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“Move Like This” is a digital single by Kang Daniel and IVE’s An Yujin featuring figure skater Yuna Kim. It was released on June 20, 2022 by Starship Entertainment and 1theK.
Title Lyrics Music Arrangement
1.  “Move Like This” – 3:16 Moon Kim
Sooyoon
Moon Kim
stainboys
stainboys

[Intro: KANG DANIEL] Let’s go (Ayy)
We keep on movin’ like this
Yeah, uh-uh (Ayy)
We keep on movin’ like this, yeah
Here we go

[Verse 1: KANG DANIEL] 느낌대로 움직이면 돼 (Yeah, yeah)
얼굴을 타고 흐르는 땀, it’s worth it
심장이 터질 듯이 숨이 차올라도
It’s alright, yeah, let’s just keep on movin’

[Refrain: YUNA KIM, KANG DANIEL] 눈앞의 길은 더 선명해지고 Oh woah
마음속 목소리가 커질수록 Oh woah
한걸음 더 나아가, yeah, 우린 절대로 멈추지 않아
이미 시작됐잖아, we own this game

[Pre-Chorus: AN YUJIN] 머리부터 발끝까지
We can fuel it, 넘치도록
가득 채워줄게
한 번 더 달려 최선을 다해
So let’s just keep on movin’

[Chorus: KANG DANIEL & AN YUJIN] 순간을 잠시 잊은 채로
Yeah, we move like, move like, move like this, yeah
온몸이 널 이끄는 대로
Yeah, we move like, move like, move like this, yeah

[Verse 2: KANG DANIEL, AN YUJIN] 매일매일 다시 또 we try again (Yeah)
그 누구도 대신해 줄 수 없어, you know
흘려온 땀, 타올라 이유 있는 자신감
즐기면 돼, 지치지 않아 우린 we gonna go

[Pre-Chorus: YUNA KIM, AN YUJIN] 머리부터 발끝까지
We can fuel it, 넘치도록
가득 채워줄게
한 번 더 달려 최선을 다해
So let’s just keep on movin’

[Chorus: KANG DANIEL & AN YUJIN] 순간을 잠시 잊은 채로
Yeah, we move like, move like, move like this, yeah
온몸이 널 이끄는 대로
Yeah, we move like, move like, move like this, yeah

[Bridge: AN YUJIN, KANG DANIEL] It’s so sweet, 반복된 하루 끝에 (Yeah)
점점 가까워지는 goal
기대해도 돼 내일의 우리, yeah (Yeah, yeah, oh, woah, woah)
끝없이 도전해 다시 한번 더 (What?)

[Interlude: KANG DANIEL, AN YUJIN] ‘Cause we never stop (Oh)
You ready? Here we go

[Intro: AN YUJIN, KANG DANIEL] Work it out (Ayy)
We keep on movin’ like this
Oh, woah, woah
Work it out (Ayy)
We keep on movin’ like this
Oh, woah, woah (Let’s go)

[Chorus: KANG DANIEL & AN YUJIN] 순간을 잠시 잊은 채로 (채로)
Yeah, we move like, move like, move like this, yeah
온몸이 널 이끄는 대로 (Ah)
Yeah, we move like, move like, move like this, yeah

[Intro: KANG DANIEL] Let’s go (Ayy)
We keep on moving like this
Yeah, uh-uh (Ayy)
We keep on movin’ like this, yeah
Here we go

[Verse 1: KANG DANIEL] You just have to move the way you feel (Yeah, yeah)
Sweat running down my face, it’s worth it
Even if I run out of breath my heart will explode
It’s alright, yeah, let’s just keep on movin’

[Refrain: YUNA KIM, KANG DANIEL] The road in front of me becomes clearer, oh woah
The louder the voice in my heart, oh woah
One step further, yeah, we never stop
It’s already started, we own this game

[Pre-Chorus: AN YUJIN] From head to toe
We can fuel it, overflowing
I’ll fill it up
Run one more time and do your best
So let’s just keep on movin’

[Chorus: KANG DANIEL & AN YUJIN] Forgetting the moment for a moment
Yeah, we move like, move like, move like this, yeah
As your whole body leads you
Yeah, we move like, move like, move like this, yeah

[Verse 2: KANG DANIEL, AN YUJIN] Every day again we try again (Yeah)
No one can do it for you, you know
Sweating, burning confidence with a reason
Just have fun, never get tired, we gonna go

[Pre-Chorus: YUNA KIM, AN YUJIN] From head to toe
We can fuel it, overflowing
I’ll fill it up
Run one more time and do your best
So let’s just keep on movin’

[Chorus: KANG DANIEL & AN YUJIN] Forgetting the moment for a moment
Yeah, we move like, move like, move like this, yeah
As your whole body leads you
Yeah, we move like, move like, move like this, yeah

[Bridge: AN YUJIN, KANG DANIEL] It’s so sweet, at the end of a repeated day (Yeah)
Goal getting closer
You can look forward to tomorrow, yeah (Yeah, yeah, oh, woah, woah)
An endless challenge once more (What?)

[Interlude: KANG DANIEL, AN YUJIN] ‘Cause we never stop (Oh)
You ready? Here we go

[Intro: AN YUJIN, KANG DANIEL] Work it out (Ayy)
We keep on moving like this
Oh, woah, woah
Work it out (Ayy)
We keep on moving like this
Oh, woah, woah (Let’s go)

[Chorus: KANG DANIEL & AN YUJIN] Forgetting the moment for a moment (without it)
Yeah, we move like, move like, move like this, yeah
As your whole body leads you (Ah)
Yeah, we move like, move like, move like this, yeah

 Source: Genius

On May 19, 2022, Pepsi Korea and Starship Entertainment kicked off the 2022 Gatorade Campaign by posting through SNS that figure skater Yuna Kim would be their first Gatorade partner. The campaign has artists of various genres collaborating to release new music. IVE’s An Yujin was revealed as the second partner a couple days later. Kang Daniel was confirmed as the final runner on May 25.[s] [s] [s] [s] [s] From June 8–10, concept photos of Yuna Kim, Yujin, and Daniel were released sequentially.[s] [s] [s] [s] [s] A coming soon poster uploaded on the 11th unveiled the track name and release date. The song combines Yuna Kim’s singing that is comparable to a singer’s, Yujin’s clear and cool tone, and Daniel’s soft and husky tone. It has a confident and hopeful message that if you work hard and passionately for the future, you will be able to achieve what you want.[s] [s] From June 14–16, making-of videos were uploaded.[s] [s] [s] [s] [s]

An interview of all three Gatorade partners taken before recording was posted on the 19th. Yujin said, “The meaning of this campaign is that Gatorade always cheers you on and is by your side as you sweat and work hard to be the best.” Daniel explained the song as “a retro-style dance song that mixes the rock and retro genres together very well. It’s a song that cheers for each person who’s working hard, sweating and doing their best doing what they do, and that’s about wanting to give them more strength.”[s] [s]

