What an unexpected and lovely MV as the year winds down and people start reminiscing, maybe more willing to seek and give more warmth and affection. Taiwan’s top female pop star Jolin Tsai, basically the Hamasaki Ayumi of Mandopop for the last twelve years and going strong, released a new album this month and in her second single she once again pushes the envelope in a positive way. Jolin brought in her wellknown face twin that is Taiwan A-list actress Ruby Lin as well as veteran Gui Ya Lei (soon to play the grandma in the C-version of Miss Granny) to tearfully portray a woman who is about to lose her same sex partner to illness and still isn’t given any recognition by the world. “We’re All Different, Yet the Same” hits the best of both worlds – the song is fantastic (and I rarely like Jolin songs) and the story told hits sincerely in the gut without preaching. It’s just about love and the courage to love. Such a wonderful four minutes to share in bringing something positive in this world.
Jolin Tsai “We’re All Different, Yet the Same” featuring Ruby Lin and Gui Ya Lei: