Faye Wong returns to spotlight with Shanghai concert

Updated: 2016-09-11 12:03

By Chen Nan(chinadaily.com.cn)

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Faye Wong returns to spotlight with Shanghai concert

Faye Wong talks about upcoming concert in December at a news conference in Beijing, Sept 9, 2016. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Katie Chan, Wong's agent, who has been collaborating with the pop star for over 20 years, says: "Faye is a creative artist. At different stages of her life, she has been trying to give shape to her own ideas. We are grateful that we have Tencent to help us with the latest technology to realize her ideas."

Chan adds that rumors of Wong's return to the stage took off in the past few months, with reports of a planned tour and photos of the singer leaking online.

"We want to take our time and present a great show to the fans," Chan says.

Wong's longtime partner, songwriter and producer Zhang Yadong, who has written songs for her and produced some of her most popular albums, such as Restless in 1996, Lovers & Strangers in 1999, and Fable in 2000, will be the music director of the Shanghai concert. Zhang also wrote and produced Wong's latest single, Dust, which was released online in July.

Wong denies that she will perform with her daughter, Dou Jington, at the concert. The 19-year-old Dou, who is the daughter of Wong and rock singer-songwriter Dou Wei, is also a singer-songwriter, who released her debut album, Stone Cafe, this May.

But Wong says that she may perform Dou Jingtong's songs at the concert, but she hasn't decided yet.

"I like her songwriting style and maybe we could collaborate sometime in the future at some smaller shows," Wong says.

Born and brought up in Beijing, Wong moved to Hong Kong in 1987 with her family and became a pop singer after winning third place in a singing contest a year later.