Let You Go

As soon as Hua Chenyu arrived home one day, he sat down at the piano and began to compose. "Let You Go" was the result. Beginning with the first harmony, the melody was already established, and Hua Chenyu was able to record the music as he played and sang. In his own words, it was "a song written in a song's time."

After listening to the demo, Hua’s producer Bernard Zheng agreed that the chords he used and the emphatic way he sang "let you go" in English suited the electronic rock style. The arrangement of the song has two distinct parts; the first part of the song has the feeling of restraint, which allows the listener to focus on the vocals and the simple piano accompaniment. In the second part of the song, the restraint fades and energy begins to build. The long introduction creates a feeling of suppression until the end of the interlude where, following the rhythm of the drums and the incorporation of other instruments and electronic sounds, the tones are built and layered to create a theatrical conflict. The singer’s words in Chinese and English, “let you go, 别靠近我 (stay away from me),” intensifies that contrast. During audio mixing, Ken Lewis minimized the rock elements of the song, strengthening instead the electronic components, and finally toning down the guitar.

《Let You Go》 作为这首歌的曲创作者,华晨宇自己说,是“一首歌的时间写了一首歌”,所以我们在听的时候,能够感受到音乐前半部分某种随意的流畅性,像是有个念头随随便便溜达着走。



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华晨宇 深圳演唱会


《Let You Go》 Composer: Hua Chenyu Lyricist: Xia Yuan Arranger: Bernard Zheng Let You Go... If there is still happiness Bury it in the forgotten desert If there is still sorrow Toss it down the mountain of despair What is left that hasn't been swept away yet Shadows are all that's needed In my isolation Giving me company Let You Go Stay away from me I only live to seek the truth Let You Go Nothing can manipulate My choices Let You Go Don't try to stop me My only want Burn without care of crashing from the skies Let You Go Don't let my ego Be rescued Let You Go Translated by Hua Chenyu English Subs
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