Date: Aug 05, 2015
Hsinchu City’s Cultural Affairs Bureau held a seminar at the Image Museum on July 25,
inviting Albert Leung, known as “Asia’s god of lyrics,” to speak about his creative concepts. Leung told the audience that imagination and real-life experience are both indispensable. If imagination is the only thing, there will be no sense of resonance, so you need to have a grounding in reality.
Leung, a well-known lyricist based in Hong Kong, has written more than 3,000 songs, including Faye Wong’s Adzuki Beans, Eason Chen’s Ten Years and many other popular songs that have touched people’s hearts.
Hsinchu is also nicknamed “the windy city,” and Leung said that wind is romantic. At the outset of the creative process, he said, at the superficial stage, before any thought is given to humanistic concerns or social perspectives, lyrics are written for pure beauty. Then when the lyricist goes through the ups and downs of life, acute sensibility becomes essential for creativity, as if time leaves its marks as it crawls across the writer’s skin. [FULL STORY]