This year's Golden Melody Award Best Group Winner - Da Zui Ba (Big Mouth) have recently released a digital single "Always by my side" which is a cover version of a Japanese hit song "So ba ni i ru ne" by Teruma Oayama.
It seemed that Jerry had also tried to get the rights to sing the same song but had to give it up after losing it to Da Zui Ba
Jerry Yan was supposed to release his new album end of this year but is delayed to 1st half of next year as it is yet to compete. It is rumoured that it was considered to cover a Japanese song in his new album in consideration of Japanese fans. Teruma Oayama's "So ba ni i ru ne" was a popular hit song in Japan this year, and Da Zui Ba's lead female vocalist Ai Sha also chose the same song and they won the rights to sing since the copyrights of the song is with Universal Music.
When Ai Sha heard that Jerry also tried to achieve to cover the song, she said: "I also hope he can sing the song. Our version is group singing while his is solo, it wil be a different feeling." The orginal Japanese lyrics is about a resultless long distance love relationship but Da Zui Ba's mandarin version changed it to a happy ending.
Jerry's management company expressed: "It is the norm to consider many songs when choosing songs, we did enquire about the song but later decided not to include the song after style of the whole album was confirmed."