WINNER’s Song Mino Gears Up For Upcoming Solo Album “XX”
Four years after his debut, MINO is finally releasing his very first solo album!
After debuting in 2014 as part of YG Entertainment’s treasured boy group WINNER, Mino embarks on a solo project.
On November 22, YG Entertainment released a direct message teaser video for Mino’s solo album XX in which the WINNER member said, “I feel like I grated my soul into this album.”
The idol-rapper also mentioned that he went back and forth from his house to the studio. He said he invested everything in making the album.
The album’s title XX has no specific meaning. The artist hopes that fans will have their own interpretations of the album. He also stated the songs in this album is a representation of himself and will display the “real MINO”.
XX has twelve songs that Mino wrote, composed and produced. He collaborated with some of the industry’s hitmakers such as KANG UK JIN, FUTURE BOUNCE and AiRPLAY. In addition, he also worked with TEXU, 1105, MILLENNIUM, CHOICE37, Diggy, and HAE for the album’s completion.
The winner rapper wrote and composed the title track Fiancé with FUTURE BOUNCE and TEXU. It has a familiar sound of a trot song but combined with a hip-hop feel. They sampled Soyanggang Maid, a hit Korean song in the 70’s.
According to the agency “The familiar melody and variations will sound fresh, while the catchy melody and lyrics of the hook will sound impressive”. MINO further explained, “It can sound familiar, or unfamiliar. That’s why there are many interesting elements. Please pay attention to the lyrics”.
Apart from being the writer, composer and producer, he also has his hands in the whole production process as well. He has his inputs on the music video concept, album packaging and promotional direction.
Fans are excited and have already congratulated Mino on several social networking sites ahead of the album’s release.
MINO’s solo album XX will be released on November 26 in different music platforms.
Direct Message Teaser #2