人氣搖滾樂團八三夭,即將發行八三夭《一事無成的偉大》自選作品輯,第一波新歌〈外婆的告別式〉讓許多歌迷聽到流淚,紛紛留言表示想起自己的外婆。

A highlight of “The Great Nobody” by Taiwan rock band “The Last Day of Summer 831,” “Goodbye Grandma” has surely struck a chord with fans, who praised the heartwarming song for reminding them of their loved ones.

歌迷分享自己與外婆故事點滴,讓八三夭團員看到歌迷的留言也十分感動。

The members of “The Last Day of Summer 831” also thanked fans for their kind comments and support following the new release.

〈外婆的告別式〉其實是講述主唱阿璞的真實故事。阿璞的外婆在八三夭2018年9月1日的小巨蛋演唱會前過世。

Most people don’t know but “Goodbye Grandma” relates to the band’s vocalist, A-pu, whose beloved grandmother passed away before a concert at Taipei Arena on Sep. 1, 2019.

在演唱會前五天,一通電話打亂所有行程:阿璞接到家人通知外婆的情況危及時很掙扎,因為八三夭即將要登上小巨蛋。

Five days before the concert, a call informing A-pu that his grandmother was sent to the emergency room put the vocalist at a loss and the upcoming concert in jeopardy.

在如火如荼的演唱會前夕,不知道是該回美國一趟見外婆的最後一面,還是留在台北準備演唱會。

As chaotic as it could be, A-pu, had to decide, whether stay in Taipei with his team, or to leave the mega-event behind in order to pay a visit to his grandmother in the United States.

團員與經紀人聽了則是鼓勵阿璞,不要留下遺憾,阿璞便趕忙飛美國一趟,更在演唱會前及時回到台北。

Learning about the incident at a critical time, the four other band members encouraged A-pu to live without regrets. The vocalist then decided to fly to the U.S. and come back shortly before the concert.

穿越一萬多公里的距離,只為了見外婆最後一面,阿璞也強忍著外婆離世的悲傷,完美呈現了八三夭兩場萬人小巨蛋演唱會演出,更將這份情緒專換為創作能量,寫下近年唯一的閩南語歌詞〈外婆的告別式〉。

After struggling along the way to see his beloved grandmother, A-pu, enduring pain, not only finished his performance at Taipei Area but later created the best portrait of his lost love in the Taiwanese-language song “Goodbye Grandma.”

這首是阿璞把愛轉化為優美的詞,將情珍藏於遺憾的歌。「沒在你的身邊,我們都是流浪的遊子。」八三夭真人真事毫無改編,再次創造親情的動人之作。

In the lyrics he wrote, “without your company, we all are the lost ones,” singer-songwriter A-pu has surely embedded his deep emotions into his latest work of art to send his share his memories with his loved ones.

By Jay Cho