Ivana Wong – Damn Happy + Zhi Hu Zhe Ye

Cantopop singer-songwriter — and winner of Best Supporting Actress and Best New Performer at the 2015 Hong Kong Film Awards — Ivana Wong has just released her most recent song titled Damn Happy (該死的快樂, Goi Sei Dik Faai Lok), which was composed by Ivana herself with lyrics by Wyman Wong, as well as arrangements and produced by Alex Fung (馮翰銘).

No directors credits found.

Editor’s Note: Directed by Vernie Yeung (楊龍澄).

At the moment only available on iTunes Hong Kong.

Ivana Wong has also just recently published the theme song to Johnnie To’s latest movie, Three (三人行). The song is a cover of the 1982 song by Taiwanese singer-songwriter Lo Ta-yu (羅大佑), titled Zhi Hu Zhe Ye (之乎者也), which is an expression to say “it’s all Greek to me,” mocking the interlocutor for his wordiness. It’s derived from those four characters used in Chinese classical literature.

The lyrics have been adapted by Lin Xi (林夕), supervised and edited by Keith Chan Fai-young (陳輝陽), as well as Alex Fung.

This theme song is also available in selected iTunes stores.

Here’s a rather confusing English translation I found.

Ghost Writer

Here. There. Everywhere. Punished soul that usually watches what nobody wants, but sometimes gets lucky.

2 Responses

  1. July 19, 2016

    […] Sei Dik Faai Lok (該死的快樂, translated to Damn Happy)… which turns out has a brand new video. And I was like- where have you been all my life when I started going down her […]

  2. December 24, 2018

    […] in three of my favorite songs of hers~ As One (如一) [MV], Zhi Hu Zhe Ye (之乎者也) [MV] and Damn Happy (該死的快樂) […]

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