Jolin attends press conference for Anessa (Shiseido), talks about the new album release and her meeting with Tom Cruise

Jolin attended a press conference for Anessa (sunscreen by Shiseido) in Taipei today.

Here’s a summary of what has been said at this event:

► Jolin has been busy working on the new album, she even put aside a cake competition to focus on music

► The new album will be released this year, it’s scheduled for December according to reports

► Single release in June confirmed

► Jolin has been watching Tokyo Joshi Zukan* recently
* Japanese drama: https://jdramas.wordpress.com/2016/12/18/tokyo-joshi-zukan/

► About her first meeting with Tom Cruise in 2000: she was very nervous and afraid of making mistakes. Fortunately on the video we can only see her back, the look on her face was probably very embarrassing

► About her second meeting with the American actor last Wednesday: Tom Cruise is a very kind and enthousiastic man, they had a nice chat. Usually with stars you feel a certain distance but not with him.
Jolin also admires his working attitude, she said laughing “it’s curious how he does not have to rest!”

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Jolin has afternoon tea with Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise and Jolin had oolong tea on May 24th in the afternoon at Sin Hong Choon in Taipei!
The actor was in Taiwan as part of his promotional activities in Asia for The Mummy.

It turns out that Jolin and Tom Cruise already met 17 years ago at Mission Impossible II press conference in Taipei, back then she offered him flowers for his first visit in Taiwan:

Last Wednesday Tom Cruise immediately praised Jolin and congratulated her on her success.
Jolin said that 17 years ago, she was a little girl, and nervous, she didn’t dare looking at him in the eye, but at that moment she was not nervous at all.

They talked about their respective lives, respective careers and their fans.
When asked about what they do in their spare time, Jolin answered that she liked to learn new things, and Tom Cruise that making a movie and travel around the world to promote it and meet people was like a holiday for him, and the best kind.

It took Jolin 7 days to make the two cakes you will see in the pictures.
Tom Cruise said several times “You really made these yourself? So amazing!!”
He was reluctant to “destroy” the cake, but Jolin insisted.
Tom Cruise offered Jolin peonies and a diary inscribed with her name, and said “17 years ago you gave me flowers so now it’s my turn to return the favor”.
The actor wrote a secret in the diary: Jolin said she would write her own secrets in it, and that the diary would become a secret between the two.

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Private fan meeting in Shanghai, new upbeat single coming in June!

Jolin held a private fan meeting in Shanghai yesterday, and had a livestream before that.

1) Livestream

Summary:
► She’s still learning things about music
► She’s been liking Justin Bieber’s voice lately and wants to collaborate with him. Jolin would like to collaborate with lots of artists on her new album
A new single -an upbeat one- will be released in June
► Play World Tour DVD editing has been completed (no release date yet)
► This summer she wants to wear a bikini to the beach (in Tahiti) and get a tan
讓愛傳出去 Let Love Spread Out performance at 13:45
► Jolin promised to perform the alternative version of 讓愛傳出去 Let Love Spread Out (it’s a more upbeat version) at the next tour
► Nothing about the new album…

2) Shanghai fan meeting

Jolin performed 13 songs in front of the fans!

01. 開場白The Prologue
02. 特別的人 Special Person (方大同 Khalil Fong cover)
03. ALWAYS (Yoon Mi Rae cover)
04. 非賣品 Priceless
05. 说爱你 Say I Love You
06. 別說沒愛過 Don’t Say (韋禮安 William Wei cover)
07. 我恨我愛你 I hate that I love you (張惠妹 aMEI cover)
08. 我的依賴 Accompany with me
09. 布拉格廣場 Prague Square
10. 騎士精神 Spirit of the Knight
11. 美杜莎 Medusa
12. 感覺你的存在 Feeling your presence
13. 降落傘 Parachute

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On another note, “你/You”, Jolin’s painting for SEE THROUGH (exhibition against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in Taipei) got sold for NT$20 million (592 550 € or US $662,412)!

Income deduction will go to Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights.

This painting was also the cover of the single WE ARE ONE, released on May 17th. The song is about LGBT rights.

Listen to 讓愛傳出去 Let Love Spread Out!

About this new single: HERE.

Jolin’s new single has been released last Friday worldwide on iTunes, Spotify…

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讓愛傳出去 / Rang Ai Chuan Chuqu / Let Love Spread Out
Lyrics & Music: Hong Yutong

A Music Video made of family pictures sent by people on DaAi TV* official Facebook aired today on that channel for Mother’s Day Eve in Taiwan!

*DaAi TV is a key component of Tzu Chi Foundation’s Cultural Mission.
About DaAi TV: http://www.daai.tv/daai-web/aboutdaai/about_en.php

EDIT 05/20: official lyric video!

Charity single coming this Friday: 讓愛傳出去 Let Love Spread Out!

讓愛傳出去/Rang Ai Chuan Chuqu (literally “Let Love Spread Out”) is a cover of one of 慈濟 Tzu Chi Foundation‘s songs.
About Tzu Chi Foundation: https://www.tzuchi.us/mission/ (page in English)

Jolin has always been very involved in public welfare activities.
After seeing Tzu Chi’s volunteers earlier this year and hearing 讓愛傳出去 Let Love Spread Out performed by children, she decided to cover this song.

讓愛傳出去 Let Love Spread Out “children version”

讓愛傳出去 Let Love Spread Out has been re-arranged.
Jolin spent several days in the studio, and recorded two versions, a light one and a warm one. Jolin’s mother chose the latter. She said “very touching, very moving!” when she heard it.

Since her mother is also her biggest support, Jolin hopes to use this song as a Mother’s Day gift for her, and wishes a happy Mother’s Day to mothers all around the world.

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讓愛傳出去 Let Love Spread Out will have an MV, but there is no release date for it yet.