par after that multi-platinum “Fantasy” album. Most of his music are a “copy” of his previous albums and bears resemblence of tunes from his previous songs. If you’re observant enough you’ll be able to notice it.
But then again, even if the new albums are mediocre in comparison to his previous ones, there is always someone out there who’ll like his songs like I liked it before.