Besides the fact that it has been almost two years since the release of his solo debut EP Chocolate, being the first musician to drop an album from SM Entertainment this year is meaningful, said the veteran idol.
Just as he did for the first solo album, he wants to showcase a range of charms such as various vocal capabilities and performances, rather than try to embellish himself.
The overall concept is “cool and sexy,” and “I wanted to demonstrate in a variety of ways how a mature guy’s appeal deepens,” he said. He still can put more endeavours into his performance, he said in a self-mocking way.
The musician wrote the Korean words himself for main track Devil, a remake of Swedish artist/producer Alex Runo’s song that came out last year.
At the beginning of this year, he reflected on the 18-year-long career and asked himself why he chose the path and until when he could stay on it.
“The conclusion I came to was that as long as there are fans, I will do my best to put out content, music and performance,” he said. – The Korea Herald/Asia News Network