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Kang Daniel retells ‘The Story’ in new repackaged version

An idea picture for Kang Daniel’s ″The Story: Repackage Retold″ [KONNECT ENTERTAINMENT]

The face of boy band Wanna One, Mnet’s road dance competitors collection, and now his personal company firm: However even within the midst of all of it, Kang Daniel goals to point out his most sincere, weak self by his solo music.

The singer is ready to launch “The Story: Repackage Retold” on Thursday, the reissued model of his first full-length album “The Story,” which dropped earlier this yr.

The reissue options 5 new songs — lead observe “Nirvana,” “Egocentric,” “Ghost,” “Journey 4 U (Remix)” and “Nirvana (Solo Ver.)” — along with the unique 10 tracks from “The Story ” — “Parade,” “Upside Down,” “Loser,” “Do not Inform,” “Journey 4 U,” “How We Dwell,” “Mad,” “1000x,” “Second” and “The Story. ”

There are two variations of “Nirvana,” because the lead observe options rapper ph-1 and a efficiency by dance crew We Dem Boyz. We Dem Boyz lately signed below Konnect Leisure, the company based by Kang himself, because the crew consists of members who have been backup dancers for Kang.

“We have incessantly collaborated with Kang earlier than up to now, however the truth that our title has been added to this new tune means rather a lot,” We Dem Boyz mentioned in an announcement.

A concept image for Kang Daniel's ″The Story: Repackage Retold″ [KONNECT ENTERTAINMENT]

An idea picture for Kang Daniel’s ″The Story: Repackage Retold″ [KONNECT ENTERTAINMENT]

The tracks on this reissue have been rearranged on the tracklist, and new songs have been added in between “to compose the album like one entire story,” Konnect Leisure mentioned, including that “the brand new songs accomplished the plot.”

Kang is listed because the lead lyricist for each single tune apart from “Egocentric.”

“Egocentric” was produced to have lyrics and a melody that distinction in nature: It has a brilliant temper with the instrumental sounds of violas, guitars and bells, however the lyrics are darker in context, the company defined.

In a teaser video for “Nirvana,” which was posted to his social media channels on Monday, Kang is operating in direction of a yacht dock. Konnect Leisure described the observe as “a tune that has encompassed Kang’s vitality from him.”

Kang can also be in the course of a world tour, at present within the Asian leg, which takes place in Manila, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macao.

Subsequent yr, beginning in Manchester on Jan. 26, he’ll tour Europe and North America, ending off in Los Angeles on March 18.

Kang Daniel as a contestant on Mnet's hit K-pop audition show “Produce 101″ (2017) in which he later won first place and debuted through project boy band Wanna One. [MNET]

Kang Daniel as a contestant on Mnet’s hit Ok-pop audition present “Produce 101″ (2017) through which he later gained first place and debuted by undertaking boy band Wanna One. [MNET]

Kang debuted in 2017 after profitable first place on season two of Mnet’s hit Ok-pop audition present “Produce 101.” He and 10 different finalists fashioned Wanna One, which disbanded in early 2019. Wanna One skilled nice reputation whereas it was lively, with songs like “Energetic” (2017), “Stunning” (2017), “Boomerang” (2018) and “ Mild” (2018).

After Wanna One broke up, Kang based Konnect Leisure later that yr, which now represents artists CL, Chancellor and Yuju, a former member of disbanded lady group GFriend.

He debuted as a soloist in July the identical yr and has launched songs like “Touchin’” (2019), “2U” (2020) and “Paranoia” (2021).

For the primary few years, he launched a collection of albums for his “coloration undertaking,” which noticed him showcase “totally different colours” of himself by EPs like “Colour on Me” (2019), “Cyan” (2020), “ Magenta” (2020) and “Yellow” (2021).

Afterward, his first full-length album “The Story” targeted on “telling a narrative that everybody can sympathize with, utilizing [Kang’s] personal instruments.”

Evidently, “Upside Down,” the lead observe for “The Story,” topped native music streaming platforms upon its launch. The album ranked No. 1 on the iTunes Prime Albums charts in some 20 areas together with Japan, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia.

The music video for “Upside Down” scored over 10 million views on YouTube simply 10 hours after being uploaded.

Kang Daniel hosted various Mnet's street dance competition series, like ″Street Woman Fighter″ (2021) pictured above. [MNET]

Kang Daniel hosted numerous Mnet’s road dance competitors collection, like ″Avenue Girl Fighter″ (2021) pictured above. [MNET]

Kang later grew to become the host of Mnet’s road dance competitors collection: “Avenue Girl Fighter” (2021), “Avenue Dance Ladies Fighter” (2021) and “Avenue Man Fighter” (2022).

He additionally made his performing debut by the Disney+ authentic collection “Rookie Cops” (2022) through which he performs a freshman at Korea’s Nationwide Police College.

Though Kang began out as a hopeful Ok-pop, his profession has branched out immensely. He additionally earned a spot within the Guinness World Data for the quickest time to realize 1 million followers on Instagram again in 2019. It took him 11 hours and 36 minutes.

BY SHIN MIN-HEE [shin.minhee@joongang.co.kr]

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