The song debuted at #8 on Bugs. The music video directed by Pinklabel Visual’s Young-ji Choi is reminiscent of sports dramas.[s] [s]

The making film and photos were released on August 5. Despite the continuous filming, the three showed off their natural facial expressions and poses, raising the atmosphere of the set to the fullest. In addition, the three sang together, smiled and played to the music’s rhythm, creating a lively and friendly atmosphere.[s]

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Video Interview FB | IG | TWT | VL | YT
Image Album cover FB | IG | TWT
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Music Video

“Ready to ride” is a digital single by Kang Daniel. It was released on April 29, 2022 by UNIVERSE MUSIC and Sony Music Korea.
Title Lyrics Music Arrangement
1.  “Ready to ride” – 3:37 Kang Daniel
Shin Sae Rom (makeumine works)
Y0UNG
Anthony Pavel
Anthony Russo
Kaelyn Behr
MZMC
Staylz Fuego

Start this thing from the jump
지루한 장면들 안에서
뭔가 다른 계획을 세워 (Have some fun!)
Let em know
자 지금부터 우린
어디론가 떠나고 (Uh)

Aye, 내 맘속에 묶였던 (livin’ Aye)
모든 걸 다 잊어가
하나둘씩 다 내려놔
We gon’ turn it up
We gon’ turn it up, (Oh)

빨라지는 심장 소리 (If you feel)
우린 마치 꿈을 꾸듯이
No ceiling where we’re goin now

So tell me if you’re ready to ride
이 밤을 그냥 놓기 싫어 난
Yeah, I’m a special kinda crazy
지금 너와 내가 가는 길을
묻지 말고 따라와 줘
Open up your mind
Yeah, I’m a special kinda crazy
special kinda cra-crazy

Dip it down one time, one time
Dip it, Dip it down one time
Dip it down one time, one time
Dip it, Dip it down one, one, one, one time

목적지는 없어
I push the pedal ’till it kiss the floor
Let it roar
펼쳐진 길은
Fun for no reason
굳이 말 안 해도 I think you need some
흘러가는 기분에 널 맡겨

따분한 시계는 던져둬
너를 찾지 못해 누구도
조금 무시해도 돼
We can just runaway
movin’ till you can’t no more

이 밤이 아침까지 (If you feel)
이어지는 순간에 우린
끝없이 빠져들어가

So tell me if you’re ready to ride
이 밤을 그냥 놓기 싫어 난
Yeah, I’m a special kinda crazy
지금 너와 내가 가는 길을
묻지 말고 따라와 줘
Open up your mind
Yeah, I’m a special kinda crazy
special kinda cra-crazy

Aye
흐릿해져가는 우리
시선은 더 비스듬히
분위기는 더 Blow blow blow Whoo!
우린 지금 누구보다 자유로워

붕 떠있는 하루를 보내, yeah
Running that same old story yeah
다시 또 movin’ movin’
We never stop that rollin’

So tell me if you’re ready to ride
이 밤을 그냥 놓기 싫어 난
I’m a special kinda crazy
지금 여길 떠나가는 길을
묻지 말고 따라와 줘
Open up your mind
I know, I’m special kinda crazy
special kinda cra-crazy

Dip it down one time, one time
Dip it, Dip it down one time
Dip it down one time, one time
Dip it, Dip it down one, one, one time

Dip it down one time, one time
Dip it, Dip it down one time
Dip it down one time, one time
Dip it, Dip it down one, one, one, one time

Start this thing from the jump
In the boring scenes
Make some other plans (Have some fun!)
Let em know
So from now on we’re
going somewhere (Uh)

Aye, I’m forgetting everything tied to my heart (livin’ Aye)
Put them all down one by one
We gon’ turn it up
We gon’ turn it up, (Oh)

My heart is beating faster (If you feel)
as if we were dreaming
No ceiling where we’re goin now

So tell me if you’re ready to ride
I don’t want to let this night go
Yeah, I’m a special kinda crazy
Now you and I are on the road
Don’t ask, just follow me
Open up your mind
Yeah, I’m a special kinda crazy
special kinda cra-crazy

Dip it down one time, one time
Dip it, Dip it down one time
Dip it down one time, one time
Dip it, Dip it down one, one, one, one time

There’s no destination
I push the pedal ’till it kiss the floor
Let it roar
The open road
Fun for no reason
Even if you don’t have to say it, I think you need some
Leave you to the flow of feelings

Throw away the boring clock
No one can find you
You can ignore it a little
We can just runaway
movin’ till you can’t no more

Until this night becomes morning (If you feel)
In the next moment we’re
Endlessly falling into it

So tell me if you’re ready to ride
I don’t want to let this night go
Yeah, I’m a special kinda crazy
Now you and I are on the road
Don’t ask, just follow me
Open up your mind
Yeah, I’m a special kinda crazy
special kinda cra-crazy

Aye
Our eyes are getting blurry
This atmosphere is more Blow blow blow Whoo!
We are freer than anyone now

Spend a day floating, yeah
Running that same old story yeah
Again movin’ movin’
We never stop that rollin’

So tell me if you’re ready to ride
I don’t want to let this night go
Yeah, I’m a special kinda crazy
Now I’m on my way out of here
Don’t ask, just follow me
Open up your mind
Yeah, I’m a special kinda crazy
special kinda cra-crazy

Dip it down one time, one time
Dip it, Dip it down one time
Dip it down one time, one time
Dip it, Dip it down one, one, one time

Dip it down one time, one time
Dip it, Dip it down one time
Dip it down one time, one time
Dip it, Dip it down one, one, one, one time

 Source: Genius / kgasa

After releasing next up teaser clips, UNIVERSE confirmed on April 22, 2022 that Kang Daniel would release his new song “Ready to ride” through UNIVERSE MUSIC.[s] The concept trailer and practice video became hot topics.[s] [s] [s] [s]

Daniel revealed through his UNIVERSE PMs that “Ready to ride” was originally a double title track for YELLOW with RTR as imagination and “PARANOIA” as reality. RTR was recorded before “PARANOIA” and Daniel originally envisioned an animated music video for it. He said, “But it was really a precious song for me so since it can be put to a good use, it’s good. Our A&R team and music video director are able to capture the concept so well with that result.” He described lyrics as “like the feeling when you are hanging out with your friends? The feeling when you drive comfortably.”[s] [s]

“Rady to ride” debuted at #27 on Gaon’s Download chart and #54 on the BGM chart.

