Jolin performs songs from UGLY BEAUTY at the KKBOX Music Awards & signing session in Kaohsiung, invites Dee Hsu to star in 紅衣女孩 Lady In Red MV ! / Jolin interprète des chansons d’UGLY BEAUTY aux KKBOX Music Awards & à une séance d’autographes à Kaohsiung, invite Dee Hsu à jouer dans le clip de 紅衣女孩 Lady In Red !

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🇬🇧 Jolin performed several songs from UGLY BEAUTY at the KKBOX Music Awards last Saturday in Taipei !

Setlist
惡之必要 Necessary Evil (intro)
甜祕密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure
怪美的 Ugly Beauty
腦公 Hubby

She declared there that she has been very busy with the new album’s promotion, she’s tired and caught a cold as well.
As a consequence, she intends to get rest for 2 weeks at the end of January. She will celebrate Chinese New Year (February 5th) with her mom in Taipei.

Jolin hopes to shoot all MVs this year and also start the new tour before the end of 2019.


On the next day she held a signing session for UGLY BEAUTY in Kaohsiung, where she performed 腦公 Hubby, 消極掰 Life Sucks, and 怪美的 Ugly Beauty !

► 腦公 Hubby – 9:52
► 消極掰 Life Sucks – 57:19
► 怪美的 Ugly Beauty – 1:05:20

徐熙娣 Dee Hsu (aka 小S Xiao S) will appear in 紅衣女孩 Lady In Red MV !
She declared: “I’m under pressure !” And added: “Actually, I regret a bit taking this role, for this work, I am now starting to eat hard-boiled eggs !”
She keeps asking her staff: “How do I look ?”, and after listening to everyone’s praise, her confidence comes back: “The old lady is fighting !”

Jolin’s agent, Tom Wang, stated: “Thank you for your concern. Xiao S has always been an artist that Jolin likes very much. We are also looking forward to great work happening!”

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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 !

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🇬🇧 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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腦公 Hubby MV to be revealed on January 28th (promo pics, teaser…) ! / Le clip de 腦公 Hubby dévoilé le 28 janvier (photos promo, teaser…) !

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🇬🇧 腦公 Hubby MV is coming on January 28th at 12:00 PM (Taiwan time) !
Director is Jeff Chang (特務J Agent J, 電話皇后 Phony Queen MV).

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 with actors 吳君如 Sandra Ng and 鄭愷 Zheng Kai.

A teaser has been posted two days ago on Jolin’s YouTube channel:

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

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

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UGLY BEAUTY press conference recap, 怪美的 Ugly Beauty MV concept & nods to Jolin’s past / Résumé de la conférence de presse d’UGLY BEAUTY, concept du clip d’怪美的 Ugly Beauty et clins d’oeil au passé de Jolin

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🇬🇧 Yesterday a press conference took place in Beijing for the launch of UGLY BEAUTY !

Full press conference

Jolin cried while recalling her past struggles:

“I used to be called fat, seafood sauce, squid, my facial features were called strange… When I was walking down the street during that time, when people looked at me, I would think that everyone hated me. At that time, although I seemed to be fine on the surface, in fact, my heart was already very unhappy. The cover of the album [note: regular version] actually intends to tell everyone that I have overcome this, so you can too, I think I am very brave.”

Jolin was always feeling that what she was doing was not enough, not perfect enough. She hit rock bottom during the promotion of 花蝴蝶Butterfly, Jolin in 2009. Overwhelmed by work to the point that she even considered retiring, she couldn’t find motivation and meaning anymore.

Jolin revealed that she wants to hold a concert for her 20th anniversary but also show the concept of UGLY BEAUTY‘s entire album on stage.


怪美的 Ugly Beauty MV has finally been released yesterday !
This music video is about all the criticism from media, netizens, and even from herself, that Jolin had to bear for the past 20 years, how it affected her deeply, and the fact that she finally overcame all that and made peace with herself.

It contains lots of nods to Jolin and her career, here we go (sources: Jasper T & Lee Wan Yeow@YouTube):

We can see Whoohoo, PLAY我呸 PLAY MV characters, the bird from 大藝術家 The Great Artist MV, but also MVs from 呸 PLAY (I’m not yours, 美杜莎 Medusa…) & PLAY World Tour introduction video playing on TVs.
“The Supreme Court of Beauty” has been founded in 1980, Jolin’s birth year.
This picture of Jolin has been taken this year, netizens started to say that she lost her abs, that she got fat, that she was neglecting herself…
Jolin is wearing what looks like 愛無赦 Bravo Lover MV’s prisoner outfit. “JT-20181226” can be read on her top (JT = Jolin Tsai, 20181226 = album & MV release date).
愛無赦 Bravo Lover MV
The name of the restaurant: 宜翎海鮮 Yiling Seafood.
宜翎 Yiling is a mix between Jolin’s first name by birth 宜凌 and her “real” first name (her stage first name is 依林 Yilin).
必要之饿, a meaning of starving is a must,
she forces herself to eat as little as possible to lose weight.
Jolin is plunging the salad into the bowl to remove all oil before eating it.
It seems that she used to do that as part of her diet.
Jolin is wearing the “J” hat from Dr Jolin MV.
Dr Jolin MV
Netizens used to say that Jolin would never be pale enough, pretty enough.
That’s why she’s turned into a statue here (Venus de Milo).

