Confession of a Wandering Soul

Ariel Lin takes on the music industry, turned hoarse while compiling songs for her album

Posted by diopatra on June 16, 2009

By Chiang Chih-lin
Source: United Daily News
Translated by: btzigane @

Golden Bell awardee Ariel Lin has shifted her focus to the music business, penning the lyrics for her new song “Sweet garden.” She’s been preparing for her new album in the past six months, but had to take a short break in between after straining her voice and turning “hoarse” from practicing too diligently. She recovered after two weeks, but her voice also sounded different, so much so that people who’ve seen her ad have asked: “Is that really Ariel Lin singing?”

Ariel had joined a choir when she was in primary school and was placed in the soprano section. [Avex] recording company hired a vocal coach to help her start all over again and found out that she’s been using the wrong spot (technique?) in singing, her voice should be classified as being in the low-medium range. She laughed and said: “So I’d been using falsetto to talk to people all these years. Now this is my real voice.”

Ariel, who’s won acclaim for her acting, found filming the MV easy, acting as a sweet couple with her “shidi” (her junior colleague in ChouStar) David. But her young “shidi” was very shy, and looked quite stiff. Faced with his “shijie” (senior colleague) who was about to give him a passionate hug, he was so scared he backed off. Ariel said jokingly: “Am I that scary?”

The MV is about a man who, wanting to give his girlfriend a surprise, left her without saying goodbye to travel all over to shoot different garden scenes. Ariel said, at the most she could only stand her boyfriend not contacting her for seven days, and he has to tell her afterward why he left, otherwise that would be too much (i.e. leaving without saying why)!


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