She also played games with fans and answered several questions:
Jolin revealed that there will definitely be a concert this year ! The script has been submitted, it will be closely linked to UGLY BEAUTY‘s concept.
The awards she wants to win the most at this year’s Golden Melody Awards are “Best Mandarin album” and “Best MV“. “Best Mandarin album” because her whole team will get recognition, and “Best MV” because she felt really sad for director Muh Chen when he didn’t get any award for PLAY我呸 PLAY MV (PLAY我呸 PLAY MV was nominated for Best MV in 2015).
🇬🇧 Yesterday, HitFM (Taiwan’s biggest radio station) revealed its yearly top 100 singles. People could vote online since the end of December/early January.
And 怪美的 Ugly Beauty got #1 !!! It’s Jolin’s fifth #1 in HitFM Top 100 singles since her debut !
Joined by phone, Jolin said that she was in a meeting, there will be a “new project“…
Later she posted on Facebook and Weibo to thank all fans for these results !
“It’s year-end dinner time ! Also don’t forget to watch 腦公 Hubby MV ! Today has really been great, besides Eternal Music’s year-end dinner, I also got 1st place in HitFM Top 100 Singles ! Thank you darlings for your precious gold fingers !! Older sister still thinks it’s hard to believe !! I believe that everyone who participated, requested the song on radio, downloaded it, or purchased it, must be even more excited !! Thank you once again, your delaying sister and Ugly Beauty’s team will land~ Older sister will definitely cherish even more every opportunity to produce an album and every opportunity to meet you as well !! Thank you thank you thank you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”
Previous HitFM rankings
On another note, an English translation for 新年抖来咪 Happy New Year Do Re Mi is now available !
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.
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!”
On January 15th, Jolin has been interviewed by POP radio.
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 !