The weird, wacky and always wonderful Joanna Wang is back after the release of her album album Bob Music last year, this time with a 3-song EP titled H.A.M.
The EP includes three songs: “Teenage Girl Patrol”, “Good Times”, and “Hello Anyung” which Joanna herself expresses she is very satisfied with.
The idea for this EP initially came about when Joanna went to Korea to participate in songwriting projects with local songwriters. One year, she was allocated to write an R&B song for a Korean duo, and thus wrote out these three songs, which she describes as “permeated with youthfulness, a little perverted, but full of optimism”.
After a while, Joanna finally decided to publish these three songs herself and reinvent herself as a “super young ham idol Joanna Wang”.
As usual, Joanna expresses that her idea of good pop music is “happy accessible music”, which makes up the acronym H.A.M, the name for the EP.
Writing with the likes of Japanese and Korean songwriters and producers such as Manabu Marutani, Command Freaks, EunJee Shim, Coach & Sendo and Deez, they truly helped Joanna’s idea of a grooving 70s feel come through in her EP.
Joanna Wang’s new E.P. “H.A.M” is available on KKBOX.