JJ Lin, A Veteran Makes His Augustman Debut

August Man SG|Issue 153

JJ Lin, A Veteran Makes His Augustman Debut
You may not have realised it, but JJ Lin has already been in the entertainment industry for 16 years
Jamie Tan

Getting ahold of JJ Lin wasn’t easy. The Taiwan-based singer-songwriter was back in town for Moncler’s launch of its new 1952 collection, and it took some deft manoeuvering to make this interview and photoshoot with him happen. It was all worth it though. We holed up with Lin in the changing room of the Moncler boutique at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, and caught a glimpse of why his career has had such success and longevity.

You wear many hats from recording artist to producer, and even mentor to up-and-coming musicians on TV. What’s your favourite part of the job?

My favourite part is getting to do all of that. (laughs) If I had to pick one, it’s going to be making music – when I’m taking the time to record, arrange parts, and work with various musicians and producers in the studio. This was what got me started, and it remains the most important part of my work.

That’s interesting, because you’re out of the limelight when you’re doing this. Instead, you’re just in the studio and-working. (laughs) The studio is where I really get to connect with my inner self. I think that’s crucial for everyone no matter what they’re doing, because if you’re not in touch with yourself, you’re just doing things without any reflection or growth. A large part of who I am today and what my fans have come to know and like about me was a result of this process. It’s also my recording work that gives everything else substance. It’s what gives me my drive and purpose.

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