On social media

JOLIN TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM?: Taiwanese pop queen Jolin Tsai usually uses her Instagram account to interact with her fans and share snippets of her life. On Monday, she shared a photo of herself having supper with singers Tanya Chua, Valen Hsu and Soda
PHOTO: JOLIN TSAI/INSTAGRAM

JOLIN TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM?: Taiwanese pop queen Jolin Tsai usually uses her Instagram account to interact with her fans and share snippets of her life.

On Monday, she shared a photo of herself having supper with singers Tanya Chua, Valen Hsu and Sodagreen's Wu Ching-feng, saying she accidentally tried to use her health insurance card to pay the bill.

However, sharp-eyed netizens noted three days later that the 39-year-old has removed all the accounts she had been following on Instagram while retaining all her 1,564 posts.

The singer also posted a photo of the sky, with the caption: "I look at the sky quietly and try to find the lost emotion."

Some netizens asked on social media if she was feeling down, while others wondered if she was planning to announce the launch of a new album. Apparently, she did something similar before releasing her album Ugly Beauty in 2018.

Ugly Beauty won Album of the Year at Taiwan's Golden Melody Awards last year, while Womxnly, a track from the album, won Song of the Year.

With more than four million followers, Tsai is the second most-followed Taiwanese artist on Instagram, after ex-boyfriend superstar Jay Chou, who has more than six million followers.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 01, 2020, with the headline 'On social media'. Print Edition | Subscribe