Kang Daniel's 'Paranoia': K-pop singer's music video about fighting inner demons hits 10M views in two days
Kang Daniel impacts the K-pop Radar chart amid massively popular South Korean names such as PSY, BTS, Blackpink, Twice, GOT7 and Chungha, among others.
The new Kang Daniel single 'Paranoia' is becoming increasingly popular since its release last month as is evident by its charting performance and other achievements. Now with the release of its official music video, 'Paranoia' is well on its way to becoming a fan-favorite and solid hit.
According to reports, the official music video has taken the crown at No 1 on the K-pop Radar Chart in just four days of its release. The video shot to the top of the chart during the eighth week (February 14 to February 20) of the chart's counting period, garnering a record of 18.75 million views. Currently, the 'Paranoia' visual has nearly 23M views on YouTube. Check out the music video below.
Special mention needs to be made for Kang Daniel's new achievement as the music video also surpassed 10M views in just 49 hours, breaking the K-pop star's previous record of 72 hours for the same number of views, according to Korea Dispatch. Kang Daniel impacts the chart amid massively popular South Korean names such as PSY, BTS, Blackpink, Twice, GOT7, Chungha and more.
Kang Daniel's comeback song themes the struggles of fighting against the monsters within you. "You can run. You can hide. But they always find," Kang sings in the chorus, "Spreading slowly in your heart. They live in the dark."
The song features a snappy pop beat with an eery undertone before bursting into its climatic segments, fattened with brass, crunchy distorted guitar, and grimacing ambient synth. Similarly, the dark-themed music video portrays scenes of living with one’s inner demons while the singer dances in various settings.
Paranoia’ is Kang Daniel's first solo release this year. In January, the idol kicked off the new year with a collaboration titled 'State of Wonder', featuring international artists Inverness and Anthony Russo.
Last year saw the release of two EPs — ‘Cyan’ and ‘Magenta’. Both mini-albums were part of Kang’s ‘Color’ trilogy of releases, which started in 2019 with his solo debut EP, ‘Color On Me’.