It’s been a decade since Okay-pop star Key (Kim Kibum) bought his begin as a member of boy band SHINee. A preferred singer, actor, and tv persona in South Korea, herevealed a brand new facet to himself at present (Nov. 26) with the discharge of his first-ever solo album, Face.
The third member of SHINee to launch a solo challenge, Key goes for a cool, electro-pop on a lot of Face’s tracks, however the album begins off on an evocative be aware with the alt R&B single “One of Those Nights.” A duet with soloist Crush, the tune begins with a rhythmic clapping beat and delicate strings as Key sentimentally sings, exhibiting off his falsetto within the second verse earlier than the beat drops and Crush is available in with an addicting dance break that ushers in lush home beats because the pair play their vocals off each other for the rest of the tune.
The single was launched together with a video that options Key ruminating on a romance melancholically whereas awash in atmospheric lighting in a wide range of settings, starting from a forest to a subway automobile, as he yearns for the girl he loves. Throughout, the SHINee member exhibits off his smooth choreography, which culminates in an inventive ground routine as rain falls on Key and his backup dancers.
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“One of Those Nights” kicks off a 10-track LP that overflows with throwback vibes, such because the video game-style synth blips of “Honest,” the groovy, punk-rock instrumental of “Good Good,” and the distorted, Daft Punk-esque refrain of “Imagine.” From begin to end the album showcases Key’s numerous tone and tastes, and ends off with the reflective “This Life,” which the SHINee member has reportedly stated is a based mostly on emotions of eager to give up -- although he has no plans on quitting music anytime quickly -- and his ruminations about his profession over the previous decade.
Prior to its launch, followers had been already acquainted with two of Face’s tracks, the pre-album-release single “Forever Yours,” which featured soloist SoYou, and the dramatic, Skrillex co-written EDM monitor “Chemicals,” which Key carried out throughout a Seoul Fashion Week occasion in October.
This yr has been a busy one for Key, who has launched a number of albums with SHINee and featured on a remix of Years & Years’ “If You’re Over Me” in July. SHINee most lately peaked at No. four on the World Albums chart with their The Story of Light trilogy of EPs.