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Ten months after departing the Ok-pop group Monsta X amid a flurry of controversy, Wonho is lastly prepared to inform his story, with the discharge of his debut solo single, “Dropping You.”

Launched Friday, the highly-anticipated monitor is the 27-year-old’s large comeback after parting methods with Monsta X final October amid accusations of improper conduct and alleged marijuana use previous to his time with the group (hashish remains to be unlawful in Korea, and in most elements of Asia). The singer was formally cleared of all expenses in March, and introduced new administration and a solo deal only a few weeks later.

“Dropping You” formally kicks off Wonho’s new period, and arrives as Ok-pop continues to show its affect on these shores as nicely. Carried out completely in English, the sweeping, piano-driven ballad showcases Wonho’s delicate falsetto, as he sings about defending a cherished love regardless of all prices. “Child I’d go to warfare for you / Construct a military should you want me to / Trigger dropping me is healthier than dropping you.”

The singer co-wrote the monitor with a workforce of A-list songwriters, together with Corey Sanders and Jon Mcguire (Callum Scott “You Are the Cause”) and Neil Ormandy, who co-wrote James Arthur’s worldwide hit, “Say You Received’t Let Go.” British songwriter and producer, Nick Gale, higher often known as Digital Farm Animals, helmed the manufacturing for the track, a seductive, R&B slow-burner that’s certain to tug at listeners’ heartstrings with its swelling refrain and among the most private lyrics Wonho has written to this point.

Whereas the track is undeniably a love track, the singer says it was additionally impressed by his followers, who by no means left his facet after his well-publicized departure from the group. “This can be a love track, but additionally I’d say it’s [about] the love and appreciation I’ve for my followers as nicely,” he tells Rolling Stone. “I’m right here as we speak due to them, and the considered dropping them was the toughest factor I might consider.”

“For me,” he continues, “‘Dropping You’ is in regards to the connection between individuals, and the selflessness of loving somebody a lot that you just’ll turn into one with them and so they turn into much more essential to you than your self.”

“Dropping You” is the primary single from Wonho’s upcoming mini album, Half. 1 Love Synonym #1: Proper for Me, due out September 4th. The singer says to anticipate a mixture of uptempo tracks and ballads from the album, citing artists just like the Korean singer and actor Rain, and Usher, as artists he respects. Count on to see Wonho tackle a continued position in songwriting and manufacturing as nicely. “I selected my favourite types and integrated each languages, Korean and English, in a single EP,” he explains. “I really feel like this EP is reflecting my very own colours and sending my private message on the market to my followers.”

Wonho says he started engaged on his solo venture six months in the past and was wanting to lastly put out new music for the followers. “I needed to share with my followers the sensation and sentiment of what I used to be going by way of,” he says, of his time away from the highlight. “I need to ship a message that I’m right here for them, like they’ve been right here for me. Collectively, we will overcome something.”

It’s a message that seemingly mirrors his personal struggles over the previous 12 months, a 12 months that Wonho says he’s discovered “many classes” from. The primary lesson: “Even when it’s darkish, the sunshine will come quickly,” he says. “All it is advisable do is hold going.”





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