Lay Zhang drops 100-page magazine with TMRW, here's all you need to know about the curated edition
Lay Zhang may have made his mark on the music world as a member of the K-pop group Exo, but he has gone on to make a name for himself in several other areas as a solo singer and rapper, dancer, writer, actor, and much, much more. But apart from his creative pursuits, Zhang is, at his core, a dreamer. The record-breaking, box-office-smashing artiste has proven that no dream is too big, and now, he's all set to make history once again with his latest venture: an exclusive 100-page magazine in collaboration with TMRW Magazine.
The collab makes Zhang the first-ever Asian artiste to curate a bespoke 100-page issue with the multi-platform music and culture magazine. Sharing the news to his audience on Instagram, Lay stated, "I’m so honored to be the first Asian artist to be invited to have a '100 page' Bespoke issue for @tmrwmag! Thank you for the chance to curate this special edition I hope everyone enjoys it!" Fans are already gushing about the release, which features Zhang on the cover looking as strapping as ever. Here's everything you need to know about the magazine, including how to get your hands on a copy for yourself.
The TMRW | Lay Zhang — Special Edition
The new edition features 100 pages of exclusive Lay Zhang content, packed full of unseen pictures, archive imagery and an in-depth interview which takes a detailed look at the last five years of the artiste's career. Every page is curated and made with Zhang himself while he spent 24 hours with the TMRW magazine team. Zhang and the team at TMRW took great pains to ensure the release was environmentally-friendly, and thus, the magazine comes printed on recycled paper and packaged in sustainable cardboard wrap. Additionally, TMRW has partnered with Offset Earth to help lower their impact on the climate.
Zhang has not been particularly active with Exo in recent years, which is understandable, given that the empire he has built in his homeland, China, requires an unimaginable amount of effort. The magazine includes some stunning words of wisdom from the artiste that has broken barriers worldwide, but it also shows us the human side of Lay Zhang, including moments when he pauses and reflects. In one instance Zhang reveals, "waking up is not always easy, I just want to sleep. Sleep more. I check my phone and then get ready for the rest of the day. Sometimes I have commercials to shoot, or maybe I have a drama or TV show to film."
Speaking specifically about Exo, Zhang shares that his mind is filled with incredible memories of both his Exo family as well as his family back in Changsha. He states, "I always want them to know I am there for them."
The new magazine includes a sneak peek of Zhang's backstage dance rehearsal, showing us his ultimate talent before the Chinese Top Ten Music Awards. For Zhang, this issue is a special gift for his fandom, Xingmi, and the world at large. He likens this project to a book, one that shows his supporters that "Lay Zhang was standing firm at 24, now, he's ready for tmrw at 28."
The magazine is currently in stock and is priced at £14 (approximately $18).
Where to buy
Order your copy of the 'TMRW | Lay Zhang - Special Edition' HERE. Worldwide shipping is available. While the magazine can take between 3 and 21 working days to reach its destination, TMRW notes that some deliveries might be delayed on account of the global Covid-19 pandemic.