FTIsland rocker goes solo

November 5, 2015
Lee Hong-ki

Lee Hong-ki

Lee Hong-ki of the pop-rock band FTIsland is going solo, releasing his first album this month.

The 25-year-old pop-rocker’s career has been a colorful one. Not only did the band break out many hit songs like “Lovesick,” “After Love,” “Memory” and “Pray,” but his band participated in many soundtrack albums for TV series, including “You’re Beautiful” (2009), “The Heirs” (2013), “Bride Singer” on MBC, and “Modern Farmer” (2014).

The band debuted to Japan in 2008 with their second album “Colorful Sensibility” and has been active in the Japanese market since.

The band started this year with a world tour, called the “2015 FTISLAND FTHX Tour,” during which it appeared in France, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and the United States. After releasing the single album “PUPPY” in August, the band embarked on a Japan concert tour titled “Where’s My PUPPY?” across eight cities.

Lee’s musical talent generated headlines in April when he displayed an impressive performance on the TV music show “King of Masksingers.”