Cai Yilin launched a new work, "Strange Beauty", to discuss the secular beauty and ugliness and personal value does not matter, as long as you love yourself, you are the most beautiful, but also strange beauty!

Watching Cai Yilin launch the new album, many people's first thought is: What is "strange beauty"?

In 2014, Cai Yilin launched the album "Bah", subverting the previous popular music style, discussing a variety of contemporary social issues, including "Play I Bah" MV presents satirical current affairs phenomenon; "Different and what" lyrics discuss the issue of marriage affirmative action. In the 2016, Cai Yilin and music producer Chen Shinhan cooperation Song "Love Me" conveys the idea that "everyone should love Me and fall in love with the true inner self". In 2018, Cai Yilin's new album, "UGLY BEAUTY", carried Cai Yilin's own life story, to allow more female experience to be seen, told, and even understood.

The main song "Strange Beauty" first want to discuss, is a lifetime to follow the woman, lingering appearance of oppression. (Recommended reading: A shackle called a watch: Do you love me, or do I look like my appearance? )

We are struggling to pursue, who defines the "good-looking"?

Recently there is a popular adjective: "Divine beauty/God ugly", such a word is convenient for us to use a stronger tone to judge the beauty and ugliness of a person or object, but what is the standard of this judgment? And who can take responsibility for the individuals who have been judged?

Many times, we strive to pursue, painstaking to achieve the "good looks" may be for some people, is the so-called "God Ugly." So this effort, we lose value? Who is in the hands of the standards of beauty and ugliness? A series of questions emerged, let us find that, in fact, there is no answer at all. Because good looking has no standard at all, with people's preferences, each other.

And Cai Yilin's new song "Strange Beauty" gave the "aesthetic" such an explanation:

Aesthetic world who has the guts to say so absolutely
I don't think I'm looking at myself today.
Which one do you want?

Screenshot of "Strange Beauty" MV

When she first came out, Cai Yilin, often attacked by malicious words, unnamed voice, in the unseen distance said her sausage mouth, said she can not dance, said she baby fat. Walking through the days of attack, now she uses songs to tell us "the aesthetic world, who has the guts to say so absolutely?" "There are a few people on Earth, beauty has several very different forms, to believe that their own unique and irreplaceable, you look, you can decide for yourself."

If one day, you feel that you are not beautiful, want to go to plastic surgery that is no harm, but please do not take a picture of someone, said to the plastic surgeon: "I want to make a nose like her." Because you know, no matter how hard you try, you won't be like her. Don't put out the standards of the outside world, let the decision back to their own hands. Besides, how boring is it? And you are unique, how beautiful.

Photo | Cai Yilin Face Book

The pursuit of perfection is bullshit, I will always pursue the end

In the new album "UGLY BEAUTY", Cai Yilin not only wants to discuss the diverse appearance of beauty, but also reviews the self-denial, contradiction and unknown fragility that has been experienced since her debut. On the day the new album concept became public, she wrote on Facebook, "This time, what I'm going to lift is all the ugliness hidden behind the perfect surface." Prying into the emotions that I had tried my best to bury. Horror, truth and fragility of the story. 」

What's the story of hiding behind perfection? What's wrong with perfection?

Cai Yilin's efforts, it is obvious to all, but also often to "the ground" to describe the pursuit of perfection of her, but such a bent good, so that her body is unbearable, and in February 2018 to stay in the hospital to recuperate, like a warning, she found that because of the pursuit of perfection and live not like people, more said: Bullshit, I just can never catch up! 」

Perfection is like a game that will never go to the last pass, broken a pass and a pass, wiping out obstacles and monsters waiting. Perhaps to the end, found that there is only one mirror left, the original has been in pursuit of their own.

Cai Yilin also wrote on Facebook:

"who ' s guilty?! On the way to creation, the scariest judge is always himself. "

Screenshot of "Strange Beauty" MV

In the midst of chaos, if you can not accept the real self, and the network Army standing on the same front to criticize themselves, then, so beautiful themselves, may eventually fall in this abuse of the ocean, was simply unable to shout the name of the cannibal to eat. Learning to accept their own shortcomings and dark side, is really able to drive their own powerful strength, is to capture the net of cannibals.

