GOT7‘s Jackson is a lovestruck boy in a new cinematic music video of Leave Me Loving You. Jackson Wang, who last collaborated with K-pop star Rain on Magnetic, and now he has officially dropped his new song, Leave Me Loving You, accompanied by a music video. The song extends upon the story of Pretty Please, his 2020 collaboration track with Galantis. Jackson wrote the script for the ’80s Hong Kong film-style music video and also scripted and co-directed the music video.
The cinematic-style music video is infused with subdued aesthetics and neon colors. Jackson plays a waiter in a restaurant in Hong Kong, who falls for a very pretty girl. He imagines pursuing an old-school romance with her and being happy and content with it. Until, she walks in with another guy, her actual boyfriend. This shatters Jackson’s illusionary romance, as he watches her walk away in the sunset with her boyfriend turned husband, while he is nursing a heartbreak. The song is soft, yet catchy, a signature Jackson style. The song is an enjoyable fun retro disco-pop mood, topped with Jackson’s catchy vocals. Along with the release of his new music Jackson Wang has cut ties with Adidas Originals to support cotton products in Xinjiang, China, which has become a hot issue over allegations of forced labor that resulted in Chinese citizens retaliating by boycotting Western brands.
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In an interview with 99.7 NOW, Jackson shared that he has been persistently working on new music and ensuring that the quality is top-notch before release. There are more collaborations and singles in the works. Jackson confirmed that there are still a lot more new releases coming out this year, including a solo album and over forty songs.
Jackson cuts ties with Adidas
K-pop boy band GOT7 member Jackson Wang has cut ties with Adidas Originals to support cotton products in Xinjiang, China, which has become a hot issue over allegations of forced labor that resulted in Chinese citizens retaliating by boycotting Western brands.
Last year, Jackson was featured in Adidas’ “Change is a Team Sport” ad campaign for its Adidas Originals Superstar shoes.
Jackson is one of the many Chinese celebrities who have severed ties with global companies such as H&M, Nike and Adidas to show their support to China’s stance against companies which raised issues over Xinjiang cotton. On the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo, Team Wang, an agency that Jackson established, announced that “from now on, this studio and Mr. Jackson Wang will terminate all cooperation with the brand Adidas Originals. The country’s interests are above all else. This studio and Mr. Jackson Wang are firmly opposed to all malicious acts that discredit China.”
Jackson posted the statement only on his Weibo account but not on Instagram and Twitter. According to China’s Global Times newspaper, more than 30 Chinese stars including EXO’s Lay Zhang and Wang Yibo have cut ties with famous brands such as Adidas, H&M and Nike over the Xinjiang cotton controversy. K-pop girl group f(x)’s Victoria also cut ties with H&M.
GOT7’s Jackson Wang Shares Excitement For Upcoming Solo Activities
On March 20, the magazine revealed shots from Jackson’s photo shoot, where he displays a masculine yet soft vibe while sporting various classy and romantic looks.
In the accompanying interview, Jackson spoke about his activities as a solo artist. “I’m really looking forward to having a fresh start with my solo activities,” he said. “South Korea is the country where I began my singing career. My gratefulness for my Korean fans is especially strong.” He continued, “I will be releasing a single this spring. As I’m standing at a new start line, I worked really hard. I hope the fans will enjoy listening to it.”
Jackson also commented on the effort he puts into his music videos, saying, “I always write the script and direct the music videos for my solo albums. It’s a challenge every time, but it’s really fun.” Indonesian singer-songwriter Afgan and Jackson Wang of GOT7 fame have released a new collaborative single, ‘M.I.A’. The duo, who met in 2019, completed the slinky track about a year ago, Afgan revealed on Instagram. Due to the pandemic, they decided to hold off from releasing it.
Watch the music video for M.I.A below: