Chinese Title: 煎熬
Artist: Jess Lee (李佳薇)
Language: Mandarin Chinese
Wdebo's Notes: Jess Lee is a Malaysian singer who won the 7th season of the Taiwanese singing competition show, One Million Star. I admit, I have never watched that show before (I'm just not really into singing competition shows) but listening to this song lets me understand the exact reason why she won. Damn this girl can sing. She has a wonderful range and her high notes are amazing.
This song became quite popular, not just because of Jess Lee's kickass vocals but also for the controversial nature of the music video. It was, at one time, banned from YouTube and Tudou. The music video graphically depicts the hopelessness and depressing side of being abandoned by love, but also the promise of a fresh beginning. All of that is backed up by Jess Lee's lovely voice singing this beautifully painful and heart-felt song. I do also need to point out what a great actress Jennifer Chu is in this video. [For those that are put off by that the lyrics video is posted below the actual music video...so you can listen to this great song without actually having to watch it...]
Also-I have read from some sources that this video is about a rape victim and other sources say it is about an abandoned/broken relationship. I'm not entirely sure which one it is. Both seem probable to me, but based off of the song, the abandoned/broken relationship (in my thoughts) fits in better with the lyrics.
Listen and Love!
*Warning* This video places a heavy emphasis on the sexual aspect of the past relationship and also does not hold back depicting the deteriorating condition of the girl's house and life. Basically, watch out for HD shots of rotted foods, dirty bathroom trips and pesky cockroaches. (Would be recommended for 18+ viewers) *End of Warning*
The full version of the video can be found HERE.