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On The Cover: Jackson Wang fronts our April 2022 issue

On The Cover: Jackson Wang fronts our April 2022 issue

The past year has been a great year for TEAM WANG Records, and the 2022 is going to be… By the time everyone reads this interview, my new single Blow is already out. I’ll definitely be launching my global album this year. Honestly, the global album was supposed to be launched last year but was dragged on and delayed until this year. I scratched eight songs because I wasn’t feeling them and through different discussions with the team, we decided to just wipe them out and recreate everything. At the end of the day, the art has to be solid and it has to be something we are confident with before we put it on the table.


We’ve heard that Blow is just the beginning of something even bigger… Yes, that is correct. I think I’ve spoken about Magic Man before but I don’t want to spoil too much for you. Blow is just the beginning of Magic Man and it is about presenting a completely brand new “me”.



Speaking of your soon-to-be-released album, your objective is… I really want to show you the new “me” correctly; to show you the “me” right now; that’s all I want to bring to the table now.


You keep yourself motivated and driven by… Honestly, I think for me, it is that I always have a goal and a destination to work towards. I naturally have the drive to keep going because I know I am nowhere near close to it yet. I am never satisfied with whatever I do and I keep telling myself that, “I need and have to be better”. That is pretty much the meaning of “staying alive” to me right now. Honestly, even if you have given me a week of vacation, by the second or even a few hours after I start the first day, I would feel insecure and think I am wasting my time.


Cartier Pasha de Cartier chronograph watch in steel, Juste Un Clou earrings in yellow gold, Clash de Cartier bracelet and rings in white gold; Fendi Suit, shirt, trousers


Your definition of music… In terms of the big picture, I think nothing much has changed. I still have the same vision I had from when I debuted, which is to bring myself to the limit and challenge it further.


Your golden rule in fashion is… Usually, it depends on where I am going and the situation, whether it is a business meeting or just chilling with friends. Personally, I would just prefer to be comfortable. Honestly, nothing too special.


Cartier Juste un Clou earrings in yellow gold; Gucci Suit


Your current favourite fashion trend is… I don’t think I have one because I don’t think that’s where my headspace is right now. Everything is just about the music and the album this year. That’s the only thing I want to focus on the best I can and we can as a team.


Speaking of fashion, TEAM WANG Design is… consisted of a great team. I’m the creative director and I pan the direction on what we do and what’s the magic in TEAM WANG Design. For both TEAM WANG Design and TEAM WANG Records, we’re just trying to make something fresh, new and meaningful.


Cartier Juste un Clou earrings in yellow gold; Gucci Suit


You’ve achieved a lot thus far in the music and art industry – and you’re striving for… I’m nowhere near where I want to go and I am never satisfied. That is the truth and honestly, the answer to this is to keep trying to be better and dedicate me fully to TEAM WANG Records and TEAM WANG Design.


Finally, you would like to tell your Malaysian fans that… I hope to see you more often and I can’t wait to travel to Malaysia to meet up with you guys. I have a couple of surprises for everybody but I don’t want to spoil it for you. If it happens, it happens and just be ready for it. It is not a joke and it is gonna be something special and massive! Until then, stay safe, take care of yourself and be happy. Go have a drink!


Cartier Santos de Cartier watch in steel; Fendi Knitted polo shirt, trousers


Photography: Kim Yeoung Jun; Fashion & Creative Direction: John Ng; Styling: Jung Ying & Song Hee Young; Interview & Words: Calvin Chong; Set Editor: Choi Sung Min; Hair: Lee Han; Make-up: Cho Han Sera; Production: Jeannie Ang (@jeannie_wonnie)


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