I woke up this morning to a LINE message from SHINee, telling me to look forward to the release of Jonghyun’s new solo album and well, I may have kinda flipped out. Just a little.
Needless to say, knowing I’ll have a new Jonghyun album to add to my collection has made me rather excited. (Which is probably the biggest understatement in the history of understatements.) Story Op.2 (이야기 Op.2) will be his second mini album and in true Jonghyun style, the songs were not only written and composed by the man himself, but he also participated in the album’s directing.
It’s been almost a year since Jonghyun’s first full-length album, She Is, was released and honestly, I’m still not over its amazingness. (Then again, I can’t ever really get over any of Jonghyun’s solo work so maybe that’s not saying much.) Whether it is or not, I’m so ridiculously excited about this upcoming release! I have a feeling this album will be everything I want it to be and so much more! (Nope, not biased here!) Gah! If there’s a track on this album that can surpass my love of “White T-Shirt,” I’m gonna die!
The album is set to drop April 24 (at 6:00 PM KST, if you wanna be exact) and yes, I’m totally counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds. (Which, as I’m writing this, there are 5 days, 18 hours, 57 minutes and 50 seconds… 49… 48… 47… Just in case you were wondering.)
I know there are other K-Pop comebacks and upcoming dramas I could be talking about (Dia, Junggigo, IU… Time traveling aliens and underdogs pursuing their dreams… all of these come to mind) but right now, my brain is so full of Jonghyun I’m finding it hard to think about anything else. I know I probably shouldn’t be this excited over a mini album but you know what, we all have biases for a reason and mine have the amazing power to make me happy, even when my days suck. That being said, this comeback news is exactly what I needed today so I’m just gonna go with the happy for however long it lasts. *squee*