Faye Wong’s ‘Elle’ Spread – Sep. 2010

Faye Wong: See and Not See

[Elle] 2010-08-23

[Note: This post is made possible by Chelsea, who provided the URL in her post on Sep. 15. Thanks, Chelsea! The English translations are very rough, but they give you the gist of the article. If you have a better translation, please share it with us. The original Chinese text has been appended at the end. -Feifan]

[1] 2010’s most anticipated concert

Just prior to filming, and Faye Wong in a store waiting to check such a long time. One friend jokingly said: “The Europeans can only do one thing a time.” Side of the Faye Wong take it lightly said: “In fact I was so.” Indeed. As the preparations for her comeback concert, we only focus on this work, there is no plans for a new album, but do not consider the filming of the film. The public more to worry about than her, for her work in each of the various possibilities are listed. Faye Wong has just concentrate on the concert well, not the other. And small to music and song rhythms, large arena style positioning, you can think of bits and pieces on the concert she would care to participate. The concert is not a guest, as she said: “I do not fancy, do not miss the chance, just simply an innocent, sing my songs, using music to express themselves, even if also the less.” Held in five consecutive games of “Faye Wong 2010 tour to sing” to Faye Wong not only became the first major sports venues in the Mainland with three more opening concert of the singer, will also refresh the record of Beijing concert market, the Hong Kong fans want to be the only person involved in have moved ships on Hom. Q Faye Wong will also introduce Guangdong album? She thought for a moment and said: “album should be difficult to some, the track is more likely.”

[2] Reclusive singer has not retreat charity

Faye Wong fans had a chance to hear new songs, does not mean she has away from the studio. Yan Ran charity dinner last year, every scene guests have received a fine CD, which is only three songs – “Yan Ran Angel Fund,” the theme song of “smiling angel”, and “Diamond Sutra” and the “Heart Sutra”, is sung by Faye Wong. Feng later heard “Heart Sutra”, very much hope for “Tangshan earthquake” Pianwei Qu, Buddhist devotees Faye Wong think this is a good thing, it provided free of charge.

“Smiling angel”, “Diamond Sutra” and “Heart Sutra”, the three representatives of the Faye Wong song also seems to present-day attitude to life. “Heart Sutra” is a compassionate soothing, said that was so positive for the “Great Tangshan Earthquake” busy mind startled to hear the beleaguered Feng, always felt the movie “short of something”, he finally found a person to calm bright credits. The “smiling angel”, the daughter of Faye Wong is written, and anticipated his own shadow. For her, life if perfusion in some special significance, as long as the good, not too long.

[3] Philippine life intangible

Shooting in the afternoon, Faye Wong getting a little tired, not because the photographers are not used to meet the requirements of a long time, but because of time difference. “Children must be together at home every day and keep good hours, so jet lag a bit sad.” She said quietly. So like the night before, she became the mother accompanied her daughter a day after nine on the sleep of the morning, patterns of life was enviable.

Faye Wong is still living in very “boom”, like trying the latest electronics products, will use the iPhone and the Internet. Online rumors a micro-Bo is her account, only a simple English name, no identity description and explanation, but those humorous animal pictures, quiet, scenery photos, so to uphold the calm, do not rub the dust, is also very consistent with her personality. Faye Wong also like online shopping, when she arrived filming orange jumpsuit wearing shorts Patching lace is her shopping in the U.S. bought the site. She was wearing the stress and ingenuity, often make us unprepared. Second ○ 一○ recently held concert press conference, when she was a slender, black and red with a white dress elegant appearance, almost barefoot people thought she was on stage a closer look, it was found days later Pei Chen’s is transparent with sandals. Several hours after the conference, “transparent with sandals” has become the most popular online search term, or even have Online Shop begun selling “Faye Wong sandals” demonstration of her influence did not with the reduced visibility weak.

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cejan on 22 Sep. 2010 said: Hi feifan, my version of translation for the interview part:

[4] ELLE exclusive interview with Faye Wong (trans. by Cejan)

Some say that Faye Wong is indifferent, some journalists who interviewed her comment that she doesn’t like to answer questions. We try no to make any adjustment, and to present the most trueful answers from Faye.

