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| Wednesday, August 16, 2006

With the loud and rapid drum beats, Qin dynasty terra-cotta soldiers, Andy Lau's brand new Cantonese album Voice was lauched in Beijing, his new song 'Xin Gan Bao Bei' was also launched in a special way by premiering through mobile phone networks.

When Andy was invited to come onstage by the compere, with the terra-cotta soldiers welcoming him, he quipped: "Woah, they looked more like SDU than terra-cotta soldiers!" as close to 300-400 fans erupted with screams, it seems that this heavenly king whom had been in showbiz for so many years had not lose his popularity.

Andy appeared in a black western suit with sports shoes, although his dyed hair had mixed reviews but a heavenly king is indeed the heavenly king as his mature voice attracts those present to scream. Andy quipped: "With this dyed hair, I seems to look older."

Andy also sang 'Xin Gan Bao Bei' to bring the event to greater heights.

Andy also introduced to everyone that this album also added with some rock flavour, R&B which he rarely touch on. The album's first hiot track 'Lei Duo Lei' is the song with rock elements, it's also the theme song of Andy's invested movie The Crazy Stone. In addition, Andy also explained the meaning of the song in Cantonese terms, he says: "Even I'm not good, everyone don't think about good, if my album's sales is not doing well doesn't means that everyone's album will also not do well." After saying, everyone burst into laughters.

The organiser also did a survey before the press conference with fans and many of them expressed that Andy's deep and male voice touches them every year, his 'Bing Yu', 'Ai Ni Yi Wan Nian', 'Lai Sheng Yuan', 'Zai Shou Yi Ci Wo Ai Ni' and many other songs touches them to tears. When told, Andy said: "I really don't know what to say, all these years support is a big motivation for me. Only you still like me, support me, I will carry on singing!" Andy also revealed that his greatest wish now is to collbaorate with Lin Anxiu and Chen Yao Chuan whom he collborated with them in 'Wang Qing Shui', he said: "I hope that we could together write a song for the Olympics Games, to be able to sing at the games would be great, that's my longtome wish!"

With his 'Xin Gan Bao Bei' was very popular in Mainland China as it's the most popular mobile ringtone there with more than millions download within one week, the organisers also prepared 2 special gifts for Andy which were a crystal "echo wall" and a vinyl disc player which symbolise Andy's voice as classic and worth listen again repeatedly.

Andy exclaimed that he hate to hear the voices of war whereas the voice he loved to hear is her mother's, he said: "I love the voice of my mother when she scold me, although it's quite irritating, but it cannot don't exist."

In addition, Andy will be holding a celebration dinner with the director and actors of Crazy Stone due to its box office success in Mainland China today, when asked if he earn a lot of money with the movie, he said: "Nope, I've yet cpver my previous loss, but with this movie doing well, nobody can laugh at me losing money.

With regards to his earlier expression that he would find a script better than Brokeback Mountain and he expressed that he had yet to find it as his thoughts is only on the current shooting of The Protege. Due to the shooting, Andy dye his hair grey, he said: "Actually I can't stand this colour, to an idol like me, I feel so pressurise, it's like I'm 10 years older."

Meanwhile, he also revealed that he would continue to invest money to nurture new directors and Ning Hao's new movie script came from the winner of the script writing competition and added that he was not invited to act in the movie.

news from: Wei Wen Po, Sun News, Sina.com