[Zhou Mi] Inspirational Voice>>> All about Mimi's sunshine vocals <<<
Posted 20 August 2009 - 08:00 AM
Zhou Mi's tenor vocals are crisp and clear, yet full of emotion. There is a certain lightness to it that is very inspirational, giving the sensation of soaring high into the sky, free & liberated from the mundane troubles of everyday life.
When Mimi projects his voice on stage, it rings throughout the entire auditorium, reaching the darkest corners...
Very much like sparkling rays of sunlight breaking through black stormy clouds. ^^
There is a peculiar spirited quality to Mi's voice that somehow allows the listener to feel hints of optimism during songs that are heavy with angst and doubt... a faint glimmer of hope in a seemingly bottomless chasm of darkness & uncertainty.
The true power of Mimi's vocals has less to do with technical proficiency in singing (of which he obviously has a good grasp), and is instead much more about his ability to motivate & inspire others to do their best and live life to the fullest.
Listening to Zhou Mi sing has never once failed to lighten my mood or put a smile on my face.
Furthermore, his solos are not only wonderful showcases of his voice, but also reflections of his beautiful soul.
The vulnerability that he shows on stage is so precious, something that should be treasured by the audience every time.
SJM's debut album gave us the chance to discover Zhou Mii's sweet, sunshine voice. With the upcoming release of SJM's 2ji, I hope to uncover new facets to Zhou Mi's singing and see him push himself out of his comfort zone of pop and R&B songs.
Please share your thoughts (and any examples if you like) on Mimi's voice. ^^
Also, go to this thread for a 12-song compilation of Zhou Mi's live solos from pre-debut to March 09.
Thanks so much to fampar & Swetdeaths for creating it and providing a download link.
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Posted 20 August 2009 - 11:12 AM
When I first discovered SJM and Zhou Mi, I remember thinking, "oh, who sings that part? He sounds really good!" Now I've come to recognize every voice in the group and Zhou Mi's is definitely one of my favorites. When he sings, his voice resounds. You can tell how seriously he takes his singing.
Zhou Mi's solo performance in Hong Kong is one of my favorites. Watching him as he sings makes he tear up every single time. The look on his face -- so passionate. And I feel so much closer to him even though he's so far away. It's like his voice reaches out to all his fans. Listening to him never fails to make me happy. He's our Sunshine, after all!
Oh, one more Youtube link. Zhou Mi singing his UCC audition song again on A Date with Yu Lu (starting around 3:20). It's also one of my favorites even though it's so short.
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 05:20 AM
I'm not at all familiar with the technical terminology involved with describing singing and vocalizations, so I'll just keep to what I know --
and what I know is that I love Zhou Mi's voice and I agree that it is truly one that inspires.
Knowing of his background and hardships obviously sways my opinion because I'm awfully protective of Zhou Mi and his gift of a voice. Despite everything, Zhou Mi takes on the stage with such admiral confidence and never questions his vocal capabilities. His voice has depth and is so very expressive. His range is wide and his skills are further improving with training.
You can just tell that this lovely boy lives and breathes music and emotes his passion through his rich and bright voice. I know this thread isn't about his shining presence, but I remember having read before a little snippet about a panelist telling Mimi that all he would have to do is smile and fans would fall head over heels for him. His bright smile certainly adds to his presence on stage, but his voice is really what takes me over the edge with my fangirling for him.
He is a fantastic singer and his eloquence in speaking really translates well into his pronunciation for songs. Through and through, if I were to choose one word to describe his vocals, I would say that they're strong. If his vocals weren't so strong, so beautiful, so inspirational he wouldn't have gotten so much recognization in a multitude of singing competitions, no? His voice is a perfect blend of strength and soothingness and has certainly sent chills running through my spine (in a good way of course!) many a time.
Willow: Yes! I loved Mimi's rendition of 爱与诚. Of course, I have the extra bias of loving it when Zhou Mi sings in Cantonese d:
A performance that I personally loved was Mimi's 勇气. It helps that I already loved this song, but with a popular song that has been covered many times, Mimi assimilated his own style into the song. And oh my the meaningfulness of the lyrics ♥ I was actually listening to this on repeat while typing this up :)
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Posted 22 August 2009 - 04:13 AM
His voice is very nice. I love when he sings.
I agree with you snowy89 ZhouMi has a very special talent of voice.
its just waiting for the world to appreciate its beautiful.
I'm glad he uses his voice with such passion it is able to inspire others.
ZhouMi's solo in Hong Kong concert is really beautiful.
its very soothing and i love how the fans also sing with him. A true connection<3
You can really feel his passion and love for music when he sings.
It's amazing(: i'm glad to experience and is able to listen to his wonderful voice
i hope others will take the time and do the same.
Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:59 PM
I must also add that I"ve yet to see Zhou Mi go off-key in live performances. His singing is that good. I'm still amazed at times at how well Zhou Mi is able to project his voice in live perfomances! He has a sensational voice that can go either solo or in a group. And I absolutely love it when he has the chance to show it off in solos. He's brimming with talent and I'm glad he felt that the path of a singer suited him more than the path of an MC (although with what I've seen he would've made a good host).
