Dawen Covers Rebecca Black’s “Friday” … in Chinese!
It’s Friday once again. Are you Chinese speakers out there getting tired of playing “Friday” on your iPod with each passing week? Last we heard of Chinese netizens and YouTube phenomenon Rebecca Black, they were digging her music unironically. Now, Asian-American R&B singer-songwriter Dawen will be making her song even more accessible to the motherland with his new acoustic, Chinese language cover!
There’s moments where he really jams a lot of syllables into one line, but overall, the cover’s definitely an indication that you can also “wan, wan, wan” (“play, play, play,” but later Dawen adds “hao wan,” which means ”fun”) in other countries, too. Rebecca Black, unifying the world one language at a time.
According to his Facebook fan page, Dawen “hopes his music will further the dialogue on racism and social injustice in American society.” His first album, American Me, was released in 2009. You can check it out on Amazon.com.
Now without further ado, watch out the video (subtitles included!) below:
Dawen’s site is currently having some problems, but you should be able to download an mp3 version of the song here eventually.
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