Shinhwa's Junjin to return as a soloist for the primary time in 7 years

Shinhwa's Junjin to return as a soloist for the primary time in 7 years


Shinhwa"s Junjin will be coming back as a soloist!

The final time we saw him as a soloist changed into once 7 years ago, and he"ll be coming back with his 2d mini album "#REAL#" on his birthday. We knew he changed into once going to be coming back as a soloist soon, and he"s released his jacket symbol for the comeback.

He also took section in composing and writing lyrics for the album, so get able for his comeback on September 7th!

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Shinhwa’s “WE” is Another Legendary Return

Shinhwa’s “WE” is Another Legendary Return

20150213_seoulbeats_shinhwa_header Shinhwas WE is Another Legendary Return Written by Andy On March 1, 2015 The legends of K-pop are back. While some of us melt into a puddle of uncontrollable feels, or are hoping to be resuscitated because we are now dead, we must also take the time to look at Shinhwas new album. WE is the group’s 12th album, and they are just as good as ever.

The tracks on WE mainly fall into three categories: lust, love, and sentimentality.

Alright falls somewhere in between lust and love. As the first song, it’s an appropriate summation of what is to follow on the album. With a strong brass line and backing snaps, Alright is a smooth exclamation of want and desire. Granted, there are some cheesy lines (such as Andys We can share love like it was a last slice), but Shinhwa pulls it off. Despite the smoothness of the track, theres also a snazzy beat that sets it up to be dance-able. Perhaps this is due to ChaCha Malone (famous for being part of AOMG and Jay Parks main homie) being one of the composers – Alright does have that feeling associated with Jay Park.

Alright reminds the listener of what Shinhwas career has been littered with: spiffy dance tracks that exude charisma. If you need extra incentive to listen to this song, check out the live performance, where Shinhwa shows how they own the chair dances.

If the lyrics in the previous track were a bit cheesy, Cat takes the cake. A cat metaphor and a swamp: quite odd, to say the least – not to mention a little dirty (I fall deeper into her swamp). Its all rather comical, yet, forgivable due to the sharpness of the music. The electronic instrumentation is exact and punctuated. Like the lyrics, the singing style of the group is also a bit comicalYou can even say its cute. The most impressive part is the great harmonies during the chorus.

Title track, Sniper may throw you for a loop, initially. Its a bit weird, though you may not notice while fawning over the MV. Shinhwa teamed up with composer Andrew Jackson for the third album in a row (he helped with the This Love and Venus title tracks). Like in those previous releases, electronic sounds take the forefront. You are initially drawn in with the whistling, and stay for the pop. The best thing about Sniper is that the group effectively rotates the rappers and vocals without having huge chunks of either one. It may sound odd, but it still flows well. Also, pay attention to the rap lyrics, as MFBTYs Bizzy joined in penning them (along with Eric and David Kim).

The last song is lustful, as is obvious from the title Give it 2 Me. There are no metaphors or similes; Shinhwa is straightforward in their desire for a woman. They have been captivated by the seductive game the woman is playing, patiently waiting for her to come to them. Meanwhile, they are hungry for her to give it to them.

Give it 2 Me is a funky song with muted instrumentation. It features a simple rhythmic guitar and bass, with a few electronic sounds and drums. The song is rather rap-line heavy, which fits well with the overall aesthetic.

Next, we get the romantic yet angsty Shinhwa.

White Shirts is the initial love song – though perhaps it could also be considered sentimental.

You used to wear the shirts that are hanging in my room with your own style

Dont know why it hurts, why it hurts

The white shirts, white shirts that you loved, the tears wont stop

The group is looking at their white shirts that their former lover loved to wear. Thus, they are sad and longing for the past lover to return. Like the lyrics, the music is also subdued and emotional. A cross between a pop and rock ballad, White Shirts, is rather simple with guitars, strings, piano, and drums.

While White Shirts follows the standard love-ballad sound, Ice Moon goes in the other direction for a pop-dance love song. Musically, Ice Moon harkens back to 90s Western boy-band pop. The falsetto chorus vocals and bad, bad for you refrain add extra attitude.