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Image Cover TWT
Image Schedule TWT
Image Support TWT
Image Concept photo TWT 1 | 2
Video Concept trailer YT
Video M/V teaser YT
Sony TWT
Video Moving poster IG | TWT | YT
Video M/V preview YT
Sony TWT
Video Audio YT
Video Rough practice IG
Video Challenge IG | TWT | YT
Video Moving poster B cut IG | TWT | YT
Video Behind TWT 1 | 2 / JP TWT 1 | 2
Video Dance practice VL | YT
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Performance Video

“Fly” is a digital single by Kang Daniel and Chancellor as part of the Cyworld BGM 2021 cover project. It was released on November 16, 2021 by Dreamus. The original song is by Epik High, released in 2005 as part of their Swan Songs album.
Title Lyrics Music Arrangement
1.  “Fly” – 3:38 Tablo
Mithra Jin
Tablo
E+pro
Purple

[Intro: Kang Daniel] Fly higher
저 하늘 위에 새들보다
You can fly higher
단 하나뿐인 그대와 나

[Verse 1: Chancellor] 힘들죠 (힘들죠)
오늘도 잔인한 세상은
너를 비웃고
거울 앞에서도 기죽고
또 홀로 술잔을 비우고
(Don’t know where to go)
단 한 번의 실수로
모든 것을 잃고
고개를 숙일 땐 손을 모아
날개를 피고
(You can fly)
눈을 뜨며 맞는 아침
똑같은 방향뿐인 삶의 나침반
(만만한 세상에 쉽게 무릎 꿇고
쉴 새 없이 신세)
타 타타타령만
아아아 아련한
(옛 꿈을 쫓던 가련한 두 팔로
화려한 날개를 피고)

[Chorus: Chancellor & Kang Daniel] You can fly higher
저 하늘위에 새들보다
You can fly higher
단 하나뿐인 그대와 나
Fly, my baby 세상이 뭐라고 말해도
(Fly, fly, get’em up high)
Fly, my baby 사랑이 널 두고 떠나도
(Fly, fly, get’em up high)

[Verse 2: Kang Daniel] 눈을 뜨고 바라봐도 빛은 없고
꿈을 꾸며 살아가도 길은 멀고
내 뜻대로 가도 숨을 몰아 쉬었고
진실을 말해도 전부 돌아섰죠
아직도 찾는 것을 못 찾았고
아무도 너를 사랑하지 못한다고
낙오감에 빠져도 never die
날개를 피고 let’s go
Everybody fly

[Chorus: Chancellor & Kang Daniel] You can fly higher
저 하늘위에 새들보다
You can fly higher
단 하나뿐인 그대와 나
Fly, my baby 세상이 뭐라고 말해도
(Fly, fly, get’em up high)
Fly, my baby 사랑이 널 두고 떠나도
(Fly, fly, get’em up high)

[Outro: Kang Daniel & Chancellor] Fly
그대가 가진 것은 없어도
You can fly
사랑이 차갑게 널 버려도
You can fly
아픈 가슴에 숨이 멎어도
You can fly
You got to
Fly sky high

[Intro: Kang Daniel] Fly higher
Than birds in the sky
You can fly higher
You and I are the one and only

[Verse 1: Chancellor] It’s hard, isn’t it? (It’s hard)
Again today, the cruel world
laughs at you
You get intimidated when you stand before the mirror
And empty the glass by yourself again
(Don’t know where to go)
With a single mistake
Losing everything
When you look down, put your hands together
and spread your wings
(You can fly)
I open my eyes and greet the morning
The compass of my life is still pointing in the same direction
(Kneeling easily before the easy world
And complaining about my life non-stop)
With the poor
little arms
(that used to chase my faint, old dream,
I spread out my splendid wings)

[Chorus: Chancellor & Kang Daniel] You can fly higher
Than birds in the sky
You can fly higher
You and I are the one and only
Fly, my baby whatever the world says
(Fly, fly, get’em up high)
Fly, my baby whatever anyone says
(Fly, fly, get’em up high)

[Verse 2: Kang Daniel] Even when I stared with my eyes open, there was no light
Even when I kept dreaming, the path was long as ever
Even when I went my own way, I ran out of breath
And even when I told the truth, they turned away
Still haven’t found what you’re looking for
“No one can love you”
Even if you fall into a feeling of failure, never die
Spread your wings, let’s go
Everybody fly

[Chorus: Chancellor & Kang Daniel] You can fly higher
Than birds in the sky
You can fly higher
You and I are the one and only
Fly, my baby whatever the world says
(Fly, fly, get’em up high)
Fly, my baby whatever anyone says
(Fly, fly, get’em up high)

[Outro: Kang Daniel & Chancellor] Fly
Even though you don’t have a lot
You can fly
Even if your love abandons you coldly
You can fly
Even if your breath stops because of the heartache
You can fly
You got to
Fly sky high

 Source: Genius / epikhightrans 

On July 9, 2021, Cyworld revealed its second lineup for the Cyworld BGM 2021 remake project, which included Kang Daniel and Chancellor. The title of their rearranged song, “Fly” by Epik High, was revealed for the first time on October 8 through a Cy University video.[s] [s] [s] In an Epik High interview, Tablo and Tukutz spoke about the remake. Tablo said, “I heard that ‘Fly’ has been remade. Chancellor and Kang Daniel did it. I had to give an approval as the original writer, so I listened to it briefly and it was very well remade.” Tukutz replied, “Seriously, it is no joke.” Tablo continued, “A lot of people made a remake of my songs; ‘Umbrella’, ‘Love love love’, etc. They don’t really need to ask for our approval yet they did. But this remake was so good!”[s] [s] [s]

The song release date was confirmed on November 10 for a release date of the 16th. Songwriter Tablo said, “There have been many requests to remake Epik High’s songs, but we couldn’t allow them as we thought that it was not an easy decision to touch memories. But after listening to the ‘Fly’ remake demo, I thought, ‘Aren’t memories not what have passed yesterday, but something new made abundantly by the coming tomorrow? Thank you to Kang Daniel and Chancellor for revealing new emotions in the days that have gone by.” Epik High spoke about the remake on November 11’s BORN HATERS talk. Tablo said, “We listened to it in advance because as the original singer we were asked for approval, so we listened to the demo. Wow, they both suit very well. I was like, ‘It can be interpreted like this?!’ More so, it was long ago… How should I put it? We were so young… back then, right? So it was so bouncy. But to a certain extent in the lyrics, it expresses sadness because it starts with ‘Aren’t you tired?’ The reason why I liked this remake was that… that part, that sad emotion! They both expressed the ‘Fly’ that suits our age now, so we said that we liked the remake and that we were thankful. And so, we checked [the approval] right away.” Mithra Jin commented, “It came out very well.” Tablo agreed, “Yes. It will come out soon. Everyone, you can really look forward to it.”[s] [s] [s] [s] [s] Tablo showed his support on SNS, affirming it sounds beautiful and he was happy.[s] [s] [s] [s]

After participating in the song, Daniel said, “I felt like I was healed while singing after a long time. I originally liked Epik High’s songs, so I was worried at first, but the arrangement was really good. I am proud because it seems to have a different charm from the original song.[s] [s]

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Chancellor IG | TWT
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Video Performance video IG | YT
Video Behind Cyworld YT
DaniTV Ep 16
Video Lyrics video IG | YT
Video Shorts YT
Image KONNECT behind NV
Music Video

