WARPs UP cover Lambsey mega-hit ‘PLANET’ in Chinese, with arrangement by Lambsey member Shinjiroh Inoue
LANGYI and MINGJUN from Japanese-Chinese boys collective WARPs UP have released ‘PLANET (LANGYI & MINGJUN ver.),’ the final track in their trilogy of acoustic covers.
Released just before the onset of fall, the final entry in this trilogy is a Chinese-language cover of ‘PLANET’ by Japanese artist Lambsey. The song was reignited as a hit in China in 2018, 12 years after its original release when it suddenly went viral on Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok – a buzz that has yet to wane.
The new version was arranged by Shinjiroh Inoue – a member of Lambsey, who released the song initially – and centers on an incredible new guitar performance by Inoue himself. Also, check out the Chinese lyrics translated by singer Long Meng Rou, which are flavoured with the bittersweet taste of youth.
The previous release in the trilogy, ‘Planetarium (LANGYI & MINGJUN ver.),’ featured beautiful harmonies and gentle Chinese lyrics. It was highly praised, with comments such as, “I like the original, but this is a great cover,” and, “It made me cry.” Meanwhile, Ai Otsuka, the artist who had a hit with the original ‘Planetarium,’ commented, “It’s such an amazing version, it’s hard to believe it’s a cover!”
This summer trilogy of acoustic covers is a special series of releases in which the two Chinese members of WARPs UP have selected three songs close to their hearts and recorded them with mostly Chinese lyrics. As the covers project comes to a close, look out for future activities from WARPs UP to see where this creative group will go next.
‘PLANET (LANGYI & MINGJUN ver.)’
Released Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Download and streaming links: https://warpsup.lnk.to/PL3PLANET
‘Planetarium (LANGYI & MINGJUN ver.)’
Released Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Download and streaming links: https://warpsup.lnk.to/Planetarium831
‘Pleasure (LANGYI & MINGJUN ver.)’
Released Thursday, August 12, 2021
Download and streaming links: https://warpsup.lnk.to/PLeasureLMv
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