Jackson Wang Kicks Off Second Album with New Song '100 Ways'
By Taylor Fields
March 20, 2020
Jackson Wang has risen ... literally. The Hong Kong born rapper/singer released his new solo single, "100 Ways," and its cinematic music video.
The official visual, directed by Daniel Cloud Campos, showcases a bit of ancient Chinese culture and starts out with a group of soldiers in a forest, who perform a dance to make Jackson rise from his grave. Then, they equip him with armor as they travel through the forest to get to another grave — his long lost love. Along with the soldiers, he too performs a dance and she also rises from the dead.
Just goes to show how powerful love can be! In fact, in social media posts after the video was released, Jackson said, "Perfect love conquers all fears!"
In the dance-worthy "100 Ways," Wang sings in the chorus, "There’s 100 ways to leave a lover/ Leave a lover/ Leave a lover/ 100 ways to leave a lover/ Leave a lover/ Leave a.../ There’s 100 ways to leave a lover/ I won’t wait a minute longer/ 100 ways to leave/ But I'm the only one that you need."
"100 Ways" kicks off the GOT7 member's second solo album, and he explained to Billboard in an interview of his new song, "As much as I love learning about other cultures, I love sharing my own culture. I always say 'I'm Jackson Wang from China' and I just want people to know the real culture in our world. That's why I chose to express this whole concept in an ancient-Chinese love story. I'm this character who has this love, but I wasn't able to be with my lover in my first life. He overcomes time and life to find her and tell her in the lyrics, "I'm the only one that you need," how much she means to him and he needs to see if she feels the same way."
Watch Jackson Wang's "100 Ways" music video above.