Taemin has made his comeback with the final installment of his album series with Never Gonna Dance Again : Act 2. Previously, he pre-released 2 KIDS followed by Never Gonna Dance Again : Act 1.
The title track for his new album “IDEA” was inspired by Plato’s theory of ideas as he sets on a journey of finding his identity. He told Hypebae, “I want to free myself from the darkness and embark on a journey of enlightenment where I discover a new ego, identity, and meaning.”
This new album has a total of nine tracks, three of which he participated in the writing process. He reveals that he is always taking notes in his notebook whenever he gets the chance.
The three tracks “Heaven, “Think of You,” and “Pansy” are a bit different from the rest of the tracks as they hold a more warm and honest message to his fans.
For the track “Pansy,” there was a special meaning behind the name. “The significance behind the flower is ‘remember me.’ I wanted to tell a message to my fans who have waited for me for a long time.”
He added, “The pansy flower has a specific day, Pansy Day, and that’s also the day of SHINee’s debut, so it worked perfectly.”
As a whole, he describes Act 2 to be a personal letter to his fans, as instead of focusing on creating perfect lyrics, he put more emphasis on the sincerity of his message.
I’m not an artist that’s limited by genre. I’m not just an R&B or K-Pop artist, but I’m one who likes to experiment with different genres and styles to diversify my portfolio.
Watch his new music video for “IDEA” below!