Taiwanese singer-song writer Jay Chou (周杰倫) has been keeping his fans waiting on tenterhooks for his new album. Well, they will be getting their wish on 15th July! The Mandopop King will be officially releasing his new album “Greatest Works of Art (最偉大的作品)” on Friday, much to the delight of fans.
Currently, the album is open for pre-orders. While it has left many fans hyped, some are supposedly dissatisfied. Apparently, they aren’t happy that Jay Chou has only released six new songs from his album!
Jay Chou has been keeping netizens updated on his new album, including what songs will be on it. On 8th July, he announced the 12 songs included in the album, including his new tunes. Aside from popular singles like “Mojito”, “Won’t Cry (說好不哭)” and “I Truly Believe (我是如此相信)”, his new songs like “Greatest Works of Art (最偉大的作品)”, “Pink Ocean (粉色海洋)” and “Reflection (倒影)” leave many wondering what he will be bringing to the music scene this time.
However, not all are happy with his song list. In fact, netizens have been complaining that there aren’t enough new songs! Several supposedly saw fit to express their anger directly to the singer via his socials. They apparently told him to quit the music scene and get off the internet. After 6 years of not releasing any albums, this understandably isn’t the welcome Jay Chou expected. He reportedly restricted comments on relevant posts before deleting them entirely.
But his other fans have rallied to support their favourite artist. Several pointed out that although he only has six new songs for fans, Jay Chou previously released five others as singles. “Is it unreasonable to have all the (songs) in his new album now?” a comment asked. Others claimed that true fans would appreciate his work, regardless of the number. “As long as he is willing to write songs for fans for one more day, we will always wait and enjoy!” one exclaimed.
Well, the artist himself isn’t too bothered by the negative comments it seems. He recently announced that he’ll be taking a road trip with his family while waiting for the album to drop. In the meantime, fans are free to order the album and eagerly await its final release.
You can listen to “Greatest Works of Art” here: