Jackson Wang revealed that he has been in a low period and wanted to work behind the scenes after 5 years

In a recent magazine interview, Jackson Wang revealed that he has been in a low period and wanted to work behind the scenes after 5 years.

Jackson Wang, a 29-year-old multi-talented artist, is not only a singer, rapper, and dancer, but also a songwriter, producer, director, and fashion designer. From professional athlete to singer, it took exactly ten years to establish himself as a renowned artist in the industry.

According to Jackson, those ten years were worthwhile because all the hardships he endured and the experiences he gathered during that time made him cherish the present even more. Ten years from now, he firmly believes he will be even more grateful for the past ten years.

Before joining GOT7 (South Korean Boy Band), Jackson was a former national fencer (sabre) for the Hong Kong Team. Born in 1994 in Hong Kong to athlete parents, Jackson fell in love with fencing at the age of 10 when he was in elementary school and chose fencing (sabre) as his specialization, following in his father’s footsteps. At the age of 17, he won first place at the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championship in 2011. Throughout his sports career, he won an Asian championship, three national championships, and nine international and Hong Kong championships.

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In addition to his musical and other skills, audiences loved and admired him for his composed demeanor, good personality, emotional resilience, and commitment to professionalism. While some seem to evaluate those traits as being fake. Wang said that he has never heard anyone calling him fake.

He said, ‘If you’re putting on an act, sooner or later, the truth will come out. Most of the time, like 90% of the time, I don’t get worked up over trivial things because, frankly, I just don’t care. I’m cool with whatever, whether it’s what I eat, where I go, or what I do. But when it comes to something I’m passionate about, especially my work, I can’t hold back. So yeah, I’ve got plenty of emotions, but if nothing sets them off, I won’t be unhappy.’

He further mentioned that the happiest moments for him are, firstly, the time spent with genuine friends, and secondly, when the projects he wants to accomplish are completed. He candidly expressed that he doesn’t like fake things.

Wang also disclosed that he has been facing a challenging period in recent years. Frequently traveling abroad, shuttling back and forth between hotels, he feels happy when performing and connecting with the audiences. However, once he is back at the hotel, surrounded by only a few members of his team, he starts to contemplate many things, feeling a sense of emptiness and a lack of reliability in anything, realizing that he can only rely on himself.

Up until now in his musical journey, Jackson believes that he has not yet had a hit song, but he doesn’t see it as a failure. He acknowledges having his community, but ultimately, he sees himself as a musician.

He doesn’t work solely for the sake of creating a hit song, saying, “It’s OK. I believe that one day more people in my community will resonate with my music.”

He has set the age of 35 as a turning point for himself. It doesn’t mean retirement; instead, he wants to explore new endeavors, such as behind-the-scenes work and creative projects. “Even if I have to stay up late until 6 or 7 in the morning, I don’t mind the painful process because I feel happy and fulfilled after completing the work,” he concluded.


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