Jolin releases MV (w/ English subs) & making for 腦公 Hubby: discover all references to HK movies ! / Jolin dévoile le clip (avec sous-titres anglais) et le making de 腦公 Hubby : découvrez toutes les références aux films hongkongais !

🇫🇷 Version française page 2 !

🇬🇧 腦公 Hubby MV by director Jeff Chang (特務J Agent J, 電話皇后 Phony Queen MV) has been revealed yesterday, its making has been posted several hours later !

It’s inspired by classic HK movies of the 80s & 90s, such as 賭神 God of Gamblers, 與龍共舞 Dances with Dragon, 破壞之王 Love on Delivery, and 暫時停止呼吸 Mr Vampire.
Some classic scenes from these movies are reenacted in the MV where actors 吳君如 Sandra Ng and 鄭愷 Zheng Kai also stars.

Jolin plays the daughter of 酒令茶餐廳* Jiu Ling Tea Restaurant‘s owner, 吳君如 Sandra Ng a “marriage goddess”, and 鄭愷 Zheng Kai the “hubby”.

*酒令 Jiu Ling is Jolin’s nickname, 茶餐廳 is a kind of restaurant commonly found in HK.

MV
MV Making

I tried to make a list of all HK movies’ references made in the MV, check them out below !

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Jolin performs 玫瑰少年 Womxnly and 腦公 Hubby at signing session, talks about 甜祕密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure for POP radio, reveals the meaning of every UGLY BEAUTY song in new video / Jolin chante 玫瑰少年 Womxnly et 腦公 Hubby pendant une séance d’autographes, parle de 甜祕密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure pour POP radio, dévoile le sens de chaque chanson d’UGLY BEAUTY dans une nouvelle vidéo

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Yesterday Jolin was in Taipei for the 1st signing session of UGLY BEAUTY.

Besides performing 玫瑰少年 Womxnly at the beginning and 腦公 Hubby at the end of the event, Jolin had lots of interaction with fans.

Her mother (and Whoohoo) also made a special appearance for a surprise orchestrated by Jolin for her birthday ! Fans sang “Happy Birthday” to her.


On January 15th, Jolin has been interviewed by POP radio.

Summary:

  • Jolin’s new song “甜祕密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure” is talking boldly and explicitly about lust. She thinks that this is healthy and does not have to be taboo. She said that many people do not know their own body, they rely on guessing, and exaggerated acting. “How can I feel comfortable ?” Jolin said: “There must be much more educators to teach everyone, only then there will be much less sexual violence.”
  • “惡之必要 Necessary Evil” was preset right away as the opening song when it was still in the demo stage.
  • “甜祕密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure” was the first song of the album to be recorded. After adjusting the arrangement several times, Jolin added a sense of speed, to complete the feeling of being in ecstasy, the song has a hidden meaning that she wants to bring to the fans.
  • Jolin originally only wanted to release the album digitally. Afterwards, in order to provide fans the feeling of opening a physical version, CDs have been produced. Radio anchor said: “I own all your albums physically, how could I be missing this one ?” Seeing that he and her fans were madly obsessed with physical albums, Jolin said: “I’m very envious of your desire to grab things, if it was me I could forget about it right away”. She laughed and said that she was not interested in grabbing things. But she feels that it’s like being enthusiastic like a child, and that sharing on social networks is also kind of fun too.
  • Jolin shared a discovery she made after an improvisation course she took: “You don’t have to sing so high, you don’t have to sing so loudly, I can move myself.” She confided that she used to blindly pursue singing technique when she had insufficient self-confidence. “Because skill equals to good singing, it is equal to be the best female singer.”
    It was like this until she found her most comfortable and unrestrained style, then she dared to use her own voice on the new album. She hopes to bring positive messages to fans through the album, just like hearing a speech somewhere, you can get an upward boost.

“Big sister talks about UGLY BEAUTY !”

“Big sister talks about UGLY BEAUTY !”
That’s the name of the video uploaded on Jolin’s Youtube channel, she’s explaining the songs’ meaning in the video’s description. Translation below !

