留美音樂系才子寫防疫歌曲 大讚台灣抗疫專線|Music lover praises Taiwan virus prevention efforts with original song

【看CP學英文】當COVID-19冠狀病毒持續引響全球的同時,台灣的防禦措施並未停止運作。在台灣入境的人都必須在家中隔離至少14天後才能恢復到平常的活動。

As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to plague the world, Taiwan’s virus-prevention measures have remained in place, with anyone coming into Taiwan subject to a quarantine of at least 14 days before going back to his or her day-to-day life. 

而在隔離期間裡,伯克利音樂學院的畢業生劉亮延也因隔離經驗而開始創作歌曲。在歌曲當中,他提到了網上訂購食物、叫外賣、里長打電話來關切、在Netflix上追劇,以及撥打1922熱線等內容。許多粉絲都稱讚他「太有創意」。

Having recently returned from the States, Charles Liu, a graduate from the Berklee College of Music, has started to write songs inspired by his quarantine experience.

These include ordering food online, getting phone calls from the borough chief, binging Netflix series, as well as calling the 1922 pandemic hotline if one feels sick. His originality has led many fans to praise him for “being very creative”. 

今年21歲的劉亮延在4歲時就開始學大提琴和鋼琴,也在2017年高中二年級時收到了伯克利音樂學院的美金3萬元獎學金。不僅如此,他還曾推出個人專輯,並且是為曾經得過金曲獎的陶喆旗下藝人。

The 21-year-old began playing the piano and violin when he was 4. During his sophomore year of high school, Liu received a scholarship of US$30,000 (NTD$898,095) to attend the Berklee College of Music. Liu, who previously joined Golden Melody Award winner David Tao’s (陶喆) company, has released a personal album too. 

經過三年的努力以後,劉亮延即將結束大學學業,但因受疫情影響,實體地畢業典禮也被取消。原本預計3月飛回台灣的航班也被取消了。幸好,他臨時買到了5月19日的機票回台灣。據報導,劉亮延表示,今年大學不會再像以往那樣,以舉辦演奏會、邀請美國名人出席的畢業典禮來畫下學期結束的句點。

After three years of hard work at Berklee College of Music, however, Liu’s graduation was suddenly canceled. When his planned flight back to Taiwan in March was also canceled, he had to re-book a ticket on May 19. 

According to local media, Liu said his graduation and end-of-the-year ceremony were ultimately changed to online ceremonies which made him feel bittersweet about the ending of his college years. 

劉亮延在副歌中唱到:「有問題請撥1922這是諮詢專線」。這句歌詞是因為一位同樣與劉亮延從伯克利音樂學院返台的同學被里長告知:「你是這台機上唯一知道1922專線的人」。在聽到這件事情以後,劉亮延決定透過自己的音樂去讓更多人得知1922專線的存在。並且感謝所有為防疫而努力的人。

Liu’s song “1922,” talks about calling the 1922 emergency hotline for further help regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The significance of 1922 came from Liu’s schoolmate who revealed to Liu that the borough chief had told him he was the “only one on that flight that knew about the 1922 emergency hotline.”

After hearing about this, Liu decided to use his music to help spread awareness and to also thank everyone who had put in efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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