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Mao Chuan: rock with a positive, tolerant life attitude

By : InKunming | Published: 2014-April-16

Mao Chuan [Provided to InKunming]

Escape Plan Band has 4 band members. [Provided to InKunming]

[InKunming--Living in Kunming] Escape Plan(逃跑计划), a famous rock band in China, rocked Kunming in the Tuborg Lvfang Music Festival and the 500 KM City Music Festival last year. Their brilliant performance has left a deep impression to fans, and has made the band become even more remarkable around the country.

This April, Escape Plan Band will come to Kunming for a live music concert again. The band, along with Sodagreen(苏打绿), another renowned band in China, will present a wonderful night to local residents.

Yesterday (April 14), We InKunming took "Youth" and "Rock Spirit" as main themes to interview Mao Chuan, the lead singer of Escape Band.

Mao Chuan, born in 1982, is the lead singer as well as the master soul of Escape Plan Band. As an Aries, Mao is a hearty and enthusiastic guy. He set up Peacock Band in 2005, and formally renamed the band Escape Plan in 2007.

Having seen rises and falls, Mao has never stopped his footsteps on chasing his music dream. Over almost 10 years’ development, Escape Plan finally develops into a mature yet famous rock band under the lead of Mao. At present, the band consists of 4 members, namely Mao Chuan, Ma Xiaodong, Gang Ang and Hong Tao.

Time slows down in Yunnan

After their first debut in 2005, Mao and his band have been busy with attending various live performances across the country. "Honestly speaking, I don’t like this kind of lifestyle, because I’m not such kind of guy who are wild about traveling," said Mao, "but I can’t change but to accept the reality. Traveling is an inevitable lifestyle to all the rock bands during their development period. I have to adapt to society, and try to be accepted by the society."

Mao busted out laughing when talking about Yunnan. He said: "I’m planning to buy a house in Yunnan, since the climate here is cozy and foods are delicious. Every time I come to Yunnan, I feel that time slows down. "

Rock spirit is a positive, tolerant life attitude

Different people hold different opinions towards rock music and rock spirit. The elderly may think rock music is too noisy, while some may tend to take rock music as a symbol of freedom and courage.

In Mao’s opinion, rock spirit is hard to be defined. "What is rock music and what is rock spirit? I don’t know. The so-called rock music is merely a positive, tolerant attitude to me."

In fact, Mao’ attitude towards life has been embodied in many songs, which have encouraged and inspired a lot of people.

"I never deliver attitudes in my songs intendedly. I wrote them just because of inspiration." Mao noted.

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