Myolie's brand new EP is obviously not as influential as the previous one last year. This is because her songs aren't outstanding enough, or maybe she only cares about dating and thus doesn't have the heart to fight this battle!
Let's first talk about the first plug, Love Delusion. Her forceful rendition made singing sound more like a shouting song. Slow ballad, Bright Day, sounded like she couldn't handle high pitches well, thus it sounded pretty unstable. However, the later 2 songs, Sympathy Points and Soulmate, were considerably better and more likeable. Sympathy Points was the composition of 2 famous musicians, Peter Kam and Keith Chan, and this immediately created the 'branded effect'. No matter whether it's the song itself or Myolie's rendition, these areas were very satisfactory. As for Soulmate, the melody is soothing to listen to, thus it's easy to remember the tune and hum along. No wonder, it also has the Mandarin version, Searching For Love, which Myolie personally penned the lyrics herself.
As for the two duets, Break Off and Have Intention, the former has Chilam, whom hasn't sang for a long time, thus the pairing is refreshing, but it was a pity that it lacked the 'Modern Love Story' chemistry sparks, making it a little disappointing! As for the latter duet which is a drama subtheme with Kevin Cheng, no idea if it's because one just finished listening to Chilam's magnetic voice, when listening to this, the feeling's quite weird. Perhaps it's because both voices did not match very well.
Actually this album has come up with the correct title. For the past year, no matter whether it's singing or acting, Myolie's performance had paled in comparison as compared to the past. Looks like this loveholic lady should stop thinking about dating lah. Next year, should work harder!
Recommended Songs: Sympathy Points, Soulmate
Mongkok Album Price: HKD80
Myolie Wu (Industry Experience: 10 years) - Gradually Climbing Back Up
Having had rumors with Bosco Wong for 4 years, it's lucky that she's still very obedient, thus she's still being held in high regard by the executives. In 2006, she put on 50 pounds to film To Grow With Love and acted as the Hong Kong version of Bridgett Jones. But it was a pity that the ratings was so-so, and her TV Queen dream was shattered. 2 years later, she was being bashed for her frowning expression in When Dogs Love Cats, causing the netizens to brand her with a nasty nickname. Thus, TVB could only push her into the music industry. Last year, she signed onto Neway Star and became a singer. Her popularity is slowly rising up again. Her new work includes A Chip Off The Old Block which is on air currently.