🇬🇧 It was announced only yesterday that a dance video would be provided for 玫瑰少年 Womxnly !
Jolin explained why she decided to release a dance video before the official MV:
“When I first started writing (the song), I wanted to show the beauty of my body. When I heard the arrangement, my body could not help but sway. It made me enjoy dancing in an instant. It’s like the body is emitting the language it wants! Love yourself is respecting your body’s intuitions and reactions. “
She asked Ryan Parma, a director from LA who already collaborated with Korean singer CL for Hello B+tches, to film the dance video.
It took 10 hours to film Jolin and her 14 international dancers in a sequence shot (long take). They rehearsed for 3 days before the shooting.
The meaning of 玫瑰少年 Womxnly‘s lyrics is only expressed by the choreography. The dance video is also showing Jolin’s acting and performing skills !
Jolin expressed her gratitude on Instagram to the dancers, choreographer, and director:
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 !
Jolin’s dog Whoohoo also celebrated his 11th birthday on set !
There is no information at the moment about the MV director or its release date.
Jolin recently gave an interview for her new album UGLY BEAUTY, here’s a summary:
► About 惡之必要 Necessary Evil “Everyone should face their emotions. 惡之必要 Necessary Evil is the summary of UGLY BEAUTY. Nothing is absolutely good or bad, but there is a bit of horror to face what you are afraid of, so there is a terrible atmosphere in the arrangement. I tell you: be ready to go down to the dark and see yourself.”
► Jolin has been keeping a diary for 2 years “When I feel distressed, I talk to myself by writing a diary. I think it is a good and safe place to vent, because I don’t need to be afraid of others misunderstanding me.”
► About 玫瑰少年 Womxnly, her commitment for the LGBT community, and marriage equality in album 呸 PLAY “I feel that freedom of the body is a right, everyone needs to give space and choice to anyone. Girls do not have to be feminine, boys do not have to be masculine. […] And PLAY World Tour video about Rose Boy (Yeh Yung Chih) left a deep impression on me.”
► About her favorite photoshoot for the album 消極掰 Life Sucks (the one with the blue dress from the limited edition) for its wide range of expressions.
► About feedbacks on UGLY BEAUTY “I am actually only curious about feedbacks on 惡之必要 Necessary Evil, because I like it very much, I think it is very fresh, it is darker, and it is different from everyone’s impression of me […]. I like to scare everyone (laughs).”
► About UGLY BEAUTY MVs “I hope that every song will get a music video. Because that’s the direction I’m going for when I’m searching for lyrics. When I see the lyrics, there is a picture in my mind, I will want to materialize them.”
► About the new Tour “I haven’t thought of the script yet, but I believe that I should be able to play different things. It should be more visually stimulating than PLAY World Tour.”
► About 甜祕密 Sweet Guilty Pleasure “I am very selfish, I want both.” (A partner with beautiful body and soul)
► About 腦公 Hubby “My image of my husband is that I can be myself in front of him regardless of how I look.”
► About cakes “To be honest, I haven’t made a cake in a year and a half, just to make the album”.
► About UGLY BEAUTY “I’ll give this album 100 points of course, because I committed myself fully to it, and in all honesty I have done my best”.
► About retirement “I think that this day will come sooner or later, there is just no way to predict when. But I believe that even if I don’t sing in front of an audience, I will still like to sing in private, but not for a living.”