Jiro Wang Releases Solo Album, Debunks Fahrenheit Breakup Rumors

By on September 18, 2012 in Hot Gossip!, NEWS

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Fahrenheit (飛輪海) member, Jiro Wang (汪東城) traveled to Beijing to attend the mainland Chinese launch party of his debut solo album, What Are You Waiting For <你在等什麼>, on September 17. Most of the tracks on the album have a heavy rock essence, which is altogether very different from the pop dance genre heard in past Fahrenheit albums.

Jiro explained, “When I was still a student, I formed a band with my friends. I’ve always liked rock, and although I was in charge of the rap portion of Fahrenheit’s music, my most favorite genre is still rock.”

The 31-year-old singer-actor previously revealed on his Weibo that his favorite rock singer is Wang Feng (汪峰) from mainland China, and his favorite single by Wang Feng is In Spring <春天里>. “I met Teacher Wang Feng at many concerts, but most of the time it was me standing by the sidelines and watching him. I really want his signature!” Jiro hopes to be able to cover a song by Wang Feng in the future, but when Jiro was asked to sing a few lines from In Spring, he shook his head and said, “Let me get some practice first!”

Jiro Dedicates Album to Late Father

At the press conference, Jiro performed the album’s self-titled single, What Are You Waiting For and the acoustic ballad, I Should Love You <我應該去愛你>. His favorite single in the album is Feel Me which is Jiro’s own compositional work.

The premiere of the music video for Jiro’s second promotional single, Like You <像你> was launched at the press conference. The lyrics, which were written by renowned Taiwanese lyricist, Yao Ruo Long (姚若龍), were inspired by Jiro’s late father. Jiro quietly said, “If I were to become a father in the future, I hope I will be like him–to be a father with just as much responsibility and bravery.”

Jiro’s father died at a young age, and Jiro grew up in a single household family with his mother. Jiro said his mother’s only wish was to see him getting married soon. Jiro said, “My family is very traditional. My mother always wanted me to get married and have kids. I will take her consideration into account.”

Jiro: “Fahrenheit is Not in Discord”

Since 2010, the four members of Fahrenheit have established their own separate careers. Wu Chun (吳尊) announced his official departure from the group in 2011, expressing his desire to focus on his film acting career. Aaron Yan (炎亞綸) has successfully established a solo career after the multi-platinum release of his debut solo album, The Next Me <下一個炎亞綸>, in March 2011. Calvin Chen (辰亦儒) has also built up his reputation as a popular variety and live show host.

Questions regarding Fahrenheit’s current brotherhood would consistently be brought up when the members were interviewed individually. When the question was asked at the press conference, Jiro looked annoyed, and stressed once again that he is still very close with his members, “The technology nowadays is very convenient. We will always text each other. I really don’t like it when the media has to guess our relationship.  I don’t like to be misunderstood.”

“What Are You Waiting For?” Watch Jiro’s MV!

Source: QQ.com

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14 comments to Jiro Wang Releases Solo Album, Debunks Fahrenheit Breakup Rumors

  1. jayne says:

    Nice hair and style for Jiro. The MV for “What You are Waiting For” is quite cinematic and nice instrumental opening.

    I listened to Will Pan and Jiro’s new albums today and Jiro’s songs have a more memorable tune to me. The rock feel matches him very well.

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  2. Kidd says:

    Jiro’s old band that consist of his schoolmates has also release their album and EP. The group is called Dong Cheng Wei (東城衛). Jiro are still very close to them and supportive of them.

    Once again, congrats to Jiro on his success.

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    • Kidd replied:

      Dong Cheng Wei most popular song, ‘Gou Ai’ (夠愛)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6QiWXc164s

      This song has interesting history. This song is composed by Shu Chen of Dong Cheng Wei, but, the first singer who sings it is R.Chord, who sung it for the ‘X-Family’ series. Then, it was resung by Pets Ceng for the series ‘KO3anguo’. Dong Cheng Wei finally sings it in the fist EP.

      I personally love R.Chord version the most. Dong Cheng Wei played the accompanying music for all 3 versions.

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      • Kidd replied:

        Want to add. R.Chord wrote the lyrics of the song.

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  3. Bridget says:

    Congrats to Jiro on his solo album release!

    Ever since Fahrenheit’s debut I always thought the four members were too old (with the exception of Aaron Yan) and accomplished to be in a boy band…glad they are each pursuing their own goals and experiencing success now.

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  4. Kidd says:

    I like Jiro’s look better than Arron’s look now. I used to like Arron’s look more.

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  5. Kidd says:

    And they do not look the same like what the tabloid says.

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  6. HeTieShou says:

    Congrats and hope that the members are still close with each other. One thing I love about groups is that they have the opportunity to unite, work together and form bonds that are rare in the industry and even in real life nowadays.

    Great album by Jiro. I just bought it the other day and love the songs… However, still love them all singing together too so hope they can make more albums together.

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    • Kidd replied:

      HTS, thanks for the short review.

      I always thought Jiro’s voice is not suitable for Rock. His voice is not strong enough to rise above the loud music. But, since you said his album is good, I might buy it.

      Interesting that Jiro never wavered from his rock dream. He really does love rock music. I remember his other dream was to become a designer or painter (or some other thing related to art). I wonder if he is still working towards that dream. Btw, love his artwork.

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      • jayne replied:

        Kidd,
        You can listen to Jiro’s new album on QQ.com. Great source allowing me to keep updated with the latest music and favorite classics.

        Jiro’s album
        http://y.qq.com/#type=album&id=137942

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      • jayne replied:

        Kidd,
        The lyrics are also there, so you can follow along.

        I am listening to Nicky Wu’s ending theme for “The Bride With White Hair” right now.

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      • Bridget replied:

        Kidd, yes Jiro’s dream was to become an artist. I think he actually released a book of his sketches or drawings. He did a promotional interview for it and he is indeed talented in the field.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Kidd,
        You are welcome and some songs I like and some are ok. That’s just what I think so you may or may not like it. I like the album overall though and it is a great effort by Jiro. I love Aaron’s EP too and I think you have that one already.
        I read parts of Jiro’s biography and he loves to draw/paint and does a great job of it too. I think he still does that when he has the the time to. He definately has the talent to paint and draw well..

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      • Kidd replied:

        @ Bridget

        Have you read/seen Jiro’s ‘Van Gogh and Me’ book? How is it? Worth buying. I thought it just consist of his photos and doesn’t have his artwork, so, I didn’t buy. But, now I know it also consist of 17 of his artwork. So, I’m interested to get one. But, I don’t know where I can buy it.

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