I’m not sure why, but this is one of my all-time favorite Faye Wong (王菲) videos. Some might feel it’s boring because it’s a studio rehearsal for her 1994 HK Coliseum concert. She’s just sitting on a stool, relaxed, singing. She’s wearing glasses and a simple blue coat. No fancy costumes, lighting, camera angles, or filters. Yet, I find it mesmerizing. Her confidence and maturity are amazing when we realize that she’s only 25 years old. The video shows a side of Faye that fayenatics don’t often see — the professional, serious, no-nonsense, all-business side that makes her so different from other “stars” who are merely performers, personaltiies, pretty faces, or FOTMs. Faye’s the complete package. She not only knows what she’s doing with her career and her music, but she’s also intimately involved in all aspects of it. Seriously, can you think of any other artist in the world who’s able to turn nearly everything she/he sings into an instant classic? This is why we see a consistently extraordinary quality in all her performances and resulting products such as albums and concerts. If I had a choice of attending the concert or being invited to just sit and observe this rehearsal, I think I’d choose the rehearsal. Yeah!
(Source: from a Tudou video)