Tuesday, October 11, 2011

[News] Kim Hyun Joong wants to be SS501′s best solo artist

Credit: allkpop.com

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.”

Although the promotion period for the 1st mini album was short, Kim Hyun Joong managed to sell 130,000 copies and the responses from international fans were also very positive.

He confessed, “It wasn’t easy promoting alone. There was a lot of work to do, from developing the album concept to finding songs, and it was exhausting. Before, I only had to do well on my parts, but as a solo artist, I had to calculate things like where it was hard for me to breathe while dancing; consequently, it was more difficult.”

Kim Hyun Joong continued, “But through the 1st solo promotions, I learned a lot of things such as how to control the tempo and speed.”

When asked what his goals for the new album were, Kim Hyun Joong stated, “I want this album to do better than the 1st mini album, and I want to hear that I’m the best as a solo artist out of all the SS501 members.”

Source + Photo: Newsen

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