Could you, please, tell us about your album "METROCITY"? What kind of message have you put into it? Is there any song that feels special for you?
I'd say "Movin" was the main inspiration for this album. I really enjoyed the process of making the song. It was the beginning which later became a whole album with all its songs and people featured. So you can say that one song has somewhat extended to the full album. As for the reason I've named the album "METROCITY" is that this album tells about one's life, lifestyle. Metrocity is actually a subway. And I think the subway is the second home to people living in Seoul because they spend a lot of time there moving aroung the city.
So I just wanted to talk about that time spent in a subway, from morning to evening, even till midnight. That's like the period of time for this album. The reason I collaborated with a lot of people for the album is that there are a lot of different stations in the subway. So I wanted to show that although subway is actually one place there still are lots of different sections and so many different people...that was the idea.
Personally I have three favorite songs in this album. My favorite song is "Blue Recovery". This one tells my own story, a story about my mom, my life and some issues of the past that I'm not afraid to talk about. That's why the song is so meaningful to me. My second favourite song is "Metrocity" and this one is showing you the city of life, some gloomy and realistic things. You can feel the vibe of the whole album while listening to this song.
And one more song is "Walk away". This is the album's last track which expresses the feeling when you get off the train, the subway and are finally on your way home. I wanted to show everyone that, yeah, we might have a tough life and a very long day, but that moment when you're walking back home would become a comforting time for you. I wanted to give people that comforting kind of mood.