'The Other Side': Mark Tuan the next GOT7 star to drop solo debut album, fans ask ‘20 songs’

Mark has been teasing his first album with pre-released singes like 'imysm', 'Save Me' and 'Lonely'


                            'The Other Side': Mark Tuan the next GOT7 star to drop solo debut album, fans ask ‘20 songs’
Mark Tuan to drop his first ever studio album 'The Other Side'(@marktuan/Instagram)
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August 1 is a good day for GOT7 fans as the eldest member Mark Tuan is finally ready to drop his solo debut album ‘The Other Side’. While he has been teasing his first album since 2021, it was Bambam, Yugyeom, Jay B and Youngjae making their solo debut. While Jinyoung is focusing on his acting career with his K-dramas like ‘The Devil Judge’ and ‘Yumi’s Cells’, Jackson Wang was the first member to release his solo album with ‘Mirrors’ in 2019. Well, following the immense success of their reunion comeback ‘GOT7’, Mark is ready to release his solo album.

Mark Tuan was the first member to release the single ‘One In A Million’ when GOT7 left their old label JYPE in 2021 and became free agents. He also bagged his first OST ‘Never Gonna Come Down’ which happened to be a Marvel soundtrack for ‘Shang-Chi’. We then got several R&B and angsty English singles like ‘Last Breath’ and ‘Lonely’. The GOT7 star had shared that he wanted to chronicle his last 10 years in the music industry through his solo music. With one of his latest single ‘Save Me’, Mark also hopes that fans realize K-pop idols are human too.

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Mark’s solo debut album to have 20 songs

Well, it looks like Mark Tuan’s solo debut album ‘The Other Side’ will be following the same tangent. While teasing the album, the GOT7 member had shared that he had wanted to make it personal while also relatable for the listener or for their family and loved ones. ‘The Other Side’ will be released on August 26. Pre-orders begins on August 4. And while fans were worried that he would go the Western route with a simple jewel case CD, that doesn’t seem to be the case. We are getting a proper K-pop album complete with lyric book and photobook, posters, photocards and stickers. According to Weibo, the album will have 20 songs.

At the same time, Mark also caught everyone’s attention as Vogue Thailand shared that he would be on the cover of their magazine for the August 2022 issue. And it seems that a YSL brand ambassadorship is in the works as following Mark’s presence at Paris Fashion Week and their recent Marrakech show, the idol sported Saint Laurent’s latest collection for his Vogue shoot. He had previously donned Saint Laurent even for Esquire Singapore’s July/August 2022 edition. Mark is also set to head on his first solo North American tour ‘The Other Side’ in October.

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'Everybody wins'

Fans are excited as they made tweets like, “Holy shit Mark tuan…” Another shared, “We will have 20 songs and a lot of this pretty photos.” One fan commented, “Okay, but who the hell will include 20 tracks on their debut solo album? I bet none other than THE mark tuan. His solo album "THE OTHER SIDE" was the sexiest thing i’ve ever seen.” Another GOT7 fan shared, “Jackson for elle thailand and mark for vogue thailand, everybody wins.” One joked, "I think after Mark experimented on what music he likes, after going through all those studio sessions, he just decided to release them all CUZ WTF?? 20 TRACKS?!?!"

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