I’ve been to 敦煌 and I’ve always known it as 月牙泉, a crescent moon shaped spring in the middle of the Gobi Desert. Anyway, this song is extremely difficult to sing because of the wide vocal range that is required to deliver it.
Taiwanese singer A-Lin is known for her low voice, something that usually doesn’t sit well with modern listeners. But that’s why she’s perfectly comfortable with the opening part which is very low. When she enters the chorus, the listener unfamiliar with her may be surprised that she had no trouble hitting the high notes as well. Truly versatile.
Below is also a “cover” version by the original band. What do I mean by that? Well, FIR changed their lead vocal. The new singer here is Han Rui. Personally, I feel that she has better technique than the original singer Fei Er but she lacks emotion.
Below is a comparison video alternating between the new singer Han Rui (Lydia) and the previous singer Fei Er (Faye) Which version do you prefer?.
Now, back to A-Lin. Below is a collection of songs by A-Lin – one of the most underrated Chinese singers IMO.
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