- POSTED: 19 Dec 2013 19:58
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Malaysian singer Issac Dang looks back on his first year in showbiz, and shares his thoughts on his new single “C'est pour cela que je t'aime!”.
SINGAPORE: Taiwan-based Malaysian singer Issac Dang is a very different man today, compared to the man he was when he first entered showbiz earlier this year.
Gone is the shy, quiet Dang and in his place is an outgoing, almost playful Dang.
“When I first started, going into showbiz just felt very new and uncertain. But now, I understand what I want, after experiencing so much in the past year.
“I have really gained a lot of confidence, and I’m more willing to express myself now … more willing to talk to people,” said Dang with a smile.
In just one year, Deng has also gone from having to seek performance opportunities in Taiwan to actually getting invitations to appear on television shows.
Yet, in spite of his success, there are still things that make him a little nervous – like going to Paris to shoot the music video and publicity photos for his new single “C'est pour cela que je t'aime!” (“C’est”).
“I was shocked when I first heard about it, and the first thing I told my manager was ‘With the money we’re spending on this, I would have been able to buy a bungalow Johor!’
“My parents could each live on a separate level and it would still be fine!” said Dang, bursting into laughter.
“There was quite a bit of pressure, and I was really scared, because I wasn’t sure if we’d get any return on the money we are throwing in.”
“But in the end, I decided to push it aside and just focus on doing my job well.”
Tears and fears
Dang, who was in Singapore recently for a special concert with the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, said the “C’est” music video contained a lot of his own ideas, and showed off his personal fashion style.
The song is also one which he had always wanted to bring to his fans, and finally got the chance to do so, now that he has more confidence in his own abilities.
“It was written almost a year ago, but at the time … I felt I didn’t have enough experience to handle the song.
“When I first attempted the song, I broke down at one point and couldn’t finish recording it,” said Dang with a sheepish grin.
“This time I asked for the lights to be turned off, so people won’t be able to see if I shed any tears.”
“If I cried and people asked me about it, it would bother me and prevent me from letting out my emotions while performing the song.”
Dang said "C'est" is a small taste of things to come, pointing out that he is already working on his second studio album, which will be released sometime in March or April next year.