Anyway I hope to hear more of his singing in SJM's 2nd album. And I really want to hear him try ad-libbing as well!
Posted 23 August 2009 - 01:40 AM
Posted 01 September 2009 - 08:24 AM
I'm really looking forward to see what Zhou Mi brings us with SJM2! I hope they continue to highlight MiMi's crystal clear vocals in the second album. I would love to see more solos, KRZ songs, and I would practically die of happiness if he did a Chinese duet with Kyuhyun.
This is a little bit of tangent, but I remember when SJM first came out there were rumors that SM was considering getting rid of Zhou Mi. While I highly doubt the validity of those rumors for reasons I won't go into right now, I think most people by now realize how important and necessary Zhou Mi is as a member of SJM. His vocals fill a gap that would stand out painfully if Zhou Mi weren't in SJM. And his voice compliments Kyuhyun and Ryeowook's so well. You don't even need to go into his MC skills, the fact that he's arguably the most eloquent member, or the fact that besides Geng he's the only one who can speak Mandarin fluently. Not to mention that his bright, sunshiney personality would be sorely missed.
Posted 01 September 2009 - 03:04 PM
That was the word I was looking for! I think Ryeowook's voice is probably the best out of all the SJ members in terms of technique, but Zhou Mi has a way of moulding his voice to suit each song. If you go and look at some of his solos on youtube, the texture he uses when singing differs depending on the type of song. When he sang "Letting Go" at the Oppo fanmeet, he's voice had an air of wistfulness; he sounded delicate and smooth. When he sang "Ai Hen Jan Dan" with R & K at the Hong Kong concert, he went all out and he's projection was just echoing across the hall.
*Sigh* I miss him so much :( And I agree with you, too, that SJ-M would lose a lot if Zhou Mi was gone. Not just in singing ability but the cohesiveness of the whole group. We saw that last year when Han Geng was filming his drama. If Zhou Mi wasn't there, the interviews would have been one long pause. And I love that he's so eloquent with words - probably moreso than Han Geng, actually . That's why I don't get why some people label him as being arrogant or full of himself or too outspoke. Yeah he might have chosen to keep quiet early on because of all the backlash but that wouldn't have helped him at all. He was in a position where he was damned if he did and damned if he didn't. He chooses to speak and people label him as arrogant. He keeps quiet and people would have labeled him as being too reticent and introverted and not good enough for showbiz. If I was him, I wouldn't have given two cents about what the antis were saying about me; to heck with them. And if people hate him because of his physical appearance...I won't even go there.
Zhou Mi, I'm so glad to have discovered someone like you. Keep on singing forever. You have one more fan cheering for you!
Edit: Aiy, I didn't mean to go off topic too much. Hope the mods don't mind.
Posted 02 September 2009 - 01:32 PM
When he sings, you can see it comes from deep down his heart. I love all of our boy's voices, but when it comes to Zhou Mi's, listening to his singing becomes such a moving experience... his solos always bring me near to tears :'3... (and now I'm listening to his cover of 爱与诚, it's just so amazing and full of emotion! I love this song so much!). It's not that the others don't sing with emotion, it's just that Mi does that so strongly, it's inspirational beyond words. His singing is passionate. Just look at how his eyes shine when he sings, and you'll understand. (the Oppo solo is a great perf to watch that ). It's just.... special. I don't even know what else to add, because other comments already described my feelings so well and I would just repeat them all over again.
I only know that, each time I watch him perform, I become more and more proud of being a Mitang. He gets better and better, the control over his voice and his impressive passion for what he does never ceases to amaze me. I know it never will. This boy is just too special
Posted 05 September 2009 - 04:19 AM
I'm faling in love with her wonderful voice the first time I listening him singing ♫"Can you feel the love tonigth"♫, (in a Chinese server at that time) OK I know his English pronounciation is bad, but his voice it's simply charming for me >.< ♥
Here a link more ^^ for the cute MiTang Men ^^ who like me loved his wonderful / sunshine / etc. etc voice~
Playlist: Zhou Mi's songs
Reuploaded the songs to SoundCloud due to sometimes the esnips server is down -.-
Link to Playlist: http://soundcloud.co...umi-songs-live/
Reuploaded the songs to esnips again due to Imeen close
Listening MImi voice in the most wonderful expresion ^^
Credits to fampar@imeem
Also over here you can get a code (Embed:) for use the play list or each song in order you can use in diferentes places(web pages)like: imeem, Myspace, Facebook, Black Planet, Tagged , Friendster , Blogger , LiveJournal ,Xanga.
Also If you don't like all the song you can use one by one in the same form can get a code (Embed:)
Although this playlist "Zhou Mi songs" was created a year ago, but always I add more song of ZhouMi, like solos when he sing new ones, so check it frecuently.
