[Reporter Se-yeon Park, Daily Economy Star Today]
Winner Kang Seung-yoon releases his first full-length solo album in 8 years.
On the 27th, YG Entertainment said, “Kang Seung-yoon’s first solo studio album will be released in March,” and “We have finished recording the entire album and are about to shoot a music video for the title song in the middle of next month.”
Kang Seung-yoon’s solo comeback has been eight years since 2013. Kang Seung-yoon, who first appeared in the music industry as a solo through ‘It’s Raining’ in July 2013, swept the top 9 music source sites in Korea and showed off his hot popularity. As he swept the top, he received attention as a talented newcomer.
Kang Seung-yoon, who officially debuted as WINNER the following year, has focused on group activities rather than himself for the past eight years.
In the background of Kang Seung-yoon’s prolonged hiatus as a solo singer, his extraordinary leadership and consideration existed.
In fact, since Kang Seung-yoon debuted as WINNER, he has focused primarily on group song work. He produced most of WINNER’s mega hits such as ‘REALLY REALLY’, ‘LOVE ME LOVE ME’, ‘ISLAND’, ‘EVERYDAY’, ‘MILLIONS’, ‘AH YEAH (all)’, etc.
Kang Seung-yoon began preparing his solo album in earnest only after Winner’s activities stopped due to the enlistment of members Lee Seung-hoon and Kim Jin-woo in the military last year. In the first half of the year, he swept the ‘King of Mask Singer’, and in the second half of the year, he worked as an actor through the drama ‘Kairos’, working on a solo album in the midst of his busy schedule.
Kang Seung-yoon is devoting himself to writing, composing and producing all songs for his first solo full-length album, which will be released in 8 years, as well as music videos. For fans who are waiting for their new song for a long time, they also showed extraordinary fan love by revealing the process of work through SNS.
In particular, on the 20th, through WINNER’s official SNS, the phrase ‘SEE YOON SOON’ and the silhouette image of Kang Seung-yoon, implying that a comeback is imminent, were posted, attracting a heated response from global fans.
Kang Seung-yoon has been loved by the public by surpassing the fandom with its unique sophisticated musicality and expanded spectrum through the released WINNER album. Fans are looking forward to seeing what kind of new music Kang Seung-yoon will show as a solo artist, not as a winner.
Photo courtesy of YG Entertainment
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