I don’t know if I can wait until March to hear the stories and the songs!
After a year and 3 months, JJ Lin is getting ready to release his 10th album on the 10th anniversary of his debut. At the afternoon press conference, JJ took a trip down memory lane and looked at all the different styles he’s worn over the past 10 years. JJ seemed to be quite proud that he grew to look younger and younger. He said,
Before I didn’t understand style, and I didn’t know how to really make myself look good. Now that I’m training and have my own fashion brand, I can very confidently say that I’m becoming more and more handsome.
He also very honestly admitted that he’s quite narcissistic, often looking in mirrors enough to drive his staff mad.
On a more emotional note, speaking of his past experience and looking at his 9 other album covers on the board behind him, JJ said,
It’s like it happened yesterday, but time flies by so fast. But all those memories will be in my mind, I’ll never forget.
There was another highlight at the event. When JJ traveled to Hollywood last year, he unexpectedly participated in an auction for Michael Jackson’s performance clothes. There were 56 sets of clothes on display that day, and over 50 of them were bought by two people. JJ managed to get one of Michael Jackson’s jackets. He said,
Afterwards, I found out that those two people were sent by Lady Gaga to buy the clothes. I was very surprised.
At the scene, the jacket was in a glass case, and JJ said,
This is really my baby, so I’ll have professionals take care of it.
Michael Jackson was always an idol for JJ, and he said,
To me, this is not just a personal collection item. It’s a constant reminder of my determination and love toward music. I’ll borrow Michael’s spirit to help me make better music, and pay homage to Michael. I hope that I can also be like Michael and introduce more love to the world.
Of course, the most important part of the event was the unveiling of JJ Lin’s new album. Since it is his 10th album, the meaning is very special to the singer. He said,
I’m very thankful that so many people have accompanied me on this journey, supporting me. If you guys were there, there would be no JJ Lin today.
Because of this, JJ Lin’s 10th album will be entitled 因你而在 (Here Because of You), and the English title will be Stories Untold.
JJ emphasized that he has to thank a lot of people on this journey, and not just as a polite gesture. For one person to travel alone from Singapore to Taiwan, where no one knew him, to having even a little success depended on a lot of people’s help and support. Whether it’s the media, the staff, or the fans from all over the world,
Without you guys, there wouldn’t be JJ Lin standing here!
因你而在 is not only the title of JJ Lin’s 10th album, it is also the title of the main promotional single, which will be revealed some time in mid February.
JJ Lin’s 10th album 因你而在 Stories Untold will be released in March 2013.
SOURCE: jj-lin.com, Tencent, & JJFO FB