“Outerspace” is a digital single by Kang Daniel featuring Korean hip-hop artist Loco. It was released on May 13, 2021 by UNIVERSE MUSIC and Warner Music Korea.
Title Lyrics Music Arrangement
1.  “Outerspace” – 3:15 Luke
Park Si-yeon
Loco
Anthony Russo
Anthony Pavel
Jonathan Hoskins
MZMC
Jonathan Hoskins

[Verse 1: KANG DANIEL] Baby, why don’t we just take a chance, yeah
Maybe 뭔가 재밌는 걸 하려 해, yeah

[Pre-Chorus: KANG DANIEL] 여길 넘어서 outerspace
Yeah, 사라진 gravity
시선의 끝에 멀어져버리는 불빛
작은 신호가 켜질 때
뛰어 넘어 fly away now
얼마든지 더 우린 어디든지 더

[Chorus: KANG DANIEL] 희미해져가는 경계를 지워
낯선 처음과 끝 시간을 건너
미세한 떨림조차 놓지 않아
그 누구도 찾지 못한 너를 찾아내

[Post-Chorus: KANG DANIEL] Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
어둠을 넘어서 블랙홀까지
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
아득한 우주 끝 닿는 순간
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
애타게 기다렸던 something new, yeah
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Outer ‘ya, outer space ‘ya

[Verse 2: Loco] 꿈이라지만 현실이었던
상상과는 다르기도
So we gotta go like vroom
웃으며 허공을 달리는중
끽해봐야 하늘에 빗대
Believe that 못하면 그냥 chit-chat
각 잡아 지금 진지하게
여긴 outer space 난 사라질게 저 빛에

[Pre-Chorus: KANG DANIEL] 미처 몰랐던 outerspace
알게 해줄게 더 멀리
나를 따라와 lost in all the things I do and
다시 신호가 켜질 때
뛰어 넘어 fly away now
얼마든지 더 우린 어디든지 더

[Chorus: KANG DANIEL] 희미해져가는 경계를 지워
낯선 처음과 끝 시간을 건너
미세한 떨림조차 놓지 않아
그 누구도 찾지 못한 너를 찾아내

[Post-Chorus: KANG DANIEL] Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
어둠을 넘어서 블랙홀까지
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
아득한 우주 끝 닿는 순간
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
애타게 기다렸던 something new, yeah
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Outer ‘ya, outer space ‘ya

[Bridge: KANG DANIEL] 끝이 없이 달려 goin’ crazy
And I just wanna ride this wave on top
So don’t stop
I feel it coming
더 펼쳐지는 시선에

[Chorus: KANG DANIEL] 우린 같은 곳을 향하고 있어
전부 새로워진 순간을 느껴
과감히 한 발 더 모든걸 넘어
그 아무도 몰랐었던 길을 찾아내

[Post-Chorus: KANG DANIEL] Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
어둠을 넘어서 블랙홀까지
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
아득한 우주 끝 닿는 순간
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
애타게 기다렸던 something new, yeah
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Outer ‘ya, outer space ‘ya

[Verse 1: KANG DANIEL] Baby, why don’t we just take a chance, yeah
Maybe I’m trying to do something interesting yeah

[Pre-Chorus: KANG DANIEL] Over here is outerspace
Yeah, the disappeared gravity
The light that fades away at the end of the gaze
When a small signal lights up
Jump over, fly away now
As much as we can, wherever we are, more

[Chorus: KANG DANIEL] Erase the fading boundaries
Crossing unfamiliar beginning and ending times
I won’t let go of even the slightest trembling
I find you that no one else found

[Post-Chorus: KANG DANIEL] Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
From the darkness to the black hole
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
The moment we reach the far end of the universe
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I waited anxiously, something new, yeah
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Outer ‘ya, outer space ‘ya

[Verse 2: Loco] It was a dream but it was a reality
It’s different from imagination
So we gotta go like vroom
Smiling and running in the air
If you enjoy it, it looks like it’s in the sky
Believe that, if you can’t, just chit chat
Hold each seriously now
This outerspace, I’ll disappear, in that light

[Pre-Chorus: KANG DANIEL] I didn’t know outerspace
I’ll let you know, farther away
Follow me lost in all the things I do and
When the signal turns on again
Jump over, fly away now
As much as we can, wherever we are, more

[Chorus: KANG DANIEL] Erase the fading boundaries
Crossing unfamiliar beginning and ending times
I won’t let go of even the slightest trembling
I find you that no one else found

[Post-Chorus: KANG DANIEL] Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
From the darkness to the black hole
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
The moment we reach the far end of the universe
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I waited anxiously, something new, yeah
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Outer ‘ya, outer space ‘ya

[Bridge: KANG DANIEL] Run endlessly goin’ crazy
And I just wanna ride this wave on top
So don’t stop
I feel it coming
In a wider gaze

[Chorus: KANG DANIEL] We’re heading for the same place
I feel the moment that is all new
Dare to go one more step beyond everything
Finding a way no one knew

[Post-Chorus: KANG DANIEL] Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
From the darkness to the black hole
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
The moment we reach the far end of the universe
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
I waited anxiously, something new, yeah
Ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Outer ‘ya, outer space ‘ya

 Source: Genius (2) 

As part of UNIVERSE MUSIC’s monthly music project, Kang Daniel was revealed as May’s artist on May 6. He and Loco are featured in a digital single titled “Outerspace”. It’s a retro synth-pop genre with a bouncy base synth and bell sound. Daniel’s soft vocals were paired with Loco’s unique and sophisticated rap. The music video was directed by Lee In-hoon of SEGAJI VIDEO and showcases Daniel as a special agent.[s] [s] [s] The full music video is on the UNIVERSE app and was later posted on YouTube.[s] KONNECT posted a dance practice filmed on-site at the UNIVERSE fan party stage.

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Music Video

“Refresh” is a digital single by Kang Daniel and rapper ZICO. It was released on April 23, 2020 by Starship Entertainment and distributed by 1theK.
Title Lyrics Music Arrangement
1.  “Refresh” – 2:35 지코 (ZICO) Noah Conrad
Parker James
Steve Aoki
지코 (ZICO)
Noah Conrad
Steve Aoki

두 귀에 손을 포개
눈 감고 앞을 상상해
보통의 삶을 사는 게
어떤 건지 잘 모르겠어
날 데리고 도망가 줘

늘 자유롭고 싶고
혼자이긴 싫어
집 밖을 나서도 닫힌 방 같아
신호라도 주듯이 깜빡이는 불빛
꺼내놓아 툭 Everybody knew

빨간색 하늘과
파란색 바닷가
여름이 담긴 병에
차갑게 땀이 맺혀

Searching for meaning
We all need to refresh
숨죽이며 기다린
날이야 목청껏 외쳐

Let’s make it better
Let’s kick it together

가끔 놓쳐도 I don’t mind
그만큼 가벼워진 걸
춤을 잘 추고 싶다면
조금만 템포를 낮춰
급해서 좋을 게 없어

Time out 여전히 오락가락
짜증 났다가 신이 나 다시
그게 삶의 장단
Hop out out the chair
걱정 마 다음은
아무도 못 가로채
받아들여 너다움을
We can’t get back yesterday
하늘 높이 뛰어서 주제넘게
감성 충만한데 시간은 턱없이 부족해
Enjoy your every moment

