Kim Hyun Joong’s first Japanese album is already attracting a lot of attention.
Before releasing his first Japanese album, Unlimited, on December 12, Kim released “Your Story,” the lead track of the album, on such major music sites in Japan as iTunes, Music.jp, and Recochoku.
Playing band music in this album, Kim showed off a charismatic look with his powerful voice and guitar playing in a 45-second teaser video of “Your Story,” which was released on November 28.
According to reports, modern rock band Daybreak’s bassist Kim Seon Il participated in the song, playing instruments and arranging it. Other Daybreak members also played guitar, bass, and keyboard for the song.
A spokesperson for Kim says, “Kim Hyun Joong has been acknowledged as a talented musician who does high-quality music since the single, Heat, succeeded in Japan in July. It attracted a lot of attention with the fact that it was created in collaboration with the popular Japanese musician B’z. People in the music industry are guessing that ‘Your Story,’ which was released in December 5, will also become a hit.”
Indeed, when a ringtone of “Your Story” was released along with the teaser video of the song on November 28, it ranked first on the Recochoku Chart and the Dwango K-pop Chart.
Unlimited, Kim’s first album to be released in Japan, contains a total of fourteen songs, including such new songs as “Your Story,” “Save Today” and “I’m Yours,” and other hit songs of Kim’s. It will be released on December 12.