Young & fearless [Grazia China Sep 2017] (Jackson)

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“Young & fearless “

Wang Jia Er’s cuteness is a gift and so is his fearless youthfulness. Do whatever the heart wants to, dares to think, dares to speak, and dares to act. These flow in his blood and come naturally. Recently he made a small goal, to let the whole world hear China’s hip-hop music. Isn’t it lit?

When I came up, the very humorous Wang Jia Er foremost amused me: “I recently came back and established a work studio called Team Wang. If you have any needs job-wise, our contact number is 150XXXX…” while speaking, his hands drew a rectangular frame in front of his chest and the photography studio instantaneously became a home shopping live. Being smart and lively is what Wang Jia Er usually is: On the day of the photoshoot a fan came to visit. He immediately asked, “Are you my little sister or older?” Making it such that the girl could neither cry nor laugh. While recording the video ID, the pun came out just like that, “ I want to ask everyone to look forward to it, but they told you guys not to look forward to it!”

“I’m not like other idols. I’m more in touch with the people and earthly. Many people sees me as a child next door”. Wang Jia Er said, “When I’m in Korea and I go out to eat, some 30/40-years-old aunties would give me an extra bowl of soup.” Because he’s bubbly and loveable, he became a “treasure” to variety shows both domestically and internationally. Some regulated actions that are written on the script sometimes but Wang Jia Er just doesn’t stick to it and does whatever his heart desires. “No choice, I can’t act it.” In the end, the effect that comes out is unexpectedly good and he didn’t expect it himself too. “I don’t know that there’s a gift for bringing happiness to people. If I must say where it comes from, then I have to ask my parents because it was given to me by them haha.”

He can joke anytime anywhere but when talking about music, Wang Jia Er is very serious. The single <Papillon> released end August is the first piece of music truly belonging to him. Composing the lyrics and melody, filming the MV, these were all handled by him alone. From the overall big picture to the details, even the backdrop in the MV, styling, makeup, hair and dancer were all not left out. He thinks that it’s a given. “Music should be done by yourself, 100% expressing your own style.” He’s the kind who writes songs very quickly. Showering, brushing teeth, sitting airplane and his inspirations comes, and then he can complete 80% of it immediately. He thought of the melody for the chorus of <Papillon> when he was driving and waiting for the traffic light. “Aite, Aite, Aite, it came just like that”. While speaking, Wang Jia Er waves his hands and starts hitting to the rhythm.

When I came up, the very humorous Wang Jia Er foremost amused me: “I recently came back and established a work studio called Team Wang. If you have any needs job-wise, our contact number is 150XXXX…” while speaking, his hands drew a rectangular frame in front of his chest and the photography studio instantaneously became a home shopping live. Being smart and lively is what Wang Jia Er usually is: On the day of the photoshoot a fan came to visit. He immediately asked, “Are you my little sister or older?” Making it such that the girl could neither cry nor laugh. While recording the video ID, the pun came out just like that, “ I want to ask everyone to look forward to it, but they told you guys not to look forward to it!”

“I’m not like other idols. I’m more in touch with the people and earthly. Many people sees me as a child next door”. Wang Jia Er said, “When I’m in Korea and I go out to eat, some 30/40-years-old aunties would give me an extra bowl of soup.” Because he’s bubbly and loveable, he became a “treasure” to variety shows both domestically and internationally. Some regulated actions that are written on the script sometimes but Wang Jia Er just doesn’t stick to it and does whatever his heart desires. “No choice, I can’t act it.” In the end, the effect that comes out is unexpectedly good and he didn’t expect it himself too. “I don’t know that there’s a gift for bringing happiness to people. If I must say where it comes from, then I have to ask my parents because it was given to me by them haha.”

He can joke anytime anywhere but when talking about music, Wang Jia Er is very serious. The single <Papillon> released end August is the first piece of music truly belonging to him. Composing the lyrics and melody, filming the MV, these were all handled by him alone. From the overall big picture to the details, even the backdrop in the MV, styling, makeup, hair and dancer were all not left out. He thinks that it’s a given. “Music should be done by yourself, 100% expressing your own style.” He’s the kind who writes songs very quickly. Showering, brushing teeth, sitting airplane and his inspirations comes, and then he can complete 80% of it immediately. He thought of the melody for the chorus of <Papillon> when he was driving and waiting for the traffic light. “Aite, Aite, Aite, it came just like that”. While speaking, Wang Jia Er waves his hands and starts hitting to the rhythm.

Wang Jia Er who’s extremely adorable and good-looking, what did he eat to grow up?
37% [eat music]

“Hip-hop is a kind of culture, it’s the way the blacks express their own story in the past. A lot of people misunderstand hip-hop to be money, women, and cars but actually it’s not. The blacks had it tough before, through their own hard work they became stronger and thus were able to sing it as their own experience.”

