Press release -
Changi Airport Group partners JJ Lin on new song
Music video for The Right Time set in Jewel Changi Airport
SINGAPORE, 20 AUGUST 2019 – Following the successful opening of Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel) in April, Changi Airport Group (CAG) has partnered Singaporean singer-songwriter, JJ Lin(林俊杰), on his latest composition – The Right Time (‘对的时间点’).
The song is a response to Jewel’s iconic attraction. JJ revealed that he felt a wave of emotions when he first saw the artist’s impression of the Rain Vortex and, at that moment, he was inspired to produce this piece.
A 15-second teaser of the music video can be viewed on Changi Airport’s Facebook page, with the complete song to be launched globally on 26 August on all major music platforms. On the same day, the music video for The Right Time will be available on Changi Airport’s social media channels. Filmed last month, the video stars JJ and regionally-acclaimed actor, Christopher Lee. It features Jewel’s waterfall and its surrounding lush greenery, which has become one of the most Instagrammed spots in Singapore.
Inspiration for the song
JJ and Xiaohan (小寒)contributed music and lyrics respectively for The Right Time. Elaborating on his latest composition, JJ said, “I believe in life there's always a perfect time and place for magical moments and things to happen; for dreams to take flight, and for love stories to be formed. Through the song, I hope to share the beauty of unplanned encounters, and for everyone to explore the connection between choice and destiny.”
On this collaboration, JJ said, “I am very excited to be part of this project. Producing a song for the Rain Vortex is an honour to me, because I believe that Jewel is a landmark that will help attract tourists from all over the world to Singapore.”
CAG’s Group Senior Vice President for Corporate & Marketing Communications, Ivan Tan, said, “We are delighted that Changi’s Jewel is the setting for this beautiful song by JJ Lin. As a Singaporean brand, we are very proud to have worked with a home-grown and world-renowned talent. JJ is a successful artiste with global reach and we believe the video will amplify Jewel’s unique brilliance and charm. We hope that through the universal language of music, more people will come to know Jewel from a different perspective.”
For most Singaporeans, Changi Airport holds many precious memories, a place with a familiar sense of home, where love ones reunite, and where goodbyes are sometimes difficult. For JJ Lin, he remembers going to the airport to hang out with friends at the fast food restaurants and cafes, and to study for his exams during his school days. “It was like a meeting spot for me and my classmates.”
JJ Lin feels a special connection with Changi Airport because it has become such a familiar spot for him due to his frequent travels. He said, “I see Changi Airport as a hub for people around the world to meet and form new connections, both socially and professionally. It is indeed a place of sanctuary, for weary travellers to rest and recover in between long hours of travel.”
High-res image for the single cover can be downloaded here: https://we.tl/t-BZDzeZjVcf
About Changi Airport Group
Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) (www.changiairportgroup.com) was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) followed on 1 July 2009. As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. CAG also manages Seletar Airport (IATA: XSP, ICAO: WSSL) and through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, invests in and manages foreign airports.
The world's seventh busiest airport for international traffic, Changi Airport managed a record 65.6 million passenger movements in 2018. The airport’s latest gem, Jewel Changi Airport, opened in April 2019 and now attracts millions of visitors every month. Including Jewel, Changi Airport’s retail and dining offerings total more than 500 stores and over 260 F&B outlets. With over 100 airlines connecting Singapore to 380 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 7,400 flights every week, or about one every 80 seconds.