After five long years, Zhang Liyin finally has a new music video to promote!
Confused about the story behind her new music video? We have translated the “Agape” single description from Baidu.
“Agape” is a ballad accompanied by an emotional and prominent piano melody, though the song lyrics start with a quiet atmosphere, you can feel the majestic yet mournful expression of Zhang Liyin’s vocals in the song chorus.
The theme for “Agape” is the 2008 Sichuan earthquake; co-written by Zhang Liyin and Tina Wang, is about a mother who allows her child to live at the expense of her own life. The mother’s hand is left holding a cellphone containing her dying words “Child, don’t forget that mother will always love you, you must continue and live courageously” – that sort of content, no matter if you are in China or overseas, you can feel the greatness of a mother’s love. Seeing these lyrics, Zhang Liyin thought of her home province’s Sichuan earthquake, and thought to use this song to comfort the earthquake’s victims and the victims’ families.
“Back Then” is a cover of the title song from Taiwanese film You Are The Apple of My Eye. Title song “Agape” fuses together a melody of soft piano and acoustic guitar. Quietly whispering and deeply emotional, Zhang Liyin sings a new feeling that will allow people to think back on their first love.
We have also confirmed with the song producers that they helped compose the melody.
— Lena Anderssen (@lenaanderssen) August 6, 2014