Taemin Proves He Is the King of Okay-pop With His New ‘Criminal’ Music Video

by Jeremy Spirogis
Taemin Proves He Is the King of K-pop With His New ‘Criminal’ Music Video

Taemin is again and higher than ever. While within the midst of a comeback with Okay-pop group SuperM, Taemin can also be releasing music as a part of a solo comeback. On Sept. 7, the singer launched a music video for his new single “Criminal” alongside along with his album Never Gonna Dance Again : Act 1.

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Taemin’s album launch is break up up into a number of elements

On Aug. 4, the Korean singer launched his promotional single “2 KIDS” together with an accompanying music video. The single served as a prologue to Taemin’s album Never Gonna Dance Again. Following the prologue with “2 KIDS,” the album is break up into two separate elements.

Never Gonna Dance Again : Act 1 was launched on Sept. 7. The first a part of the album options 9 songs: “Criminal,” “Black Rose (feat. Kid milli),” “Strangers,” “Waiting For,” “Famous (Korean Version),” “Clockwork,” “Just Me and You,” “Nemo,” and “2 KIDS.”

‘Criminal’ is without doubt one of the finest songs Taemin has ever launched

Taemin is without doubt one of the greatest stars in Okay-pop. He debuted within the group Shinee in 2008 when he was solely 14 years outdated. Since his debut, Taemin has often put out solo work, promoted with Shinee, and joined SM Entertainment’s group SuperM.

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Over the years, Taemin has developed his artistry and advanced. In doing so, followers concurrently know what to anticipate from the singer whereas nonetheless being stunned by what Taemin is ready to pull off with every comeback. Every album is a turning level that brings one thing new.

Taemin launched a music video for “Criminal” together with the primary a part of his new album, and it’s simply probably the greatest issues he has ever finished. The music video has a darkish and fascinating aesthetic, and his harmonization within the final refrain accentuates the track’s allusion to Stockholm syndrome.

“So elegant, a Criminal who hurts me / It’s okay You soothe me just to torture me again / Ooh I’m on a leash called you / It’s painful as much as I can’t breathe but also magnificent,” he sings within the refrain.

Fans love the ‘Criminal’ music video

On Twitter, “taemin” started trending after the music video’s launch. Fans love the whole lot concerning the “Criminal” music video, from the aesthetic to Taemin’s dance strikes.

“press your number crawled, move walked, and want jogged so criminal could run the ace of kpop just Did That,” a Reddit consumer wrote.

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One Reddit consumer wrote, “2 Kids was a pleasant second however this is the moody and dramatic Taemin that’s completely one among a form within the business. I actually couldn’t have requested for extra, man. It’s pure, distilled, Taemin and I find it irresistible. I can already inform this track has loads of endurance, I’ll be listening to this for years.”

“It… really is not what I expected? I read what Taemin said about the song’s theme, but the vulnerability before the last chorus, how small his voice sounded, the hypnotic refrain! It caught me by surprise. Even the video felt claustrophobic, suffocating. Then the cathartic surrender in the last part of the song, my heart was aching. That’s why Taemin is a true artist,” one other Reddit consumer posted.

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