‘Love Letter’ songwriter to celebrate 30-year of composing with live shows

September 28, 2023 - 06:52
Ten years after his first live show Cánh Cung (The Bow), composer Đỗ Bảo will perform a second to celebrate his 30-year composing journey

HÀ NỘI — Ten years after his first live show Cánh Cung (The Bow), composer Đỗ Bảo will perform a second to celebrate his 30-year composing journey.

Một Mình Bao La (Only Me in Immensity) will take place both in HCM City and Hà Nội in November.

Explaining the name of his second live show, the 45-year-old composer said that for him, the loneliness doesn’t comprise sadness, but a specific yet hidden beauty.

“The life of every person is a unique journey, and no matter where that journey begins, love and human identity always exist amid the immense beauty of life and emotions,” he said.

From left: Divo Tùng Dương, composer Đỗ Bảo, diva Thanh Lam at a press conference about the up-coming live show Một Mình Bao La (Only Me in Immensity) by Đỗ Bảo. — Photo courtesy of organiser

The shows will feature several hit songs, but “will take on a ‘new look’ as they will have new arrangement and orchestration”.

A-list singers whose reputation have been enhanced by Đỗ Bảo’s songs will perform.

Tấn Minh will sing Bức Thư Tình Đầu Tiên (The First Love Letter), while songstress Hồ Quỳnh Hương will perform Bức Thư Tình Thứ Hai (The Second Love Letter).

Diva Thanh Lam, diva Hà Trần, divo Tùng Dương, and singer Nguyễn Ngọc Anh are also among the line-up of famous artists performing.

The show will also feature young artists, whose music is favourite of Gen Z audience, such as Uyên Linh, Trung Quân, Hoàng Dũng, Lân Nhã, and Gigi Hương Giang.

“The participation of young singers will help music by Đỗ Bảo reach the younger audience,” the show’s producer The Bros said.

Composer Đỗ Bảo added that some of his new songs will be unveiled during the shows.

He said: “Compared to previously, I've composed less. Alongside love, my recent tunes focus more on philosophy and reflection.

“In term of melody, those pieces have been influenced by international music trend, so they can conquer the taste of young audience.”

Young singer Gigi Hương Giang is among young artists performing in the live show. — Photo courtesy of organiser

Một Mình Bao La by Đỗ Bảo will take place at HCM City’s Hòa Bình Theatre on November 11, followed by another show at the National Convention Centre in Hà Nội on November 25.

Born in Hà Nội in 1978, Bảo has been composing since he was very young, and has now written hundreds of songs, including the series Bức Thư Tình (Love Letter) that were numbered sequentially from the first to fifth.

In 2009, Bảo became the first artist winning a double awards at the Cống Hiến Music Awards. His album Thời Gian Để Yêu (Time to Love) won "Album of the Year" while he was awarded "Songwriter of the Year".

Five years later, in 2014, he repeated this double achievement with the album Chuyện Của Mặt Trời - Chuyện Của Chúng Ta (Story of the Sun – Story of Us). — VNS