Jolin shares some information about her new album in NYLON China, records a new song, attends Namie Amuro’s concert and gives her a cake

Jolin is on cover of NYLON China magazine this month, she shared some information about her upcoming album in the interview:

► The new album is expected for this year,
► 3 or 4 songs have been recorded,
► The new album should feature 11 songs with completely different styles,
► Each album presents what Jolin likes at the moment. She’s been studying brain science and reading many books about psychology, and even reading 庄子 Zhuang Zhou to understand herself better and prepare the new album, so it should be her most honest album ever !

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Speaking of the new album, Jolin recorded a new song yesterday with NESE (PLAY我呸 PLAY‘s composer) ! These pictures originally come from Downtown Music Studio’s Facebook, but they have deleted their post since then.

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Jolin’s new album is still expected for this year, a Tour is supposed to follow in 2019.

After recording a new song, Jolin went to Taipei Arena in order to attend Namie Amuro’s concert ! Namie Amuro is performing for the last time in Taiwan on May 19th and May 20th as part of her Finally farewell Tour (she is retiring in September 2018).

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Jolin offered Namie a cake backstage, check it out below !

Jolin says in the attached text that she’s not satisfied with it, and even thought 2 days ago to throw it away.
She thanks 皇后陛下 Your Majesty who helped her bake the cake, and finish the part she couldn’t finish herself.

She thanks Namie as well: “Thanks to Namie for coming again. I cherish this accidental friendship. I was very happy to be ‘attacked’ everytime by her smile. I hope she will always smile brightly and her life will continue to be wonderful. I love her”.

Jolin also posted a picture of her and Namie with the cake: “Although I look calm, I was very shy when the goddess saw my cake !! (old and still shy haha)”

Jolin and Namie Amuro’s friendship started 6 years ago when Ge Fuhong (a Taiwanese producer and agent, she co-founded with Jolin her label Eternal Music) arranged a meeting between them (pictures HERE), after Jolin attended Namie’s concerts in Taiwan in 2004 and 2009.
The first time they met they chatted casually and got along, which resulted in the collaboration I’m Not Yours in 2014. Namie also appeared in the MV and was a guest performer at Jolin’s PLAY World Tour the year after (this performance can be seen on PLAY World Tour DVD/BD).
Jolin sent a basket of flowers when Namie came back to Taiwan in 2016 for her LIVEGENIC Tour (pictures HERE). Back then Jolin learned that Namie loved Baumkuchen, so she bought her one which was given to her backstage.


PLAY World Tour DVD/BD press conference in Taichung: new teaser featuring performance with Namie Amuro

Today Jolin held a press conference for PLAY World Tour DVD/BD at 麗寶樂園 Lihpao Land (an amusement park) in Taichung.

Full conference
(it starts at 18:30, new teaser at 33:45)

New teaser only

Recap of the 35 minute event:

► Jolin’s performance with Namie Amuro on I’m Not Yours will be included in the release. She praised Namie, saying that she’s a really attractive artist. According to Jolin, in private she’s as cute as a little girl.

► Jolin watched Namie Amuro’s performance at NHK’s Kouhaku on December 31st. Since there were no Chinese subtitles, she could not understand what Namie was saying, but she could feel that she was very emotional (Namie Amuro is retiring in September 2018).

► Every time Jolin sees 美杜莎 Medusa‘s headdress, she remembers the feeling of having her neck very sour (the headdress was very heavy, that’s why Jolin doesn’t dance during the performance).

► When asked about concerts leaving the deepest impression on her, Jolin mentioned the Malaysian date of PLAY World Tour. It was outdoors, she was not used of outdoors concerts. It was raining a lot, she was drenched, slipped with her high heels and fell on stage. She finished her stay in Malaysia resting and aching.
Jolin also mentioned a concert she held for her 3rd album Show Your Love. She had lost a lot of weight, and while performing 你還愛我嗎 Do You Still Love Me, her eyes couldn’t focus, she was seeing double. After this, Jolin realized the importance of health.

► Sam Chen, Warner’s CEO, appeared on stage to offer a “gift” to Jolin: the word “呸 Pei” (Chinese title of PLAY album) written with oiled rice, and pink eggs, a symbol of the concert’s DVD/BD festive birth.
He said Jolin could be considered an “underground producer” since she went several times to the editing room. Jolin answered while laughing that she felt like she had given birth to a child and thanked Sam Chen for helping her “giving birth”.

► Last time Jolin went to an amusement park it was 3 years ago at Universal Studios Japan. She can only remember the Harry Potter games.

► Jolin thinks rollercoasters are more exciting than Ferris wheels, but she has seen too many thrillers, and fears now that the rollercoaster might stop in the air.

► For Jolin, Ferris wheels are not romantic, things from everyday life are, like cooking and eating together.

► Jolin said while laughing that she read posts by fans online saying that PLAY我呸 was already an old song. She’s very happy to finally launch PLAY World Tour DVD/BD.

► Jolin hopes to release the new album this summer to wear less clothes, and relax.

PLAY World Tour DVD/BD will be released on January 30th. You can buy it on 5music DVD|BD (standard shipping or EMS) or books tw DVD|BD (EMS only).


Jolin performs at concert in Linyi, attends CHANEL AIRSPACE event in Taipei and Milan Fashion Week

On September 16th, Jolin performed 舞孃 Dancing Diva, 第三人稱 The Third Person And I, and 日不落 Sun Will Never Set at Luzhou Laojiao – Eternal classic superstar concert in Linyi !

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舞孃 Dancing Diva

第三人稱 The Third Person And I

日不落 Sun Will Never Set

On September 20th, Jolin attended 香奈兒太空中心 CHANEL AIRSPACE event in Taipei (a flash Chanel store will be opened from September 23rd to October 20th).

When asked about Japanese singer Namie Amuro’s retirement at 40, she answered: “It feels sudden, but I bless and support her for doing what she wants to do”.
Asked about her own retirement, Jolin admitted that she was not expecting to still be singing in her 30’s, but she’s not thinking of retirement at all at the moment.

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Jolin is the first Asian artist ever to be invited twice in Milan (Italy) for 2018 Spring/Summer Fashion Week !
She attended Versace Fashion Show last Friday.

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Jolin will be in Europe until October 3rd and will also attend 2018 Spring/Summer Fashion Week in Paris (from Sept. 25 to Oct. 3).