*edited: Just now stilapixie point me out that you need have a imeem account (log in) in order you can see it, but don't worry the account it's free ^^
BTW; I added to my signature the link to this Thread, too ^^
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Posted 05 September 2009 - 04:18 PM
zhoumi has always been a source of inspiration for me because he's been through so much and faced such adversity from fans, yet he can still smile like he does. and his smile is so big and bright that people can't help but be taken by it.
but his voice is also something he should be incredibly proud of. it's soothing and beautiful stilapixie's statement about him showing his vulnerability on stage as he sings is something i completely agree with. when he sings, he seems to show the audience his entire self, exposing his heart on stage in order to share something beautiful with the audience. he really does put himself out there and leaves himself vulnerable which makes his music and his voice even more breathtaking.
i'm so glad sj-m gave me the opprotunity to become his fan :)
Posted 14 March 2010 - 05:29 PM
anyways, yeah.. i love mimi's voice!!! (esp. in blue tomorrow)
he's one of my fave SJ member!! he's soo cute and nice!!!
a very humble man!!! excited to see him this april!!! woohoo!!!
tnx for posting!=P
Posted 29 May 2010 - 11:26 PM
I also think that Zhou Mi can show another side of himself when he sings.
When he talks it's usually chipper and excited, but sometimes when he sings... it is deep and sexy.
His voice is certainly alluring regardless.
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Posted 30 May 2010 - 01:08 AM
I wish that we'll get to listen to him even more ^^
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Posted 30 May 2010 - 11:02 PM
@fampar wow, nice playlist..
ZHOU MI: The calm sea and beautiful sky I have in my life.
Never say Never. We can fill his heart with LOVE.
Zhou Mi ALL the WAY!!
Posted 06 June 2010 - 03:00 AM
I can't stop hearing his part on At Least I Sitll Have You.
And his smile is also expressive, like he's smiling with all his heart. I love that.
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 03:15 AM
I agree with u...
Mimi's voice really beautiful...
when I heard his voice my heart became very warm and calm...
I really like his voice....
his face makes my heart warm even look at him every time...
Posted 06 June 2010 - 09:32 AM
awww i just listen to your playlist TT TT
totally in love with Zhoumi's voice ><
His voice is as awesome as K.R.Y's voices awwwww
Mimi.... love ya <3
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 10:11 AM
Posted 02 November 2010 - 08:35 PM
He has this concentrated look on his face, his eyes bravely looking at the audience. And he waves his hand at them, his voice never wavering. And smiles at them when they shout his name and clap their hands. And his voice hits the perfect notes. And he cried after that. Such a cute boy~ I can't blame him, I cried with him, hahaha.
I love his solo performances. They show his skills, his talent and he shines like a bright star. His voice touches something deep in my heart. I msile and cry, sometimes at the same time. i don't know why, he's the only artist in the whole world that makes me feel that way. His voice just reaches straight to my heart. And it's so unique, my heart responds only to him. I loved how he sung 愛與誠 in cantonese, Fan Shou in Mandarin. I will always love you in English. Seriously, he put Withney to shame with that. He can control his voice so well now, it's amazing how he prgressed over the time. When you hear the early lives of At least I Still have you and the last one at the Donosaur Park you can see the difference. He can sing high, hitting the perfect notes, or miss it and be all awkward about it (Blue Tomorrow anyone? *giggles*) and sing low his tenor... He's just amazing!
When he performs it's not only his voice that creats that magic aura around him, but his voice is the most expressive and touching. I agree that he has a strong, powerful voice and he's charismatic. He's the only reason I want to learn Chinese, so I can one day fly to Beijing and hear him live in a concert. That's a dream of mine and a goal I want to achieve.
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Posted 18 November 2010 - 04:44 AM
But lately, his throat hasnt been so well hope he'll recover fast
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 11:36 AM
Ah finally I found a Zhoumi's place here for me to express what I'm thinking hehe ^^.
Well, tbh, 4 best vocals in SJ in my opinion are Kyuhyun, Zhoumi, Ryeowook, and Yesung, respectively xD. To me, Kyuhyun's voice is really firm, with large vocal range that's why he's really suitable with pop ballads, and I hardly find some time I'm not really satisfied with his singing LOL. Ryeowook can hit very high notes and his airstream is kinda long too. Yesung has low and warm voice but I dont like his live singing much, idk. And at last, my ZhouMi, I must say that sometimes, just sometimes I dont like his voice but most of the time, I really like his voice at high and lower notes xD The first time I heard him sing, I was like "wow, I didn't know a SJ member could be so good like this" (well, that was when I was not his fan and even cant remember SJ members yet lol). But not long time ago, I was really attracted by his voice and I love all the moments his voice projected xD
Now, as a SJM fan and a SJ15 lover, I listen to SJ's songs almost everyday and of course, a large part of them is Zhoumi's solos. Idk why, just his voice what makes me stay calm and peaceful deep in my soul and eased me when I'm scared or tired . I love Just want you to be happy in Manila, I love Letting Go, Courage as much as Love and Honesty, etc. I like the way he chooses solo songs now much more than he did pre-debut, I found those songs kinda clumsy lol. And certainly, I admire his effort with I will always love you, the very 1st solo I heard from him (and made me love him later on :") ). Well, maybe I'm talking too much LMAO, just another Zhoumi bias, that's me hehe xD.
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