Singer and performer Jackson Wang has released the new video for his single “Slow” with GRAMMY-Award winning artist Ciara. The music video is directed by Daniel “Cloud” Campos (Zedd, Paramone, Panic! at the Disco, Jackson Wang) and features choreography from Mykell Wilson (Prince, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears). The video is a visual feast that showcases Jackson and Ciara uniting to display an explosive fusion of their respective styles, creating a dynamic and innovative choreography that features intricate footwork, sharp isolations, and powerful dynamics.
Earlier this week, he released his latest single “Cheetah,” following his exhilarating performances at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The track’s lively, jazz-infused rhythm is produced by Jacob Ray (NIKI, Rich Brian, and Alison Wonderland) and MAX (Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd). Listen to “Cheetah”and watch the accompanying music video, directed by Jackson Wang and Sean Lew.
Jackson achieved a breakthrough moment during his Weekend One set at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival by bringing on board R&B sensation Ciara for an unexpected performance “Slow,” and joining her for a performance of “1, 2, Step.” Rolling Stone raved about their collaboration calling it “the surprise duo we never knew we needed.” Following his performance, Jackson trended #1 on Twitter’s worldwide trends.
Jackson achieved a significant milestone in his career at this year’s Coachella, making history for the second time as the very first Chinese solo artist to perform his own set. In 2022, Jackson was the first-ever Chinese solo artist to perform on the main stage as part of 88rising’s ‘Head In The Clouds Forever’ set. He will return to the stage this weekend to showcase his extraordinary talent as a live performer.
Jackson kicked-off the North American dates for his first-ever tour as a solo act MAGIC MAN World Tour, on April 26th in Los Angeles at the Shrine Expo Hall. The limited six-city tour will stop in San Francisco and Chicago, then wrap up on May 11th in New York at the Barclays Center. Later this year, Jackson will embark on additional dates across South America. See below for a complete list of tour dates. For more information, visit tour.jackson-wang.com.
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Jackson Wang broke boundaries and made history by being the first Chinese-American solo act to have a set at Coachella! The trendsetting performer made sure to make the most of his opportunity by debuting a new song, a single featuring a surprise appearance from Ciara! “Slow” is a catchy banger that seamlessly blends the style of both the collaborators.
This is a dream come true for Jackson, who grew up a big Ciara fan. He shared the following statement in a press release: “Collaborating with Ciara was like catching lightning in a bottle. Her energy, passion, and creativity elevated this track to new heights, and her unwavering commitment to excellence inspired us to create something truly magical.”
Ciara also shared her excitement about the joint record: “The first time I heard the song Slow, I knew wanted to be a part of it. I loved the melodies and the catchiness of the song. Jackson’s voice and his energy are infectious, and I am excited to be part of his incredible journey!”
Catch the lyric video and some clips from their performance below!
Photo Courtesy of Jackson Wang’s Instagram