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                                                                                                                                               Heartgrey performed the song “Under Mountain” in the King Maker II Final
                                                                                                                                               Heartgrey perf ormed the so ng “Under Moun tain”  in the King Maker II F inal
                                                                                                                                                        Competition on ViuTV. (Photo courtesy of Heartgrey)
                                                                                                                                                        Competi ti o n o n Vi u TV . (Photo c ou rtesy o f Heartgrey )
                                                                                                                          most beautiful music is created at the  his friends to express their feelings   Heartgrey says there are still
                                                                                                                          hardest  time.  “I  don’t  believe  music  towards the Anti-Extradition Law  positive impacts of the law. He
                         Scene in the music video produced by Fong King-lok. (Photo courtesy of Fong King-lok)
                         Scene in the mu sic video produced by F o ng King - l ok. ( Photo c ou rtesy o f F o ng King - l ok)  creation will die,” he adds. He is  Amendment  Bill  (Anti-ELAB)  believes that the quality of language
                                                                                                                          planning to create a song about saying  movement. The song was first  used in lyrics writing will be improved
        opinions in the city is suffocating.   tion? Is national security that easy to  and I have never seen a situation like   goodbye to Hong Kong.       performed in the King Maker II  because producers will express their
        “Government punishes the good and   be interfered with?” he says.       this before,” Fong adds.                                                     Final Competition on ViuTV. It then  minds by using implicit words.
        rewards the evil. Its action is the reason   “Our team is not a group of young   Fong says he will not stop making      Power of Linguistics         became a hit.                          “We shouldn’t clash with the law
                                                                                                                                 ower of Linguistics
        why creators lose the motivation to   frontline protesters. We are relatively  music. “We will not change the theme   Heartgrey, a three-time Chinese   Heartgrey thinks music can be a  directly,” he says, “And we have to stay
        produce work,” he says.             moderate. Even so, we have worries.”  of our music. All the productions we    Beatbox Champion who represented  source of emotional support for Hong  alive. Don’t just bury ourselves into
           Similar to Lam, Fong points out   Fong says.                         do are related to society.”               Hong Kong at the 2012 Beatbox Battle  Kongers.                         politics.”
        the vagueness in the law creates fear.   He also feels surprised about the   “Any change may cause a lot of       World Championship, has produced      “Music creators are able to
        “What is sedition? What is subver-  current  situation.  “I  have  lived  (in  ripples  but may also bring  a lot of   music about political affairs in Hong  influence the public emotionally by
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Edited by Emilie Lui
        sion? Does singing a song mean sedi-  Hong Kong) for more than 40 years,  hope,” he says. Fong believes the       Kong. He says that it is important for  playing guitar and composing songs.       Edited by Emilie Lui
                                                                                                                          music creators to survive in their own   So, everyone can walk hand in
                                                                                                                          ways.  “Music  creators  can  use  less  hand with an optimistic vibe,” he says.
                                                                                                                          explicit words in their lyrics,” he says.  “Given the tense atmosphere, music
                                                                                                                             Last year, Heartgrey produced a  creators should make greater effort to
                                                                                                                          song titled “Under Mountain” with  send out our ray of sunshine,” he adds.


                                                                                                                                                   Given the tense atmosphere, music

                                                                                                                                          creators should make greater effort to send out

                                                                                                                                                               our ray of sunshine.

                                                     sic video produced by F
                                        Scene in the music video produced by Fong King-lok.
                                        Scene in the mu
                                                                         ng King
                                                (Photo courtesy of Fong King-lok)
                                                ( Photo c ou rtesy o f F o ng King - l ok)
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