Eve Ai joined us for Billboard Radio China Live in Hong Kong 2018 after her Mainland China tour earlier this year. It was the first official live event in Hong Kong for the winner of Taiwan’s 2017 Golden Melody Award for best female vocalist Mandarin.
Before hitting the stage at Billboard Radio China Live, Eve sat down with us to chat about her music, songwriting and future plans.
Eve was so excited about her tour in Mainland China, and explained that it was her first tour, and her first visit to Shanghai, Shenzhen, Beijing and Chengdu. Without any massive promotion, Eve expected there would be only a few people in the audience at her shows. In the end, she reports, the crowds were emotional and singing along with her. Eve said the reaction was extremely unexpected and touching: “Meeting my fans is like meeting my BFFs!”
Taiwanese pop diva aMEI Chang Hui-mei praised the song “Story Thief,” written by Eve. Eve said she celebrated immediately after knowing that aMEI was going to to sing the song herself.
Regarding whether singing or songwriting is more challenging for her, Eve explained that each stage in the creation is unique, and every process is a new challenge. Inspirations for her songwriting include the response from her fans and every lyric that touched her heart. Eve revealed that she wants to present her realest self to the audience.
For upcoming plans, Eve said she wants to release a new studio album this year, but she is taking time off to travel the world and have new experiences, which will help her songwriting process. “It is a good way to get inspirations,” she shared.
Listen to the full Mandarin interview on <a href=”http://www.billboardradiochina.com/bb2/01-June-2018-Eve-AI-life-is-a-journey-10-Questions”>Billboard Radio China</a>, and watch the interview highlights video here: <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/ansPFoA82bA” frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; encrypted-media” allowfullscreen></iframe>