The song is bit mysterious in its meaning, but ShinComs own description would probably work best: “The secretive and unique lyrics describes of a yearning love that appears in the night when the cold moon rises and disappears again in the morning.” With illusions to the cold and ice, you get the sense of a hardened heart waiting to be unfrozen.

The previous two songs were more angtsy than romantic, but that is made up for by Im in Love, which is another track with a catchy hook.

Im in love love love baby love

I’m so into you

Im in love love love baby love

Can’t get you out of my head

Thats a pretty simple lyric line to remember and sing along with. The song itself is about realizing they’ve fallen in love and are expressing all the things they feel about the girl. If anybody remembers Perfect Man, you cant help but be reminded of a few lyrics of that previous release, not to mention the style. Im In Love is a mix of pop and RB, which creates this smooth and sexy mood.

Finally, we get to the sentimental side of Shinhwa.

First up is Dont Cry, and like practically every other song by that title, its a ballad. A rather strong, electronic ballad, but a ballad nonetheless. Listeners are in for a bit of surprise 2.5 minutes in: a dubstep rap break. Despite this being a bit out-of-place, it doesnt stop the songs movement or change the feeling. In this song, the guys are the friends who are in love with the girl who has a boyfriend. They are her shoulder to lean on and her comfort, because they know her pain and love her. Sadly, it seems like a rather one-sided love.

Pre-released track Memory is about as sentimental as it comes, from the MV to the actual lyrics. Memory has that hopeful instrumental that is vital in the types of songs that look back on careers and life. Although never directly stated in the lyrics, the song is a bit of a salute to their fans and lives. The memories they’ve created over time are forever embedded in their hearts, and they cherish them. Shinhwa has come a long way with their Changjos, and their vocals show how emotionally connected they are to the fans.

What better way to end an album than a song called Never Give Up? As stated above, Shinhwa has had a long journey. Never Give Up is their proclamation that they will keep aiming for the sky together. Although written as though to a lover, its really for each other. Musically, the song is synthesizer heavy, and includes another odd rap break. Theres also a rather annoying yelling/fuzzy sound playing in the background. This is perhaps the weakest song musically, but the lyrics make up for that.

The odd rap breaks and cheesy lyrics can be overlooked in favor of the overall quality of the album. With great dance beats, catchy whistles and snaps, and smooth vocals, WE is all that is good about Shinhwa. The group knows how to get you moving and how to touch your heartand they do it with flair. They – particularly Minwoo and Eric – also were active in the lyric writing for some of these songs, which makes it even more special. WE is a great comeback for the great K-pop legends.

Rating: 4.5/5

(Shinhwa Official, Mnet, YouTube [1][2], images via ShinCom Entertainment, ShinCom Entertainment, malpabo Tumblr, lyrics via pop!gasa, malpabo tumblr)


SHINHWA return with an MV for

SHINHWA return with an MV for "Sniper"

SHINHWA is definitely back with the release of their 12th album "WE" and MV for title song "Sniper".

These men prove that they still captivate fans with their undying music and charisma. The charismatic members also show their skillful dancing and sharp choreography.

Watch the legends back in the music scene!


Shinhwa Confirmed SBS'

Shinhwa Confirmed SBS' "Inkigayo" Return After An Eight-Years Silence

Shinhwa to Perform on SBS’ “Inkigayo” for the First Time in 8 Years

The legendary musical band Shinhwa will make their appearance on the 800th episode special of SBS's music show "Inkigayo" after an eight-year hiatus!

The members of Shinhwa are preparing to put on a special stage alongside their junior idol groups for the upcoming January 25th live broadcast of “Inkigayo,” ahead of their comeback at the end of next month.

The group’s appearance on the show is especially meaningful, as they debuted in 1998, which was the same year that “Inkigayo” was first established. It is also the first time in about 8 years that Shinhwa will be performing on “Inkigayo,” since their promotions in 2006 with the title track of their eighth full-length album, “Once in a Lifetime.”

Meanwhile, Shinhwa is gearing up to make their return to music with their 12th full-length album in late-February.