The order of the album’s tracks is like a message in the brain all day. You get up in the morning, experience a bunch of desires, emotions, and finally you have to go dream, rest well, face yourself, and another day comes once again.
1 “Necessary Evil”
Evil is not just evil for me.
It’s a lot of private emotions.
“Necessary Evil” is the prelude of the album.
It’s a bit like a horror movie because I want to tell everyone that going into your inner world is actually so horrible.
I want you to go to your heart to dig your inner story.
Maybe it’s very dirty inside. There are a lot of things that you don’t want to let others know.
First of all, you must love yourself.
You must also admit that you have such emotions.
When you are willing to face them, it doesn’t have to become the evil of your imagination.
2 “Womxnly”
I heard this rhythm when I was composing.
I really wanted to write about “the freedom of the body.”
When the rhythm of freedom is in the music, our body is the most sacred.
This rhythm makes me feel that I have to respect my body’s intuition.
And that I don’t have to live in the framework of society, I don’t have to think that femininity must be bad or that I have to be masculine, it must be what you want to pursue.
Whether it’s male or female, it’s actually a gender identity. It doesn’t have an established framework.
3 “Ugly Beauty”
Ugly Beauty’s entire album is about stories of emotion.
Something that happened to me or that I found out in my diary. I hope you can learn more about the “ugly beauty” after watching the MV.
In fact, I am like everyone else.
There will be a lot of uncertainty.
This is the life story that I stood up again from the mud.
4 “KARMA”
These lyrics have a feeling of revenge for women.
I think this topic is very interesting.
I believe that everyone will have a day with a fight in their mind with black angels.
Of course, if you really want to retaliate against that person, the best way is to live better than him.
5 “Lady In Red”
I really like red very much.
Red, it has its own kind of power.
Red is blood, passion is a wound.
It’s the origin of life, it’s something we can’t lack.
When I was communicating with the producer, I said:
“I want a feeling of a ghost story.”
Because when you want to walk into the muddiest place in your heart, it’s actually a bit painful.
There is a feeling of a ghost that no one is going to save you from.
6 “Sweet Guilty Pleasure”
The most basic desires of mankind: sexual desire, appetite, any hope and wish.
In fact, it is reminding you to face it.
It’s just like a dessert for me.
There is a little bit of guilt, but it is a very unforgettable feeling of happiness.
Everything has its two sides. See how you think about it.
In the arrangement, there is a deliberate intention to create that kind of emotions to be high and then to calm down and then high.
There is a blood pulsing drama tension.
7 “Romance”
Everyone in the face of love will inevitably fantasize about some romantic plots.
Everyone’s view of romance is not necessarily the same as in movies.
Maybe there is a little difference between TV life and the real life.
In the portrayal of the lyricist Wyman Wong, there is a different interpretation of the definition of romance.
8 “Vulnerability”
The lyrics are how I am in love. I used to be timid.
In feelings, we can often fall later.
I am even more reluctant to admit that I don’t want to show my most vulnerable side to the other side.
As the lyrics say, if I didn’t have any wound, could it be considered a nice accomplishment ?
Sometimes we have to believe in the power of love.
9 “Hubby”
The most fanciful song in the album.
When I watch a drama, I often fall into pink bubble fantasy mode.
I think that I am so cute.
This is a fun activity.
I hope this song will one day be a wedding march for everyone.
10 “Life Sucks”
Ugly Beauty’s entire album is a bit like a conversation with our brain.
We have a lot of thoughts coming in every day.
Sometimes they’re negative, sometimes they’re happy, sometimes they’re irrelevant.
In fact, every day, you will encounter negative things that you have to fight against.
When you encounter bad things that ruins your mood, you will lose your willpower and your motivation.
But after all, you still have to face the impact of life on you.
We can only tell ourselves that these negative things will eventually leave us.
11 “Shadow Self”
This song is about dreams.
It’s only you and yourself when you’re asleep.
You will face a very naked dream.
I really believe in the words that the subconscious wants to tell you.
That is the most honest self. In the song, I hear a voice in my dream. It is also one of the subconscious dreams that record my own self-confidence.
I also encourage everyone to write down their dreams to analyze them.
Maybe it will tell you something different.

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Jolin attends Standard Chartered Bank Charity Marathon, shoots 腦公 Hubby MV, talks about upcoming MVs during radio interview / Jolin assiste au marathon caritatif de la Standard Chartered Bank, tourne le clip de 腦公 Hubby, et parle des futurs clips pendant une interview à la radio

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🇬🇧 Jolin attended Standard Chartered Bank Charity Marathon yesterday in Taipei !

Following fans’ disappointment since only 2 signing sessions are scheduled for UGLY BEAUTY (on Jan. 20th and Jan. 27th), she stated that there might be other opportunities to meet her.

Tom Wang, Jolin’s agent, added that they have a long promotion period anyway.

