文章來源:空中美語   作者:Tiffany Hu

A Free Spirit-Cheer Chen
自由清新陳綺貞
 
Cheer Chen (陳綺貞) isn’t the average Taiwanese pop star. She prefers to shy away from cameras and work behind the scenes. However, Cheer still has thousands of loyal fans because she is an excellent musician.
 
陳綺貞不同於一般台灣流行歌手,她寧可避開鎂光燈而從事幕後工作。但是,陳綺貞仍擁有許多忠實的粉絲,因為她是一位傑出又優秀的音樂人。
 

When Cheer was young, her mother sent her to music classes to learn the piano. With great passion, she started to make her own music and won many competitions in college. She even traveled to Kenting to sell her work before entering the music scene. Since then, Cheer has created a large number of classic hits, like “In My Closet” (〈躺在你的衣櫃〉) and “Travel Is Meaningful”(〈旅行的意義〉). Every song from Cheer comes with heartfelt lyrics and music.
 
小時候,陳綺貞的母親為了讓她學鋼琴而送她就讀音樂班。由於對音樂強烈的熱愛,大學時期,陳綺貞投入創作自己的音樂並贏得許多比賽;她甚至在進入音樂圈之前,旅行到墾丁銷售自己的作品。之後她創作了許多經典的暢銷歌曲,像是〈躺在你的衣櫃〉和〈旅行的意義〉。每一首陳綺貞的創作歌皆伴隨著真誠的歌詞和曲調。
 
Today, Cheer tries to create different styles of music. She is not afraid of experimenting with new sounds. She and her band, The Verse, explore the world of electronic music (電子音樂). The new sound is very different from Cheer’s signature folk music (民謠音樂). Yet, it shows the diversity of her taste and talent.
 
現在,陳綺貞嘗試創作不同類型的音樂。她並不害怕實驗新曲風,且和她的樂團  The Verse 探索電子音樂的世界。這種新樂音和陳綺貞式的獨特民謠風格迥然不同,卻也顯現出她多樣化的音樂品味和天分。
 
With all her success, Cheer is still very humble and diligent. She pays great attention to each performance, so her fans can leave with the best memories. What will Cheer do next? It’s hard to say! Cheer is a free spirit and will always march to the beat of her own drum.
 
雖然陳綺貞成就非凡,但她仍舊非常謙虛和認真。她對每場表演都極度用心,所以粉絲都能帶著美好的回憶散場離開。那麼,陳綺貞的下一步要做什麼呢?這很難說!因為陳綺貞總是如此地自由不羈、率性而為。

 

 
 
Vocabulary
musician  n. 音樂家
The musicians got on stage and played songs for two hours.
音樂家們上台演奏歌曲兩個小時。
 
young  adj. 年幼的;年輕的
The young boy likes to run outside and play all day.
這年輕男孩喜歡外出遊玩一整天。
 
college  n.大學
Karen went to college and studied engineering.
凱倫升上了大學並攻讀工程。
 
lyric  n. 歌詞(常用複數型)
Dylan writes very creative lyrics for all of his songs.
戴倫為他所有的歌曲撰寫極具創意的歌詞。
 
different  adj. 不同的;相異的
Lisa gets a different haircut every six months.
麗莎每六個月就換不同的髮型。
 
diligent  adj. 勤勉的;勤奮的
Workers at the factory are diligent and do a good job.
工廠裡的工人既勤奮又做得很棒。
 
memory  n. 回憶
Greg has many good memories from his summer vacation.
葛瑞格的暑假擁有許多美好回憶。
 
spirit  n.精神;意志
Some people think their spirits never die.
有些人認為他們的精神永在。
 
 
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