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  • We love Beetles until we are young.

  • (yeah)Since you were young, you love the Beetles? (yes)

  • What about any other influences?

  • Any other major stars that you know that you think you would like to be like?

  • We think Beetles have a lot of influence.

  • even in western country or eastern country like in our world

  • You know. So their influence is very huge and powerful for us.

  • (hmm hmm) We think we might take this kind of power as music.

  • We try to influence some generation of in the same as our generation in the same age

  • And the music, which I've been listening to today, you know, big chord, stadium rock, you know, catchy stuff.

  • You write most of it. You do the most. You'll sing a song?

  • I wrote almost all the...

  • What do you write about?

  • I... We sing what we see, what we hear, what we think for our generation.

  • And you are huge in China.

  • I was talking to one of my colleagues who works in the BBC Chinese service.

  • And they were telling me that it's because you have uplifting something.

  • Some to tell people to hold on their dreams.

  • Do you think maybe that part of your appeal in Chinese market?

  • first of all, it's not about the market or what strategy we use in China.

  • For that it's more like almost in the world.

  • The young generation. The young generation, everyone think about the same thing.

  • How to catch your dream? How to fight your world?

  • Not only for a doubt or for your class.

  • Or anything. So we just write maybe the young generation like us, what we think in our music.

  • The point is young people around the world (yeah) are worried about the same thing.

  • (I think so.) But as a Taiwanese rockband, big in Japan. Do you have to be careful about some of the things you write about ?

  • not to be too political?

  • Japan? No, in China. Sorry, do I say Japan?

  • I just been talking about Japan. (laugh) You know. The Chinese rockband big in China. (yeah)

  • Do you have to be carfeful about some of the things you write about?

  • not to get too political.

  • Actually, we are very honest to our songs.

  • So we wrote what we really care about.

  • Anything we wrote more basically we wrote more about relationship

  • (hmm hmm) relationship around the pals. With friends, our families, and what we dream about.

  • what we really care about. But I think the most important thing is Mayday always think very positive. (hmm hmm)

  • positive message? Yeah, so always we think about we have a dream, then we can achieve that.

  • So we keep pushing this message to all the people that can't speak Chinese.

  • that's why. That is the question for you, isn't it? You are going to tour Europe and the US.

  • But you'll be singing in Mandarin. (yeah)

  • How is that gonna work?

  • Are you expecting, you know, Chinese fan to come? or..

  • There is a trick. We put some Chinese subtitle in our music video right now

  • So people can check that.

  • But also we think there is... you know, music has no language

  • So if we have thinking this. If we thinking the same thing, then we play the same thing, then I think music can touch people's heart.

  • Even don't have any language with it.

We love Beetles until we are young.

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MEET MAYDAY TAIWAN'S HOTTEST ROCK BAND - BBCNEWS

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