Sodagreen is set to make a splash at the Golden Melody Awards this year, having been nominated in a whopping 8 categories including Best Song of the Year, Best Album Producer, Best Band, Best Composer, Best Musical Arranger and Best Album.
Vocalist Wu Tsing Fong is also nominated twice for Best Lyricist for two of the songs from their latest album Winter Endless; namely “Jolly Plaintiveness” and “He Raises His Right Hand For The Rollcall”.
Their most recent album Winter Endless signalled the end to their Vivaldi Project, which was a album concept spanning a series of four albums that followed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Starting in 2009, and ending with Winter Endless, they are sure to end the concept on a bang after an 8 year slog.
For their performance at the Golden Melodies this year, Sodagreen has pulled out all the stops by rearranging Vivaldi’s songs, and collaborating yet again with GermanPops Orchestra conductor Bernd Ruf who worked with them on the “Winter Endless” album, bringing Vivaldi’s music to life once again.
More about Sodagreen’s Vivaldi concept; the concept took the album to four different cities which the band felt encompassed the seasons perfectly; Taitung for the warmth of their spring folk songs, London for their heady summer rock scene, Beijing for their crisp autumn poetry and finally, the classicism of Berlin’s winter.
Seeing how they’ve built the concept of this album into every aspect of it, even by going to the source and place of their inspiration to record, it’s no surprise that they were nominated 8 times this award’s season.
The 2016 Golden Melody Awards red carpet will be happening on the 25th of June at 5pm Taiwan Time. The awards ceremony itself will begin at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on the main Taiwan Television (TTV) channel and rebroadcast on TTV’s variety channel.