Chang Shilei – I Would Say to Them
I am probably the loneliest Chang Shilei (常石磊) fan in the world. Look him up and you’ll find my post talking about him, because I’m pretty sure I’m the only one talking about him in English.
I was blown away when I listened to his album, Niu China (80后的红色经典), which was a compilation of modern rearrangements of post-80’s Red classics. In short, they were really cool and beautiful songs that would probably make China-haters uncomfortable because they would be labeled as propaganda . LOL But my gosh, what a sound.
Anyway, after his proper debut called Myself (自己) in 2010, Chang Shilei releases I Would Say to Them (对他说我愿意) — I’m taking creative license with that 他 — which is the main song for the upcoming Mainland China romantic drama, I Do (我愿意), starring Li Bingbing and Sun Honglei.
I really love this sound for Chang Shilei. Part rock song, part ballad and electronic and some rap — it’s amazing, and hard to believe the song is part of a romantic drama… of the independent kind?
I Do opens in China on February 10th, 2012.