Image: Rain Company, JYP Entertainment, Sublime Artist Agency

The teaser image for K-pop soloist Rain’s highly-anticipated collaboration with JYP, “Switch to Me (duet with JYP),” was unveiled on December 21. 


The two stars’ charisma and presence can be felt in the image despite the understated poses and styling. The word “BATTLE” written in bold, red letters across the black-and-white background hints at a fierce showdown between Rain and JYP in the upcoming single. 


“Switch to Me,” which was written and composed by top K-pop producer JYP, is said to feature a strong eight-beat rhythm and an analogue sound, making the track a revival of the new jack swing genre which was popular from the mid-1980s to mid-1990s. The song’s lyrics, which tell a story of two men fighting over one woman,  are expected to depict an intriguing face-off between the two artists. 


“Switch to Me” will become available on music streaming sites on December 31 at 6 p.m. KST.