*“Standard Chartered Taipei Charity Marathon” is the biggest and the most visually-impaired (VI) runners participated marathon in Taiwan. The major difference which sets Standard Chartered Taipei Charity Marathon apart from others is its good cause of visually impaired caring. For the past 6 years, Standard Chartered Bank has cumulatively donated NT$60 million through the race event and found job placements for around 500 visually impaired in Taiwan. The theme of 2019 is “Be Fearless”.
Text from
https://scbmarathon.com/


A couple of days ago, Jolin posted these pictures on Weibo, revealing her style for 腦公 Hubby MV !

A picture of her with Chinese actor Zheng Kai* also surfaced on Weibo, looks like he will be the “Hubby” ?

腦公 Hubby will be the third music video of UGLY BEAUTY. Its director is Jeff Chang (特務 J Agent J MV, 電話皇后 Phony Queen MV).

*Zheng Kai, also known as Ryan Zheng, is a Chinese actor and television personality. He graduated from Shanghai Theatre Academy Performance Institute in 2008. Zheng is best known for being a cast member in the variety show Keep Running.
He is also known for starring in films So Young, My Lucky Star, Personal Tailor and Ex-Files.
Text from Wikipedia.


Jolin has been interviewed yesterday by UFO radio.

She stated that 7 MVs are scheduled at the moment: 玫瑰少年 Womxnly, 你也有今天 KARMA (choreography scheduled, script is being written), 甜祕密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure (already filmed), 如果我沒有傷口 Vulnerability, 腦公 Hubby (already filmed), 消極掰 Life Sucks, and 惡之必要 Necessary Evil.

Nothing yet for 紅衣女孩 Lady In Red, 愛的羅曼死 Romance, and 你睡醒再看 Shadow Self

UGLY BEAUTY‘s 2nd music video will be 甜祕密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure, and the 3rd one will be 腦公 Hubby !

UGLY BEAUTY listening session in Taipei: 5 songs revealed, Jolin talking about sex ?! / UGLY BEAUTY séance d’écoute à Taipei: 5 chansons dévoilées, Jolin parle de sexe ?!

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🇬🇧 Yesterday Jolin held a listening session in Taipei for media and 10 lucky fans. They were able to listen to 6 songs off the album: 惡之必要 Necessary Evil, 怪美的 Ugly Beauty, 玫瑰少年 Womxnly, 如果我沒有傷口 Vulnerability, 腦公 Hubby, and 甜秘密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure.

Songs’ description:

  • 惡之必要 Necessary Evil

    • Lyrics: Li Weijing / Starr Chen – Music: Razor Chiang / Starr Chen

    • What fans have to say: Jolin’s voice is very low, the song is very depressing. Its style is even more “special” than 怪美的 Ugly Beauty’s. Described as “hardcore hip-hop”. It’s about the inner dark side and intends to tell the reason why a girl becomes “evil”…

    • What Jolin has to say: This is a style never seen before in her discography. After all the criticism on her performance at the Golden Horse Awards, Jolin chatted once about it and about women with novelist Li Weijing. After apologizing for this performance, she received love from everyone. The evil woman is not the one who wants to use violence and shoot with a gun. She may be emotionally traumatized and explore her fragile side, just like the villain of a fairytale. This song summarizes in a condensed way the content of the whole album. It is a way to go to her own dark side and face the most vulnerable one. “I want to say that I am evil, I am here”, “Who is the evil girl”, “I am so cold, so I am beautiful”

  • 怪美的 Ugly Beauty (we already know that one).

  • 玫瑰少年 Womxnly

    • Lyrics: Ashin from Mayday / Jolin – Music: Razor Chiang

    • What fans have to say: the lyrics are comforting after Taiwan’s referendums results (Taiwan said “no” to marriage equality). EDM, sad melody.

    • What Jolin has to say: she hopes to use this song to let everyone discover and learn to respect people who are different. It’s a mix between a mid-tempo and an uptempo. Jolin started to write the lyrics and asked Ashin to fill up the blanks. It was so well-written that Jolin said to him “I felt illiterate reading your words”. The song is about learning to love our body and respect it, and also respect others’ bodies. “You are not guilty”, “The world is guilty”, “Which rose will have no thorns” “The best revenge is beautiful” and “The most beautiful thing is to start counterattack”.

  • 如果我沒有傷口 Vulnerability

    • Lyrics: Liao Ting Yi – Music: Xiao Yu

    • What fans have to say: A love song never heard in Jolin’s discography. Ballad blending blues and gospel. The chorus is very moving. It’s about arming yourself in love and accept yourself.

