It's official - David is back in US ^__^ He has 'given birth' to his new album & it could be as early as Oct release. His film script is almost complete & he is still targeting for end of 2009 release. Anyway definitely there will be more news of him next month with his 2 scheduled concerts in Tianjin & Jakarta & maybe album release.
It has been a rather subdued year so far in terms of Chinese music maybe cos of the Olympics. No album or even song stood out much. There were a few debuts but there is a feeling that after the hype, more chinese listeners are looking for something other than run-of-the-mill music. Even though singers are trying other musical styles than r&b & hiphop like jazz, soul & pop rock, they seem more like trying to be different than using the music to express their feelings & thoughts. There's the obligatory songs using chinese instruments or incorporating chinese opera which is still popular and guaranteed to get some good comments. But the freshness is gone and besides if the only thing that stands out in a song is the mixing in of the sound of a chinese intstrument or opera stanza than its just lack of creativity. Anyway hope that DT will get through all the pitfalls & come up with a meaningful album.