Jane Zhang Love Letter
During the quarantine period in China due to the COVID-19 pandemic Jane Zhang forms a “Cloud Band” and sings the famous song “Love Letter” by Jacky Cheung.
This is the full-HD video with Chinese and English lyrics
Jane Zhang Love Letter: The “Cloud Band” members
Voice: Jane Zhang 张靓颖
She’s the Key Voice of China aka Dolphin Princess.
Jane on her official Weibo profile comments about the performance in this way:
A long time ago … two days ago, there was a group of people who couldn’t go out were fantasizing about going to Karaoke. The story begins with a love letter in which they have the money to order a BBQ, have the time to turn on their computers, and they encourage each other with a variety of emojis, activating their stupid, lazy heart. From that moment on the Temporary Cloud Band kicked off their remote exchange…
Guitar & vocal harmony: Ding Shaohua 丁少华
Ding Shaohua 丁少华 aka Kiva is an outstanding singer and guitar player. In August 2009, he won the second place at the Jiangsu Satellite TV “Absolute Resonance/绝对唱响-名师高徒” show and became a professional singer. This is his official Weibo profile @丁少华 and in the video below there’s his perfomance at the popular TV show “Voice of China” on 2012, July 27th when he sings the wonderful 1999 song “I Want Us To Be Together/我要我们在一起” by Mavis Fan 范晓萱.
The Ding Shaohua’s comment about the performance together with Jane Zhang is:
A happy cloud experience 一回开心的云乐队经历 !
Percussion: Liu Heng 刘恒
Liu Heng 刘恒 is the principal percussion of the China National Center for the Performing Arts Orchestra , that’s the resident orchestra of the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) located in the Xicheng District of Beijing. He’s also the executive director of China Percussion Association.
This is his official Weibo profile @小黑mk
Liu Heng’s comment about his cloud performance with Jane Zhang:
Everyone cloud technology has been invincible, this also out too quick! Love the most beautiful Ying ! [ed: Zhang Liang Ying is the original Chinese name of Jane Zhang]
Bass: Cui Wen Zheng 崔文正
The Cloud Band’s bassist is Cui Wen Zheng 崔文正. Cui Wen Zheng, also called Chris Cui (born 31st October 1989) is a Chinese musician and composer.
He’s the first one got Bass Master degree from one of well-known musical schools, Shenyang Conservatory of Music in China. As a performer, he actively stays on the music stage, joins music festivals and concerts in China. Chris plays pop-music, R&B, Jazz and Rock & roll. Here his official Weibo profile @崔文正Chris.
His comment about this performance:
There is a love letter to be checked !
The song “Love Letter/情书”
Finally it’s worth spending a few words for this wonderful love song. “Love Letter” is an original song by Jacky Cheung 张学友 included in his album “How Could I Forget You ?/忘記你我做不到” aka “Forget You, I Can’t Do It” released on 1996.06.01.
The lyricist of this song is Yao Ruo Long 姚若龙 aka Daryl Yao, a famous Taiwanese lyricist (1965) and the composer is Qi Xiao Lian 戚小恋 aka Cloudia LO Qi, a well-known Taiwanese singer/songwriter (1968).
Here the MV of the original version by Jacky Cheung
nǐ shòu le qiáo cuì dé ràng wǒ hǎo xīn téng
You’re so thin and so sick that I feel so bad
yǒu shí hou ài qíng bǐ shí jiān hái cán rěn
Sometimes love is more cruel than time
bǎ rén biàn dé máng mù ér fèn bú gù shēn
For it makes people blind and reckless
wàng le ài yào liǎng gè tóng yàng yòng xīn de rén
Forgetting the fact that love needs two people
nǐ zuì le cuì ruò dé cáng bú zhù lèi hén
You’re too drunk and weak to hide your tears
wǒ zhī dào jué wàng bǐ dōng tiān hái hán lěng
I know despair is colder than winter
nǐ hèn zì jǐ shì gè pà gū dú de rén
You hate yourself for being afraid of loneliness
piān piān yòu ài shàng zì yóu zì sī de líng hún
But you fell in love with a selfish soul who loves freedom
nǐ dài zhe tā wéi yī xiě guò de qíng shū
You keep the only love letter he wrote for you
xiǎng zhèng míng dāng chū ài dé bìng bù hú tu
Trying to prove your love wasn’t foolish
tā céng wèi le nǐ de táo lí tuí fèi tòng kǔ
Once he sank into depression when you left
yě wèi le pò jìng chóng yuán bào zhe nǐ kū
And he cried when you finally came back
ò kě xī ài bú shì jǐ dī yǎn lèi jǐ fēng qíng shū, ò ~
But love isn’t just a few drops of tears or a few love letters
zhè yàng de huà huò xǔ yóu diǎn cán kù
Maybe this is a little cruel to say
děng dāi zhe bié rén gěi xìng fú de rén
But who waits for someone else to bring him happiness
wáng wǎng guò de dōu bù zěn me xìng fú
Is usually the one who will not be happy
ò kě xī ài bú shì rěn zhuó yǎn lèi, liú zhe qíng shū, ò ~
But love isn’t just about holding back tears and treasuring love letters
shāng kǒu qīng xǐng yào bǐ hūn mí tòng chǔ
An awakened wound hurts more than a sleeping one
jǐn bì zhe shuāng yǎn yòu tuō zhe cuò wù
Closing both eyes and holding on to your mistakes
zhēn ài lái lín shí nǐ yào zěn me liú dé zhù
How will you recognize true love when it comes ?