After just returning from Japan’s Summer Sonic music festival on Aug. 19, Taiwanese singer 9m88 released a new music video, again collaborating with Golden Melody Awards winner Leo Wang (Leo王) to bring fans the single ‘Airplane Mode.’
The video, which fans are calling “very original”, was filmed with a B-list martial arts style, adopting Hong Kong’s “mo lei tau” (無厘頭) humor, a mixture of martial arts and modernity.
9m88在MV裡扮演起蛇派的小師妹「巴蛇」湯九雁，要向金曲歌王「饒蛇」Leo王、國際超模「虛與委蛇」劉欣瑜、「九頭蛇」杜振熙(蛋堡)、「太陽眼鏡蛇」DJ Mr.Gin 等師兄姐修習武功，打敗「通訊天鷹教」的3C狂魔。
9m88 plays as Tang Chiu-Yan (湯九雁) a.k.a. ‘Bashe’, an apprentice of the snake clan. With the help of fellow pupils played by pop artist Leo Wang, world-renowned model Liuyuhy (劉欣瑜), rapper Soft Lippa (蛋堡), DJ Mr. Gin and others, Bashe learns the ways of martial arts to defeat villain ‘Cyber Skyhawk.’
While on her return flight from Japan, 9m88 was watching the film ‘Shaolin Soccer’ when she felt inspired, jotting down the lyrics for ‘Airplane Mode.’ Under stroke-inducing heat, it took the team three days to rap up shooting the video, but the material does not disappoint. Added to the smoke bombs and explosions, the video’s comedic feel is owed to the cast’s intensely-rehearsed theatrical martial arts maneuvers, with 9m88 even inventing her own style.
此外，八三夭同樣也受邀到日本知名音樂祭「Summer Sonic」演出，連續飆唱40多分鐘。 他們在表演時發生小插曲，團裏日文最好的就屬吉他手劉逼，原以為可以擔任此次演出的「日文擔當」，沒想到劉逼的日文僅限團員聽的懂，讓觀眾又無奈又好笑。團長兼鍵盤手小橘則以英文推薦自己的Instagram帳號，搞笑的舉動也讓追蹤數直線上升。
In other news, Taiwanese pop band The Last Day of Summer / 831 (八三夭) also played a 40-minute performance at Japan’s Summer Sonic music festival. During a short interlude, guitarist Liu-B (劉逼), who was thought to be the band’s “connoisseur of Japanese,” attempted to reach out to the audience and wasn’t really understood, prompting laughter from the crowds. However, bandleader and keyboardist, Orange Yang (小橘), took advantage of the moment to shout out his Instagram account, changing an embarrassing situation into a flood of new followers.