Love & Living Hins Cheung (CD)

PUBLISHED : Friday, 21 August, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 21 August, 2009, 12:00am

Hins Cheung made a name for himself with his sentimental, R&B-tinged music. If you're a fan of his earlier releases, new album Love & Living won't disappoint.

The best track is Under the Stars and Moon, composed by Christopher Chak. Chak became a household name after writing the music to Under Fuji Mountain for Eason Chan Yik-shun. He also wrote Zhong Wu Yan for Kay Tse On-kei. The melody is soft and smooth, echoing the title, and is accompanied by equally nocturnal lyrics by the legendary Linxi.

Another highlight is Floral Tea in the Garden, composed by Cheung himself. The song's jazzy melody conjures up images of a jetsetter's life, flying in a helicopter under a Manhattan sky.

The album offers very few departures from Cheung's previous work, so Relativity comes as something of a pleasant revelation. Composed by veteran singer George Lam, the melody has an interesting South American beat and obvious 'Lam' flair and passion - it wouldn't be out of place played at a carnival.

The album also comes with a DVD containing music videos of Under the Stars and Moon and Exposure, the duet version of Relativity, and other tracks performed at a Metro Radio concert.