“I listen to lots of music. Like American artiste, Young thug, Big Sean, Migos. The moment they release new songs, I’ll listen to it. They are really very casual. They’ll suddenly release 6-7 songs at a go and suddenly disappear for half a year. I want to do that too.”

“Through my own music, I want to tell everyone my own story. What I’ve been through and my experiences. It’s not to teach people anything, it’s just for sharing and a reference.”

“The last time I composed was two days ago, I wrote something related to love. There are some emotions of my own and my friends while we were in love. I also looked at some things (as reference) and felt some emotions.”

“My style is more like recording a song and releasing a song. Because music trends are changing consistently, it’s impossible to follow. Although I must insist on being myself, but the things that you come up with also can’t be too old school.”

“Someone said that when you listen to music you must be in a very big recording studio and the speakers must be very good too. But I think that when the public are listening to music, it might be very possible that they’ll be on their phones, in the car, or listening to it from the headphones. So every time I check my own music, I will first listen to it a few times on my phone or in the car.”

“When making music I would listen to the opinions of others. Out of 100 if 60 people think this way then I would ask myself once, is it really like this? Then I would consider if I should change but most of the time I wouldn’t want to change”.

“If you do the same thing over a very long period of time and keep dragging it, the inspiration will fall. Lots of thoughts would come along. For example is this thing good or not, I’ll start to doubt myself a little. To me, when there’s inspiration then I’ll do it immediately. It’s the best way.”

32% [Eat cuteness]

“During interviews I hate being asked about what would I do one day if I became a woman? What would you do if you turned invisible one day? Those what ifs and hypothetical questions. I will answer them but… what for? Isn’t this a proper interview?”

“If you want me to be handsome, I can be very handsome. Recently I haven’t been intentionally trying to be very handsome. I look like that anyway, no matter how you take the photo it’s still like that. Can’t hide the weakness so just be open about it.”

“Recently I made my self created cheese pork belly, pigs trotters and fried vegetable for my parents. I think it’s enough for me to eat for a year. Because sometimes, beef becomes pork, pork becomes lamb or put everything that was eaten yesterday into a wok to fry it and it’s done. Isn’t everyone like this?”

“I’m human too, when I am alone I won’t be crazy like on the shows. If I’m like that then I really have to go to the hospital”.

“We’re a team very good with words. Let’s see who rolled their eyes? One takes on the colour’s of ones company”.

“Recently the most said sentence is ‘who cares’. Just kidding hahahaha.”

“It’s normal to capture me shopping at the supermarket. You definitely need ingredients for cooking. For ingredients I can’t possible go hunt so I’m definitely buying it from the supermarket.”

“I’m not very low profile while shopping at supermarkets. I even lower down the window while driving and say ‘Wang Jia Er is here!”

14% [Eating chicken soup]

“I don’t have anywhere I would want to change, both externally and internally. Why change? I’ll just be myself.”

“I’m not dependent on social media. If I’m focused on other things, sometimes I can go without using social media for a week. I didn’t post at all for once”.

“Maybe at a stage, I won’t be as bubbly as before. Not that I’m tired, maybe I just grew up. People will change, the present me and me when I’m 70 will definitely be different”.

“I now think that maybe there is too much variety related things. I’m not just someone who knows how to do variety. I also don’t hope to be someone who only knows how to do variety in everyone’s eyes.”

“When I’m unhappy, I will call some noonas and hyungs I trust and complain. For example recently there are some bad things then I would ask them where did I do badly. They would analyse it with me, I would look at where I’m lacking and improve on it.”

“As long as you treat someone sincerely, I think that he would also treat me sincerely. If I have any motives, he isn’t foolish too and he would be able to tell”.

“I like to chit chat with others, it’s a point of reference for my own life. It doesn’t have to be a senior singer, a cleaning grandfather or grandmother; they also have their own story and their own way. From that, I can learn a lot of things too.”

11% [Eating fashion]

“I like all black and I like to wear accessories. Necklaces and rings for example. There’s no reason for it.”

“If I’m on the stage, I hope that I can be dressed in all black and only the cap is of another colour. Or full black but my jacket is of another colour.”

“Normally I get up, shower, shave, blow dry my hair and dress, it takes 20 minutes. If I have to get out in 5 minutes then I will shower! At most I won’t dry my hair.”

“Invincibly handsome when I don’t wear anything.”

“Now I would only go to the gym if I have time, I’m too tired recently. Mainly doing anaerobic exercise for the chest and shoulders. I don’t do abs, I don’t like it.”

6% [Eating boyfriend power]

“I’ll let nature take its course for relationship. I’ll be myself and you’ll be yourself. Let’s all be together.”

“If I’m your boyfriend, I won’t let anyone look down on you. Because you are together with me, so it would definitely make people feel envious.”

“If my girlfriend gets angry, I would see if I’m at fault. If I did something wrong, of course I would be a small kitten or small puppy and go apologise. But if I’m not wrong, I would reason it out with her peacefully.”

 

Source Grazia China