Chinese New Year falls in January next year and local Chinese language radio station 988 is ready to liven up your festive celebrations with its annual CNY album release.
It will be the Year of the Rat and 988’s latest CNY album Sweet Sweet New Year completes the 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle for the station’s annual CNY album project.
The album comprises five tracks and is set for a year-end release. Out of the five songs this year, four are new compositions and one is a medley of previous years’ title tracks.
The title track for this year’s album Sweet Sweet New Year (Sweet Sweet Guo Hao Nian) is performed by all 988 deejays, as was 988 Super Celebration (988 Wu Di Guo Hao Nian), which is a medley of CNY songs from the past 11 albums.
It’s New Year (Xin Nian Yo) is sung by Chrystina Ng, Brandon Chew, Chloe Low, Chan Fong, Joycelyn Chu, Emily Yap, Aaron Chen, Cassey Soo, Danny One, Fish Poh and PM Wang.
Auspicious Greetings (Ji Xiang Hua) is performed by Siang Jiun, Cynthia Tan, Alsen Lee, Denise Chua, Sean Lee, Stacey Chai and Mike Tan.
Meanwhile, DJ Brandon, who composed Perfect Moment (Zui Mei De Shi Guang) has been described by his fellow colleagues as the deejay who listens to lunar new year melodies all-year-round and is always in an upbeat festive mood.
“My first attempt to create a new year song was full of challenges.
“I hope it will live up to expectations, ” said DJ Brandon.
He was part of the team of deejays who recently wrapped the shoot for three music videos–Sweet Sweet New Year, It’s New Year and Auspicious Greetings–in late October.
988 released its first new year album in late 2008 titled 988 Year Of The Ox Chinese New Year.
The 10-track album achieved double platinum in sales, selling more than 30,000 copies and prompted 988 to continue making CNY albums till today.
988 is part of the Star Media Radio Group.