Monsta X Kihyun ‘Voyager’: Release date, concept and all about his solo debut
Monsta X's main vocalist is going solo after almost seven years after his debut as a member of the K-pop group
With Kihyun being one of the best vocalists in K-pop, fans were eagerly waiting for his solo debut. Well, he announced it in the most dramatic way as he unveiled a logo that had fans wondering what it would be used for. Kihyun came online and confirmed that he was indeed preparing a solo album. While he has dropped several iconic K-drama OSTs (original soundtrack) and viral covers, ‘Voyager’ is Kihyun’s first solo album.
Known for covering several powerful rock songs by bands like Imagine Dragons, as well as R&B ballads, Monbebes (Monsta X’s fandom) were excited to see what genre Kihyun would pick for his solo debut. They won't be dissatisfied given that the vocalist has recorded a range of songs, ranging from rock and pop numbers to ballads, for the diverse album. Here’s everything we know so far about Kihyun’s first single album ‘Voyager’.
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Kihyun’s ‘Voyager’ will be released on March 15 at 6 pm KST (4 am ET).
Where to listen
The Monsta X star's solo debut album will be available on all major music streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, MelOn and more.
1. ‘Voyager’ - Title track
K-pop producer Ryan Jhun, known for making hit songs for the likes of SHINee, EXO, NCT, as well as Monsta X’s ‘Stealer’, has participated in the making of ‘Voyager’, the title track. It is said to be a pop song with rock elements, prominent guitar riffs and a strong bass as the K-pop idol sings about his voyage to find himself. Kihyun has written ‘,(Comma)’ along with long-time collaborator Brother Su. Fans are excited for the heartbreaking ‘Rain’ with a dramatic chorus as Kihyun’s heavenly voice is meant for ballads.
Kihyun is releasing two versions of his album – ‘Voyager’ and ‘Somewhere’. In the ‘Voyager’ concept photos, he is seen standing atop a rock in the middle of the sea, a shirtless white suit ensemble that shows off his toned chest. With a stormy sky and fog surrounding Kihyun, it creates a charming but mysterious atmosphere for the idol preparing for his voyage. The ‘Somewhere’ concept photos will be released from March 3 onwards.
Music video teaser
Kihyun released a concept film for the ‘Voyager’ version of the single album. The Monsta X star sports pastel-colored suits surrounded by water, wind-swept props and smoke to hint at the mysterious ocean-themed concept of the album with the deep blue waters symbolizing Kihyun’s journey in finding his other-self. He will also be releasing music video teasers of ‘Voyager’ on March 11 and 14.
‘Work of art’
Excited Monbebes made tweets like, “So Rain has a dramatic chorus and the song displays a break-up emotion that only Kihyun can show... Oh Yoo Kihyun, what have you done. You're going to break us all.” Another fan posted, “COMMA????? LYRICS BY KIHYUN???? OH MY GOD KIHYUN WROTE THE LYRICS FOR HIS TRACK AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.” With Kihyun and Hyungwon being part of ‘Bosu Brothers’ aka the most conservative members in the group, one fan joked, “OMG!! Kihyun!!! 🔥🔥🔥 Bosu brother disband… I can see it..” Another added, “Kihyun really said once i found my angle i AINT changing it EVER 😭😭 YAS WE LOVE OUR CONSISTENT BESTIE.” One Monbebe commented, “Yoo kihyun ; work of art.” One happy fan added, “We’re getting a rock song kihyun enjoyers..a fawking rock sawng just like we foretold.”
So Rain has a dramatic chorus and the song displays a break-up emotion that only Kihyun can show... Oh Yoo Kihyun, what have you done. You're going to break us all.— a (@bigmonstas) February 23, 2022
COMMA????? LYRICS BY KIHYUN???? OH MY GOD KIHYUN WROTE THE LYRICS FOR HIS TRACK AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH pic.twitter.com/IyEGWYPymj— 🎀 jojo 🎀 (@514LMH2) February 22, 2022
OMG!! Kihyun!!! 🔥🔥🔥 Bosu brother disband… I can see it.. 🔥— Aida |#원호사랑해 |✨🐰⋈ (@aida_wenee) February 24, 2022
kihyun really said once i found my angle i AINT changing it EVER 😭😭 YAS WE LOVE OUR CONSISTENT BESTIE pic.twitter.com/pxKobZ3Omz— caca (@monxshownoo) February 24, 2022