Shinhwa, Andy, set to return

Shinhwa, Andy, set to return

Shinhwa, the first-generation K-pop boy band, will resume its career early next year with Andy, who has kept a low profile since he was found to be spending money last year on illegal gambling. The singer was sentenced to pay 5 million won ($4,629) in fines for his misconduct and banned from appearing on MBC programming. Still, the seven-member ensemble has decided to promote its new album with him. Shinhwa first debuted in 1998, when first-generation boy and girl groups like H.O.T. and S.E.S. started to emerge.The boy band is one of the longest-running groups and its members, who were teenagers when they first burst onto the scene, are now approaching their mid-30s. Shinhwa"s members have each sought out their own careers in singing and acting. They pursue individual projects when they are not performing together.

By Sung So-young


Shinhwa to Return with Andy for Comeback in January 2015

Shinhwa to Return with Andy for Comeback in January 2015

Shinhwa to Return with Andy for Comeback in January 2015 Shinhwa fans, rejoice! Shinhwa will be making a comeback in the beginning of next year as an all-member group. Maknae Andy faced charges of illegal gambling at the end of last year, and later didn’t participate in the group’s 15th anniversary concert.

A media outlet reported that a representative of Shinhwa stated, “Shinhwa decided to make a comeback the first week of next year. They’re also thinking of a world tour after the release of the studio album.”

The representative continued, “The world tour, in celebration of the group’s 17th anniversary, is an opportunity for the members to be able to meet with fans abroad.”

Meanwhile, the members will be working on individual activities until October where they will get together to start working on the said album.


 Shinhwa Broadcast Ends with Fans Hoping for a Return

Shinhwa Broadcast Ends with Fans Hoping for a Return

After two years, jTBC’s Shinhwa Broadcast came to an end.

The program began with all six Shinhwa members bringing their own styles of entertainment, delighting fans, who waited for the group to return to the spotlight for four years.

In the course of two years, Shinhwa Broadcast tried out several different formats, from channel surfing to cooking, and finally ending with spotlighting little legends in Korea by season two. The last little legends were about two young brothers who dream of becoming pro boxers even under dire circumstances.

However, with Kim Dong Wan leaving the show after season one to focus on acting and Andy taking off to self-reflect after gambling issues, the rest of the Shinhwa members decided it wasn’t right to continue the show with only four members.

Although the show’s run has come to an end, fans are already hoping that all six members will return one day to create a season three.

 ‘Shinhwa Broadcast’ Ends with Fans Hoping for a Return

Saturday, January 18, 2014


8:00 PM

KBS King’s Family 39.7

10:00 PM

1. MBC Golden Rainbow 14.213.7

2. SBS The Woman Who Married Three Times 13.5


1. SBS Star King 14.1

2. MBC Infinity Challenge 13.4

3. KBS Immortal Song 9.7

4. MBC We Got Married 6.0

Sunday, January 19, 2014


8:00 PM

KBS King’s Family 43.9

10:00 PM

1. MBC Golden Rainbow 13.7

2. SBS The Woman Who Married Three Times 12.8


5:00 PM

1. MBC Real Man 15.5

2. KBS 1 Night 2 Days 13.6

3. SBS Running Man 12.3

4. MBC Dad! Where Are We Going? 11.9

5. SBS K-Pop Star 3 11.2

6. KBS Superman is Back 8.7

9:00 PM

KBS Gag Concert 18.3


jTBC Shinhwa Broadcast 0.569

*All ratings are based on AGB Nielson Media Research

Photo credit: jTBC


Shinhwas Minwoo to Return After 5 Years with Special Solo Album Featuring Eric

Shinhwas Minwoo to Return After 5 Years with Special Solo Album Featuring Eric

Shinhwa’s Minwoo to Return After 5 Years with Special Solo Album Featuring Eric To celebrate the ten year anniversary of his solo debut, Lee Min Woo, also known as “M,” will release a special album titled “M+TEN.”

It was announced that Lee Min Woo would return with a special album five years after his previous album titled “Minnovation.” This time, fans can expect to hear a mixture of disco and punk through the upcoming title track, “Taxi.”

