林強 + 客人
Lim Giong & Guests
A Pure Person
  • 01
    A Pure Person: 單純的人
    A Pure Person
    林強
    Lim Giong
  • 02
    A Pure Person: 單純的人
    A Pure Person
    許志遠
    Point Hsu
  • 03
    A Pure Person: 單純的人
    A Pure Person
    許郁瑛
    YuYing Hsu
  • 04
    A Pure Person: 單純的人
    A Pure Person
    張洪泰
    Alex Zhang Hungtai
  • 05
    A Pure Person: 單純的人
    A Pure Person
    非/密閉空間
    Non-Confined Space
  • 06
    A Pure Person: 單純的人
    A Pure Person
    Jieh

A Pure Person Will Be Available October 15

林強 / Lim Giong
lim profile

Photo credit: Acudus Aranyian

Lim Giong is a Taiwanese musician, DJ, composer, and actor. Although his current work leans more experimental and electronic, Lim’s musical roots actually began in pop music. Lim was one of the first musicians to use the Taiwanese Hokkien dialect in mainstream pop. Many of his earlier songs reflected political issues and his first single, “Marching Forward” (1990), was a huge anthem for the youth of Taiwan. The track firmly cemented him as one of the leading musicians in the New Taiwanese Song Movement.

After achieving mainstream success, Lim became much more interested in combining traditional taiwanese music with electronic music. His albums China Fun (2002) and Folk Paradise (2003) both show his burgeoning interest in genres such as drum and bass, breakbeat, ambient, and electronica.

Having studied acting and after appearing in films as an actor, Lim became the favorite composer of Hou Hsiao-hsien, for whom he wrote the music of Goodbye South, Goodbye, Millennium Mambo and The Assassin, which won the 2015 Cannes Film Festival’s Soundtrack Award. Still an active artist who often collaborates with museums and more, Lim is currently the go-to composer for avant garde Chinese movies, including award-winning Jia Zhangke’s The World, Still Life and Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey into Night and Kaili Blues.

Lim’s artistic work has spanned across two generations. His career as a pop star, actor, and acclaimed composer are still inspiring the work of young artists today.

Lyrics

善良, 平凡,快樂|單純的人|每次一看到|平凡善良的人|心裡就感覺|平靜快樂|啊哈|單純的人|每次一看到|平凡善良的人|心裡就感覺|平靜快樂|啊哈啊|單純的人|世上竟有這款人|世上就有這款人|世上竟有這款人|世上就有這款人

詞曲原著:林強

Kindness, Ordinary, Happy. A Pure Person. Every time I see it: ordinary, kind person. I feel it inside my heart. Calm and happy. Ah, what a Pure Person. Every time I see it: ordinary, kind person. I feel it in my heart. Calm and happy. Ah, what a Pure Person. There is such a person in the world. There is this person in the world. There is such a person in the world. There is this person in the world:

A Pure Person
Original words and melody by Lim Giong


Credits

Executive Music Producer
音樂製作人

Lim Giong 林強

Record Producer/A&R
專輯製作人

Angela Lin 林時群

Production Manager
執行製作

Yun Nien 粘隶芸

Mastering
母帶後期製作

Ben Wang 王秉皇

Website
網站設計與開發

Grace Yang 楊慈安

Special thanks to
特別感謝:

Lujaichi+Li He+Point 盧家齊、李和 、點


Introduction

在侯孝賢導演2001年的電影作品《千禧曼波》中,最具指標性的第一幕,為女主角Vicky(舒淇)漫步於天橋長廊上,正當她左顧右盼,向後向前又再向後看時,髮絲散落在臉龐上,此時,林強的〈單純的人〉開始播放⋯⋯雖然Vicky的生活破碎,但在那一個時刻,她似乎領悟到了什麼,沒有痛苦,沒有過去、現在和未來,她只存在於這三種狀態合一的單純境界。 整張專輯在探討和瞭解,成為一位單純的人意味著什麼,並藉由新的旋律和哲學思維,來重新轉譯林強原版的〈單純的人〉這首歌,而專輯中也包含了一首林強的新作〈念〉。全新詮釋後的《單純的人》專輯,橫跨了過去、現在和未來,從單純的心出發,也請用單純的心來感受。

In the iconic opening scene of Hou Hsiao Hsien’s Millennium Mambo (2001), the actress Shu Qi glides through a tunnel. Her hair slides across her face as she looks left, right, back, forward, then back again as Lim Giong’s “A Pure Person” begins to play. Her life is broken, but in that moment, she escapes - there is no pain. There is no sense of past, present, or future - she exists as a pure person within all three.

This album seeks to understand what it means to be a pure person. Through new melodic and philosophical interpretations of Lim Giong’s original track as well as one new track from Lim, A Pure Person contains the past, present, and future. Created with the purest of intentions, please enjoy with the purest of intentions.