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只要無憾

從以前到現在,踏入紅館是香港歌手夢寐以求的事。有人一步登天,不出數年便達成願望,但有更多人循序漸進,用時間醞釀出自己的音樂風格,再慢慢追夢。Dear Jane屬於後者,他們在音樂路上堅持多年,如今終於能踏上紅館舞台。這一次,他們不以歌名為演唱會名稱,反而用上「Yours Sincerely」為題,無非是希望用最真切的情感,把歌曲獻給所有支持他們的人。

是次演唱會的海報宛如一封信,左上角寫著「Dear Jane」,旁邊還有一個郵印,隱約地展示四子出道的年份;右下角則是「Yours Sincerely」。至於這封「信」的內文是甚麼?答案就是他們的音樂。十六年前,他們正式出道,成為香港樂壇的新血,可惜路途崎嶇不平。曾經,他們表演只得三位觀眾,音樂會開售一星期,卻只賣出七張門票……不過,這些黯然的往事早就化作生命裏的吉光片羽,而他們現在已成為受歡迎得足以登上紅館的一支樂隊。

提起Dear Jane,大家或會想到高小曼和陳浩然的「愛情三部曲」。這三首迴腸盪氣的作品,唱出一段關係的起承轉合,在YouTube的點擊率合共突破一千萬,人人視之為Dear Jane的代表作。正值巔峰之際,他們竟決定暫時放下浪漫搖滾曲風,並嘗試尋覓新風格。畢竟,做樂隊最大的難題,往往就是要在滿足樂迷與取悅自己之間取得平衡。過分破格的曲風不見得會成功,可一成不變的套路亦會令自己停滯不前。沉寂了一段短時間,他們開始推出《深化危機》、《永遠飛行模式》、《身體語言》、《寧願當初不相見》等讓人耳目一新的歌曲,重新定義Dear Jane的音樂。而這次演唱會的主題曲《無憾的生存》,道盡了他們做人的宗旨──任何事情,只要做盡就能無憾。因為他們熱愛音樂,所以才會樂此不疲地作出新嘗試,擴闊他們的音樂版圖。此外,四子更透露將於演唱會上「玩火」,被火焰重重包圍,為觀眾帶來新體驗。

「緃使目標很遠 連活都活得辛酸 也要緊記當初心態寫出我的志願 要無憾的生存」不管有多辛苦,仍甘願付出所有,以音樂繪出生命的軌跡,這就是大家所認識的Dear Jane了。

《Dear Jane Yours Sincerely Live 2019》
日期:2019年3月16至17日(星期六、日)
時間:晚上8時15分
場地:香港體育館(紅館)
售票網址:www.urbtix.hk

撰文:王以珞
美術:王曉澄

Performing in the Hong Kong Coliseum has always been a dream for many aspiring Hong Kong singers. While some singers can reach the goal in a short period of time, a majority of Hong Kong singers are taking incremental steps towards it, and they would spend years to develop their music styles. Dear Jane belongs to the latter. It took them many years to find out their music style before holding a concert in the Hong Kong Coliseum. This time, they use “Yours Sincerely” as the theme of the concert, stating that they are going to dedicate all the songs to their supporters with their whole hearts.

In the concert poster, you can see that “Dear Jane” is placed at the upper left corner, with a stamp showing the year of their debut beside. And you can also find “Yours Sincerely” at the bottom right corner so it appears like a letter. But what is the content of this special “letter”? Their music. Sixteen years ago, when they were still very green to the music industry, they had faced a tangle of obstacles. Looking back to the past, there were times when they only had 3 audiences, and only 7 tickets were sold after the concert tickets were open for sale for one week. Fast forward to today, they have become one of the most popular bands in Hong Kong, and all those past events were just some fragments in their lives.

Speaking of Dear Jane, people would probably think of the “love song series” of Ko Siu Man and Chan Ho Yin. The three songs talk about the twists and turns of a relationship, which resonates with many young couples in Hong Kong. Altogether, these three songs reached over 10 million views on YouTube. Having all these huge success, though, they decided to abandon the romantic rock style and search for new directions. Because, after all, the biggest challenge for a band is that they have to strike a balance between satisfying their fans and themselves. Doing unexpected and exceptional things may not always receive good comments, but keeping the same style would allow people to eventually come to a standstill. After a short period of latency, they started to release a number of new songs including “Hazard”, “Airplane Mode”, “Body Language” and “Wish We Never Met”, redefining the music style of Dear Jane. And the song “No Regrets”, the theme song of the concert, eloquently expresses their life goal—which is, doing their utmost to everything without regrets. Since they have a passion for music, they keep trying their best to develop their music. In addition, they revealed that they would “play with fire” during the concert to create new experiences for the audiences.

“Even if there is still a long way to achieve the goal, and our lives are full of bitterness, we still have to remember our original aspiration and write down our goals. We have to live with no regrets” No matter how hard life could be, they are still willing to sacrifice their time for doing music. It is the Dear Jane we know.

“Dear Jane Yours Sincerely Live 2019”
Date: 16th - 17th March 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 8:15 pm
Venue: Hong Kong Coliseum
Online Ticketing: www.urbtix.hk

Text: Elok Wong
Art: Agnes Wong

ISSUE #233

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