Sunday, 20 January 2008

Joanna Wang 王若琳


Sony BMG markets Joanna Wang (王若琳) as Taiwan's answer to Japan's Ono Lisa and America's Norah Jones. Probably with a warm cup of coffee or tea, her voice can be chicken soup for the soul, for it just reaches inside, penetrating the heart instantly. There's an honest sound to the musical notes that come out of her - no bling, no NutraSweet; just the voice of a very old soul from the body of a 19 year-old girl. She really is quite something. She already sounded like this when she was 16. Listen for yourself. Watch for yourself.

Sony BMG將她行銷成台灣的小野麗莎,Norah Jones
邊聽,邊喝杯熱的,她的歌聲就很可能變成心靈的雞湯,直達心裡的最深處
歌聲裡沒有任何包袱,不勉強,不甜膩,無添加,真的很真實
這樣的聲音,聽起來像個老靈魂,但她卻只有19歲
她真的非常特別,16歲的時候就這個樣子了
自己聽聽看看,就知道了

She is Taiwanese, but seems to have been raised in the US, so the pronunciation in the English songs, which make up most of the album, is perfect. From what I read, her father Bing Wang (王治平) is a renowned music producer in Taiwan, so she grew up with all kinds of music around her and an impressive extended family of top musicians, including pop stars like David Tao (陶喆).

她是台灣人,不過看來是在美國長大,所以歌裡的英文發音都完全標準
看網路寫,她的爸爸是台灣知名音樂製作人王治平,所以她的成長環境充滿了各式各樣的音樂,身邊周遭也都是名人音樂家,包括流行音樂明星陶喆

With her singing and composing abilities, background and English and Mandarin skills, I hope she will be a cross-cultural, international success not just in Asia, but also in the US and Europe as well.

能如此寫作和唱歌,加上她的背景和中英語能力,希望她能夠橫跨國際和文化,紅遍不只亞洲華人區,還有歐美國家

I'm going to see if FTV will let me do a story or two on her, although I've been warned that my success rate will be low, unless the subject is signed to FTV or is a musical activists associated with the DPP. But so long as FTV is a DPP-affiliated, grassroots TV station, I don't think they'll be very interested.

我想來看看民視願不願意讓我做幾條新聞來幫她
不過已經有人跟我打了預防針,提醒我民視除了自己的藝人或跟民進黨有關的民主音樂家,基本上是很難的
跟一個偏綠的草根電視台講走出台灣,放眼國際的事情,好像有點困難

(album cover via KKBOX)

3 comments:

Planting Music said...

《Love , Starts from Here》
Joanna Wang王若琳
「醇情, 開始蔓延」演唱會

2 / 13 WED PM8:00

她不愛華語市場過份流行的節奏藍調情歌;她很愛配樂大師丹尼葉夫曼昔日的搖滾樂團Oingo Boingo;她不愛因為年紀輕而被當作小孩;她很愛脫了鞋端坐著不怎麼打扮就開始唱歌…
這,就是令人驚豔的Joanna王若琳。14歲開始創作,16歲開始表演,Joanna在知名音樂製作人父親王治平的薰陶下,從小就聽遍各種語言、樂風、年代的好音樂,也啟發了她對音樂和創作的興趣;而天生一副好嗓子,讓陶喆也忍不住稱讚道「我們的耳朵終於有福份,可以聽到一個有靈魂的聲音。」
在個人首張專輯《Start From Here》發行首週旋即登上各大金榜前五大之際,Joanna將以她靈性滿載、早慧如爵士女伶的慵懶嗓音,帶來她唯一一場情人節獨家演出;讓醇情,於植樂空間,開始蔓延。

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Anonymous said...

雖然說是慵懶嗓音,但是我覺得發音還是不夠清楚。慵懶不代表聽起來要像嘴巴含住東西唱歌。不知道是因為暴牙還是甚麼的關係,其實我覺得聽起來滿痛苦的。對於不常聽英文歌,或者聽英文歌不會真的去聽歌詞的人,可能不這麼覺得。

翁郁容 Michella Jade Weng ミシェラ・オング said...

我猜你一定受不了周杰倫囉!其實Joanna差不多是我的極限,不過還能接受。周杰倫...我就希望他能咬字清楚一點。或許因為我中文比較差,但是我真的聽不太懂他在唱什麼。

說到慵懶音樂,Carla Bruni的也不錯,不過她的咬字也是有點"模糊"。公關送了我她最新專輯之後,我自己到了誠品買了她以前發的兩張專輯,一張accoustic法文,另一張英文。喜歡Ono Lisa (小野利莎)和Joanna的話,you may like Carla Bruni too.有人說她頂著法國第一夫人的光環賣唱片,但是我覺得她本來就很讚。

提供您參考。

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