빨간색 하늘과
파란색 바닷가
여름이 담긴 병에
차갑게 땀이 맺혀

Searching for meaning
We all need to refresh
숨죽이며 기다린
날이야 목청껏 외쳐

Let’s make it better
Let’s kick it together

Cover your ears with your hands
Close your eyes and imagine your future
Living a normal life
I don’t know what that is
Please take me and run away

I want to be free all the time
I don’t want to be alone
Even when I exit my house it feels like a closed room
The light blinking as if giving me a sign
Take it out, thud Everybody knew

Red sky and
Blue sea
On the bottle holding summer
Cold sweat condenses

Searching for meaning
We all need to refresh
It’s the day we’ve been looking forward to
Scream at the top of your lungs

Let’s make it better
Let’s kick it together

When I occasionally miss it I don’t mind
It just makes me that much lighter
If you wanna dance well
Slow down the tempo a little bit
There’s nothing great about hurrying

Time out, still going back and forth
I get annoyed and then happy again
Those are the pros and cons of life
Hop out out the chair
Don’t worry, next time
Nobody can snatch it away
Accept being yourself
We can’t get back yesterday
Jump high up to the sky out of line
I’m full of sentiments but time is running out quickly
Enjoy your every moment

Red sky and
Blue sea
On the bottle holding summer
Cold sweat condenses

Searching for meaning
We all need to refresh
It’s the day we’ve been looking forward to
Scream at the top of your lungs

Let’s make it better
Let’s kick it together

 Translation: lyricskpop 

On March 17, 2020, news outlets reported that Kang Daniel would collaborate with ZICO for Starship and Pepsi’s 2020 Global K-Pop Project titled For the Love of Korea. The digital music was in the final production stages. Starship and Pepsi’s joint project began in 2019 and features different artists launching digital music (click here for more information).[s] The song “Refresh” is co-produced by Steve Aoki and ZICO and expresses the beauty of Korea. The upbeat melody is meshed with traditional instruments.[s]

In the making film, rapper ZICO commented they tried to style the song with various traditional symbols and sounds to bring an atmosphere where Korea is represented. ZICO also shared his happiness for being able to work with Kang Daniel again since the last time they had work together was two years ago for Wanna One’s unit song “Kangaroo” from the album 1÷x=1 (Undivided). Meanwhile, Kang Daniel expressed he felt honored to have the opportunity to work with an artist he respects and be able to do an amazing project with him.

PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES

The single was not performed live on music shows. Daniel and ZICO teased the collaboration on their social media leading up to the release. TikTok Korea arranged a live broadcast on March 25, the day they had the concept photo shoot. In Daniel’s April 8 V LIVE, he talked about the song having a good beat and lyrics and showed the limited edition Korean culture Pepsi can and merchandise. Daniel posted a screen capture from the music video on Instagram on April 10, 10 days before the music teaser was uploaded. ZICO released two vlogs from the day they filmed the music video. The music video producer teased that there would be a TVC.

MUSIC VIDEO

The music video highlighted different aspects of traditional and modern Korean culture. It opened showing a hanok (traditional Korean house) as the setting with Daniel and ZICO dressed in hanbok and blue suits with traditional flourishes. Korean paintings used in the backdrop were reminiscent of the Ten Symbols of Longevity (십장생도) artwork from the Joseon era. The video showed the percussion quartet samulnori with four traditional Korean music instruments. Bukcheong sajanoreum, a traditional game in which the lion is used to ward off evil spirits, was featured with the lion costume. There were glimpses of modernization through the incorporation of b-boying and a boom box. Daniel and ZICO’s freestyle had movements reminiscent of traditional dances.[s] [s]

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1theK TWT | YT
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Video Making film VL | YT
Track (Peak Charts Positions)
Korea
[Gaon] 
Billboard Korea
[Kpop Hot 100] 
113 77
Track (Realtime Debut)
MelOn Genie Bugs VIBE Soribada Flo
#24 #7 #12 #8 #5

Original Soundtracks

Audio

“Remember Us” is Kang Daniel’s OST for Mnet dance crew variety show Street Man Fighter. It was released on August 23, 2022 by Stone Music Entertainment.
Title Album Lyrics Music Arrangement
2.  “Remember Us” – 3:58 Street Man Fighter (SMF)
Original Vol.2 (OST)
Kang Daniel
Y0UNG
Czaer
riskypizza
B-RIGHT
Czaer

[Verse 1]아무리 노력해도
잡을 수 없는 걸까
스쳐 지나는 바람처럼
두 손 위의 모래처럼
좋은 이별이라 해도
아픈 건 어쩔 수 없나 봐
아무렇지 않은 척 웃어도
눈앞이 또 흐려져 yeah, uh, uh

[Pre-Chorus]기억 하나를 꺼내보면
또 떠오르는 너의 미소
고갤 떨군 내 그림자에 번지고
끝이 없을 것만 같던 시간
우리 나누었던 떨림
쏟아진 별들의 밤
If you want to go far to places

[Chorus]하나만 기억해 줘 (Remember us)
한 번쯤 돌아 볼 때면 (Remember us)
서롤 뜨거운 맘으로 바라봤던
우리 눈부셨던 밤
In the night in the light, oh, uh

[Verse 2]Same time, yeah, I wanna go back
Uh 별처럼 빛난 그때
Look at all the stars go falling down, yeah
느린 시간
엇갈려 가던 시선
흔들렸던 너의 나침반
함께 걷던 길을 잃어, uh, oh

[Pre-Chorus]말없이도 널 바라보면
다 알 것 같던 너의 표정
언제부터 난 너의 맘을 못 읽고
틈이 없을 것만 같던 우리
서로 낯설어진 느낌
흩어진 별들의 밤
If you want to go far to places

[Chorus]하나만 기억해 줘 (Remember us)
한 번쯤 돌아 볼 때면 (Remember us)
서롤 뜨거운 맘으로 바라봤던
우리 눈부셨던 밤
In the night in the light, oh, uh

[Bridge]오래도록 더 아름답게
오랜 뒤에도 빛이 나게
우리 서로 웃으며 인사를 해
이 순간 눈물은 참기로 해 baby
오래도록 더 아름답게
오랜 뒤에도 빛이나게
우리 서로 웃으며 인사를 해
이 순간 눈물은 참기로 해 baby

[Chorus]이것만 기억해 줘 (Remember us)
언젠가 돌아 볼 때면 (Remember us)
서롤 뜨거운 눈으로 바라봤던
우리 소중했던 맘
In the night in the light, oh, uh

