I think this song, especially the beginning phrases, exemplify the qualities I like most about his voice, the velvety-soft delivery and the melancholy undertones. It occurred to me once that his voice reminds me a lot of the cello. I used to play, don’t know if I could ever play again, but I have always loved that range.
Also, there’s something to be said for an artist who can hold their own in concert. While not 100% pitch-perfect, he’s generally on-register in his epic incredibly-produced concerts, and for that, the man has my respect. A lot of HK idols are valued more for their looks than for their voice, and I believe Eason has the voice in spades.
I heard someone say he’s not handsome, recently, and it’s pretty true that the Asian pop scene is pretty heavily-weighted toward the pretty, and less toward the talented. For myself, however, I can’t separate “attractive” from who a person is. Asshats are not attractive. Eason has an engaging personality and is a very talented singer/performer, and not at all unattractive, to my mind.