alan’s fourth single representing fire in her elements series, “Red Cliff ~Shin Sen~“, will be released October 15th. This Japanese version of the song was used in the Japanese release of the John Woo movie Red Cliff.
With the Red Cliff movie having one of the biggest box office openings in China and being heralded as gorgeous and epic, it’s pretty great that alan got to do the theme song. And the song certainly does both the movie and alan justice: it’s a powerful and chilling ballad with sweeping, classical instrumentals – everything is spot on perfect. I’d go as far as to say this is among the best three original songs she’s had since her debut.The music video is just as impressive, blending gorgeous and intense scenes of alan with small clips from the movie. Really – just listen to it. “Red Cliff ~Shin Sen~” is an amazing song.
She’s released this single in Chinese already a few months prior. it’s actually the version of the song I prefer, but both the Japanese and Chinese versions are excellent.
The B-side to the Japanese version of this single will have an orchestral version of her debut “Ashita e no Sanka” – another gorgeous song that an orchestral version can only benefit. This is definitely a single to be looking out for.
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