    • What Jolin has to say: The more you’re in love, the more you lose courage, and you are easily hurt. Jolin’s love song is a way to make yourself comfortable, instead of taking someone else’s song to become someone else. “When you are strong and praised by everyone” “Is it enough to be your opponent?”

  • 腦公 Hubby

    • Lyrics: Li Ruo Jun

    • What fans have to say: A song that explores desire, and a young woman’s heart. A very lively song, similar to You Gotta Know. Cute pop-rock song.

    • What Jolin has to say: The idea for the song came from Korean dramas and love movies. When she watches them, Jolin wants to replace the female lead’s face by hers. She’s still looking forward to finding her “other half”, but she doesn’t feel lonely when she’s alone at home: “It is a kind of happiness to be able to get along with yourself.” Jolin wants to replace 今天你要嫁給我 Marry me today with this song and create a choreography for it. “I want to call you a hubby hubby” “Every minute, every second, hubby, hubby, hubby” “My hubby opens my mind”.

  • 甜秘密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure

    • Lyrics: A Di Zai – Music: Jolin / Olof Maarten Lindskog / Hayley Michelle Aitken / Johan Per Konrad Moraeus

    • What fans have to say: EDM. Explores desire, it’s a straightforward sex song, no innuendos. Pastry is also used as a metaphor for sex. A suitable background music to make love !

    • What Jolin has to say: Jolin values every part of the body, so she couldn’t ignore the “sex” part. “How long have you not looked at the mirror, have you touched your body, and found out where you like to be touched?” “Everyone feels desire, it’s not unusual, it’s not shameful, I’m almost 40 years-old !”

Jolin also revealed that she didn’t want to release a physical version for this album. Sony Music Taiwan advised her to do so, by telling her that she was still very beautiful and could still sell physical CDs.

Jolin stated several times this past year that she couldn’t see the appeal of CDs anymore, she doesn’t even have herself a CD player at home.

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09. 腦公 Hubby

Chinese

中了頭獎 喜從天降
我只能 用大獎形容
起床看到你就吃飽了
喔喔

恩啦啦 恩啊啊啊
你聽錯 我沒有說話
要來一片吐司嗎
甜笑

想要叫你 腦公腦公腦公
每分每秒 腦公腦公腦公
永遠陪我 愛我疼我抱我

我的腦公 像人間煙火
璀璨發光 讓我 凹喔凹喔
而我 我就像隻 退化的爬蟲 巴著
對你凹喔凹喔 是的

我的腦公 打開我腦洞
就像學長 重灌我的系統 oh
我的腦公 什麼都秒懂
但有點不懂我
也許有天 過得太鬆
兩個人都 變得臃腫
也不要忘記 對彼此的 胃口

想要叫你 腦公腦公腦公
每分每秒 腦公腦公腦公
永遠看著我 ok?

我的腦公 像人間的煙火
璀璨發光 讓我 凹喔凹喔
而我 我就像隻 退化的爬蟲 看著
對你拍手拍手 是的

我的腦公 打開我腦洞
就像學長 重灌我的系統 oh
我的腦公 什麼都秒懂
但有點不懂我

想要叫你 腦公腦公腦公
每分每秒 腦公腦公腦公
只能看著我

我的腦公 像人間煙火
我的腦公 打開我腦洞
就像學長 重灌我的系統 oh
我的腦公 什麼都秒懂
但有點不懂我

wooo你運氣還不錯
wooo能當我的腦公
Pinyin

zhongle tou jiang xicongtianjiang
wo zhi neng yong dajiang xingrong
qichuang kan dao ni jiu chi baole
o o

en la la en a a a
ni ting cuo wo meiyou shuohua
yao lai yipian tu si ma
tian xiao

xiang yao jiao ni nao gong nao gong nao gong
mei fen mei miao nao gong nao gong nao gong
yongyuan pei wo ai wo teng wo bao wo

wo de nao gong xiang renjian yanhuo
cuican faguang rang wo ao o ao o
er wo wo jiu xiang zhi tuihua de pachong bazhe
dui ni ao o ao o shi de

wo de nao gong dakai wo nao dong
jiu xiang xuezhang chong guan wo de xitong oh
wo de nao gong shenme dou miao dong
dan youdian bu dong wo
yexu you tianguo de tai song
liang ge ren dou bian de yongzhong
ye buyao wangji dui bici de weikou

xiang yao jiao ni nao gong nao gong nao gong
mei fen mei miao nao gong nao gong nao gong
yongyuan kanzhe wo ok?

