In another Chinese-Korean collab, Yuehua Entertainment and Pledis Entertainment announced their partnership in a recent press meeting, a partnership they’re been working on for the past few months. The first project out of this partnership is NU’EST-M, formed by adding JL’s Jason Fu Longfei to the original five members. In a company that houses big names like Bibi Zhou, Han Geng, alan, and Zhang Yao, it seems easy to overlook an ex-member of a short-lived boyband. But it’s hard to forget JL, or rather Jason, who composed the debut single that gained the duet their first wave of fans.
Don’t remember or know JL? Here’s a song Jason started composing in high school:
When I first hear JL disbanded, I had assumed that Jason would be pursing a solo career. And why wouldn’t he? He can sing, dance, compose, choreography, and is apparently friends with everyone… ok not everyone but he seems to know a random assortment of people in or related to cpop.
Am I surprised that Jason accepted the opportunity to work with a Korean entertainment company? No. Am I disappointed? Yes. Not necessary at him or at the fact that he’s going kpop, but rather at the fact that his company doesn’t believe someone with his talent, personality, and look can make it without adding the “trained in Korea (or America)” label.
What do you guys think? This is a good career move for Fu Longfei or his company?