聚光燈下《拍謝少年的台語搖滾》Sorry Youth's Taiwanese Rock
Weni, Giang, and Alfred, the three members of independent band, Sorry Youth, all came from different career paths. The band was inspired to start writing songs after watching a variety of musical acts at Spring Scream in 2005. Over the next ten years, they worked part time while making music to independently produce two albums, Sea Food and Brothers Shouldn’t Live Without Dreams. Sorry Youth sings Taiwanese songs about their life experiences because “Taiwanese captures our own culture and emotions.”
In the beginning they liked performing in venues with a local vibe, such as lamb hot pot restaurants or riversides, that could directly express the physicality in their music. Singing at a Sorry Youth concert is an unforgettable experience. Enthusiastic audiences sing along to every word of songs bursting with the exuberance of youth.
Weni, Giang, and Alfred quit their jobs in 2018 to take a shot at becoming professional musicians. This started by hosting the Megaport festival; touring in Canada, Japan, and Korea; and using their music to support protests while performing in Hong Kong. This process led them to reconsider how their individual roles as creators connect to larger generational issues. Their song “Wind and Currents” was written in honor of Sorry Youth’s first musical offering; but how exactly did these three manage to host a local Taiwanese offering on a global stage?