Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ai de dai jia

To round off the Chinese theme that dominated the re-start of this blog, one of my favourite Chinese songs by the gorgeous Gigi Leung. This Hong Kong actress/singer will not be widely known outside the Far East, and that is a pity. Best known for her movies, her music is well worth exploring as well, especially the track Ai de dai jia (Price of love). It is a cover of a well-known Chinese standard, perhaps best known in the original version of Zhang Ai Jia. The song deals with women growing up, written from a man's perspective.
Art Rock score: 9/10 (very strong song, one of 650 best songs of all time)