Singer Chen’s first solo albums, ‘ April and a Flower’, recital taken a place
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[by Lim Hyeon Joo / photo by Baek Soo Yeon] The album is constitute of the following songs: The title song ‘Beautiful Goodbye’, with impressive elegant piano; Flower, a song Chen participated; Sorry not sorry, a song that shows the combination of piano and strings; Love words, a song that gives out cheerful message to exhausted heart; I’ll be there, a song that sings the wishful mind to remain in someone’s memory; and Portrait of you, a song that express the thought of missing someone.
The first solo debut really draws attention. He introduced the album “since it is the album just with my own voice, I was very hard on myself. I created this album in the mind set of starting everything in clean slate”
‘Flower’ is the song he wrote. He said “I’ve fall in love since I heard the demo. I really wanted to write the lyrics for the song and decided to write about flower.” The host Xiumin, who is also part of group EXO, complimented Chen “every song Chen wrote were all good. I think he really nailed this one too”.
Word on the street says he had a hard time shooting for the music video of the title song. Chen said “We shoot outside for 7 years. Everyone was having runny nose while shooting the video”
Chen shared the hard part of being a ballad singer “The shooting’s focus was completely different compare to EXO’s song and this song. Especially, delivering the delicate emotion through the screen was the hardest. It was even hard to sing while sitting down” He also showed his happiness saying “I saw the first draft of edited music video. It was really good. I was really proud with no regret”
Chen also encouraged himself. He said “I know I am not good enough but I decided to start my first step. I know there are a lot of people who are better than me. Because of it I wanted to show you the better version of myself.