NEW MUSIC: ALEC BENJAMIN | 成长 (OLDER)
Singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona Alec Benjamin's new Chinese version of his song titled "成长" (Older). This song was co-written by Alec, Charlie Puth, and Ryan Tedder, the lead singer of One Republic. Turtledove used Chinese lyrics to sing out the daily troubles that he encountered when he entered adult life. He was challenged 20 seconds to sing 126 words in Chinese and achieved the "Chinese Tenth Level" certification. In 2020, Alec and the famous mainland actress Zhao Lusi sang the Chinese adaptation of "Water Fountain"-"Wishing Pool" and filmed a chorus video to interpret the sweetness, pain and growth that love brings to people. After the video was launched, the topic "Zhao Lusi Turtle Dove Chorus Wishing Pool" was ranked 19th in the hot search on Weibo. Not only actor Zhao Lusi is on his list of collaborations, but Billie Eilish and John Mayer have also had "dream linkages" with Alec. Alec Benjamin, who had studied Chinese when he was a teenager, released his first Chinese single, "The Way You Felt," in June this year, which topped the European and American charts on major platforms and included Chinese songs. Shan also rushed to second place with good results. The Weibo topic #斑鸡中文首单# was listed in the hot search on the entertainment list on the first day of release, and the chorus challenge of "Your Eyes" initiated by the artist account has challenged the top position on the short video platform.