For the first time since debuting with Infinite almost ten years ago, member Jang Doo-woo has released his first solo album.

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At 6 p.m. on Monday, singer Jang Dong-woo carved out a new path as a solo artist with the release of his first stand-alone album outside of Infinite. Having debuted with the group in 2010, the move comes almost a decade afterward, highlighting the significance of the milestone. Moreover, it will be his last release before he enlists in the army.

The album Bye┬áis an acronym for “Beside You Every Moment,” a message obviously mean for his fans who will have to endure his two-year military hiatus. There are seven songs on the record headed by the title track “News.” It is a song that has a slow tempo with a dreamy and sophisticated vibe. It is a song that has a sexy and beautiful undercurrent that is appealing.

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According to the singer, it was a song he started writing as soon as he found out of his enlistment date. “It is a song about feelings left over after one receives notice of separation,” he said during the album’s press conference. Explaining further, Dong-woo said that the lyrics are about being by someone’s side even after the separation.

Unlike some of his previous releases, he selected his song as a title track because he wanted something that has a sense of calm and comfort. Notably, the singer participated in creating many of the songs on Bye, including “News,” which started quite differently. At first, Jang explains, it was a much strong song but evolved as his feelings changed.





By O.C