Rain and Kim Chung-ha's untitled song: Release date, concept and all you need to know about fan-approved collab
The collaboration talk started after Rain’s YouTube channel Season B Season hit one million subscribers and the singer went online seeking advice for his next project
South Korean singer-songwriter and actor Rain is set to release new music next month, but what has got fans in a frenzy online is that he will team up with a special guest artist, namely Kim Chung-ha.
What makes this song special is that it is the result of fans' suggestions. The collaboration talk started after Rain’s YouTube channel Season B Season hit one million subscribers and the singer went online seeking advice for his next project. Many of the fans asked for a collaboration with solo songstress Chung-ha and on February 5, it looks like that exciting collab will see the light of day, according to several media outlet reports.
Here's all you need to know for his upcoming collaboration below.
While the exact date hasn't been revealed yet, fans can look forward to the collaboration dropping in March.
Initially, Rain took to his social media on January 26 to tease a collaboration and ask for fan recommendations of who they think would make for the perfect special guest in his music. More, specifically, he requested suggestions for a female artist who is both a singer and a dancer. According to NAVER, the K-pop idol began by reassuring fans that new music is on the way as fans have been eager. He said he is devoted to working on it once fans gave their suggestions.
So far, it is unclear what type of song it will be and why Rain needs a dancer, but it hints at a potential music video that may accompany the song's release. We can't be sure and if we're going to relish in the imaginings of how the song will sound, Rain and Chung-ha on one track is enough to have us sold by the concept.
Who is Rain?
Apart from being a songwriter and vocalist and actor Rain is also a music producer. Having debuted as a solo artist in 2002, his prolific musical career has extended across seven albums (six Korean, one Japanese), 28 singles, and numerous concert tours he has played globally. His most notable breakout success came in 2004 when he released his third Korean studio LP 'It's Raining'. The album sold a million copies around Asia and established Rain as an international success. Additionally, its self-titled lead single became a number-one hit.
Rain's talents also include acting. His first role was in the Korean romance series 'Sang Doo! Let's Go To School'. He took a lead role in the pan-Asia hit 'Full House' in 2004 when he established his status as a Hallyu star. Rain was also seen in Hollywood when he acted in 'Speed Racer' in 2008 and starred in 'Ninja Assassin' in 2009. For 'Ninja Assassin', he became the first Korean to win an MTV Award.
Rain's music blends the sounds of K-pop and R&B.
Who is Kim Chung-ha?
Better known as Chungha, Kim Chung-ha is a singer-songwriter, dancer, and choregrapher.
In 2016, Chungha represented MNH Entertainment on the reality girl group survival show 'Produce 101'. This led to her becoming a member of the girl group IOI a month later when they released the mini-album 'Chrysalis'. In 2017, Chungha stepped into the solo musical arena and released her first EP 'Hands on Me'. Her discography includes four mini-albums, two single albums, and a number of singles. Fans are anticipating her debut studio release which is reportedly coming out on February 15, 2021, titled 'Querencia'.
Chungha's music is a mixture of K-pop and dance-pop.