The fact that she has arms make her an ordinary statue, however what makes Venus so appealing is her perfect but imperfect beauty (broken body).
Jolin’s Freak Show. She’s wearing an outfit from Dancing Forever World Tour.
It’s a satire of her past stunts. The gymnastics she was doing during her Dancing Forever World Tour were belittled by some people and labeled as “a juggling show”.
About the posters: 1st one on the left refers to her “sausage mouth” (netizens used to say that she had thick lips, so they were calling her “sausage mouth”). The one with the shoe is about the fact that her height was mocked too. “Hamster Jolin” is about the “big cheeks” she was told she had before. The 花蝴蝶 Butterfly and the 大丈夫 Real Man ones refer to the choreographies she performed.
Dancing Forever World Tour (J2)
It might refer to 馬甲上的繩索 Corset’s Rope MV
馬甲上的繩索 Corset’s Rope MV
Ribbon dance from 舞孃 Dancing Diva.
GIFs used by netizens. They thought that this blue outfit was hideous.
Some of the GIFs:
http://www.57gif.com/gif/424959.html
Jolin feeling unconfident about her appearance.
Looks like she has been ridiculed by netizens after her 舞孃 Dancing Diva performance at the opening ceremony of the 18th Golden Melody Awards (2007).
She was said to have a sausage mouth, and her long legs to be fried shrimp.
Performance:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCLxLxkbLp4
She was mocked by media and netizens because of the dress she was wearing at the 19th GMA on the red carpet. She was called a squid and “Queen of sea food”.
19th GMA red carpet
Jolin is vomiting all the criticism held against her and her work online.
Jolin is holding a whip, it might refer to PLAY World Tour’s 美人計 Honey Trap performance.

Don’t hesitate to watch the MV (over and over) once again, English subtitles are available for both song and dialogue !

UGLY BEAUTY: title song MV, full album online, songs credits ! / UGLY BEAUTY: clip de la chanson titre, album entier en ligne, crédits des chansons !

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🇬🇧 Jolin’s MV for 怪美的 UGLY BEAUTY has been released ! Enjoy:

Don’t forget that you can find an English translation of the lyrics HERE.


Jolin’s new album UGLY BEAUTY is now available online worldwide on Spotify ! You can also buy it digitally on iTunes or listen to it on Apple Music.

Full songs’ credits have also been revealed. Jolin has participated in 6 songs:

  • 玫瑰少年 Womxnly (lyrics, music)
  • 怪美的 Ugly Beauty (music)
  • 你也有今天 KARMA (music)
  • 甜秘密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure (music)
  • 腦公 Hubby (music)
  • 你睡醒再看 Shadow Self (music).
Regular version cover

01. 惡之必要 Necessary Evil
Lyrics: Li Weijing, Razor Chiang
Music: Razor Chiang, Starr Chen
Arranger: Razor Chiang

02. 玫瑰少年 Womxnly
Lyrics: Ashin, Chen Yiru, Jolin Tsai
Music: Razor Chiang, Jolin Tsai
Arranger: Razor Chiang

03. 怪美的 Ugly Beauty
Lyrics: Wu Qingfeng
Music: Rhys Fletcher, Stan Dubb, Starr Chen, Richard Craker, Jolin Tsai
Arranger: Starr Chen

04. 你也有今天 KARMA
Lyrics: Lan Xiaoxie
Music: Jolin Tsai, Hayley Michelle Aitken, Johan Gustafsson
Arranger: Starr Chen, AHa0

05. 紅衣女孩 Lady In Red
Lyrics: Yan Yunnong
Music: NESE, Wang Meilian, karencici, Jeff Bova
Arranger: Starr Chen, Razor Chiang

06. 甜秘密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure
Lyrics: A Di Zai
Music: Jolin Tsai, Johan Moraeus, Olof Lindskog, Hayley Michelle Aitken
Arranger: Morrison, Starr Chen

07. 愛的羅曼死 Romance
Lyrics: Wyman Wong
Music: Victor Lau
Arranger: Howe Chen

08. 如果我沒有傷口 Vulnerability
Lyrics: Liao Ting Yi
Music: Xiao Yu
Arranger: Howe Chen, Xiao Yu, Jian Daosen

09. 腦公 Hubby
Lyrics: Li Ruojun
Music: Jolin Tsai, Rhys Fletcher, Stan Dubb, Richard Craker, Alex Syps
Arranger: AHa0, Starr Chen

10. 消極掰 Life Sucks
Lyrics: Tom Wang
Music: Sam Fishman, Jazelle Rodriguez, Samuel Petersen
Arranger: Starr Chen, AHa0

11. 你睡醒再看 Shadow Self
Lyrics: Huang Ziyuan
Music: MCKY, Jolin Tsai, He Yusheng
Arranger: Huang Shao Yong