Mandarin Music Spotlight

 弦子-Zhang-Xianzi-看走眼

Zhāng Xián Zi, born April 22nd, 1986, is a singer from Guǎngdōng Province. She has released six Mando-pop albums to date. All of which have showcased a different style and sound.

The characters of her name are 弦子 and it translates to ‘Harp’.

Why write an article of Xián Zi?

I chose to focus on Xián Zi as she is my favourite Mando-pop singer, which anyone with access to her JPopAsia page can tell. I listen to her more than I have to any other Chinese artist and her versatility with genres and music styles is amazing to me. In fact, when I first discovered her music, I thought that she was two people! I almost panicked, thinking there are two artists with the same name! How do I tell them apart?

Unfortunately, there are not as many resources for Xián Zi’s music as there once was. Whether this is due to a decline in popularity, a general preference for her previous music or something else, I can’t tell. Therefore, the song that I have covered below is from her fifth album – Nè Fēng de Qiáng Wēi (Rose Whirlwind).


Bú Pà

Pīnyīn lyrics

Wǒ chéng hēi sè mù mǎ bái zhòu dào xīng guāng
xún zhǎo yí piàn hǎi yáng néng qīng tīng wǒ yuàn wàng
yí lù yǒu mèng yǒu jǔ sàng bù ān yòu mí wǎng
yǒu nǐ jiè wǒ jiān bǎng jiù suàn yè zài màn cháng dōu bú pà

Zhōng shēng màn màn huí xiǎng dī dā dī dī dā
xuě huā jìng jìng luò xià wǒ yě děng dào le tiān liàng
yǒu ài jiù néng dǐ dá nà wèi zhī de lù shang
bù guǎn kuài lè huò bēi shāng nǐ dū huì zài wǒ shēn páng

Dāng mèng yuè zuò yuè cháng wǒ yào qù chuǎng zhí zhuó de tiān táng
měi yí zhàn dōu yǒu fēng guāng yě tū rán gǎn shāng dàn wǒ bù jué wàng

Dāng yǔ zhèng pāi dǎ dào wǒ de liǎn shàng níng jié chéng bīng lěng de shuāng
yīn wèi yǒu nǐ zǒng zài wǒ zuì jìn de dì fang

Zhōng shēng màn màn huí xiǎng dī dā dī dī dā
xuě huā jìng jìng luò xià wǒ yě děng dào le tiān liàng
yǒu ài jiù néng dǐ dá nà wèi zhī de lù shang
bù guǎn kuài lè huò shì bēi shāng nǐ zài wǒ jiù shén me dōu bú pà

Zhōng shēng màn màn huí xiǎng dī dā dī dī dā
xuě huā jìng jìng luò xià wǒ yě děng dào le tiān liàng
yǒu ài jiù néng dǐ dá nà wèi zhī de lù shang
bù guǎn kuài lè huò bēi shāng nǐ dū huì zài wǒ shēn páng

Dāng mèng yuè zuò yuè cháng wǒ yào qù chuǎng zhí zhuó de tiān táng
měi yí zhàn dōu yǒu fēng guāng yě tū rán gǎn shāng dàn wǒ bù jué wàng

Dāng yǔ zhèng pāi dǎ dào wǒ de liǎn shàng níng jié chéng bīng lěng de shuāng
yīn wèi yǒu nǐ zǒng zài wǒ zuì jìn de dì fang

Zhōng shēng màn màn huí xiǎng dī dā dī dī dā
xuě huā jìng jìng luò xià wǒ yě děng dào le tiān liàng
yǒu ài jiù néng dǐ dá nà wèi zhī de lù shang
bù guǎn kuài lè huò shì bēi shāng nǐ zài wǒ jiù shén me dōu bú pà

Nǐ zài wǒ jiù shén me dōu bú pà

(There are no English translations to my knowledge, and from prior experience I shall not be attempting to change that any time soon. My apologies.)


Where to find Xián Zi:

FaceBook- https://www.facebook.com/iamXianZi

JPopAsia- http://www.jpopasia.com/celebrity/xianzi/

Weibo- http://www.weibo.com/xianzi

Sina Blog- http://blog.sina.com.cn/xianzi

Pixnet- http://xianzi.pixnet.net/blog

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