EXOit is xiumin announces his first solo mini-album Brand new and officially kicks off the countdown to release day.
xiuminThe first solo album since his debut will be released on September 26; pre-orders at various online and offline record stores are already available.
Brand new contains a total of five songs, including the title track ‘Brand new‘; xiumin received a great response while performing the pre-released song ‘Serenity’ at “SMTOWN LIVE 2022: SMCU EXPRESS @ HUMAN CITY SUWON” on August 20.
“xiumin enjoys global popularity as an all-rounder in music, musicals and movies,” said SM Entertainment. “He’s expected to showcase another of his unexplored sides in his solo material.”
On September 14, xiumin released the calendar poster for Brand newraising expectations among EXO-L. xiumin will capture fans’ attention with content such as an ambience sample, teaser images, and a music video teaser. The ambience sampler will be released on September 17 and the ambience clip on September 19. The album and music video for ‘Brand new’ will arrive on September 26 at 6 p.m. KST.
In addition, xiumin has been cast in a new Korean drama, his first role in seven years. On September 14, JTBC News reported that xiumin will play the lead role in a new drama titled “Sajangdol Market(romanized title – “사장돌 마트“Korean title”). Later, SM Entertainment confirmed the news via Korean media. XSports.
xiumin – whose real name is Kim Min Seok – debuted as EXO member in 2012. xiumin is also part of the EXO EXO-CBX subunit, the first official subunit of EXO which was formed in 2016. EXO-CBX consists of three members – Baekhyun, Chen and xiumin. xiumin also pursued an acting career after making his big-screen debut in the film “Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River” in 2016. xiumin also took the stage as a member of the Korean musical Hadestown and played the role of Orpheus.
xiuminThe upcoming release of the mini-album will make him the seventh member – out of nine – to go solo. He follows his bandmates Baekhyun, Chen, Suho, Lay, Kai and DO
xiuminthe first solo mini-album of Brand new will be released on August 26.