Tse Inner Sense [album]
emotive singers with personal,
heartfelt songs cannot fail to make a
connection and the brilliant debut
album, Inner Sense, from Daniel Tse
is no exception...
FROM AN EARLY AGE, Daniel Tse had a rare insight into music and film stardom
because his father's closest friend, Sam Hui, was China's greatest
living pop star and it's most revered actor an icon to
a billion people.
When he left school, Daniel remained adamant that music was to be his future
and at 20 years old he auditioned for Popstars, the television talent
show that would go on to spawn a multitude of imitators. During the course of
the programme he learned a hard lesson: television talent shows don't necessarily
single out genuine talent but are often swayed by soap opera theatrics.
So Daniel's big break, when it finally came, was all the more welcome. He says:
"I was working in a Chinese restaurant alongside my father and, of course, I'd
be performing in there as well as playing tunes to the customers on my guitar…"
One night was different and was to change Daniel's life. One of the customers
was a certain Simon Lines who, alongside his production partner Barry Hindson,
had been in bands in the 1980s and had worked alongside the likes of Tears For
Fears and Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Simon approached Daniel with a proposal.
Simon and Barry had been working on an album and were looking for the perfect
singer. Fate certainly moves in mysterious ways would they ever have
thought they'd find that perfect singer tucked away in a Chinese restaurant
in Alderley Edge?
It has been a long path to the realisation of Daniel's dream, but it is one
that he has never veered from: "And so suddenly I found myself in a studio with
these guys and also Gary Stephenson and Dave West (formerly of 80's act Go West)
and I was recording my debut album at last. I can't tell you how enjoyable and
satisfying it was. I never wanted it to end. We finished recording every night
at six o' clock but all I wanted to do was work right through."
The result of all that hard work is a superb debut album from Daniel Tse: Inner
Sense, due to be released in November (2008). Inner Sense is a timely
album with beautiful songs that suit Daniel's remarkable vocals once
heard, you will never forget his outstanding voice with an edge of poignancy.
I Know What's Going On is clear and gentle, with a forward vocal over subtle
instrumentals while You Don't Know has fantastic and more pronounced
instrumentals and Daniel's voice bounces over the notes with ease.
But it is Broken Wing that shines as a lovely track release from the
album Inner Sense and bodes well for Daniel's chosen future in the music
industry. Broken Wing is a fantastic, rapturous single with Daniel's
vocals perfectly attuned to the power of the musical accompaniment.
And as for the Chinese restaurant in Alderley Edge? At the time of writing,
it was looking for a replacement waiter because Daniel Tse, the half-Cantonese
boy from Chester, is on his way…
Daniel Tse releases his superb debut album
Inner Sense on 17 November (2008) on Hi Li Songs. His infectious new debut
single, Broken Wing, will be released on 27 October (2008) and is the
first single to be lifted from the album.
Check out daniel-tse.com and
1 Broken Wing | 2 And That's Enough | 3 I Know What's Going
On | 4 You Don't Know (more to be advised)
"Inner Sense is a timely album with beautiful songs that suit Daniel's
remarkable vocals once heard, you will never forget his outstanding voice
with an edge of poignancy… Broken Wing is a fantastic, rapturous single
with Daniel's vocals perfectly attuned to the power of the musical accompaniment"