[Update] JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong to Channel Inner Rock Star and Release First Solo Album
JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong is following in the heels of Kim Junsu and going solo.
C-Jes Entertainment revealed on December 18 that Kim Jae Joong would be releasing his first solo mini album in January.
A rep from C-JeS Entertainment told enews on December 18, "Kim Jae Joong will be releasing a very special solo mini album in January next year. Kim Bada, one of the five biggest vocalists of the rock legend Sinawe, participated in the album, and it will contain a variety of music from the rock genre."
The rep added, "You will be able to hear Kim Jae Joong′s new rough high notes, which you never got to hear in his activities with JYJ."
Kim Bada told enews through C-JeS Entertainment, "[Kim] Jae Joong has many talents that will make him a great rock vocalist. He also is very sincere toward music, which led me to become more attached to music also. Kim Jae Joong′s sexy and glamorous vocals are very attractive. I worked hard to put together a rock number that will be great in any situation."
He also said, "Rock musicians need to make music out of the stories they have buried in their hearts, and Kim Jae Joong is very talented in lyricizing songs. I thought it′s time we acknowledged him as an artist rather than an idol."
Though the rock album is his first, Kim Jae Joong has previously performed a number of rock tracks at past concerts where he was met with favorable responses as well.
An official from C-JeS Entertainment said, "Everything about the album is being kept top secret. Next week the album teaser and video teaser are set to be released, and we are also preparing a music video for the song. The album will be a special album that will also include the OST tracks for his film The Jackal is Coming, and it will be a present for fans this winter."
Regarding the new album, his agency said the details are still being worked out but that the image and video teasers would roll out before the album and music video’s full reveal.
An official in the industry said, "We′ve perfected an album that only Kim Jae Joong can release, containing his explosive vocals and emotional expressions. Everyone will be immersed in Kim Jae Joong′s voice this winter."
The album is targeting a January release.
Photo Credit: C-Jes Entertainment