1 January 2013, Singapore – Asian superstar Karen Mok is releasing a new and first English Jazz album ‘Somewhere I belong‘ on 18 January 2013 in Asia.
Karen Mok was born of Chinese, Welsh, German and Persian decent in Hong Kong and discovered her passion to perform at three years old. She speaks five languages including English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian and French. She has recorded 15 studio albums and acted in over 40 films. In the music scene, she has collaborated with Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Macy Gray and Lionel Richie.
The new album is a jazz album which features a selection of interpretations including two Chinese songs, one traditional and another written by Karen herself. The album includes Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game’ and Sting’s ‘Moon Over Bourbon Street’ abnd Cole Porter’s “love For Sale’ and George Gerswhin’s ‘The Man I Love’.
Recorded in Shanghai, Karen describes this album as “jazz, but with a bit of a Chinese approach”. The album features her playing the guzhen, a traditional Chinese zither-like instrument.
“Basically I locked myself in my room and started to imagine what songs I would really want to sing,” explains Karen, “It was quite tough just to choose ten songs. It’s a bit like when I do the set list for my own concerts, you want a nice mix. And yes, we even threw in a couple of Chinese songs as well.”
While My Guitar Weeps
1.Love For Sale
2.While My Guitar Gently Weeps
3.My Funny Valentine
4.The Face That Launched A Thousand Ships
8.A Fine Romance
9.The Man I Love
10.I can’t give you anything but love
11.Moon Over Bourbon Street