Say the Words

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Say the Words, the second long-player from powerhouse Harbin, China-born, Vancouver, Canada-based singer/songwriter Wanting Qu, makes good on the promise of her eclectic 2012 debut, the stellar Everything in the World, offering up another earworm-heavy set of soulful, radio-ready, electro-pop anthems and hook-filled confessionals that alternate effortlessly between English and her native Mandarin. Wanting spent the ensuing year taking over her Asian homeland, outselling marquee acts like Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, One Direction, and Carley Rae Jepsen, and the 12 tracks on Say the Words reflect the arc of her ascending star in both production and quality, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Say the Words, the second long-player from powerhouse Harbin, China-born, Vancouver, Canada-based singer/songwriter Wanting Qu, makes good on the promise of her eclectic 2012 debut, the stellar Everything in the World, offering up another earworm-heavy set of soulful, radio-ready, electro-pop anthems and hook-filled confessionals that alternate effortlessly between English and her native Mandarin. Wanting spent the ensuing year taking over her Asian homeland, outselling marquee acts like Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, One Direction, and Carley Rae Jepsen, and the 12 tracks on Say the Words reflect the arc of her ascending star in both production and quality, especially on standout cuts like the bluesy, coyote howl-laden opener "Time, My Friend," the ballsy "STHU," the infectious and kaleidoscopic "Us Under the Sunshine," and the evocative ballad "The Ocean," all of which are delivered with both warmth and precision, dutifully capturing Qu's unique, cosmopolitan appeal.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/2013
  • Label: Nettwerk Records
  • UPC: 067003099127
  • Catalog Number: 30991
  • Sales rank: 58,846

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Time, My Friend (4:07)
  2. 2 Love Ocean (3:46)
  3. 3 Us Under the Sunshine (4:10)
  4. 4 STHU (3:23)
  5. 5 Joker Needs Laughter Too (4:15)
  6. 6 When It's Lonely (4:13)
  7. 7 Sing for You (3:27)
  8. 8 Love Struck Me Down (4:07)
  9. 9 My Little Friend (5:20)
  10. 10 Exit This Way (4:04)
  11. 11 Life Is a Struggle (3:25)
  12. 12 Say the Words (6:11)
  13. 13 Time, My Friend (4:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wanting Primary Artist
Ron Aniello Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Loops
Matt Chamberlain Drums
Mark Ferris Violin
Darrell Leonard Trumpet
Tom Peterson Baritone Saxophone
Joe Sublett Tenor Saxophone
Cameron Wilson Violin
Finn Manniche Cello
Dave Palmer Piano, Hammond B3
Steve Jordan Drums
Aimee Proal Background Vocals
Henry Lee Viola
Rob Lebret Guitar
Rich Weiss Pedal Steel Guitar
Wanting Qu Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
J. Angel Background Vocals
Junshuo Hou Percussion
Sean Zhang Guitar, Background Vocals
Roget Chahayed Piano
Reid Hendry Percussion
Technical Credits
Ron Aniello Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Clif Norrell Engineer
Dan Blessinger Engineer
Ross Petersen Engineer
Jason Mariani Engineer
Scott Tibbs String Arrangements
Alec Dixon Engineer
Rob Lebret Engineer
Wanting Producer, Liner Notes
Wanting Qu Composer
Junshuo Hou Producer, String Arrangements, Orchestral Arrangements
Jiefu Wang Recording Assistant
Christopher Midgley Engineer
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