Finding himself in 'Lost N Found'
Updated: 2011-12-27 17:07
By Cindy Gu (chinadaily.com.cn)
JJ Lin poses on stage during a news conference to announce the upcoming release of his new album "Lost N Found" in Beijing on Dec 26, 2011.[Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]
The new album of JJ Lin may be titled "Lost N Found", but fans will have no trouble finding his presence in the music scene.
Lin attended a news conference to celebrate the upcoming release of his new album and launched an 100-hour countdown to its release in Beijing's Reignwood Theater on Dec 26. The album – to be released on New Year's Eve – is Lin's first work since joining Warner Music.
After two years of song-writing and composing, Lin hopes to showcase a more dynamic "New JJ" to his fans and the Chinese music scene. Prior to the album's release, the single "Never Learn" has already become the most requested song in more than 200 radio stations and ranked first in major video websites in China.
JJ Lin plays "Never Learn" for media and fans during a news conference to announce the upcoming release of his new album, titled "Lost N Found", in Beijing on Dec 26, 2011.[Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]
"All of my songs are written from my own personal experiences," says Lin when asked where he gets inspirations for his songs from. Nevertheless, his oasis of creativity has't run dry because "a single experience may be interpreted in different ways".
"When I look back on the things I've been through, I've realized that no matter how mature we become, sometimes we just never learn how to love."
That's the message "Never Learn" tries to convey. Written from the eyes of a young man who never learned how to play the game of love, the lyrics speaks to all who have been through the ups and downs on the mountains of emotions. The music video, shot in Prague and filmed in slow and nostalgic hues, adds another veil of sadness to the already melancholic melody.
JJ Lin, a Singaporean Mandopop singer, is known for his heartwarming voice and somewhat melodramatic tunes. To celebrate the upcoming release, Warner Music presented a piano dazzled with 9,000 Swarovski crystals – worth 17 million RMB (roughly $2.7 million) and the only one of its kind in Asia – to wish for the success of Lin's first self-written album. Lin, showing clear excitement about the gift, performed the single "Never Learn" on stage.
"Lost N Found" will be available in stores on Dec 31, 2011.