Known to participate in the production of his music, Lee Min Woo’s diligent work will shine through the five new tracks in “M+TEN.” “Taxi” will show off the singer’s lyrical skills as Lee Min Woo composed the lyrics while fellow Shinhwa member Eric composed and featured in the rap portion of the song. With the project team “Split” participating in the production of the new album, fans can expect some high quality music.

The singer’s agency, Live Works Company, commented, “To celebrate the 10 years anniversary of his solo debut, Lee Min Woo has gone through many music pieces and selected the tracks while producing his new album. He has put a lot of affection towards this special album, and is doing his best to prepare. The singer has transferred many episodes that have happened inside a taxi to create his addicting new song, “Taxi.” You can expect a special performance as well as many other things that we have planned.”

“M+TEN” will be released on February 6, so don’t miss out on Lee Min Woo’s amazing new album!


Shinhwa Broadcast' Will Return From 5-Month Hiatus On November 3 With New Format

Shinhwa Broadcast' Will Return From 5-Month Hiatus On November 3 With New Format

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Shinhwa Broadcast' Will Return From 5-Month Hiatus On November 3 With New Format K-pop’s longest running group Shinhwa will return to television next month with a revamped version of their television program “Shinhwa Broadcast.” K-pop's longest running group Shinhwa will return to television next month with a revamped version of their television program "Shinhwa Broadcast."

On Monday, a spokesperson for the South Korean network Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company (jTBC) revealed the revamping of "Shinhwa Broadcast" to the publication eNEWS.

The new program, which will reportedly be entitled "Shinhwa Broadcast 2," is scheduled to premiere on the network on November 3.

"After a five-month hiatus, 'Shinhwa Broadcast 2' is set to [premiere] with a brand new format," the jTCB spokesperson said.

The first episode of "Shinhwa Broadcast" premiered in March of 2012.

The group appeared in 60 episodes of the program before going on hiatus in June.

At a press conference the week the first episode of "Shinhwa Broadcast" premiered, band member Eric Mun explained the basic idea of the show.

"We've always wanted a program with just the six Shinhwa members in it, and now we've fulfilled that dream," Eric said.

Shinhwa singer Jun Jin said he was moved by his band's work ethic regarding filming their show, right from the beginning.

"We finished shooting the first episode, and after the shoot I was so surprised. In the past, the members didn't go this far for shoots," he said.

"I was touched at how sincere they were and how hard they worked."

Jun Jin had his own formula for the show.

"We'll be showing the relationships and energy we built up during the 14 years the six of us were together," he explained.

Shinhwa's Kim Dong Wan, who is starring in the musical 'Le Passe Muraille' next month at the Hongik University Art Center in Seoul, reflected on his band's longevity.

"We never expected to come this far," he said. "At first, we thought we'd be lucky to release a second album. Now I can safely see that we've been to the top," Kim said.

Kim, who found himself in the starring role in the 2012 blockbuster "Yeongasi," realized that the same kind of cooperation his band achieved on "Shinhwa Broadcast" was critical for making a movie.

"I realized that teamwork is of the utmost importance in filming a movie," he said.

"I've learned a lot from directors and actors [because I got] along quite well with them."


"Shinhwa Broadcast" Return to Air Will Be Delayed

"Shinhwa Broadcast" Return to Air Will Be Delayed

Shinhwa Broadcast Return to Air Will Be DelayedVariety show Shinhwa Broadcast will extend its hiatus for one or two more months.

In a phone interview W Star News, Producer Yoon Hyun Joon revealed, We are preparing but its taking longer than expected. I cant say for sure, but the show will return in October or November.

Shinhwa Broadcast aired its first episode on the cable channel JTBC in March of las year. The variety program featured legendary idol group Shinhwa as fixed cast members and received great popularity from all age groups. However in May of 2013, the show went on hiatus with the group focusing on their eleventh album comeback, their Asia tour, and member Kim Dong Wans drama. The show was supposed to resume its broadcast in September.

Yoon Hyun Joon also explained that the concept for the returning season of Shinhwa Broadcast has not been finalized. Although we cant have many meetings with the Shinhwa members, we are communicating with them. We had one meeting where everyone met together.