TAIWAN - After 10 years of dating, WonFu lead singer Hsiao Min finally popped the question to the Taiwanese group's bassist, Twiggy. In a music video (sort of), no less.
Speaking over the telephone from Taipei, he tells Life! that he had been mulling over the best way to do it for a while. "I can't just propose to her when we are walking along the street or when we're in the middle of a meal.
Maybe that's okay, but I wanted something better. I couldn't think of something cooler though."
So when the director of the music video for their new song, Love You A Trillion Years, suggested a wedding scenario, a lightbulb went off.
After all, the song was written by Hsiao Min about the two of them. The opening lines, "When the wind blows, when the rain drops/Glad you live close by", already gives the game away.
As Twiggy says: "We do live quite close together actually, so he would say it's written for me. It's a little embarrassing for me to say it though."
The lyrics are quite playful ("Want to be with you like a USB so I can plug into your mind"), and Hsiao Min says it reflects the way they behave. "That's how we would talk to each other. We would joke about and think of ways to make each other laugh."
The track is from the indie band's new album, WONderFU, which peaked at No. 10 on Taiwan's G-Music album chart. The group comprise lead singer and guitarist Hsiao Min, 35; female lead and guitarist Mami, 30; bassist Twiggy, 33; and drummer Tu Pi, 32. They are currently touring to promote the album and will play at Switch on Wednesday.