New Jonghyun Album, Music Video Debut After K-Pop Star’s Death
The final album from South Korean singer Jonghyun debuted posthumously Tuesday.
The K-pop star's agency, SM Entertainment, released Jonghyun's second solo album, Poet | Artist, and a music video for the title track, "Shinin."
"JONGHYUN Is Releasing His New Album 'Poet | Artist' and Music Video for Lead Song 'Shinin' Today," the company tweeted.
The Korea Herald reported Poet | Artist was completed in 2017. The album features 10 tracks in addition to "Shinin," including the song "Only One You Need." All proceeds will go to Jonghyun's mother and a foundation for the underprivileged.
Jonghyun, born Kim Jong-hyun, died Dec. 18 at age 27 of an apparent suicide. The singer, who came to fame with the boy band SHINee, discussed his struggle with depression in a final note he gave to a friend.
"I am broken from inside," he wrote. "The depression that had been slowly eating me up finally devoured me and I couldn't defeat it."
By Annie Martin, UPI.com
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