Sunday, September 19, 2010

Singer of 'I Will Always Love You' fame releases first album but the song titled "Under Your Wings" was definitely NOT written expressly for him by hit-producer/songerwriter Walter Afanasieff, as the local media is incorrectly reporting....

Please! Lin Yu-chun aka Little Fatty is a great singer and great person, but that song "Under Your Wings," as NOT written for him ''exclusively'' by Grammy Award-winning producer Walter Afanasieff. Get real. Walter writes songs for top singers and is a multiple Grammy-award-winning record producer and songwriter. He is best known for his long association with Mariah Carey, for whom he was producer and co-writer for several years, beginning in 1990. He won the 1999 Grammy Award in the Record of the Year category for producing “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion, and the 2000 Grammy Award for Non-Classical Producer of the Year. Afanasieff has also written and produced music for many other leading artists, including Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Luther Vandross, Destiny's Child, Kenny G, Michael Bolton, Darren Hayes (Savage Garden), Andrea Bocelli, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Loggins, Barbra Streisand, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Mika (singer), Babyface (musician), Josh Groban, Jordin Sparks, Tina Arena and Leona Lewis.

You think he wrote this new song expressly for the Taiwanese singing wonder, Little Fatty? No way, what really happened, most likely, if you read between the lines of the media hype and record company press release, is that Walter dusted off an old song sitting around in his portfolio, that he had never found a good singer for, and when asked by SONY to come up with a song for the Taiwanese sensation, he merely dusted off his portfolio of earlier songs he had written and gave it to Little Fatty to sing. And LF did a great job with the song! But please, Taiwan media, Walter did NOT write that song expressly for Little Fatty. Get real!

REVISED NEWS STORY SHOULD READ:

Taiwanese singing sensation Lin Yu-chun released his debut album "It's My Time" on Friday, taking another step in what he called his magical journey into the music world.

Wearing his signature black bow tie and bowl-cut hairstyle, Lin said he was overwhelmed to be on center stage of the album's launch event and perform two of its hits, "Under Your Wings" and "My Heart Will Go On."
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Besides belting out classics of international divas such as Celine Dion and Mariah Carey, Lin was able to express himself on the album with the hit "Under Your Wings," which the media claims was written for him exclusively by Grammy Award-winning producer Walter Afanasieff, BUT IN FACT IT DID NOT HAPPEN THAT WAY, see above.

In a video clip also shown at the album's launch, Afanasieff said he was "very honored, very privileged," to have produced Lin's album.


Maybe corrected later By Hsin-Yin Lee, CNA? Andrew Huang over at the Taipei Times also took the PR bullshit and reported Walter's writing the song expressly for Lin as fact. NOT fact, Andrew, you know better than to repeat press release stuff without fact-checking. Ask Walter! He will tell the truth, maybe 5 years from now.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

While he has worked on a number of high profile projects and with a number of well-known artists, Afanasieff said he enjoys the challenge of working with new performers as well. "In a pure, honest sense," he told Billboard in 1998, "I would prefer an artist who is an unknown, unheard artist." One of the newer artists he was working with in 1999 was the Australian pop duo Savage Garden (Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones).

Anonymous said...

While he has worked on a number of high profile projects and with a number of well-known artists, Afanasieff said he enjoys the challenge of working with new performers as well. "In a pure, honest sense," he told Billboard in 1998, "I would prefer an artist who is an unknown, unheard artist." One of the newer artists he was working with in 2010 was the Taiwanese singing senstation ''Little Fatty'' for whom he wrote an exclusive song expressly for him, if you believe the press hype....

dan said...

everyone agrees with me on this, reporters too