Tuesday, 26 February 2013 16:40

Richie Jen wants to buy a house in Sentosa?

The Taiwanese artiste talks about his Singapore concert in May, upcoming movie plans and his wish of buying a house in Sentosa

Richie Jen

In Singapore to promote his upcoming Beyond Concert Tour in Singapore, Taiwanese artiste Richie Jen promised Singapore fans that his concert would be something worth looking forward to.

His first solo concert in 13 years, the singer-actor revealed in an interview with xinmsn that his concert will be put up by the same production team in-charge of popular Taiwanese band Mayday’s local gigs. Richie also plans to inject a burst of local flavor in his show by rearranging some of his songs specially for his show in Singapore.

Despite his career focus on acting these days, Richie wanted to return to his singing roots. In 2011, he invited his Mayday pals to produce a new album Daredevil Spirit for him to showcase a different side of himself.

Richie said that working on the album with Mayday has reignited his passion for music. He recalled that the Taiwanese rock band members are persistent perfectionists who can take as long as five months to record one song.

“We tried out many different versions for one song and when I thought the song has attained 80 or 90 marks out of 100, I asked them if we could achieve full marks if we tried again. They told me that if you don’t try, you will always remain at 80 marks. But if you try again, who knows, you might attain a perfect score next!”

After concluding his “Beyond” concert tour, Richie would begin filming his first self-produced movie. The film, which is an extended version of the music video of his song ‘Sad Pacific Ocean’, will be based on actual happenings in the Taiwanese society and reflect the Taiwanese life and culture. He further revealed that the script is about 80 percent complete now.

When asked about his casting choices, Richie shared a few rising Taiwanese film stars he had in mind such as Ethan Ruan, Eddie Peng, Mark Chao and Kenji Wu, whom he has been working very closely with lately.


Richie Jen

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