Kim Hyun Joong released the first album jacket photo for his upcoming Japanese album, “Unlimited.”
In the photo, Kim Hyun Joong looks much more mature and physical than in his previous photos, going for the “chic rocker” image that works so well in Japan. Holding an electronic guitar and wearing a black leather jacket, alongside a big tattoo printed across his chest, Kim Hyun Joong gives a tough rock star image, taking a major transformation from his previous “Lucky Guy” concept.
“Unlimited,” Kim Hyun Joong’s first regular album in Japan, is scheduled for release on December 12. It is reported to have a total of 14 tracks, including some of old songs and new song such as “Your Story,” “Save Today,” and “I’m Yours.”
Kim Hyun Joong has been busy lately with the recording of his new album and the filming for his new TV drama series, “City Conquest,” which is slated for early 2013 on KBS.
Kim Hyun Joong recently released main photos for his new album jacket.
On October 22, Kim released some of the photos for his new album jacket. He will release the first album, Unlimited, in Japan on December 12. It’s his second material to be released in Japan after the single “Heat.”
In one the photos, Kim looks more mature with a guitar in his hands. The fancy tattoos on his body make him look carefree and wild.
The concept of the songs in the album are ungraded from the rock band concept of “Heat,” released in Japan this summer. It contains a total of 14 songs, including such new songs as “Your Story,” “Save Today,” and “I’m Yours” and some of the songs that previously became a hit.
Kim’s second single, “Heat,” released in Japan in July, topped the Oricon Daily and Weekly Charts and sold over 200,000 copies in only two months. Kim also ranked the highest among all Korean singers on the Oricon Yearly Single Chart.
A spokesperson for Kim in Japan says, “All two singles of Kim, released this year, topped the Oricon Chart and other online charts. Not only to the Korean singers who have released albums in Japan but also to many popular Japanese singers, Kim is strongly competitive.”
Kim is currently shooting a drama series, City Conquest, which is scheduled to air on KBS 2TV in 2013, and working on the new album.