Music Picks: Jujutsu Kaisen and Earth Hour online concerts, Jason Zhang's new album

Hong Kong-based artistes Peggy Sensei (left) and Shirby performing during the Jujutsu Kaisen online concert. PHOTO: ANI-ONE ASIA/YOUTUBE

Ani-Music-One Jujutsu Kaisen Digital Live!

Fans of the Japanese manga and anime series Jujutsu Kaisen, about a boy who fights curses, will love this online concert featuring songs from the television series Jujutsu Kaisen (2020 to 2021) and the movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (2021).

It was aired on the YouTube channel of Ani-One Asia, a diversified Japanese animation content platform, on May 13.

During the show, Hong Kong-based artistes Asana, Carrie, Fiski, Peggy Sensei, Shirby, Soko and Yukari performed numbers such as Kaikai Kitan, Vivid Vice and Give It Back.

Info: To watch the show on YouTube, go here.

Earth Hour Live & Unplugged concert

Artistes (from left) Thomas, Daniel, Haoren, Karfun and Priscilla Abby at the Earth Hour Live & Unplugged concert on March 26, 2022. PHOTO: PRODIGEE ASIA TALENT/FACEBOOK

This year's Earth Hour took place on March 26, and artistes from Prodigee Asia Talent, a subsidiary of Malaysia-based digital media company WebTVAsia, came together for a concert at the Pavilion Bukit Jalil mall in Kuala Lumpur.

A recording of this show, which lasted more than 50 minutes, was uploaded to Prodigee Asia Talent's official YouTube channel on May 12.

During the event, Malaysia-born singer Daniel opened with a cover of the Cantonese classic Boundless Oceans, Vast Skies, originally sung by Hong Kong band Beyond. He then performed the duet Equivalence Relation with Malaysian singer-songwriter Karfun.

Other highlights include Malaysian singer Priscilla Abby's performance of Cahaya Juara in both Malay and Mandarin. Singers Haoren and Thomas also performed at the event.

Info: To view the show on YouTube, go here. 


You Deserve Better

Jason Zhang's album You Deserve Better keeps things simple with minimal instrumentation and breezy ballads. PHOTO: PLANET CULTURE

Jason Zhang
4 stars

After his dance-heavy album Future Live (2018), Chinese singer Jason Zhang keeps things simple on his latest album You Deserve Better. Its minimal instrumentation and breezy ballads make for a soothing listen.

Its title track is a comforting ballad for the broken-hearted, reminding listeners that everyone really deserves better in a relationship. With lyrics by Singaporean lyricist Xiaohan and melody by Singaporean songwriter Eric Ng, the track is a balm for anyone who has experienced pain in love.

The rose-tinted Yesterday is filled with nostalgia and the carefree charms of one's student days, while Becoming Us bemoans innocence lost while striving for success. The lullaby-like Take A Look reminds one of love's sweetness, and details of beauty in everyday life.

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