• Title: Grim Reaper (閻羅王)
  • Artist: Janice Yan
  • Runtime: 5:02   Language: Mandarin
  • Date: October 29, 2017

It is hard to make the connection between the Grim Reaper, who is the king of the Hell, and Janice Yan, a beautiful and talented singer. Surprisingly, Grim Reaper was Janice's nick name when she just started her singing career. To honor this nick name, the famous song writer, Wyman Huang (黃偉文), wrote the Grim Reaper (閻羅王), to include in Janice's newest album I Have Myself (我有我自己).

The lyrics of the song started with various unexpected scenarios, to describe how unpredictable life can be. For instance, the elevator may suddenly fall; you may be involved in a car accident due to a careless driver; a storm may come the next second after the beautiful weather; and the plague may break through after the peace. Because of the unpredictability of life, it is important to turn your wishes into actions the moments they came into your mind. Otherwise, you may lose your opportunities to make them become true.

The music video created a creepy environment like the horror movie. NianXuan Wu (吳念軒) participated as a special guest in the MV. Using the timeline created by the lyrics, Janice stepped into the elevator at 11 p.m. to look for people she would take away the lives. Wearing smoky makeup and indifferent face, Janice acted as the Grim Reaper and visited many people in the middle of the night. Witnessed their last minutes alive, she saw a lot of regrets, helpless, and attachments. There were still many things they did not get a chance to do; however, life was too short and they were running out of time. When Janice completed her trip and stepped out of the elevator, it suddenly fell, echoing the lyrics of the song. It also symbolized that anything could happen in the next minute.

Although the lyrics and the MV created a horrified background, it made its audience think the way they wanted to live. People are so busy with work and social activities, and they forget the more important things, such as their families, friends, lovers, and themselves. As everyday could be the last day in your life, you may want to take care the most importance as soon and much as possible, leaving no regrets behind.

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