After rumours about Kai of boy band EXO’s second solo album circulated final month, he answered inquiries to the anticipation by stretching his solo legs.
The 27-year-old singer despatched followers abuzz with pleasure by releasing his new EP, Peaches, which dropped on Tuesday (Nov 30).
In a press convention on the day of the discharge, the singer mentioned his second EP consists of six tracks spanning throughout genres, including that the growth in his musical style shall be well worth the pay attention.
The virtuoso’s new solo album is a six-song bundle peppered with hip-hop and R&B tunes, together with bass and drum sounds blended together with his low-tone vocals.
Main the album is Peaches, which the singer described as a “combination of medium-tempo R&B tune with an addictive melody and 808 bass sounds that talks about spending romance together with your lover”, likening the sweetness of affection to a peach.
He added that the lyrics speak about how one desires to be in paradise with a lover.
Talking about how he first floated the concept, he mentioned he got here up with “peaches” for his title observe and album identify as a result of the phrase led him to widen his creativeness.
“The tune was on repeat for hours, which is how I used to be capable of provide you with the idea.
“And as I stored on listening to the music, I had to consider how I used to be purported to convey and specific this tune.
“The time period ‘peach’ jogged my memory of a paradise. Later, the phrase ‘paradise’ led me to think about a god, and I felt as if I used to be within the sky, however on the identical time, I related the fruit to one thing candy,” he mentioned.The singer went on to say that he wished to go on a message that the extra you consider one thing, the extra you need it in your arms.
Aspect observe Vanilla is an indie-pop-based tune that boasts an ethereal sound that melds the guitar, bongo drums and tropical home synth within the background. Consistent with the title, the tune likens the sensation of falling in love with vanilla.
Kai added that though he’s recognized for his stage presence as a dancer and performer, choreography isn’t his precedence, however he accentuates the tune and message.
Nov 30 additionally marks Kai’s first anniversary as a soloist, however he mentioned he had by no means meant to launch his second album on the identical day.
“It looks like yesterday that I dropped my first-ever solo print, and but I’m celebrating my one-year anniversary at present – the best way how time flies surprises me.
“I ought to’ve put out an album earlier, however I wanted to dedicate extra of my effort and time to launch a greater album and music value a pay attention,” the artist mentioned.The musician continued to say that followers would be capable to see a special facet of Kai the singer by way of Peaches and issues that he wasn’t capable of present on his first solo observe, Mmmh.
The idol dropped his extremely anticipated first-ever solo work in November final yr.
And though the singer has been away from music since then, his earlier eponymous album topped iTunes high album charts in 55 areas and main music charts at residence.
The music video for his titular Mmmh had racked up greater than 100 million views on YouTube as of October as effectively.As Kai rings the bell into his tenth yr as a musician – as a part of boy band EXO and supergroup SuperM – he mentioned he tried to search out the steadiness between melding in his musical style or going for a broadly accepted tune.
“As a member of EXO, I at all times needed to coordinate with my bandmates, however soloist Kai does all the pieces.
“I wished to endeavor on new issues and check out on totally different components of music and performances in order that I might go to a special facet of me,” he mentioned. – The Korea Herald/Asia Information Community