Late SHINee singer Kim Jong-hyun’s album gets posthumous release

January 23, 2018
This image, provided by S.M. Entertainment, shows the cover for Jonghyun's final album "Poet|Artist". (Yonhap)

This image, provided by S.M. Entertainment, shows the cover for Jonghyun’s final album “Poet|Artist”. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Yonhap) — The final work by the late artist Kim Jong-hyun of boy band SHINee was posthumously released Tuesday.

The album, “Poet|Artist,” has 11 tracks across a wide musical spectrum, including the electropop “Shinin,” the synth-pop “Only One You Need,” the pop ballad “Take The Dive,” and the R&B “Grease.”

Kim wrote the lyrics for all songs except “Take The Dive,” and composed all except for “Only One You Need.”

Kim took his own life on Dec. 18 after a harrowing battle against depression.

“We hope that the thoughts of Jonghyun, who loved music more than anyone else and worked to communicate through music, will be delivered to the fans,” his agency S.M. Entertainment said, using the late singer’s stage name.

The proceeds of the album will be delivered to his mother and used to create a foundation for the needy, according to the agency.

The physical album will be available for purchase from Wednesday. The music video for “Shinin’” is currently available on the agency’s Youtube channel, as well as SM Town on Naver TV.

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