On Jan. 22, SM Entertainment released the late Kim Jonghyun’s final music video ‘Shinin’ for his album “Poet | Artist”. This comes a month after he passed away on Dec. 18th.
SM also posted an announcement through SHINee’s official Twitter account, back in Jan. 19th, stating that they will be releasing his completed album, which was set to be released in the new year.
Jonghyun’s MV for his lead track ‘Shinin’ has reach over 3 million views just 20 hours after it was released. The “Poet | Artist” album comes with 11 tracks that has a variation of music tones ranging from R&B to electro-pop.
Here is their full announcement, transcribed from Soompi:
“Poet | Artist
Hello. This is SM Entertainment.
We are announcing the news of the album release to fans who love Jonghyun and Jonghyun’s music.
We intend to release the album that we completed with Jonghyun last year, which was planned to be released in the new year.
Jonghyun’s album will be released under the title ‘Poet | Artist’ online at noon on January 23, with the physical album released on January 24. A music video that was prepared together with the album will be released at the same time as the music is shared online.
Jonghyun loved music more than anyone and tried to communicate through music, and we hope that his feelings will be conveyed to everyone.
Additionally, all the profits from the sale of this album will be given to Jonghyun’s mother, and will be the foundation for the establishment of an organization to help those who are living in difficult circumstances.
The album and music video were streamed everywhere online. Physical albums will also be released January 24th. Five of the songs were added from his solo concert “Inspire”, back in December 9th and 1oth.