ELLE: At this year’s CCTV New Year’s Gala, you sang the song and it was quite a hit, do you consider yourself a legend?

FAYE: I don’t know, it’s not important.

ELLE: Everyone is curious about the reason of your comeback, can you give us an answer?

FAYE: My life has always been without plans, only directions, decisions are made depends on my feelings with chances at the moment. Everything comes naturally, I never force myself to do anything.

ELLE: Everyone longs for you to continue singing, how do feel about your comeback this time?

FAYE: Singing is my talent, and it is my fortune to be able to bring happiness to people , I hope I can benefit more people.

ELLE: Why do you hold concerts as first step of your comeback? Do you miss the stage?

FAYE: Job arrangements also come naturally. I also shot commercials previously, recorded single, so it’s not really the first step of comeback.

ELLE: Can you tell the fans a little bit about your concerts this time? How will you surprise us from your music to your styles?

FAYE: You will find out at the concert yourself.

ELLE: What will you expect from the fans at the concert? We know you don’t like to speak in your concert, but will there be more interactions with the fans this time?

FAYE: Actually the concert itself is an interaction with the audience by music, to speak is not a pre-arranged segment, it depends on the atmosphere at that time. I really hope that my performance would be in one go, I do not wish to speak only to spoil the atmosphere.

[5] ELLE exclusive interview with Faye Wong (trans. by Cejan)

ELLE: When do you plan to release a new album? Are you still interested in song writing? The songs you wrote previously [To Love], [Leave nothing], [Ingratiate oneself] were pretty special.

FAYE: There are no plans for new album currently, but singles are more possible, I might write new songs too.

ELLE: You said once that: One day, if I don’t sing anymore, I wish people to forget me. Do you still wish for the same thing now? Do you wish people to forever remember you, or to forget you?

FAYE: I strongly rejected my identity at that time, and that’s why I had this emotional remark. I don’t feel that way anymore. I don’t have expectations from everyone, ~chirps

ELLE: Your style has always been the attention of everyone besides your singing, whether it’s your daily casual dressing or concert costumes, what is your point of view when it comes to dressing?

FAYE: The more unintentional it is, the more it suits me.

ELLE: What is the reason that you insist to work with Zing and Titi Kwan for so many years? If were not for them, would Faye Wong still be the Faye Wong today?

FAYE: I haven’t met anyone who understands me better than they do. And there is no if….

Original text in Chinese

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王菲 見與不見

最受期待的2010演唱會
2010-08-23

[1]
就在拍攝進行之前,與王菲在一間店裡等待結賬等了很久。其中一位朋友開玩笑說:「歐洲人一個時間只能做一件事。」一旁的王菲淡然說了一句:「其實我也是這樣的。」確實如此。就像這次她復出籌備演唱會,就只專注於此項工作,目前沒有出新專輯的計劃,更不考慮接拍電影。大眾比她更加操心,為她逐一列出各種工作的可能性。王菲卻只想專心把演唱會做好,不想其他。而小到編曲、歌曲節奏,大到舞台風格定位,你能想到關於演唱會的點點滴滴她都會關心、參與。整個演唱會沒有一位嘉賓,像她說過的:「我不會花巧,不會百變,只想單單純純,唱出我的歌,用音樂表達自己,連話也少說。」

連續舉行五場的「王菲2010巡唱」使王菲不僅成為首位在內地大型體育場館連開三場以上演唱會的歌手,也將會刷新北京演唱會市場的紀錄,香港歌迷想要親身參與便唯有移船就磡。問王菲還會推出廣東專輯嗎?她想了一想,說:「專輯應該會難一些,單曲比較有可能。」

[2]
隱居歌壇並未隱退慈善

歌迷未有機會聽到王菲的新歌,不代表她已遠離錄音室。去年的嫣然慈善晚宴上,每一位到場嘉賓都收到了一張精緻的CD,裡面只有三首歌—— 「嫣然天使基金」的主題曲《愛笑的天使》,以及《金剛經》和《心經》,都是王菲唱的。後來馮小剛聽到了《心經》,非常希望用作《唐山大地震》的片尾曲,信佛的王菲認為這是做好事,便無償提供。

