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July 7, 2020

Taiwanese band Sodagreen changes its name to Oaeen

Taiwanese band Sodagreen is now known as Oaeen. photo: Greeny Wu / Instagram.

After a three-year hiatus, much-loved Taiwanese indie pop group Sodagreen will be staging its comeback with a new name.

The group announced on July 3 that it would now be known as Oaeen.

Oaeen came up with its new moniker by dropping the first four consonants of its original name.

This is in keeping with the creative way the group developed its new Mandarin name Yu Ding Mi (Yu Ding Mik in Cantonese), which involved extracting a radical from each of the characters for its original Mandarin name Su Da Lv (Sou Da Luk in Cantonese).

The third word Mi is so rarely used nowadays that netizens started asking the group how to pronounce its new name, with some mistaking the word for the similar-looking Shi.

Taiwanese band Sodagreen's new name is Oaeen (Yu Ding Mi in Mandarin / Yu Ding Mik in Cantonese). photo: Sodagreen / Weibo.

Taiwanese band Sodagreen’s new name is Oaeen (Yu Ding Mi in Mandarin / Yu Ding Mik in Cantonese). photo: Sodagreen / Weibo.

Likewise, the six members of Oaeen decided to transform their stage names in much the same manner.

The group members’ quirky alter-ego names are: vocalist Greeny Wu Tsing-Fong as Ri Chu, electric guitarist Kay Liou Jia-Kai as Shi Dou, acoustic guitarist Ho Jing-Yang (or A-Fu) as Ke Tian, bassist Claire Hsieh Shin-Yi as Xiang Wo, drummer Shih Jyun-Wei (or Xiao Wei) as Ba Nv and keyboardist Kung Yu-Chi (or A-Gong) as Jin Ba.

Oaeen will be making its debut with a small-scale live music show titled Oaeen Follow Me Concert at the Taiwanese live music venue Legacy Taipei on July 31 at 8pm.

 

Photo and news source: thestar.com.my

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