By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - Jo Kwon, leader of Korean boy band 2AM, unleashed two songs online last night ahead of the release of his first solo album titled "I'm Da One" slated on June 25.
The songs released are the title track "Animal (Radio Edit)" and "Just a Kiss," an English song. The two are part of Jo Kwon's 10-track album.
|Jo Kwon's album (Big Hit Entertainment)|
Other songs in the album are "Awesome Girl," "I'm Da One," "Lipstick," "Who's Loving You Now," "Wingardium Laviosa," "Something 'Bout You," "Heaven," and "Animal."
After it was released, "Animal (Radio Edit)" entered real-time music charts in South Korea.
For the album, Big Hit Entertainment recruited some of the best musicians to work with Jo Kwon.
Just A Kiss
Animal (Radio Edit)Two of them are Swedish DJ, remixer and producer Avicii (aka Tom Bergling) and singer/songwriter Lauren Dyson.
Avicii produced while Dyson wrote "Animal" along with "hitman" bang, pdogg and Wonderkid.
Dyson praised Jo Kwon on Twitter.
"Listen to 2 songs I wrote for the incredable @2AMkwon this guy can sing ANYTHING!!I am blown away," she tweeted after the songs were released.
On the other hand, she and Miss Kay wrote "Just a Kiss."
Dyson previously worked on the Japanese song "Bad Girl" by K-pop gr2AM, Jo Kwon, Avicii, Lauren Dyson, Seulong, Changmin, I'm Da One, K-pop, Korean wave, South Koreaoup Girls Generation.
Last year, Avicii collaborated with David Guetta for the latter's song "Sunshine," which was nominated for Best Dance Recording in the Grammy Awards.
The release of "I'm Da One" comes after 2AM's mini-album "F.Scott Fitzgerald's Way Of Love," which was released last March.
Jo Kwon posted last June 13 photo of himself and fellow 2AM member Jinwoon taken in Manila during their grand showcase and album signing event in April last year.
"Mabuhay Philippines!! It was the first country we visited during the Asia tour. It was great to see large posters of us, and we were lucky enough to meet fans in the showcase. It was so awesome," he said.
Link to my original article: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/362513/2ams-jo-kwon-releases-2-songs-from-first-solo-album