[Post-Chorus]오래도록 더 아름답게 (We could all get better)
오랜 뒤에도 빛이 나게 (We could all get better)
우리 서로 웃으며 인사를 해 (We could all get better)
이 순간 눈물은 참기로 해 baby
We could all be we could all be
오래도록 더 아름답게 (We could all get better)
오랜 뒤에도 빛이 나게 (We could all get better)
우리 서로 웃으며 인사를 해 (We could all get better)
이 순간 눈물은 참기로 해 baby
We could all be we could all be

[Outro]오래도록 더 아름답게
오랜 뒤에도 빛이 나게
우리 서로 웃으며 인사를 해
이 순간 눈물은 참기로 해 baby, uh

[Verse 1]No matter how hard I try
Can’t I catch it?
Like a passing wind
Like the sand on your hands
Even if it’s a formidable breakup
I guess the pain is unavoidable
Even if I smile like nothing is wrong
My eyes are blurry again yeah, uh, uh

[Pre-Chorus]If you take away a memory
Your smile comes to my mind again
I lowered my head, it spreads in my shadow
A time that seemed endless
The nervousness we shared
In the starry night
If you want to go far to places

[Chorus]Just remember one thing (Remember us)
Whenever you look back (Remember us)
We looked at each other with a warm heart
Our dazzling night
In the night in the light, oh, uh

[Verse 2]Same time, yeah, I wanna go back
Uh, when you shined like a star
Look at all the stars go falling down, yeah
Slow time
Crossed eyes
Your shaky compass
We lost the way we walked together, uh, oh

[Pre-Chorus]When I look at you without saying a word
You seemed to know everything through just my expressions
Since when have I not been able to read your mind?
We didn’t seem to have much time
It feels like we’ve become unfamiliar with each other
Night of scattered stars
If you want to go far to places

[Chorus]Just remember one thing (Remember us)
Whenever you look back (Remember us)
We looked at each other with a warm heart
Our dazzling night
In the night in the light, oh, uh

[Bridge]More beautiful for a long time
To shine even after a long time
Let’s smile and say hello to each other
I’ll hold back my tears at this moment, baby
More beautiful for a long time
Shine even after a long time
Let’s smile and say hello to each other
I’ll hold back my tears at this moment, baby

[Chorus]Just remember this (Remember us)
Someday when you look back (Remember us)
We looked at each other with warm eyes
Our precious heart
In the night in the light, oh, uh

[Post-Chorus]More beautiful for a long time (We could all get better)
To shine even after a long time (We could all get better)
Let’s smile and say hello to each other (We could all get better)
I’ll hold back my tears at this moment, baby
We could all be we could all be
More beautiful for a long time (We could all get better)
To shine even after a long time (We could all get better)
Let’s smile and say hello to each other (We could all get better)
I’ll hold back my tears at this moment, baby
We could all be we could all be

[Outro]More beautiful for a long time
To shine even after a long time
Let’s smile and say hello to each other
I’ll hold back my tears at this moment, baby, uh

 Translation: Genius 

In Kang Daniel’s Street Man Fighter MC confirmation article, it disclosed that he would participate in writing an OST song with a heart for the dancers he has gotten closer to. The OST is a main theme song and is an emotional ballad song that represents the feelings of dancers when they are frustrated in difficult situations. The song title and release date were confirmed on August 22.[s] [s] [s]

Daniel revealed in his V LIVE that he previously worked with the songwriters on his song “Night”.[s]

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Image Album cover TWT
KONNECT IG
Music Video

“Hush Hush” is Kang Daniel’s OST for the Disney Plus drama Rookie Cops. It was released on March 9, 2022 by MUSIC&NEW. This is the Korean version of his collaboration single with MIYAVI.
Title Album Lyrics Music
1.  “Hush Hush” – 3:01 Rookie Cops
(Original Television Soundtrack)
MIYAVI
Kang Daniel
Lenard Skoinik
Sean Bowe
Chancellor
MIYAVI
Lenard Skoinik
Jeff Miyahara
Yung Spielberg

[Intro] Hush Hush
Keep your voices down
Down

[Verse 1] Feels like a scream
어둠 속에 들려오는 목소리
한 걸음씩
멀어질 때면 다시 돌아오지
Hush, hush

[Pre-Chorus] 마치 walls have ears
내 얘길 엿듣지 (Hush, hush)
입을 연 순간 넌 모든 걸 잃겠지 (Hush, hush)
눈을 마주치지 마 달아날 수 있게 (Hush, hush)
미로 속으로 널 부르기 전에

[Chorus] Hush, hush
Keep your voices down
Keep your voices down

[Verse 2] 소리 없이
여기 모든 시선이 날 보고 있어
더 조용히
그 눈빛으로 널 부르고 있지
Hush, hush

[Pre-Chorus] 마치 walls have ears
내 얘길 엿듣지 (Hush, hush)
입을 가리고 두 눈을 감고 있길 (Hush, hush)
움직이려 하지 마 아직은 위험해 (Hush, hush)
깊은 곳으로 널 부르기 전에

[Chorus] Hush, hush
Keep your voices down
Keep your voices down

[Outro] Hush, hush
Hush, hush
Hush, hush
Hush, hush
Hush, hush
Keep your voices down

[Intro] Hush Hush
Keep your voices down
Down

[Verse 1] Feels like a scream
The voices that come from the darkness
Step by step
I’ll come back when we’re apart
Hush, hush

[Pre-Chorus] Like walls have ears
You eavesdrop on me (Hush, hush)
The moment you open your mouth, you’ll lose everything (Hush, hush)
Don’t look into my eyes so I can run away (Hush, hush)
Before I drag you into the maze

[Chorus] Hush, hush
Keep your voices down
Keep your voices down

[Verse 2] Without any sound
All eyes are looking at me here
Quietly
I’m calling you with those eyes
Hush, hush

[Pre-Chorus] Like walls have ears
You eavesdrop on me (Hush, hush)
Cover your mouth and keep your eyes closed (Hush, hush)
Don’t try to move, it’s still dangerous (Hush, hush)
Before I call you deep down

[Chorus] Hush, hush
Keep your voices down
Keep your voices down

[Outro] Hush, hush
Hush, hush
Hush, hush
Hush, hush
Hush, hush
Keep your voices down

 Translation: genius 

It was revealed through MUSIC&NEW’s SNS that Daniel’s Disney+ drama Rookie Cops would have a special soundtrack as its final OST: Korean version of Kang Daniel and MIYAVI’s “Hush Hush” collaboration. Daniel said in his March 9 release day statement, “It’s an honor to meet you in this drama not just as an actor but also with an OST. ‘Hush Hush’ is an exciting and colorful song that fits a passionate youthful drama like Rookie Cops perfectly. I hope viewers and DANITY will enjoy the OST’s different vibe too.[s] [s]

