TAIPEI (The China Post) — Jay Chou (周杰倫) posted on Monday a sample of his latest single “Mojito” to Instagram which received rave reviews from Taiwanese fans.
Inspired by the Cuban cocktail of the same name, the music video is set to release on July 12. The Mando-pop star also hinted at the release of his latest album after this single.
According to local media reports, Chou and his friends traveled to Cuba to film the music video. “I’ve always wanted to go to Cuba, because of all the vintage cars there”, said Chou.
During their time in Cuba, Chou and his friends went to visit La Bodeguita del Medio, the origin of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite Mojito. Chou also joked that Ah-Long (阿郎), one of the songwriters, may have drunk too much while writing the lyrics.
In the music video, Chou is shown riding a vintage car with his friends, with local musician groups playing in the background, incorporating various local instruments such as maracas and guiros.