Deserts Chang (张悬)/An Pu (安溥)

Deserts Chang

张悬 (Deserts Chang), also known as 安溥 (An Pu), is known for her unique voice and deeply introspective songwriting. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Deserts Chang has carved a niche for herself with her distinctive style, blending elements of folk, alternative rock, and poetic lyrics.

Her album “神的游戏 (Games We Play),” released in 2012, stands as a testament to her artistic depth and musical versatility. This album is particularly noted for its exploration of complex emotional landscapes and social commentary, delivered through Chang’s captivatingly raw and honest vocal style.

The album’s tracks range from the hauntingly beautiful to the starkly minimalist, with lyrics that delve into themes of love, loneliness, societal expectations, and personal identity. Songs like “玫瑰色的你 (Rose-Colored You)” resonated with a generation of listeners, earning her a dedicated following.

“Games We Play” is characterized by its thoughtful arrangement and Deserts Chang’s ability to convey profound emotion through her music. Her ability to craft songs that are both personal and universally relatable has made this album a landmark in the Mandarin indie music scene.

Deserts Chang is celebrated not just for her musical talents but also for her willingness to address sensitive and complex issues through her art. “Games We Play” is a clear reflection of her role as not just a musician, but a poet and storyteller, whose works continue to inspire and influence both fans and fellow artists alike.

Shuowei Jin
Shuowei Jin
PhD Candidate at University of Michigan CSE

My research interests include systems for ML, ML for systems, and mobile network systems.