Taking stock after five years

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 24 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 24 July, 2011, 12:00am

Quinquennium might seem like another randomly generated album name in a desperate attempt to stand out. But when you find out the meaning of the word - in Latin, it means a period of five years - you realise it has some relevance: it marks the five years that canto-pop singer Jason Chan has spent in the music industry.

The album tends to focus mostly on themes of love, which won't surprise those who know Chan.

Things get off to a great start with Wu Xian, a duet with label-mate Phil LamYik-hong. It has an upbeat, J-pop feel and energises the whole album.

The rest of the album doesn't disappoint either. Track five, Yat Hau, which he told Young Post was his favourite, is a perfect blend of melody and lyrics.

The album ends with perhaps his most famous song, Mong Yuen Fong. The song is the Cantonese theme song for the popular Korean drama, Yi San. Its slow melody sets the mood for a tranquil ending to the album.

This album is perfectly constructed and takes you through the ups and downs of Chan's career so far.

It offers existing fans a range of music, including four previously unreleased tracks, and provides newcomers with a perfect introduction to his music.


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