Yours truly was over at the Grand Dorsett Subang recently to witness Dr Jessie Chung, a Sarawak-born international singer, actress, and entrepreneur, launched her first English EP ‘There You Are’ recently.
Dr Jessie is an established singer and has already taken on the Chinese market with great success.
"There You Are" will be Dr Jessie’s launch pad for entry into the English market. The EP will feature three songs “There You Are”, “Drive My Heart” and “Some Place Honest”.
“I would like to dedicate this EP to both my father and my husband,” said Dr Jessie Chung. “I want to tell everyone that it is important to cherish your loved ones while they are still alive and I hope that, through my music, I am able to touch the hearts of many and get this message across.”
Dr Jessie adds, “I am very fortunate to be always surrounded by good people that have my best interest – be it my loved ones, friends and colleagues. And it is because of them that I have the courage to spread my wings and fly. I am not afraid of change, and to try new things. So far, I am very grateful that the Chinese market has accepted my work. I think it is timely to move into the English market and to make my music truly international.”
Dr Jessie already has seven other albums under her belt, with notable songs such as Home, Loving You, Message of Love from the Moon, Love in You, I Just Fall in Love Again, and Tearless Sky. One of her singles "Love in You" was the theme song for the Korean TV series My Secret Garden in Taiwan.
Dr Jessie’s last album got all the way up to the fourth place on the I Radio Top Hits Chart and 6th place on the Pop Radio Top Ten Music Chart in Taiwan, just within two weeks of release.
‘There You Are’ is produced by Andy James Court, a renowned Australian veteran musician who is known for his rock ‘n’ roll style during the early years of his career. He has won over thirty international music awards and was the recipient of the 2015 Song of the Year Award. The music video was filmed and produced by Elijah Cavanagh, a film director from Brisbane, Australia.
“The filming of the music video for There You Are has been such a journey,” said Jessie. “We spent two days and nights, travelling on the road throughout Brisbane and Gold Coast to shoot the music video. It was very cold at around 10 degrees Celsius, but I was not allowed to wear a sweater to keep myself warm. The most unforgettable moment was the one at the beach. As I was walking on the top of the cliff next to the ocean, I nearly fell down, but luckily, being trained with Wushu skills, I was able to maintain my balance.”
Producer Andy was very impressed with Jessie with her beautiful voice and vocal techniques which were beyond his expectations. He was also thrilled to find out how she easily fulfilled all his requirements; with perfect tone, pitch, and emotions . He was also amazed how she accentuated well when she sang, considering she was not an English native speaker...
Dr Jessie’s artist manager in Australia, Jonathan Timm said, “As her artist manager, I am privileged to work with her and to introduce her into the Australian market. I’ve listened to three songs in the album, and I love them. What’s really different about these songs are that they are big songs; like “anthems” played at stadiums, moving all those that sing along with it. As for the music video, I found the aesthetics clean and polished, and, of course, Jessie looks amazing in it. I think her fans are going to love it.”
“My goal is to help her achieve the widest exposure and acceptance in the English-speaking markets, and this includes the Australian and the global markets through different forms of distribution, especially digital marketing. The change of image is part of the plan as well. In this English EP, we have created a new image for her, portraying a different side of Jessie who is energetic yet fun-loving,” Timm added. “We are all so excited to introduce this new image of her!”
Mr Darren Choy, Managing Director of Warner Music Malaysia and Singapore said, “Warner Music is one of the world's leading music publishers and we represent some of the most established artistes in Malaysia. We are very proud to have also been Dr Jessie Chung’s distribution partner since her last Chinese album, “Tearless Sky”, and now once again for her EP “There You Are”
Darren says, “I would like to highlight that the EP will be available on various digital platforms including iTunes, KK Box, Spotify, Deezer, Joox from 2 September 2016 onwards. We hope that you enjoy these songs as much as we did.”
“There You Are” can be purchased digitally on iTunes and KK Box, and the album will be available in all NHF outlets nationwide. Get a copy of the EP today or download from iTunes.
You really should check out Dr Jessie's songs as they are really pretty catchy and great....