Michael Wong, who for decades has been the Hong Kong movie industry’s go-to actor for mixed-race police officer roles, is apparently hoping his singing career will take off. (You may know him as the Hong Kong police chief in Transformers 4.)
If you haven’t seen his new music video on the minibus, count yourself lucky.
The 50-year-old actor’s new song is called “Airways of Love”, which is generally a forgettable love song, except for the fact that it generously uses metaphors relating to another passion of his: flying helicopters.
It leads to impressively bad lyrics, such as: “Your love makes me hold my true heading / I’m lining up on your centre line / Setting the groove and arrive on time / We’re flying high / Cruisin’ the airwaves of love”.
The song also includes a healthy dose of creepiness, thanks to lines like “’Cos you got that warm place that I’ve never been in… Pull me deep inside”.
Naturally, the video features Wong piloting a helicopter over the outlying islands while fawning over a model, as well as him singing and dancing (if you can call “spinning around with airplane arms” a dance move) in a dark room. There’s more, but you’re just going to have to watch it.
It’s so awkward, it makes us uncomfortable.
The guy probably just wanted all of Hong Kong to see him land a helicopter on a yacht (which is admittedly cool), but if he really wanted his music video to appeal to minibus audience, he could have chosen a more relatable topic than private boats and aircraft.
According to this 1998 SCMP article, Michael Wong also released an album in Thai… which he doesn’t speak. At least he does speak the language of helicopters.