JJ Lin Jung Yong Hwa

Jung Yong Hwa and JJ Lin collaborate on a new single “Checkmate”.

Released January 19th, the single is from Jung Yong Hwa’s solo album, One Fine Day. This debut album deviates from his music style in CNBlue, where Yong Hwa is a member. One Fine Day features different artists such as Yoon Do Hyun, Verbal Jint, and Yang Dong Geun.

JJ Lin is one of the artists featured in Yong Hwa’s solo project. JJ Lin, or Lin Jun Jie, is one of the most prominent C-pop artists today. Since his debut in 2003, he has won various music awards in China, Taiwan, and Singapore.

I love this collaboration because we don’t often hear different languages in a song. The combination of English, Korean, and Mandarin lyrics makes it stand out.

The music video was released January 30th on YouTube. I love the dark and corporate theme of the MV especially right at the end where they’re screaming in a parking lot.

And pardon my fangirl moment, but that smile at the end? Nice play, JJ Lin.