[Today’s K-pop] EXO’s Dio wrote two songs for his debut solo album


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EXO’s Dio has been involved in writing lyrics for two songs on their upcoming solo album, SM Entertainment label said on Wednesday.

The musician released his first solo album “Empathy” on July 26 and co-wrote the lyrics for two of the eight tracks. Six of the songs are new and two are bonus tracks, including the English version of the main song “Rose”.

“Rose” is an acoustic folk number and it sings about how the heart races after falling in love and finds the courage to confess his feelings. He also co-wrote “I’m Fine”, which expresses his hope that one can say hello to oneself and not just to others over jazzy guitar sounds.

The veteran idol has released solo songs, “Crying Out” for the soundtrack to the movie “Cart” in 2014 and “That’s Okay” in 2019 via SM Station. He resumed his activities after completing his military service in January.

IZ * ONE’s Kang Hyewon Ventures Into Web Theater: Report

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(Credit: 8D Entertainment)

Now disbanded IZ * ONE’s Kang Hyewon will attempt to play a woman in a web drama, media reported on Wednesday.

This is her first time playing and her first major activity since the band disbanded in April.

She will play as a student with a business major who is both beautiful and intelligent. Full of ambition to find a better match, she has split from her boyfriend, played by DAY6’s Wonpil, but seeks to get back with him.

The web drama is the third season of “Best Mistake,” which gained popularity as a teen romantic comedy.

Kang made his debut as a member of IZ * ONE in 2018 through an audition program and recently joined Bubble, a private messaging service to communicate with fans.

OneUs US tour sparks controversy among fans

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(Credit: RBW Entertainment)

OneUs faced opposition from fans who found out the group was planning a tour of the United States in October.

Her agency RBW Entertainment confirmed that she is hosting a tour with a local agency with a statement Wednesday on the official fandom website. The tour, originally scheduled for 2020, has been in the works for a very long time and they are doing their best to smooth out the planning, the company said.

“We are doing our best to keep it safe, with the health of the artist and the fans as a top priority,” RBW said. He strongly calls on the local venue to limit the public to those with COVID-19 vaccination certificates and masks.

A notification for the group’s U.S. tour appeared on a ticket site Tuesday, raising concern among fans of the boy group who fear it is too early for an international tour. Only one concert in Las Vegas on October 22 has been made public so far.

Golden Child releases teaser photos for his 2nd LP

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(Credit: Woollim Entertainment)

Golden Child shared teaser photos for their upcoming second studio album “Game Changer” on Wednesday.

In the first batch of individual photos, Choi Bomin and Bong Jaehyun created contrasts showing different sides to their fans.

The 10-member boy band returns with their second LP on August 2, about six months after their fifth EP “Yes”. The EP ranked in the top 10 on the iTunes K-pop album charts in 14 regions and on the best albums chart in five regions. It has sold more than 100,000 copies, the best record of the group.

The group originally planned to hold a two-day standalone “Summer Breeze” concert last week in Seoul, but postponed the event as COVID-19 flared up in Korea.

By Hwang You-mee
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