Bibi Zhou – i.Fish.Light.Mirror
Release date: June 18, 2010
Label: Gold Typhoon
- I miss U missing me [MV]
- 魚罐頭 (Canned Fish) [MV]
- 單面鏡 (Single Mirror) [MV]
- 戀愛料理 (Love Cuisine)
- 時光机与流浪者 (Time Machine) [MV]
- 星期三的信 (Wednesday’s Letter) [MV]
- 別裝了 (Other Installed)
- 眼鏡 (Glasses)
- 二手歌 (Second-hand Songs)
- Love & Life
- 一滴淚的距离 (A Tear in The Distance)
In i.Fish.Light.Mirror – what a peculiar title – Bibi starts the album with power ballad songwriting queen Diane Warren in I Miss U Missing Me, which allows Bibi to dust off those singing chops. However, if you thought the album was gonna keep that path, you’ll be surprised with Bibi’s ditching the geeky glasses for a more eclectic look.
In Canned Fish (Yu Guan Tou) and Single Mirror (Chan Mian Jing), she sounds more electro slow jam Faye Wong than Bibi, which could potentially keep her away from being a mere dance pop idol – which she isn’t — and showcase that vocal ability goes beyond genres.
The album seems to take us through different music eras, with songs that sound a bit 70s, a bit 90s pop rock and electronic ballads of the early 2000s. Despite the variety of genres, it’s hard to see something that makes it work as a whole. Bibi is talented, but the album lacks direction.
Best? I Miss U Missing Me, Canned Fish, Love & Life