TVXQ to release special album before member’s enlistment

July 15, 2015
TVXQ (Korea Times file)


(Yonhap) — South Korean boy duo TVXQ will release a special album titled “Rise as God” next week, its management agency said Wednesday.

The album, set to be out Monday, will have 10 songs with the two members’ solo pieces as double title tracks, S.M. Entertainment said.

It is the duo’s first album since “Spellbound,” the repackaged version of its seventh full-length album hit record stores in February last year.

The forthcoming album is a special present for fans before U-know Yunho’s enlistment in the Army to begin his mandatory military service.

The 29-year-old singer, whose original name is Jung Yun-ho, is scheduled to enter an undisclosed boot camp for five weeks of basic training next Tuesday. After the training, the singer will serve active duty for about 21 months.

All able-bodied South Korean men are subject to compulsory military service for about two years in a country that faces North Korea across a heavily fortified border.