HCMCITY — As the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival nears, pop singers have released new albums that they are confident will strike a chord with listeners.
|Tet tunes: The cover of the Dat Nuoc Mua Xuan (Spring-Country) DVD produced by HCM City Television. The show features several famous Vietnamese singers.
"I have invested all of my energy and passion in my new album for the Tet season," said pop star Dam Vinh Hung.
To finish his DVD, Chuc Xuan – Ben Em Mua Xuan (Happy Tet – Enjoy Spring Together), Hung worked with a group of professionals in the field.
"Singing lyrical tunes by veteran musicians such as Nguyen Ngoc Thien and Quoc Dung is not an easy task," said Hung, winner of the Mai Vang (Golden Ochna) award for the most favourite male singer of 2011.
Hung spent several months in a studio to perfect his recording. "I sang with my heart and soul," he said.
Hung's DVD features 14 songs in pop and dance music, including La Hoi's Xuan va Tuoi Tre (Spring and Youth) and Dung's Diep Khuc Mua Xuan (Spring's Melodies).
The album's guest singers, Duong Trieu Vu and Hong Ngoc, performed confidently with their idol Hung.
Singer Ho Ngoc Ha is also confident that her latest album, Ngay Tet Que Em (Tet in My Native Land) – a CD of 20 popular songs in praise of spring written by famous composers like Duong Thu, Minh Ky and Hoai An, will do well.
The highlight of her album is Ngay Tet Que Em by Tu Huy, which has been sung many times by other artistes, young and old.
Ha recorded the song with her younger colleagues Minh Hang, Nhu Quynh, Ai Phuong and V.Music – one of the country's most favourite pop bands.
"Ha's album is an unusual CD for her fans," said music critic Pham Hoang Nam, noting that the singer and her producer spent a lot of efforts to make the CD a high quality product in both appearance and content.
Young singers Hang, Quynh and Phuong also worked on other albums for release during the Tet festival.
Veteran singers Ho Quynh Huong, Quang Dung and My Le have worked with HCM City Television to produce DVD Dat Nuoc Mua Xuan (Spring-Country).
The album has nine songs and a track, including Chao Mua Xuan (Hello Spring) and Mua Xuan (Spring Rain), popular songs on online music forums.
Meanwhile, Ha Noi-based Trang Nhung finished recording her latest album, Trang Nhung Xuan (Trang Nhung and Spring), featuring romantic songs about the capital city and spring that she promises "will have new and strange things to surprise my fans".
The CD will be released this Sunday. — VNS