Hurtful words, stacks out of the base

"UGLY BEAUTY" album cover, conspicuous is that almost quickly occupy the whole face of the "mouth of Truth", the first time we see want to speak but can not say the exit of Cai Yilin, carefully look up, only to find hiding behind the mouth of truth, that understanding of fragile eyes.

Want to say but can not say, there is an invisible pressure to block the mouth, is every bully shared memories, Cai Yilin with eyes to tell you: "You are not a person, I understand you, understand your vulnerability, understand your fear, understand all of you." 」

The cover of "UGLY BEAUTY" album. Photo | Cai Yilin Face Book

In more than 20 years, Cai Yilin has received no shortage of verbal violence, from last year with the producer Chen Shinhan, the launch of the single "Love Me" is not difficult to see through the song to discuss the issue of bullying. Cai Yilin had admitted in a media interview that she had survived the torment of verbal violence, and that the album wanted to use her own life story to draw a new album, expecting to hear more women with the same experience show up and share common experiences.

From the bear bully to be able to face, Cai Yilin spent 20 years, with time to prove hurtful words, into her body, into a solid base under her feet. But is it possible that the souls, who were also slammed, did not get through this? Is it possible that they have been burned by the fiery eyes of society before they can figure it out?

How hope, the prickly statement can stay in the mouth, or stop in the hand that is about to press ENTER. So that we can no longer use the "bumpy all the way" to introduce the beautiful people. (Recommended reading: when there are too many hate bullies in the world, let's practice speaking the language of Love )

Photo | Cai Yilin Face Book

In the 2014, we saw Cai Yilin, who used influence and cared about various issues; today, we see Cai Yilin, who dissected the dark side of ourselves, and we have seen her desperate pursuit of perfection, very charming, very distressed, and have seen her reconcile with herself, admitting that perfection does not exist, is very real, very beautiful.

Such a real Cai Yilin, even if it is already an international superstar, has never forgotten the supporters, see the emotional message of fans, she also sincerely respond and confess "oneself instantly turned into a wave at sea, arrived at the shore, also thought, oneself alone, look back only to find, in fact, I am not lonely, because I understand, Less the push of that boundless ocean, I can not reach the shore after all! 」

At the same time, we are in parallel with her-walking on the path of re-recognizing ourselves, redefining ourselves, and falling back in love with ourselves. Occasionally, when we are influenced by our own rich emotions, we should affirm our emotions, hold down our hearts and say to ourselves again and again, "because we have emotions, we can produce a more interesting and unique look than perfection, and we all blame beauty." 」

Cai Yilin's "Strange Beauty" full lyrics:

Coveted evil to grow up with me
Growing social nutrition in soft rot
In the past, the scar made me stand still.
Those who are ugly and who are in a mess.
Oh, I laughed and cried.

What is the standard that is in a hurry to determine the fittest?
Love me, hate me, not me.
There are some outside I come from within me

Listen to Who's wrong.
Beautiful, ugly.
If you ask me, I'll look at me.
I blame the beautiful

You can't see my beauty, you're blind.
The face of praise turned and spat.
Aesthetic world who has the guts to say so absolutely
I don't think I'm looking at myself today.
Which one do you want?

Listen to Who's wrong.
Beautiful, ugly.
If you ask me, I'll look at me.
I blame the beautiful

Who's going to push me? On to the next one
Carrying too much moral life all the way is going to be breathless.
Whoever's going to hurt him or not, don't worry about it.
Too tactful to get along with the soul pulling dilemma

All positive and negative energy is eaten.
Beautiful ugliness has its own need for existence.
Love and hate, with your liking.
Reject your hypocrisy, embrace, want to live, be necessary to respond to evil in your heart.

Who's wrong about that?
Beautiful, ugly.
If you ask me, I mean, I'm weird.