“Poet | Artist” was the very last album Kim Jonghyun worked on.
The record’s first single, “Shinin,” sounds like it belonged to SHINee’s 90s-themed “1 and 1” and “1 of 1” albums. It’s got the same upbeat pop and retro vibe that we loved about that comeback.
It also features a whole range of genres that Jonghyun was known to love and compose great music for, including pop, R&B, and funk. The album is also balanced with soulful ballads and acoustics.
Jonghyun’s posthumous album is now available online and in record stores. Its profits will go to Jonghyun’s mother and will be used to establish an organization. It has not been specified yet, but it will be created to help those who are said to be “living in difficult circumstances.”
Listen to the full album here: