After focusing on his acting career, SS501‘s Kim Hyun Joong is more than ready to turn the focus back to singing. He’s been in high-drive lately, releasing back to back albums in the same year and delving into styles and concepts that most singers go through in double the time.
Why the rush? Kim Hyun Joong took the time to explain why, as well as some news on future releases through his interview with Segye Ilbo.
The singer stated, “First of all, I’m planning to release a ballad in December through a digital single with a unique music video to go with it. In January, I’m going to release another mini-album. Considering my schedule, I don’t have room to space them out. I’m also going on a tour next year to meet up with more of my fans so I’m trying to have some good songs under my belt before then. As for an official studio album, I think I prefer a mini-album with five or so songs.”
His recent “Lucky Guy” comeback was inspired by the movie ‘Ocean’s Eleven‘. He stated, “You can consider the album mainstream, but also modern. My concept is freedom. I remember seeing the movie Ocean’s Eleven and just thinking to myself, ‘That’s it.’ I set the physical concept first and then began to collect songs.”
SS501‘s Kim Hyun Joong is making a comeback with his second solo mini-album, ‘Lucky Guy‘. For this latest work, he experimented with a variety of genres, from the punk-rock feel of “Lucky Guy” to the sweet ballad, “I’m Your Man“.
SS501‘s Kim Hyun Joong held a press conference commemorating the release of his 2nd mini-album, “Lucky“, where he discussed the goals he had for his latest work.
The 2nd mini album starts off with “Do You Like That” and “Lucky Guy”, two tracks that carry a pop-meets-punk rock flavor. They are then followed by the softer songs, “I’m Your Man” and “U”.
Kim Hyun Joong stated, “The 1st mini album showed you the first glimpse of my image as a solo artist, and my capability in being able to ‘fill up’ the stage by myself without having all the members of SS501 there. The 2nd mini album will focus more on music in itself; as in it’s meant to be listened to, rather than being a background track for the visual components.”
He continued, “I didn’t dream of being a rocker, but I’ve always liked rock before joining SS501. I was in a school band during middle school, and played bass at church. I wanted to become a musician behind a cool rocker. I want to incorporate more rock genre music into future concepts.”
Kim Hyun Joong recently sat down with reporters to talk about his upcoming music video for “Lucky Guy”.
“‘Breakdown’ was a very powerful track, whereas ‘Lucky Guy’ is more of an upbeat song that I will be able to enjoy with fans… The concept this time around was inspired by the movie ‘Ocean’s Eleven’.”
He continued, “This music video was shot with a gambler concept, but although the background and atmosphere make it seem like it’s in a casino, in reality, I’ll be playing Blue Marble.” (Blue Marble is a Korean board game similar to Monopoly)
With his last mini-album selling 110,000 copies, Kim Hyun Joong holds the record for the highest figure of album sales out of all the solo artists this year.
Netizens have recently been buzzing over a series of still cuts featuring SNSD‘s Seohyun and Kim Hyun Joong on the set of a CF.
It’s been revealed that the two stars were filming a CF for the cosmetics brand ‘The Face Shop‘, and were giving off a romantic atmosphere on set.
Although the two seemed to be a bit shy around each other, netizens commented on how good the they looked together, saying, “They both shine“, “It’s just a CF but I’m still jealous“, and “I wonder what Jung Yong Hwa will say?”
In the photos, the two are seen acting out a scene while facing each other, and Seohyun is looking beautiful and mature with her long wavy hairstyle and delicate soft pink dress. Kim Hyun Joong is also showing off his handsome looks while wearing a yellow jacket.
Source + Photo: Star N News via Daum
by cduswnl @ allkpop
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