SHINee Unveils Dark Side in Part 2 of Album

Korean boy band SHINee members Onew (left), Jonghyun (second to left bottom), Key (second to left top), Minho (second to right) and Taemin (right) on the cover of “Why So Serious?-The misconceptions of me,” the second chapter of their third studio album released April 26, 2013. [SM Entertainment]


K-pop boy band SHINee has dropped the second chapter of their third full-length album, two months after releasing the first part of the record.

Part 2 of the record, titled “Why So Serious?-The misconceptions of me,” listing nine tracks, became available at noon Korea time on April 26 via Korean online music services and hard copies will hit shelves April 29, the group’s agency SM Entertainment said through a statement on Thursday.

Contrary to the first part of the album named “Dream Girl-The misconceptions of You” released February 19, the new songs express strong and dark feelings, delivering SHINee’s misconceptions of their dream and ideal, SM stated.

The nine tunes include title song “Why So Serious?”, dance tune with hard drum beat-based “Dangerous,” electronic pop “Evil,” heavy tuned but sweet “Excuse Me Miss” and powerful dance song “SHINe.”

Also, Max Changmin of the group’s labelmates TVXQ! wrote the lyrics for pop ballad “Can’t Leave” [translated title] and member Jonghyun wrote the dreamy lyrics to “Orgel.”

However, due to his car accident on April 1, Jonghyun will not be able to help promote the new album to concentrate on treating his nose injury, SM explained.