So I Finally decided to bring back my weekly music specials.
The chosen song for this week is Stars and Moon by Ivy Shao. The music and lyrics for this song were written by Victor Lau and the singer is the Taiwanese actress Ivy Shao. Stars and Moon is an official soundtrack for the Chinese drama Sweet Combat. The drama stars Luhan (former EXO member) and Guan Xiaotong as leads (fun fact: the leads are actually a real couple).
From the very first time I heard this song being played in the drama, I was completely intrigued. Stars and Moon is a very emotional song. It speaks about hope and the zeal to never retreat. This was the emotion I got from the song even before reading the English translation. Here is the translation for Stars and Moon:
- The star is scared that once she blinks, the moon will disappear and be gone
- The moon holds her hand and promises to stay by her side
- The star and the moon agree to always accompany each other
- Illuminating the world together
- Until the day that the moon suddenly goes back on his promise
- The star hangs on the horizon. The moon is no longer there
- She does not wish to cry and chooses not to fall
- The star no longer yearns. She chooses to illuminate the world alone
- Shining in the night without the moon
- On dark nights without you (I’ll keep on shining)
My favourite part of this song is definitely the chorus. I just love the message that no matter what you go through, you have to believe in yourself and keep on moving. Ivy always impresses when she sings. She might not have the strongest voice but she sure knows how to spark emotions from her audience. I look forward to hearing more songs from her because she is amazing, both as an actress and a singer.
I decided to add a little tease of what the chorus sounds like –
And if you would like to hear the full version, here is a link for the official music video – Stars and Moon Official MV
Till my next post, Bye