Chinese-American wunderkind Jonathan Wong is a quadruple threat: singer, actor, dancer, violinist. We would say quintuple threat because he’s also fluent in Mandarin and English, but that would be too threatening. And Jonathan Wong is not threatening. We met and worked with him recently and determined that he is in fact an extremely nice, talented young man who was game for everything we threw at him.
After we featured his music videos for “Roswell” and “Fin A Ti Amo”, we realized that we had to do something original and unique with Jonathan. He came into town and graciously gave us a full afternoon to shoot. We thought why not do a live performance of his catchy single “Roswell,” which we’ve been bumping in the office a little bit.
Going on a whirlwind tour of NY, using the city itself as a backdrop, Jonathan danced and sang his way through the track in front of the Flatiron building, the streets of Chinatown, and on the Brooklyn Bridge. You’ll see the little earbuds dangling from his ears — we shot him as he sang the song live while it played on his iPod. That’s right, the vocals here are performed live!
Pretty sick, no? We also sat down with Jonathan and asked him about everything from bicultural influences to the differences between Hong Kong and NYC, and how dance shaped his life: