After her divorce from Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒), Cecilia concentrated fully on her career. Cecilia wrote the lyrics for her new love ballad, Once, which intentionally or unintentionally expressed her feelings after her divorce. The lyrics included, “I’m not blaming Heaven, Earth, or you. There is no hurt that I cannot withstand….” Despite the easy tune, the lyrics were quite sad and many fans left messages wishing that Cecilia continued to remain strong.
Despite being criticized as possessing a “male goose voice,” Cecilia released eleven music albums, including Star Wish <星语心愿> and other classic songs. Returning to the pop music scene after a 5-year hiatus and choosing a sensitive period to do so right after her divorce, Cecilia’s publicity staff member noted, “Cecilia has always been a very strong person. This new song represents her emotional state; she does not blame anyone. She only hopes to start a new life and wants to tell fans that she is well. There is no need to worry about her.”
Despite only releasing a single at this time, Cecilia was in the process of recording songs for her new music album. Cecilia’s publicity staff revealed, “In fact, Cecilia was ready to hold a concert prior to getting married. However, she chose to retire due to her family situation. Currently, we are helping her with her new album and recording songs. A concert is in the pipeline. We hope that fans will be able to see a mature Cecilia then.”