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Sunday, April 05, 2020

Kang Daniel showcases his true colors in his new EP, Cyan

04/02/2020 01:00:49 AM

In 2019, Kang Daniel reached massive breakthrough success through the release of his debut EP, and he is set to keep the momentum swinging with a new record. 

The debut record Color On Me didn't just peak at No.1 in Korea last year. It also entered the Oricon album charts in Japan; first landing at the 23rd spot.  This partly accounts for him selling 500 thousand copies within the first month of its release; making him No. 1 of Korea’s K-pop star popularity chart “Idol Chart” for 103 consecutive weeks, being the No. 4 of Forbes Korea’s Top 40 Power Celebrities, as well as part of Sony Music's top 5 worldwide music revenue generators for the 2nd fiscal quarter last year. 

After a successful tour in six cities across Asia, including Singapore, Bangkok, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Seoul, the Korean pop sensation returns with a highly anticipated follow-up EP called Cyan, released by Konnect Entertainment and distributed by Sony Music Korea.

As part of the three-part project, Color, Kang Daniel’s latest release reveals a more confident musical direction that, according to Forbes, “has an understated sense of pop sophistication to it.” The record also served as the artist's personal journey to find his own true colors before the fans’ eyes, an attempt to unmask his story of dreams, passion, and struggle as an artist navigating the global music scene.

Just after debuting on iTunes, the K-pop idol’s new EP became an instant chart-topping album in charts in nine countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore, and the Philippines. The mini-album also made a splash in Russia and Japan, where it reached the top 10. 

Lead single “2U” is produced by Chancellor, a Korean-American singer-songwriter and producer whose notable work for A Pink, SISTAR, Lee-hi, and Girl’s Day earned him numerous chart-topping hits in Asia. The track’s music video, which arrived on March 24, featured a simple but infectious choreography that goes well with its laid-back pop sound.

Other songs in the Cyan EP, offer a refreshingly cool vibe that fits the summertime theme: “Adulthood,” is a witty take on adult’s wishes to stay young and free, while “Jealous” evokes the feelings of people waiting for the warm spring sun to come during the cold winter. “Interview” shows the best of Kang Daniel’s vocal performance, with its chill R&B beats running smoothly against groovy bass, jazzy piano lines, and minimalist synths. Final track “TOUCHIN” seamlessly blends a variety of music genres without sacrificing its immediacy and catchiness.  

Kang Daniel’s latest EP, Cyan is now out on various streaming and digital platforms worldwide.

Author: slickmaster | © 2020 The SlickMaster's Files

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