K-Pop Comeback Spotlight: Taeyeon – Repackage Album “Purpose”
Taeyeon sings a love letter to herself with “Dear Me” – a track from her latest album
The vocal queen, Kim Taeyeon, has welcomed 2020 with a powerful comeback. With her repacked album, Purpose, she graced her fans with her beautiful vocals and a moving title track.
Purpose Comeback Timeline
On January 8, SM Entertainment announced that Taeyeon’s repackaged album, Purpose, will be released on January 15. The announcement came with the information that the album will contain 15 tracks, three of which were new songs including the title track, “Dear Me.”
태연 정규 2집 리패키지 앨범 ‘Purpose’ 1월 15일 공개! 태연이 2020년에도 ‘믿듣탱’ 파워를 입증하며, 신곡 3곡을 추가한 총 15개 트랙으로 다채로운 매력 발산을 예고하고 있습니다!
— Girls' Generation (@GirlsGeneration) January 8, 2020
Along with the initial news, a series of spoilers had also been uploaded. A title spoiler accompanied by a 12-second video of Taeyeon along with the song list and Mood Sampler were also released. The two new songs are “My Tragedy” and “Drawing Our Memories.”
Leading to the release date, a series of gorgeous photos of Taeyeon were uploaded. It heightened the excitement of the fans as they wait for the album and music video released.
On January 10 and 11, the Purpose Repackage Highlight clips were uploaded giving the fans a glimpse of what kind of music Taeyeon was going to release. And just by hearing its initial beats, it was safe to claim that Taeyeon would be delivering yet again, top-notch songs.
TAEYEON 태연 'Purpose' Repackage Highlight Clip #1 월식 (My Tragedy)
— Girls' Generation (@GirlsGeneration) January 10, 2020
TAEYEON 태연 'Purpose' Repackage Highlight Clip #2 너를 그리는 시간 (Drawing Our Moments)
— Girls' Generation (@GirlsGeneration) January 11, 2020
Only a day after the last highlight clip was uploaded, the official MV teaser for “Dear Me,” the title track for the Purpose repacked album was revealed.
“Dear Me” Afterthoughts
Taeyeon sings beautifully, it’s a fact – and her new song captures emotions. The ballad track with acoustic guitar and strings perfectly fit Taeyeon’s beautiful voice. But the breathtaking harmony is not the only reason why “Dear Me” is something everyone should listen to. It expresses hope as the lyrics touch the hearts.
With “Dear Me,” Taeyeon sings a letter to herself. Taeyeon sings a powerful message to each one of us. The message of hope, that one day she can love and trust herself.
It’s a track filled with hope that she can love herself despite what happened in the past. It’s a message not only to herself but to everyone that we should love and trust ourselves because it’s something we should be doing.
Video and Image credits: SM Entertainment