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Kang Daniel had a massive breakthrough last year with the release of his debut EP, Color on Me, which peaked on No. 1 in Korea and entered the Oricon albums chart in Japan at number 23.
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.”
It also marks his 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.
Shortly after it debuted on iTunes, the K-Pop idol’s new EP hit No. 1 on iTunes Top Albums 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, features a simple but infectious choreography that goes well with its laid-back pop sound.
Other songs in the mini album offer a refreshingly cool vibe that fits the summertime theme: “Adulthood” is a witty take on an adult’s wishes to stay young and free, while “Jealous” evokes the feelings of someone 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.
About Kang Daniel
Kang Daniel made his debut as part of popular boy band Wanna One in 2017.
His solo career officially took off on July 25 with his first EP, Color on Me, selling over 500,000 copies within the first month. It also topped iTunes’ K-Pop charts in over 20 regions.
Kang Daniel sits at the No. 1 of Korea’s K-Pop start popularity chart “Idol Chart” for 103 consecutive weeks and was named as No. 4 of Forbes Korea’s Top 40 Power Celebrities. Recently, he landed in Sony Music’s Top 5 worldwide music revenue generators for the second fiscal quarter of 2019.
Kang Daniel’s latest EP, Cyan, is now out on various streaming and digital platforms worldwide.