Recently, the Vietnamese audience was very surprised by the comeback of “Có Chàng Trai Viết Lên Cây” and singer-composer Phan Mạnh Quỳnh in the OST of “Mắt Biếc” – a movie by Victor Vũ.
At first, Phan Mạnh Quỳnh was known as a singer. In 2015, the song named “Vợ Người Ta” makes him more famous in Vpop and at that time, this song was very popular among younger people. In the time of this article, “Vợ Người Ta” reached more than 128M views on YouTube. After that, he made another success with “Hãy ra khỏi người đó đi” and now, this MV is nearly 100M views on YouTube.
Singer-Composer Phan Mạnh Quỳnh. Source: zing.vn
In 2016, Phan Mạnh Quỳnh became a participant in a contest called Sing My Song Vietnam where everyone can join in to perform their composing talents. And in the final stage, Phan Mạnh Quỳnh performed “Có Chàng Trai Viết Lên Cây”. This is a thrilling song about the love story of a man from childhood to adulthood. Unfortunately, at that time, this song could not become the best song in this contest.
Singer-Composer Phan Mạnh Quỳnh. Source: vtv.vn
And recently, Vietnamese audience has been surprised by the comeback of “Có Chàng Trai Viết Lên Cây” in the teaser of Mắt Biếc. This song has become more popular because of the soft melody and emotional vocals of Phan Mạnh Quỳnh.
The poster of Mắt Biếc
Sharing with the audience, Phan Mạnh Quỳnh said that he changed a little bit of the lyrics of the original version of this song to make it more suitable with the context of Mắt Biếc.
Mắt Biếc is a movie directed by Victor Vũ – a talented director behind the successes of “Tôi Thấy Hoa Vàng Trên Cỏ Xanh” (I see the yellow flowers on the green grass) in 2015 and “Người Bất Tử” (Immortals human) in 2018. In this year, he decided to make a film about another novel of author Nguyễn Nhật Ánh – Mắt Biếc. He said that the first time he listened to “Có Chàng Trai Viết Lên Cây”, he felt that song is made for the love story of Mắt Biếc – a sad story called: “The first love for a while is thought to be in a lifetime” (Vietnamese: Tình đầu một thời cứ ngỡ một đời). Thus, he persuaded Phan Mạnh Quỳnh to write some other songs for this film. Beside “Có Chàng Trai Viết Lên Cây”, Phan Mạnh Quỳnh composed three more songs for Mắt Biếc. These songs are expected to express the affection of characters in this film successfully.