After a lapse of a year the release of his solo album "SOLO", showing realistic experience in his title track "CRYING", different variations in singing, filling up this album.
After a lapse of a year releasing his 1st solo album "LET IT GO", time unknowingly pass by, venturing out solo from the idol group SS501,there are endless exploring of his personal style, from musical, drama etc, wanting to challenge different variety of areas, accumulating different experience. Now returning back to the familiarity of a "Solo Singer". Thus the 2nd album is titled "SOLO" in such a way. Heo Young Saeng is back with his 2nd mini album "SOLO".
Previously he thought of using this as a theme. Regarding love, he did not really know much, but still he wants to talk about this story in his "SOLO" album. Thus the songs in his "SOLO" album are mostly about separation. Of course this also includes the positive meaning of him coming out from a group to having individual activities.
Unlike most albums in general, he really puts in a lot of effort into this album. The concept of the album, planning etc all the production he is also involved in, from the collections of the album song, composing, recording, there is nothing that he is not involved in. Thus his name as the co-producer has appear in the album.
"Truthfully, I did participate in the production for my last album. But, my proposal and views for the title track was not being chosen. For this current album I participated in the lyrics composition for the title track."
Title track "Crying" is a mid-tempo R&B song, which tells the inner feelings of a guy who has left. It reflect Heo Young Saeng's experience.
"I totally couldn't come out with the lyrics if I entirely using my imagination. Although I am not in a relationship now, but I was hurt badly before. I used my true feeling to go near the girl who knows my heart yet she make used/fun of me. I suffered a huge trauma after knowing it."
This album is to reflect this objective tendency. Other than the title track "Crying" the other 3 songs are also added with rock elements. Especially the competitor for the title track between "Crying" and "Intimidated", the latter has a more prominent of the powerful melody of the electric guitar and and a strong back singers which you can get a glimpse of.
"Orginally I wanna make a fusion of rock and pop music style. But, after listening to the moving melody of "Crying" at the same time, the title track thus beame an R&B song. Every song have many different method of singing, even though there is no way for this album to be according to the original intent, although there is only 1 singer in this album, but it gives a feel that there are many singers in this album."
The schedules for his album activities are very hectic and tight. KBS2TV daily sitcom "Sent From Heaven" filming is still continuing, the release for his Japanese album in September and his 1st solo concert is on-going on planning stage. He has already began to put in the recording operations, revealing that the concert will be like a band concept. But, unfortunately due to all this, he has to missed to particpate in the musical "JACK THE RIPPER".
"I wanna try what my sunbaes has said the role of a person with split personality, 'JACK THE RIPPER' to me may be a huge help but I have to forgo it. I realised that while acting, I will be learning new things at the same time, which I am very happy to be progressing. This is also the 1st time which I have this kind of feeling, I think that I will be more serious in the future to do all these."
This time he hide his face...
During his last mini album, he used sunglasses to hide his face. This time round, he used part of his fringe to hide 1 of his eyes. On 1st look at the album packaging photos wondering why he wants to hide his face.
"I will often take note of my facial expressions. If gonna exposed my face, I have to put in more effort in my facial expressions. In order to lessen the effort on that area, I decide to hide part of my face, and to change my hairstyle during the promotional activities. The concept is to show stylish man with clothing and hairstyle all combine into one, not rigidly but showing different kind of images. Thus the cover and MV will cover them up."
*FIGHTING OPPA!!! ^__^/// forget about all that has happened, which makes you hurt*
credits: Source: fnn.co.kr
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