《愛笑的天使》、《金剛經》和《心經》,這三首歌似乎亦代表了王菲今時今日的人生態度。《心經》是悲天憫人的天籟之音,據說當時讓正為《唐山大地震》忙得焦頭爛額的馮小剛聽後心頭一震,一直覺得電影「還少了甚麼東西」的他,終於找到了一個予人平靜的光明片尾。而《愛笑的天使》裡,王菲寫的既是女兒,也隱約可見自己的影子。對她來說,如果能於生命裡灌注某種特殊的意義,只要好,不用太長。

[3]
不可捉摸的菲生活

拍攝工作到了下午,王菲開始有點疲累,不是因為不習慣長時間應付攝影師的要求,而是因為時差。「 在家時要湊孩子,每天都早睡早起,所以時差有點難受。」她平靜地說。以前那麼喜歡夜生活的她,當上了母親之後每天陪着女兒九點就睡覺,六點起床,生活規律得讓人羨慕。

生活中的王菲依然很「潮」,喜歡嘗試最新的電子產品,也會使用iPhone和上網。網上盛傳某個微博戶口是她的,只用簡單的英文名,無任何身分介紹和說明,但那些幽默的動物圖片、安靜的景色照片,那樣兀自安詳,不惹塵埃,也很符合她的個性。王菲也喜歡上網購物,她抵達拍攝場地時身穿的綴喱士橙色連身短褲便是她在美國的購物網站上買來的。她對穿着的講究和別出心裁,常常令大家措手不及。不久前舉行的二○一○演唱會記者會上,當她以一身修長的黑紅相間連身裙優雅亮相時,幾乎讓人以為她是赤足登場,仔細一看,才發現天后配襯的是透明帶人字拖。發布會後才幾個小時,「透明帶人字拖」已成為網上最熱門的搜尋字眼,甚至已經有網店開始大賣「王菲人字拖」,足見她的影響力絲毫未有隨着曝光率減少而變弱。

[4]
王菲獨家對話ELLE

有人說王菲很冷,也有訪問過她的記者說她不喜歡答問題。我們盡量不作修改,為大家呈獻最原汁原味的「菲」式回答。

ELLE:今年的春節晚會上你唱了《傳奇》十分轟動,你覺得自己稱得上一個「傳奇」嗎?

FAYE:不知道也不重要。

ELLE:大家對於你選擇復出的原因十分好奇,可以給大家一個你自己的回答嗎?

FAYE:我的生活似乎一直是有方向沒計劃的,當時的心態加上機遇就有了某個決定。都是水到渠成的事情,從來沒勉強自己做甚麼。

ELLE:大家一直都盼望你回來唱歌,這一次的復出心態和以前有何不同?

FAYE:唱歌是我的天賦,可以讓許多人生歡喜心是我的福報,希望可以利益更多的人。

ELLE:為甚麼會把開演唱會作為復出工作的第一步?有沒有懷念在舞台上的感覺?

FAYE:工作安排也是順其自然的。之前也拍過廣告,錄過單曲,所以實在不算甚麼復出第一步。

ELLE:關於這次演唱會,能預先透露一些消息給歌迷嗎?從音樂到造型,會帶給大家甚麼驚喜?

FAYE:到時候大家去看吧。

ELLE:這次演唱會現場,你對歌迷們有甚麼期待?我們知道你在演唱會上不愛說話,但這次跟歌迷的互動會不會多一些?

FAYE:其實整場演唱會都是在音樂中與觀眾互動,至於聊天或講話都不是預設的必須環節,根據現場的情況吧。我自己更希望整場演出是一氣呵成的,不想被講話破壞氣氛。

[5]

王菲獨家對話ELLE

ELLE:打算甚麼時候出新專輯?你還有興趣自己寫歌嗎?你過去寫的《將愛》、《不留》、《討好自己》等都讓人感覺十分特別。

FAYE:目前沒有出專輯的計劃,但是單曲有可能,自己寫歌也有可能。

ELLE:以前你說過:「假如有一天,我不唱歌了,希望大家可以忘記我。」現在你還會這麼想嗎?你希望大家是永遠記得你,還是忘記你?

