Hahahahahaa, I found the song I wrote for Nicky Wu's 1995 album (when I worked in the Taiwanese music industry)。 It's the 7th song on the album (starts at 28:30), titled "暴風雨," which means "Rainstorm." I wrote the lyrics and the music, and although my demo had complete arrangement (and sung by a friend of mine), the producer had another arranger do the arrangement for the album. I kind of prefer my own arrangement, since his approach was a bit too conventional for my taste (really don't like those background vocals. My arrangement was more progressive and acid jazz).
The song's actually very personal, and when I wrote it, it was never meant to be sold to some mainstream popstar--it was supposed to be for my own solo stuff. But when Nicky's talent agency wanted to buy it, I thought I better agree in order to get my foot in the door of the industry.
The song's basically about how when couple's fight, they have have this cold war of silent storm that rages between them, where they don't speak to each other, or say really cold/cruel things to each other, and when they fight often enough, this hurtful behavior becomes the norm between them, and they start to wonder if they'd ever see the sunshine again in their relationship. The idea for the song came directly from the relationship I was having at the time, where we were always fighting and I was so damaged by my ex's emotional cruelty. Looking back, I can't believe I took all her B.S. for so long--she was such a heartless bitch (and she admitted this years later, and apologized for treating me so badly).
Listening to it now, I hear all the things I could have done better as a songwriter. But hey, I was only 22 at the time (Nicky was 23 at the time), and I was totally self-taught and had only been doing music for about 3.5 years (I started to play by ear when I was 18, during senior year in high school).
I really disliked the Taiwanese mainstream music scene back then--it was so commercialized and unhip, and anything that was strayed from the conventions didn't have a chance of making a living in music. I was really into stuff like industrial, progressive house, acid jazz, so after I sold that one song to Nicky's talent agency, I got the hell out of Taiwan (went back to the States and worked on my graphic novels series, "Enchanted," for the next 4 years). After that, I did some scoring for games/film, and then switched focus on writing novels. I might get back into music once I get a book or two published--maybe write some songs for the Kpop scene, or even a solo album. Not sure if I want to do more scoring--I kind of miss songwriting more than scoring.
Classic acid jazz from Mondo Grosso:
Edited by Lunatique - 10/26/13 at 6:18pm