WATCH: Encore Live Prepares Season of Love Concert

By Andrew Chin, February 5, 2016

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After rousing tributes to Stevie Wonder and the history of hip hop, Encore Live returns to Shanghai Concert Hall with romance on its mind. Soulful singer Kevin Max!m and an all-star group of the city’s finest musician performs a rousing concert dedicated to looking at love across the four seasons of the year. We chat with Max!m about the steamy Valentine’s Day show, while dropping in on a rehearsal.

What is the concept behind Seasons of Love?

Love feels a lot different each season, especially the ones that are polar opposites. In the winter, you want to bundle up, whereas summer love is a lot [steamier].

Will the show be super romantic?

It’s going to be a mix. I wanted to make sure that it’s not just enjoyable for couples, but also for singles. There’s going to be something for everybody from young to old. Plus, I’m notoriously single on Valentine’s Day, so it’s going to be a lot of fun.

What are some of the songs that will be performed?

Right now we’re rehearsing ‘Kiss from a Rose,’ and will do some Justin Timberlake, En Vogue and Prince. LaTrece Bracks will sing ‘At Last’ and we’re doing a couple Chinese songs too.

What’s it like performing at Shanghai Concert Hall?

It’s amazing. It’s a beautiful place and to be able to look out that many people excited about the music and what we are doing. For the most part, it’s been local artists there, so to see people get into the music that we’re doing, as someone from the other side of the world, is really amazing.

How would you describe your on stage persona?

It’s weird, when most people see me on stage they say I’m really intense, but as soon as I break the curtain, they see I’m a completely different creature. Music is my outlet so it makes me a lot more confident and expressive. It’s like my little window that lets out my soul. But generally in everyday life, I’m pretty mild but every now and then I can show out.

Anything you want to add?

Just come. There’s going to be something for everybody. It’s not just for couples, but also for singles, and will appeal to everyone young to old.
> Feb 14, 7.30pm, RMB80-480. Shanghai Concert Hall, tickets. See event listing.

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