FAYE:當時對自己的身份有一種強烈的抵觸情緒,說了這段十分情緒化的話,現在沒這麼極端了。對大家沒有任何要求,呵~

ELLE:你的造型一直以來都是演唱之外最引人注目的特點,無論是日常打扮還是演唱會造型都叫歌迷以及時裝迷津津樂道,你自己怎麼看衣着打扮這件事?

FAYE:越不精心的裝扮越適合我。

ELLE:是什麼讓你堅持跟Zing和Titi Kwan合作了這麼多年?如果當初沒有他們,你覺得王菲還是現在的王菲嗎?

FAYE:還沒遇到比他們更有默契的人。也沒有如果….

*更詳盡的內容見於ELLE 9月號

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6 Responses

  1. http://www.sagepub.com/rpc2study/articles/Chapter04_Article01.pdf

    there exist an academic study of faye wong?!! surprised and not surprised…

  2. i feel like many of us faye fans could have written that article. the only thing missing from our articles would be bourdieu’s theories. but we’d surely be able to incorporate a lot more source material.

  3. Chelsea, I agree. For Fayenatics, this article is of marginal value in terms of learning anything new about Faye. Rather than a subject for study, Faye ought to be heard and seen, preferably in a live concert. But short of that, her CDs and videos are also great sources.

  4. Chelsea, thanks for the URL! WOW! The video runs 39 minutes, but the images of surfing and Faye reciting sutra is unbelievably beautiful! The super waves in the opening scenes must be on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, during the winter. The surfer looks like a little toy against the monster wave! Mesmerizing combo!

  5. Hi feifan, my version of translation for the interview part:

    ELLE exclusive interview with Faye Wong

    Some say that Faye Wong is indifferent, some journalists who interviewed her comment that she doesn’t like to answer questions. We try no to make any adjustment, and to present the most trueful answers from Faye.

    ELLE: At this year’s CCTV New Year’s Gala, you sang the song and it was quite a hit, do you consider yourself a legend?

    FAYE: I don’t know, it’s not important.

    ELLE: Everyone is curious about the reason of your comeback, can you give us an answer?

    FAYE: My life has always been without plans, only directions, decisions are made depends on my feelings
    with chances at the moment. Everything comes naturally, I never force myself to do anything.

    ELLE: Everyone longs for you to continue singing, how do feel about your comeback this time?

    FAYE: Singing is my talent, and it is my fortune to be able to bring happiness to people , I hope I can benefit more people.

    ELLE: Why do you hold concerts as first step of your comeback? Do you miss the stage?

    FAYE: Job arrangements also come naturally. I also shot commercials previously, recorded single, so it’s not really the first step of comeback.

    ELLE: Can you tell the fans a little bit about your concerts this time? How will you surprise us from your music to your styles?

    FAYE: You will find out at the concert yourself.

    ELLE: What will you expect from the fans at the concert? We know you don’t like to speak in your concert, but will there be more interactions with the fans this time?

    FAYE: Actually the concert itself is an interaction with the audience by music, to speak is not a pre-arranged segment, it depends on the atmosphere at that time. I really hope that my performance would be in one go, I do not wish to speak only to spoil the atmosphere.

    ELLE: When do you plan to release a new album? Are you still interested in song writing? The songs you wrote previously [To Love], [Leave nothing], [Ingratiate oneself] were pretty special.

    FAYE: There are no plans for new album currently, but singles are more possible, I might write new songs too.

    ELLE: You said once that: One day, if I don’t sing anymore, I wish people to forget me. Do you still wish for the same thing now? Do you wish people to forever remember you, or to forget you?

    FAYE: I strongly rejected my identity at that time, and that’s why I had this emotional remark. I don’t feel that way anymore. I don’t have expectations from everyone, ~chirps

    ELLE: Your style has always been the attention of everyone besides your singing, whether it’s your daily casual dressing or concert costumes, what is your point of view when it comes to dressing?

    FAYE: The more unintentional it is, the more it suits me.

    ELLE: What is the reason that you insist to work with Zing and Titi Kwan for so many years? If were not for them, would Faye Wong still be the Faye Wong today?

    FAYE: I haven’t met anyone who understands me better than they do. And there is no if….

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