After releasing his debut album Day and Night in 2014, Jabin Law continues to traverse through his avid interest in life, philosophy and the meta-universe in his new album The Suns (2016). Through explorations of alternative rock, folk and blues, and influences such as Laura Marling, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Jabin Law is lyrical, tender and utterly mesmerising.
The theme of his songs usually conveys feelings rather than meanings. "It's perfectly okay to 'misunderstand' my songs. The songs aren't about me. It's about you and me."
Growing up in a place like Hong Kong, Jabin has known the pseudo-formula to succeed. "Just four chords. Act cute. Write lyrics that could catch others' attention. Being a famous musician in Hong Kong is easier than you think." But Jabin refused to compromise. He sang in Spanish and French. He used incomprehensible metaphors in his lyrics and unusual chord progressions in his music. He denied the rules set by the society.
Besides his passion on songwriting, Jabin’s singing and guitar playing are also the key elements for his artistry. Jabin’s voice is often described as transparent, direct and truthful. Without concerning much about singing technique and repertoire, Jabin’s genuine singing tells us his realm of imagination in this cruel world.
On top of that, Jabin’s guitar playing is another indispensable part of his performance. Inspired by countless blues and rock and roll guitarists, Jabin avoids flamboyant virtuosity and continuously works on the basis of guitar playing. Jabin aims to do more on a chord than most guitarists desire to do on the whole fret. "I love hearing how different chords resonate with the wood when they ring and fade away. Every chord is unique and I'm never tired of discovering new chords."
Jabin來自香港，從小學習鋼琴，後自學結他，十八歲開始創作，專注民謠。2012年開始公開演出，包括草民音樂節、開放音樂等，他的彈唱身影亦可見於酒吧、咖啡館。2016年獲邀到澳亞藝術節演出。2017年獲邀參與「賽馬會藝壇新勢力－游山行」。至今發表一張Demo雙專輯《Day》與《Night》（2014），與兩張正式專輯《The Suns》（2016）、《But Tonight, The Boulevard Is Mine》（2018）。
他的作品烙有藍調與民謠的傳統印記：Leonard Cohen、Michael Hedges、The Band，而搖滾的情緒與藍調的苦澀醞釀成Jabin Law更深刻的民謠。
Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Nirvana, Nick Drake, Eric Clapton, The Beatles, BB King, The Rolling Stones, The Band, Robert Johnson, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Nine Inch Nails, Michael Hedges, Jack White, The Velvet Underground, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Joni Mitchell, Imelda May, The Smashing Pumpkins, Alice In Chains, The Clash etc.
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