Konnect Entertainment has released “Cyan,” a new extended play by Kang Daniel, 23, which is distributed by Sony Music Korea. It is a follow-up to his debut EP titled “Color on Me, which was released in 2019.
“Color on Me” peaked at number 1 in Korea and entered the Oricon albums chart in Japan at number 23. The release of “Cyan” follows Kang’s successful tour in six cities across Asia, including Singapore; Bangkok, Thailand; Taipei, Taiwan; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Manila, Philippines and Seoul, South Korea.
As part of the three-part project titled “Color,” Kang’s latest release reveals a more confident musical direction. It also marks his personal journey to find his own true colors before the fans’ eyes, an attempt to unmask his story of dreams, passion and struggle as an artist navigating the global music scene.
Shortly after it debuted on iTunes, the K-pop idol’s new EP hit number 1 on iTunes Top Albums charts in nine countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore and the Philippines. The mini-album also made a splash in Russia and Japan, where it reached the top 10.
“2U,” the lead single of “Cyan,” is produced by Chancellor, a Korean-American singer-songwriter and producer whose notable work for A Pink, SISTAR, Lee-hi, and Girl’s Day earned him numerous chart-topping hits in Asia. Other songs in the mini-album offer a refreshingly cool vibe that fits the summertime theme.
“Adulthood” is a witty take on adult’s wishes to stay young and free. “Jealous” evokes the feelings of people waiting for the warm spring sun to come during the cold winter.
“Interview” shows the best of Kang’s vocal performance with its chill R&B beats running smoothly against groovy bass, jazzy piano lines, and minimalist synths. The final track “TOUCHIN” seamlessly blends a variety of music genres without sacrificing its immediacy and catchiness.
Kang made his debut as a part of popular boy band Wanna One in 2017. His solo career officially took off on July 25, 2019 with “Color on Me” selling over 500,000 copies within the first month and topped iTunes K-pop charts in over 20 regions.
“Cyan” is now out on various streaming and digital platforms worldwide. Watch Kang perform “2U” here: