JJ Lin jams with Apple’s Tim Cook

Video clip coincides with new update to GarageBand

JJ Lin jams with Apple’s Tim Cook

Guess who Singapore singer JJ Lin's new “bandmate” is?

The latest video on his Facebook page, which was posted Tuesday (May 17), showed the award-winning crooner jamming to an oriental tune with Apple chief executive Tim Cook on the GarageBand app, before breaking into guffaws at the end of the clip.

“Jamming my song The Key with a new friend Tim Cook on the new GarageBand!” said Lin on the Facebook post accompanying the video upload.

JJ Lin jams with Apple’s Tim Cook

The clip, which has garnered more than 130,000 views and more than 950 shares since it was posted at 9am, coincided with a new update to Apple’s GarageBand. The update “celebrates the rich history of Chinese music with new instruments and extensive Chinese language localisation throughout the app,” said Apple, in a press release on Tuesday.

The update will add traditional Chinese instruments, such as the pipa, erhu and Chinese percussion, along with 300 Apple-created Chinese musical loops into the app, which will then allow users to create their own music. iOS users will also get new sharing options to popular Chinese social networks QQ and Youku.

“As a musician I’m always looking for ways to take my music in new directions and GarageBand has been such a great tool for me to experiment and add new elements to my songs on-the-go,” said Lin, 35, in the release.

“I love how the latest update to GarageBand adds traditional Chinese instruments along with brand new loops so I can play around with mixing traditional and modern sounds to create completely new styles.”

This story first appeared on TODAY

Photos: Warner Music Singapore

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