On Thursday Coco Lee and Sun Nan were in town on location at the Temple of Heaven to film the final scenes for the music video of the Beijing Olympic song Forever Friends.
"This is a multinational family arts group; we come from different cultural backgrounds and have become a close-knit family because of the Olympics. We are a true reflection of Forever Friends," said producer Kong Xiangdong.
Two-time Grammy Award-winning composer Giorgio Moroder headed the song's music composition. Moroder has experience in producing Olympic hits -- he composed the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic theme song Reach Out and the Seoul 1988 Olympic theme song Hand in Hand.
German lyricist Michael Kunze, whose achievements include successfully translating the two hit musicals: Cats and Phantom of the Opera into German, penned the English lyrics to Forever Friends.
The three members of the song's creative team represent a multi-ethnic, boundary-free world. They truly signify the theme of Forever Friends.
Following the debut performance of Forever Friends during the one-year countdown celebration for the Beijing Olympic Games last August, Moroder and Kong decided to do a new recording of the song.
That's when singers Sun Nan and Coco Lee got involved. In addition, CCTV host, Yang Dongsheng, was invited to join the production team. Coco Lee and Sun Nan are both honored to perform Forever Friends and hope to pass the song's message along to the rest of the world.
The Forever Friends music video is scheduled for release before the end of the year. In addition, a Chinese version of the song is in the works now and will be ready for release early next year.
Zhao Dongming, director of the BOCOG Cultural Activities Department
Moroder (1st, R) is full of praise for the two singers
Moroder and Kong Xiangdong reminisce about the past
Coco Lee is excited about being involved in the "Forever Friends" music video
Coco Lee and Sun Nan film a scene on the Great Wall