“Hush Hush” won TOP TEN AWARDS TTA Best Artists of K-Drama OST.[s]

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Image OST lineup M&N FB | IG | TWT | YT
Daniel IG
KONNECT IG
Video Greeting message M&N FB | IG | TWT | YT
Video M/V Disney+ YT
M&N NTV | YT
M&N Shorts IG
Image Cover & release Disney+ FB | IG
M&N FB | IG | TWT | YT
M&N Shorts IG | TKT
Daniel IG | TWT
KONNECT IG
Video Audio
Lyrics
YT
YT
Image Album cover & release M&N FB | IG | TWT | YT
Medley IG | TKT
Video Album audio OST YT
BGM YT
Music Video

“Something” is Kang Daniel’s first OST for the SBS drama Backstreet Rookie. It was released on June 19, 2020 prior to the first episode airing.
Title Album Lyrics Music
1.  “Something” – 3:19 Backstreet Rookie O.S.T – SBS Drama Han Sooseok
YEJUN
Lee Haeun
Jung Seongmin
Shin Yongsoo
Han Sooseok
Lee Haeun
YEJUN
Jung Seongmin
Shin Yongsoo

깨지 못하게 날 가둬 난 빠져
숱한 널 향한 감정들이 날 흔들어
아무도 몰래 걸음을 멈춰
신비로운 네 숨결에 꿈을 꾼 거야

LET ME HEAR YOUR HEART
말해도 돼 난 언제든
간직하고 싶은 내 모든 영원을

SOMETHING I’LL TELL YOU
그대로 있어줘 숨을 죽여도 돼
가슴 뛰더라도
SOMETHING I’LL TELL YOU
딴 곳을 본대도 널 향해 떠올라
내 안에 무언가

끝없이 펼쳐진 투명한 꿈속에
진하게 번진 우리만의 그림처럼

LET ME HEAR YOUR HEART
말해도 돼 난 언제든
간직하고 싶은 내 모든 영원을

SOMETHING I’LL TELL YOU
그대로 있어줘 숨을 죽여도 돼
가슴 뛰더라도
SOMETHING I’LL TELL YOU
딴 곳을 본대도 널 향해 떠올라
내 안에 무언가

Starry night 네가 기댄 빛 속으로
어둠을 걷어내고 닿은 순간
그대로 내 품에 안겨

SOMETHING I’LL TELL YOU
그대로 있어줘 숨을 죽여도 돼
가슴 뛰더라도
SOMETHING I’LL TELL YOU
딴 곳을 본대도 널 향해 떠올라
내 안에 무언가

SOMETHING I’LL TELL YOU
내 안에 있어줘 눈을 감아도 돼
보이지 않아도
SOMETHING I’LL TELL YOU
느끼지 못해도 내게 기대도 돼
내 안에 어딘가

I’m trapped and I can’t wake up, I’ve fallen
All of my feelings for you shake me up
So I stopped walking without anyone knowing
Your mysterious breath has made me breathe

LET ME HEAR YOUR HEART
I can tell you whenever
About my eternity that I want to cherish with you

SOMETHING I’LL TELL YOU
Stay right there, you can calm your breath
Even when your heart is racing
SOMETHING I’LL TELL YOU
Even if you look somewhere else
Something in me is always headed toward you

In my dreams that expand endlessly
Our picture has thickly spread

LET ME HEAR YOUR HEART
I can tell you whenever
About my eternity that I want to cherish with you

SOMETHING I’LL TELL YOU
Stay right there, you can calm your breath
Even when your heart is racing
SOMETHING I’LL TELL YOU
Even if you look somewhere else
Something in me is always headed toward you

Starry night, into the light you’re leaning on
The moment the darkness fades and I reach you
Come into my arms just as you are

SOMETHING I’LL TELL YOU
Stay right there, you can calm your breath
Even when your heart is racing
SOMETHING I’LL TELL YOU
Even if you look somewhere else
Something in me is always headed toward you

SOMETHING I’LL TELL YOU
Stay in me, you can close your eyes
Even if you can’t see
SOMETHING I’LL TELL YOU
Even if you can’t feel, you can lean on me
Somewhere in me

 Translation: popgasa 

On June 15, 2020, KONNECT Entertainment confirmed reports that Daniel would be participating in the OST for SBS’s Friday-Saturday drama Backstreet Rookie. KONNECT added they were still in the process of finalizing details such as a release date and asked for people’s patience and understanding.[soompi] The drama would release 1 to 2 songs every week starting with Daniel’s song at 6PM on June 19.[s]

“Something” is a ballad with a calm and sweet melody, aiming to catch viewers’ ears with a deeper sensitivity and mellow voice. The lyrics express the cautious and flustered feelings associated with falling in love for the first time. Daniel commented, “I’m very happy and nervous to participate in the first OST. It’s an honor to take on this new challenge as an artist.”[s]

Backstreet Rookie‘s webtoon author Park Kyungmin (박경민) posted that he and his mother were proud Daniel was joining the OST lineup.[s] [s] A writer of “Something” posted that this is her first song and praised Daniel for singing so well despite the long recording hours.[s] [s]

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“Hush Hush” is a song by Japanese rock artist MIYAVI featuring Kang Daniel. It was released on September 15, 2021 by Universal Music Japan. The music video was released on April 13, 2022.
Title Album Lyrics Music
6.  “Hush Hush” – 3:04 Imaginary MIYAVI
Lenard Skoinik
Seann Bowe
Jeff Miyahara
Kang Daniel
JUN
Jan Spielberg
Jeff Miyahara
MIYAVI
Johnny Ritten

Hush hush
Keep your voices down

Feels like a scream
When I’m telling you slowly
Try to be seen
Walk down the street
And I’m feeling so lonely
No one believes

Hush hush
「自由」という名ばかりの監獄の中
押し殺す「希望」とトラウマ
これが 君の言う「未来」ならば
僕は 僕の「夢」を叫ぶ

Hush hush
Keep your voices down

Feels like a dream
夢みること 許されずに
どこかに
本当の自分 隠してきた

何も言えず 押し殺す衝動
耐えきれず AH 逃げ込んだ想像
知らん顔して 世界は It goes on
声も出せず 泣き叫ぶ

Hush hush
Keep your voices down

Feels like a scream
When I’m telling you slowly
Try to be seen
Walk down the street
And I’m feeling so lonely
No one believes

Hush hush
In the prison in the name of freedom
inhibit the hope and trauma
If this is what you call the future
then I want to shout out my dream

Hush hush
Keep your voices down

Feels like a dream
Even dreaming is not allowed
Where is it
The true hidden self

I couldn’t say anything, only stifle the urge
I couldn’t bear it anymore AH so I ran into the imagination
and the world pretends it doesn’t know, It goes on
I can only silently cry out

 Source: inevan (2) 

