SHINee’s Taemin Discusses His Vision for ‘Want’ Album, Teases Next Solo Release & Reacts to Fan Comments


The singer also has a question for former president Barack Obama.

When Taemin released his latest album Want, the SHINee singer not only earned another top five entry on Billboard's World Albums chart and a new peak on Heatseekers Albums, but further solidified his individual artistry in his grand plans as a solo artist.

The 25-year-old sat down to go in-depth about his latest effort, going deep on the new tracks, how he differs on his own versus a member of SHINee, as well as the larger statement he's trying to make with the releases in his musical career. "To be honest, 'Want' is not so completely different from [my previous single] 'Move,'" he reflects. "I prepared 'Want' to have a degree of correlation [with 'Move']. In doing so, I wanted to once again imprint this image of myself. But I do think the vision I have in mind will be very important for my next album."

Taemin also took some time to respond to fan comments across the Internet. Watch the adorable video as the singer gets flustered from lovely responses and reactions to his new "Move" music video, as well as talk about his fear of bugs, holding a snake in his new video as well as his hopes of touring in America. "I really want to go on a tour in the U.S.," he says. "I hear so many times that many fans in the States are waiting for me. Truly, as soon as I can, if possible within this year, I will come to you." Watch until the very end to see his pointed question for former president Barack Obama.

In the immediate future, fans can look out and see the star in Japan this summer during his upcoming Taemin Arena Tour 2019 that kicks off in Hokkaido, Japan, on June 8.