Jackson Wang recently made his American late-night debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden, performing his latest single “LMLY” (Leave Me Loving You).
Before the performance, Jackson talked briefly about the single and its message. “I’m just trying to deliver the message of, if you love somebody, if you like somebody, you should let that person know,” he said.
On the show, Jackson recreated the inspired ’90s Hing Kong-Chinse movie scenario and the unrequited love narrative from the official music video. He wowed the audience by crooning, “Don’t leave me loving you,” to the enamoured couple in front of him.
During the short interview with James Corden, Jackson also shared what fans can expect from his next projects. He said his upcoming sophomore English studio album will feature “a very new sound, and it’s something that people don’t expect from me,” but he couldn’t “really spoil much right now.”
Earlier this year, Jackson mentioned working on two records — one in English and one in Chinese — set to be released at some point in 2021. On April 23, he won the Male Musician of the Year at the 2019-2020 NetEase Indie Music Awards in China, and the single “LMLY” officially debuted on Spotify’s Viral 50 – Global on April 26.
Jackson Wang has been featured on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia list for 2021. The list also includes other K-pop idols, such as Hwasa (MAMAMOO), solo artist IU, and former Miss A member Suzy Bae.