Dreamtonics decided to provide a novel closing for 2022. They have released a brand-new trailer announcing new Chinese vocals to be showcased on December 24, 2022, at 17:00 (BST).
The teaser continues the approach of previous rock vocals, clearly pointing to another Chinese art form: Peking Opera. The teaser mimics the form of ancient Chinese poetry, depicting a variety of Peking Opera expressions, including face painting.
It’s worth expecting that this is a signal that the next Chinese vocals will be different from the previously released Feng Yi, which carried a separate Opera vocal mode, with a richer Peking Opera coloring. More details are expected to be announced tomorrow.
There are difficulties in fully translating this trailer, which begins with the numbers one to ten within ten clauses, describing the different performance films and artistic features of Peking Opera, and there is no strict narrative connection between the contexts.
It is also worth mentioning that, as is customary in Chinese poetry, most of the figures here are imaginary, meaning that they are not strictly descriptive, but convey the richness of the connotative imagery that Peking Opera can contain in a simple action.
Here is the original teaser and a lightly edited machine translation.
2022 年 12 月 24 日 17 时，Dreamtonics 邀请你共同聆听新的歌声。一方舞台即世界，一声咿呀尽沧桑。
ONE foot of red silk can be a costume
TWO sleeves can be waved the wind
THREE lines of recitation
FOUR actors can raise a battle
FIVE turns are like crossing thousands of mountains
SIX steps are like trekking ten thousand miles
SEVEN turns of the spear dancing
EIGHT directions all show the breeze
NINE colors all depict inexhaustible faces
TEN types of roles each have their own wonderful
On December 24, 2022 at 17:00, Dreamtonics invites you to listen to a new song. One stage is the world, one chant tells all the vicissitudes.