wo de nao gong xiang renjian de yanhuo
cuican faguang rang wo ao o ao o
er wo wo jiu xiang zhi tuihua de pachong kanzhe
dui ni paishou paishou shi de

wo de nao gong dakai wo nao dong
jiu xiang xuezhang chong guan wo de xitong oh
wo de nao gong shenme dou miao dong
dan youdian bu dong wo

xiang yao jiao ni nao gong nao gong nao gong
mei fen mei miao nao gong nao gong nao gong
zhi neng kanzhe wo

wo de nao gong xiang renjian yanhuo
wo de nao gong dakai wo nao dong
jiu xiang xuezhang chong guan wo de xitong oh
wo de nao gong shenme dou miao dong
dan youdian bu dong wo

wooo ni yunqi hai bucuo
wooo neng dang wo de nao gong
English

I’ve hit the jackpot, joy from above
No other words than I’ve struck gold
Waking up to you is enough to fill me up

Um lala Um ah ah ah
Just your imagination, I didn’t say a thing
Would you like a piece of toast?
Smile sweetly

Wanna call you my hubby hubby hubby
Every minute and every second, hubby hubby hubby
Always be with me, love me, cherish me, hug me

My hubby, like the extraordinary in the ordinary
Shining so brightly, makes me go ah-ooh ah-ooh
And I, like a reptile, cling onto you
for warmth
Going ah-ooh ah-ooh for you, oh yes

My hubby drives my imagination wild
Like my Senpai, reset my system mode oh
My hubby knows everything
Just doesn’t quite get me

If, one day, we let ourselves go
And chubby we both grow
Even then, don’t forget our taste for
Each other

Wanna call you my hubby hubby hubby
Every minute and every second, hubby hubby hubby
Keep your eyes on me always
Ok?

My hubby, like the extraordinary in the ordinary
Shining so brightly, makes me go ah-ooh ah-ooh
And I, like a reptile, see you in
full color

Hubby hubby hubby
Every minute and every second, hubby hubby hubby
Eyes on me only

My hubby, like the extraordinary in the ordinary
My hubby drives my imagination wild
Like my Senpai, reset my system mode oh
My hubby knows everything
Just doesn’t quite get me

Wooo You’re quite lucky
Wooo To be my hubby

Translation Chinese-English: Jolin’s official YouTube channel
Français

J’ai gagné le gros lot, de la joie venue d’en haut
J’ai trouvé le bon filon, il n’y a pas d’autres mots
Me réveiller à tes côtés est suffisant pour me combler

Um lala Um ah ah ah
C’est juste ton imagination, je n’ai rien dit
Tu veux une tartine ?
Sourire avec douceur

Je veux t’appeler mon petit mari mon petit mari mon petit mari
A chaque minute, à chaque seconde mon petit mari mon petit mari mon petit mari
Sois toujours avec moi, aime-moi, chéris-moi, prends-moi dans tes bras

Mon petit mari, tel l’extraordinaire dans l’ordinaire
Tu brilles de façon si éclatante, ça me rend go ah-ooh ah-ooh
Et moi, comme un reptile, je m’accroche à toi
pour me réchauffer
Je suis en mode ah-ooh ah-ooh pour toi, oh oui

Mon petit mari rend mon imagination débordante
Comme mon tuteur, il réinitialise mon système oh
Mon petit mari sait tout
C’est juste qu’il ne me comprend pas trop

Si un jour on se laisse aller
Et qu’on devient tous les deux enrobés
Même à ce moment-là, n’oublie pas notre goût
l’un pour l’autre

Je veux t’appeler mon petit mari mon petit mari mon petit mari
A chaque minute, à chaque seconde mon petit mari mon petit mari mon petit mari
Ne me perds jamais de vue
Ok?

Mon petit mari, tel l’extraordinaire dans l’ordinaire
Tu brilles de façon si éclatante, ça me rend go ah-ooh ah-ooh
Et moi, comme un reptile, je te vois
en couleur

Mon petit mari mon petit mari mon petit mari
A chaque minute, à chaque seconde mon petit mari mon petit mari mon petit mari
Ne regarde que moi

Mon petit mari, tel l’extraordinaire dans l’ordinaire
Mon petit mari rend mon imagination débordante
Comme mon tuteur, il réinitialise mon système oh
Mon petit mari sait tout
C’est juste qu’il ne me comprend pas trop

Wooo Tu as pas mal de chance
Wooo d’être mon petit mari