LANGYI and MINGJUN from Japanese-Chinese boys collective WARPs UP have released
‘PLANET (LANGYI & MINGJUN ver.)’, the final track in their trilogy of acoustic covers, on
Tuesday, September 14.
‘PLANET (LANGYI & MINGJUN ver.)’:
Released just before the onset of fall, the final entry in this trilogy is a Chinese-language cover
of ‘PLANET’ by Japanese artist Lambsey. The song was reignited as a hit in China in 2018, 12
years after its original release, when it suddenly went viral on Douyin, the Chinese version of
TikTok – a buzz that has yet to wane.
The new version was arranged by Shinjiroh Inoue – a member of Lambsey, who released the
song originally – and centers on an incredible new guitar performance by Inoue himself. Also
check out the Chinese lyrics translated by singer Long Meng Rou, which are flavored with the
bittersweet taste of youth.
The previous release in the trilogy, ‘Planetarium (LANGYI & MINGJUN ver.)’, featured beautiful
harmonies and gentle Chinese lyrics. It was highly praised, with comments such as, “I like the
original, but this is a great cover,” and, “It made me cry”. Meanwhile, Ai Otsuka, the artist who
had a hit with the original ‘Planetarium’, commented, “It’s such an amazing version, it’s hard
to believe it’s a cover!”
A music video was also set for Premiere release on YouTube on September 14 at 22:15 JST.
‘PLANET (LANGYI & MINGJUN ver.)’ music video: https://youtu.be/d0Ehnr5unM0
YouTube Premiere: Tuesday, September 14, 22:15 JST
This summer trilogy of acoustic covers is a special series of releases in which the two Chinese
members of WARPs UP have selected three songs that are close to their hearts, and recorded
them with mostly Chinese lyrics. As the covers project comes to a close, look out for future
activities from WARPs UP to see where this creative group will go next.
‘PLANET (LANGYI & MINGJUN ver.)’
Released Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Download and streaming links: https://warpsup.lnk.to/Planetarium831
‘Pleasure (LANGYI & MINGJUN ver.)’
Released Thursday, August 12, 2021
Download and streaming links: https://warpsup.lnk.to/PLeasureLMv
▼WARPs UP official website: https://avex.jp/warps/
▼WARP-Syndicate YouTube Channel: https://www.YouTube.com/WARPsyndicate/
▼WARPs UP social media
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