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It’s almost a given for female singers to share their love and happiness with fans after their marriage. Earlier this year, Taiwanese singer Christine Fan did so with her latest album Together. This time, Gigi Leung returns with a new Mandarin album Butterfly Kisses after three years, the first since her marriage to Spaniard boyfriend Sergio last October.
Title song ‘Butterfly Kisses’ is a ballad with a tinge of bossa nova and fits Gigi’s sweet and soft voice almost perfectly. In the next track ‘Huan Yue’, the 36-year-old croons of finding Mr Right in a saccharine-like melody led by the piano.
Ballad ‘Wo Zhi Dao Wo Bu Gou Wan Mei’ opens with the acoustic guitar, with lyrics penned by Gigi, giving the song a personal touch. Her husband may not understand the lyrics, but listeners are definitely given a peek into the singer’s inner world of emotions.
However, ‘Nv Ren Hua’ stands out like a sore thumb, despite being composed by local songwriter Lee Si Song, with lyrics penned by Yi Jia Yang.
The lyrics speak from a third person’s point of view, describing what a woman wants out of love, but the dreary tune is a step away from the previous light-hearted songs. The occasional addition of the flute in the music background adds an extra sadness to tune. Unfortunately, the song is marred by Gigi’s rampant use of falsettos, which tend to sound sharp in some places.
Source: Xinmsn by Joelle Chong
Director Barbara Wong was joined at the event by cast members, including Gigi Leung, Aarif Lee, Shawn Dou and Joe Chan.
In the film, Leung plays a violinist with a hearing disorder. The movie marks the second time that she has worked with Wong following “Wonder Woman.”
“Director Barbara Wong thinks that there is an unforgettable relationship in everyone’s heart, and the film could help them restore their memories of it,” Leung said about the film. “As for me, I think the original intention of the film is to remind us to feel and cherish the goodness of love rather than miss an opportunity for real love. So we are all confident in the movie’s potential at the box office.”
As one of the movies to be released during the New Year period along with “The Flowers of War” and “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D,” “The Allure of Tears” is scheduled to hit cinemas on December 22.
Hong Kong singer Gigi Leung and HK actress Anita Yuen pose for photos during a donation event in Hong Kong, Dec. 3, 2011. Ambassadors of Hong Kong Committee of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Gigi Leung and Anita Yuen attended a ceremony on Saturday in Hong Kong in which a fashion brand donated one million U.S. dollars to UNICEF to fund a student sponsorship scheme in Africa. (Xinhua/Song Zhenping)