SS501â€˜sÂ Kim Hyun JoongÂ been in high-drive lately, releasing back to back albums in the same year and delving into styles and concepts that most singers go through in double the time.
Why the rush? Kim Hyun Joong took the time to explain why, as well as some news on future releases through his interview withÂ Segye Ilbo.
The singer stated, â€œFirst of all, Iâ€™m planning to release a ballad in December through a digital single with a unique music video to go with it. In January, Iâ€™m going to release another mini-album. Considering my schedule, I donâ€™t have room to space them out. Iâ€™m also going on a tour next year to meet up with more of my fans so Iâ€™m trying to have some good songs under my belt before then. As for an official studio album, I think I prefer a mini-album with five or so songs.â€
His recent â€œLucky Guyâ€ comeback was inspired by the movie â€˜Oceanâ€™s Elevenâ€˜. Â He stated, â€œYou can consider the album mainstream, but also modern. My concept is freedom. I remember seeing the movie Oceanâ€™s Eleven and just thinking to myself, â€˜Thatâ€™s it.â€™ I set the physical concept first and then began to collect songs.â€
He continued,Â â€œAs for â€˜Lucky Guyâ€˜, it sounds like a song that would be performed with a band on stage, but I actually have a fun choreography to go with it. Itâ€™s a song that I made out of hope of creating something thatâ€™s considered band music, but also something that you can dance to. I made sure my outfits were also colorful to give that â€˜dandy guyâ€™ look.â€
Heâ€™s already sold 110,000 album units so far, but that shouldnâ€™t be a surprise considering heâ€™s Kim Hyun joong.
â€œThereâ€™s a limit as to how far you can go as a dance singer. When Iâ€™m older, Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™ll be pursuing different genres, so when I have some time to myself, I want to sit down and try music that Iâ€™ve always wanted to pursue since I was younger. I actually love band music and play the bass myself. Still, I want to learn more instruments and create something all my own. At the beginning of SS501?s debut, I liked the thought of being a celebrity, but I think thatâ€™s inevitable as a young teen. Either way, I think itâ€™s important to not be content with where you are now and to always work towards improving yourself.â€
On the topic of dating, he said, â€œAll of the girls I meet are strictly for business purposes so I donâ€™t have anyone Iâ€™m dating. If I do have one, I guess pictures would be taken of us.â€