Set to be released next month, Eason Chan's latest album, 5th Floor of Happiness, ran into problems of a premature online leak with five of his new tracks currently circulated on the internet. Apart from that, a fan went as far as to mimic and record one of Chan's latest tracks onto a CD and had it mailed to the bewildered King of Cantopop.
Chan's latest album features a plethora of collaborations with different musical talents such as Tanya Chua, Sodagreen, Mavis Fan, Xiao An, and Ah Xiang, the vocalist of rock band Luantan Ascent. Chan's record company has confirmed that all five collaborated tracks had been leaked onto the internet. The company is currently carrying out a thorough investigation to see if the leak was an intentional move.
As if the leak of five songs were not outrageous enough, Chan received a CD from a fan who re-sung one of his latest compositions, 'How Much', which is also one of the leaked tracks. The singer was exasperated as he disappointingly expressed that he could not be bothered with these anymore.
This is not been the first time such leaks have happened in the music industry. Previous victims include Angela Zhang, whose song was accidentally leaked online by the music producer's assistant. Jay Chou has also experienced similar leaks before the official release of his album.
Lol, this: "a fan went as far as to mimic and record one of Chan's latest tracks onto a CD and had it mailed to the bewildered King of Cantopop." really made me laugh. XD
Also, I had no idea he had an album coming out, damn.