Taiwanese singer Christine Fan tells Loong Wai Ting she loves Malaysia and plans to be back for a holiday
IT has been more than four years since Christine Fan last set foot in this country. The American-born Taiwanese singer, who was here recently to promote her new album, Together, was in high-spirits and talked enthusiastically about laksa.
“You know, I’m really glad fans here still remember me. It has been a while since I last came here to promote my previous album,” she said at a recent Press conference.
Fan was also one of the guest performers at the MYFM 14th Birthday Bash, alongside local and international artistes such as Peace Teo, Alvin Chong, AK, Jane Huang, Jeno Liu, Hu Xia, Nicholas Teo, Kit Teo and Athena Beh.
Fan, 36, also hosts variety show Bang Bang Tang in Taiwan. In 2008, she held her first show in Taipei, followed by Taichung, Hong Kong and Beijing. The multi-talented singer has also composed songs for other artistes such as Claire Kuo and Angela Chang. She recently tied the knot with her boyfriend of 10 years, Chen Chien-Chou, who is a popular host and actor in Taiwan.
Speaking about the songs in her new album, Fan said her favourite is Wo Qin Ai De Ni (Dearest). “The song is about being committed in a relationship. I had the opportunity to work with Malaysian singer-songwriter, A-Bin. It’s a very good song and it is basically about making sacrifices for each other,” she said. “I recommend this song to everyone I know.”
That aside, Together also comes with a slightly fast-paced song. “In Tan Qi Lai (Bounce Up), the tempo is little too fast. Initially I thought the song was written for another singer (Jolin Tsai), but I wanted to see if I could record a fast song. In the end, the song ended up being the easiest to record and I had a great time recording it in the studio,” she said, adding that the experience opened up an opportunity to discover a different side of herself.
Commenting on her married life, Fan said nothing has changed. “Well, it’s the same except that I come home to another person. We are still learning to adapt to our new life,” she said, smiling. The singer says she hopes to come back for a holiday.
“Holidays are very precious as both Chen and I have busy work schedules. I have plans to come to Malaysia for a holiday and just do nothing but eat and soak up the sun,” she added.
Together is currently available at all leading music stores.