I love listening to music from around the world, especially music in a language I’m trying to learn. In the past couple years that I’ve been studying Mandarin and watching Chinese dramas, I’ve been slowly building a list of various Mandarin language songs and artists I enjoy. Since I haven’t had too many shows to write about lately, I thought I’d share some of my faves on my playlist. And to make it extra challenging, I picked songs that were not from dramas I’d watched.
I have to admit that most of the time, when I’m watching these dramas, the music, for the most part, doesn’t really grab my attention. Sure, ever so often there will be one song that I like enough to find on YouTube or buy off of iTunes, but I’ve never really paid much attention to who the composers are for all this stuff and most of the songs I couldn’t really get into.
Is anyone like me? After Princess Wei Young, I can’t seem to shake off the evil sister’s image from Li Xin Ai? Lol. And when she stands next to the death-magnet of dramas like Zhu Yi Long, I keep wanting him to run away! xD Has anyone been able to watch any of the new December dramas?
Peace In Palace Peace In Chang’An (天下长安) is a new historical drama featuring the reunion between Qin Jun Jie and Shu Chang as the OTP; he is Emperor Taizong of Tang and she’s Empress Zhangsun, in a time period considered as the golden age in Chinese history. His reign was known as the “Reign of Zhenguan.”
The themesong has been released and I love it…. kinda feels very old-school or maybe it’s Han Lei’s magical husky voice. The production feels and looks great.