Wait what?! It’s been 16 years since Jackie Chan (成龍) last released a full length album. That’s because the legendary actor has been killing it in the box office.
Good news fans. The 64-year-old icon will be releasing a new record titled, “Music Life Of Jackie Chan”, in August this year. Yesterday (9th April, Monday), Jackie debut his first single “A Man Is Right” (“物是人非 – Wu Shi Ren Fei”) from his upcoming album.
“I’m very excited to share this song with you. As a special gift to all my fans, my friends, my family, and all the people close to me, I hope you’ll enjoy this song. Even though you all see me as an action superstar, but I truly love singing as well! Its been 16 years since I released my last album, and I was very pleased to share the news of my upcoming album when I held a small event at the end of March,” the entertainer wrote on his official website.
He continued, “My new album is scheduled to be released in August this year, and I hope everyone will be able to enjoy seeing another side of me. To be honest, I’m not a professional singer…. I just love to sing, because through singing, I’m able to express many things that I usually can’t say with words. Singing my feelings so a lot easier. I’ve filmed many movies and said many heartfelt dialogues, but in real life, I’ve never actually said “I love you” to my family. This is the first of my new songs that I’d like to share with you. Hope you like it.”
In the open monologue for “A Man Is Right”, the singer reflects on his past few years of being in the entertainment industry. Although Jackie has made a name for himself over the past few years, the people that are close to him have been slowly dwindling down. Farewells are never easy, and this song is an ode to the “brothers who are no longer here”.
Throughout the music video, we see snippets of his past in the form of shadows. We see and feel his heartbreak as he remembers the trailblazers who came before him. Even if you don’t understand Mandarin, this emotional song will resonate with you on a personal level.
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Source: Jackie Chan’s website.