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U-KNOW The 1st Mini Album ‘True Colors’ 2019.06.12

U-KNOW The 1st Mini Album ‘True Colors’
Album Type
Mini Album
Genre
Dance
Record Label
SM Entertainment
Distribution
Dreamus
Release Date
2019.06.12
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‘K-POP Top Class’, U-KNOW, Showing ‘True Colors’ as Solo Performer!
Releasing First Solo Album Delivering True Charms, ‘True Colors’, on June 12th!
Contains 6 Songs including Title Song, ‘Follow’! Prepared with Best Lyricists, Composers, and Featured Artists!

U-KNOW (SM Entertainment) is releasing his first mini album, ‘True Colors’, on June 12th.

This album is the first solo album that U-KNOW is releasing a since his debut. The name of the album, ‘True Colors’, indicates that he will reveal his true charms through unparalleled music and performance and also that he wishes to share various emotions in life, which are expressed in various colors, with the mass. The new album is expected to show new charms of U-KNOW as a solo artist and win enormous responses from the fans.

Especially, for all six songs including the title song, ‘Follow’, a specific color – silver, red, blue, orange, dark gray, and white – was chosen for each track to effectively express U-KNOW’s various charms and honest feelings and incorporated each color into the lyrics, melody, visual, and styling of each song in a natural manner, capturing eyes and ears of the fans globally.

Hitmakers at home and abroad such as SM Entertainment’s lead producer Yoo Young-jin, the world-renowned producer Thomas Troelsen, England’s top producing team LDN Noise, famous composer Andrew Choi, popular lyricists Hwang Yoo-bin and Lee Seu-ran joined the making of this album to enhance its quality. It also features Asia’s representative musician BoA and the trendsetting rapper GIRIBOY, who will definitely draw more attention.

U-KNOW is enjoying global popularity suited to the ‘K-POP King’ for flawless live singing and high quality dance performances while promoting as a member of TVXQ! and is winning favorable responses for a number of solo songs such as ‘DROP’ which was released in the second season of SM ‘STATION’, and ‘Honey Funny Bunny’, ‘Champagne’, ‘Komplikated’, ‘Puzzle’, and ‘City Lights‘ which are included in the TVXQ! albums. The music and performance that he will present through this album is raising more expectations.

‘Follow’ – Made of U-KNOW’s powerful magic, making you follow the moment you hear the song!

The title song, ‘Follow’, is a pop dance song that arouses tension with the narration in the intro which sounds as if he is chanting a spell and the quiet melody in the first half of the song. The dark and groovy mood created by the metallic percussion and the cold textured synthesizer sound suggests the restrained performance of U-KNOW. The lyrics reflect U-KNOW’s ambition as a solo artist, which is to captivate listeners with his fatal attraction, to capture ears.

‘Blue Jeans’ is a funk song that features the unconventional combination of funky rhythm guitar and 808 bass. The lyrics that praise the woman who looks great with blue jean makes it more interesting to listen to. ‘Swing’ is an old school Chicago house style dance song that depicts the delicate heart line between a man and a woman who are confirming each other’s heart. The fantastic vocal harmony between the featured artist, BoA, and U-KNOW captures the ears.

This album also includes ‘Hit Me Up’ which is a Nu-disco style pop dance song that depicts an honest moment of a lover tempting to go for a drive on a sleepless night, ‘Why’ which is a neo soul/urban R&B song that arouses sympathy from modern urbanites who live with the feeling of loneliness and dreariness deep inside the heart, and ‘Change The World’ which is a mid-tempo pop ballad song that sends a message, ‘We are all ordinary people, but we can make a new world by keeping ordinary values.’ The six songs in this album will let you feel U-KNOW’s world of music, completed with his colorful charms.

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