You may remember Richie Ren
from his previous appearance on KTV Wednesday. Although best known for his upbeat covers of songs by A Niu
, Richie Ren also covers darker ground, especially with "The Horizon", a piece that explores what it profit a man to gain the world, but lose his only love.
We think this is worth listening to just for the music, but if you're an elementary or intermediate student, this is also a great song for whipping your tongue into shape. Try singing it while keeping in beat. The constant rhythm will force you onto track, while the tongue-twisting repetition will make spoken Chinese seem easy by comparison. (Final Note: readers in North America may get better performance with this version
hosted on Youtube.)