Taemin (album)

Taemin is the debut Japanese studio album (third overall) by South Korean singer Taemin. The album contains twelve tracks and includes Japanese versions of previously released songs by Taemin. The album was released digitally on November 5, 2018, through EMI Records and Universal Music.[1] The album's physical release occurred on November 28, 2018.[2][3][4]

Taemin
Taemin (2018 album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 5, 2018 (2018-11-05) (Digital)
November 28, 2018 (2018-11-28) (Physical)
GenreJ-pop[1]
Length43:07
LanguageJapanese
Label
Taemin chronology
Move
(2017)
Taemin
(2018)
Want
(2019)
Singles from Taemin
  1. "Eclipse"
    Released: September 26, 2018
  2. "Mars"
    Released: October 14, 2018
  3. "Under My Skin"
    Released: November 12, 2018

Background and releaseEdit

 
Taemin in 2018.

On September 22, 2018, the official SHINee Japanese Instagram account posted a highlight medley for the upcoming Taemin album, although at that time the album was reported to be titled Eclipse.[5] It was also announced that the "Eclipse" single would be released on September 26.[5][6]

On October 3, 2018, Taemin officially announced that he would release his first Japanese studio album on November 28, 2018.[7] The album would feature "Eclipse" as the lead single, which was first released during the TAEMIN Japan 1st TOUR ~SIRIUS~.[8] A live version music video for the single was subsequently released on YouTube on November 6, 2018.[9] The second single, "Mars", was released on October 14, 2018.[10]

The song "What’s This Feeling" from the album is the theme song for the Japanese drama Final Life: Even If You Disappear Tomorrow, which Taemin starred in.[8][11][12] The album also includes two previously released Japanese songs, "Sayonara Hitori" and "Flame of Love". "Sayonara Hitori" was released on Taemin's Sayonara Hitori EP on July 27, 2016,[13] with a music video released earlier on July 5, 2016.[14] Similarly, "Flame of Love" was released on Taemin's Flame of Love EP on July 18, 2017,[15] with a music video released earlier on June 26, 2017.[16] In addition to this, the album contains three Japanese versions of songs that were previously released in Korean by Taemin: "Drip Drop", "Danger", and "Press Your Number".[1]

The music video for Taemin's new song "Under My Skin" was released on November 12, 2018 (November 13 JST).[17][18][19] On November 24, 2018, Taemin will host a release celebration for his album on TV.[20][21]

The album was released in three versions: a normal version, a first press limited edition, and a fan club limited edition. The first press limited edition includes a DVD with music videos and a shooting sketch video, while the fan club limited edition includes a DVD with front-row recordings of Taemin's performance at the Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall during his TAEMIN Japan 1st TOUR ~SIRIUS~.[22]

Track listingEdit

CD (regular edition)[1][23][24]
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Eclipse"Sara SakuraiAndreas Johansson・Barbi Escobar・Costa Leon・Kenzie3:30
2."Into the Rhythm"Sara SakuraiChristoffer Lauridsen・Jimmy Claeson・Jon Asher3:15
3."Drip Drop" (Japanese version)Hidenori TanakaJamil “Digi” Chammas・Jonathan Perkins・Michael Jiminez・Sara Forsberg・Tay Jasper・Leven Kali・MZMC3:27
4."Flame of Love"Amon HayashiKanata Okajima・Andreas Oberg・Yuka Otsuki3:52
5."Under My Skin"Junji IshiwatariCesar Peralta・Ryan Curtis・Ronnie Marinari3:46
6."Danger" (Japanese version)Hidenori TanakaThomas Troelsen・Remee S. Jackman3:12
7."Better Man"Junji IshiwatariChristoffer Lauridsen・Jimmy Claeson・Jon Asher3:33
8."Press Your Number" (Japanese version)Sara SakuraiThe Stereotypes・Bruno Mars・Philip Lawrence3:48
9."Mars"MEG.MEMans Ek・Matt Wong3:52
10."What's This Feeling"Junji IshiwatariAndrew Choi・Coach・Sendo3:41
11."Holy Water"Sara SakuraiDidrik Thott・Andreas Ohrn・Chris Wahle3:40
12."さよならひとり" (Sayonara Hitori)Sara SakuraiYoko Hiramatsu・Denniz Jamm・Martin Rene3:31
Total length:43:07
DVD – first press limited edition[22][25]
No.TitleLength
1."Under My Skin Music Video" 
2."Danger (Korean Version) Music Video" 
3."Drip Drop (Korean Version) Music Video" 
4."Press Your Number (Korean Version) Music Video" 
5."さよならひとり Music Video" (Sayonara Hitori Music Video) 
6."Flame of Love Music Video" 
7."Move (Korean Version) Music Video" 
8."1st Album Taemin Jacket & Music Video Shooting Sketch" 
DVD – fan club limited edition[22][26]
No.TitleLength
1."Move" 
2."Sexuality" 
3."Tiger" 

ChartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Japan Weekly Albums (Oricon)[27] 2
Japan Weekly Digital Albums (Oricon)[28] 2
Japan Hot Albums (Billboard)[29] 2

ReferencesEdit

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