Taemin / Photo: SM Entertainment

SHINee member Taemin made a big splash to mark the beginning of his third studio album, Never Gonna Dance Again, by releasing a prologue single. 

The prologue single, “2 KIDS,” which was released on August 4, topped the iTunes Top Songs charts in 19 regions, including Colombia, Argentina, Singapore, the Philippines, the UAE, Malaysia, Thailand, Oman, India, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Mexico, Slovenia, Chile, Peru, Indonesia, and El Salvador. 

The new single has also been met with a positive response in Korea. “2 KIDS” is currently the No. 1 song on Vibe and Genie, and is also in the upper ranks of other domestic music charts. 

Taemin / Photo: SM Entertainment

“2 KIDS” is an electro pop track led by minimal guitar sounds that mingle with Taemin’s sentimental and delicate vocals. The song, which is in contrast to his previous songs that showcased Taemin’s abilities as a powerful performer, presents a different side to Taemin as a vocalist and artist.

Taemin’s third studio album will be released in two parts (Act 1 and Act 2) following the release of his prologue single.