On August 18, fans discovered through an Apple Music album preview that Daniel would be featuring in “Hush Hush”, the 6th track from MIYAVI’s 13th studio album Imaginary released on September 15. The album was originally planned shortly after his April 2020 album Holy Nights, but he postponed to 2021 due to recent pandemic developments and because the content he wished to express changed. Special Kollection virtual items inspired by the collaboration’s music video would be launched.[s] An audio teaser was shared on September 13.[s]

Daniel revealed in his August 29 V LIVE that MIYAVI reached out to Daniel when he was shooting the “Antidote” music video with two proposed collaboration songs. Daniel liked both but picked the track he thought he could do better in and recorded the song in June.[s] MIYAVI said in Spice and MeMeOn interviews he felt Daniel was now establishing his style as an artist and trying to be mature. Daniel’s staff also knew of MIYAVI and listened to him for a long time, so the collaboration proceeded quickly. MIYAVI said he met Daniel through the staff and thinks Daniel is a very popular artist who is serious and straightforward too. He felt that there are many discoveries for him and Daniel through this song. According to TV LIFE, MIYAVI listened to Daniel’s work and felt it changed recently and MIYAVI also felt he himself had a settled direction or awakening as an artist. There was another song candidate but “Hush Hush” received good feedback, so MIYAVI decided to include it in the album.[s] [s] [s]

In a September 1 OKMUsic interview, MIYAVI said many genres make up his style and that Kang Daniel contributed with wonderful singing.[s] In a September 14 ananWEB interview, MIYAVI shared that the collaboration was produced remotely due to COVID-19. Even if they hadn’t met, it was fate that they were able to connect and complete it. Daniel helped express things that MIYAVI couldn’t express by himself alone and expanded the world view of the song, so MIYAVI was very happy.[s] A Natalie interviewer remarked “Hush Hush” has a slightly boy band-like taste that is rare for MIYAVI. MIYAVI said he sang about the contradiction between freedom and restraint and the anger in there. Daniel’s neutral voice and MIYAVI’s voice are mixed to create a mysterious sense of detune.[s]

Daniel told Barks, “It was an honor to work with MIYAVI on “Hush Hush”. The song was very meaningful to work on because it represents those without a voice. MIYAVI is a legend in his craft and such a visionary artist. The entire creative process was inspiring and, truly, a dream come true.”[s]

The music video directed by Dyan Jong was released on April 13, 2022 through KLKTN‘s involvement. In the MV, MIYAVI represents the hero trying the escape surveillance from people on the Internet who constantly watch and spread rumors. Daniel embodies the network who chases after him. MIYAVI loses his voice as he escapes but picks up the guitar to express the cry of his soul. Names of MIYAVI’s fans are projected in the background, expressing how the fans support him. Themes of pressure and power of self-expression are drawn.[s] [s] MIYAVI commented, “I got to work with the incredible Kang Daniel on the song. I shot my part in Los Angeles, while he shot his part in Seoul with our production teams working from Japan, Los Angeles and Vietnam. KLKTN brought us all together, it was an incredible international team involved.”[s]

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Video Message IG | TWT
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Daniel IG | TWT
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Image M/V premiere with KLKTN MIYAVI IG | TWT
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“State of Wonder” is a song by American artist inverness featuring Anthony Russo and Kang Daniel. It was digitally released on January 15, 2021 by Monstercat.
Title Album Lyrics Music
5.  “State of Wonder” – 3:16 Monstercat Instinct Vol. 7 Kang Daniel
Rob Nelsen (inverness)
Anthony Russo
Alex Hosking
Kyle Buckley
Jack Newsome
Producer
Kyle Buckley
Rob Nelsen
Anthony (Lucian)
Performer
Joey Lambeti
Landon Sears
Mixer
Tom Norris

[Intro] Why are you recording?

[Verse 1: Anthony Russo] In my head, like a melody
Laying back in this bed
Playing back what you said
And it’s not really helping me
Coming down from this high
It’s a dangerous ride
I’m coasting
Out of body floating
Lost in my emotions
I’ve been spinning slowly

[Chorus: Anthony Russo] Try to keep my head above water
Then you go and pull me under
Crazy thing, I know I’m done for
Stuck in this state of wonder

[Drop: Anthony Russo] Stuck in this state of wonder, yeah
Stuck in this state of wonder
(Stuck in this state of wonder)

[Verse 2: KANG DANIEL] 넌 날 미치게 해 계속 빠지게 돼 I don’t care
모든 것에 대해 전부이게 돼
And I just want you right here with me
끝이 없이 우린 floating
Lost in your deep ocean 안들림 스며가 slowly

[Chorus: Anthony Russo] Try to keep my head above water
Then you go and pull me under
Crazy thing, I know I’m done for
Stuck in this state of wonder

[Drop: Anthony Russo] Stuck in this state of wonder, yeah
Stuck in this state of wonder
(Stuck in this state of wonder)

[Drop: Anthony Russo] Try to keep my head above water
Then you go and pull me under
Crazy thing, I know I’m done for
Stuck in this state of wonder
Wonder
Stuck, stuck
Stuck in this state of wonder

[Intro] Why are you recording?

[Verse 1: Anthony Russo] In my head, like a melody
Laying back in this bed
Playing back what you said
And it’s not really helping me
Coming down from this high
It’s a dangerous ride
I’m coasting
Out of body floating
Lost in my emotions
I’ve been spinning slowly

[Chorus: Anthony Russo] Try to keep my head above water
Then you go and pull me under
Crazy thing, I know I’m done for
Stuck in this state of wonder

[Drop: Anthony Russo] Stuck in this state of wonder, yeah
Stuck in this state of wonder
(Stuck in this state of wonder)

[Verse 2: KANG DANIEL] You drive me crazy
Yes, I keep falling
I don’t care about anything
You make me forget everything
And I just want you right here with me
We’rе endlessly floating
Lost in your deep oceans
Deeply seeping in slowly

[Chorus: Anthony Russo] Try to keep my hеad above water
Then you go and pull me under
Crazy thing, I know I’m done for
Stuck in this state of wonder

[Drop: Anthony Russo] Stuck in this state of wonder, yeah
Stuck in this state of wonder
(Stuck in this state of wonder)

[Drop: Anthony Russo] Try to keep my head above water
Then you go and pull me under
Crazy thing, I know I’m done for
Stuck in this state of wonder
Wonder
Stuck, stuck
Stuck in this state of wonder

 Source: Genius (2) 

Prior to the song release date, the three artists had an interview with Bandwagon Asia, where they talked about the song making process. inverness worked on the project for two years. Daniel said, “This record came together with just trying to do something fun and trying to bring people together, whether that be different regions or genres.” He added, “It’s been great because we already had a great relationship, and our teams had been discussing the right opportunity to collaborate. It was a very smooth process because of it and didn’t really feel foreign or new at all.”[s]

In media articles posted on the 15th, Daniel added, “I love EDM and we’ve always talked about doing a collaboration, so working on this song was very natural. I feel proud to contribute to the strength of this song.”[s] [s]

Inverness said there was no single genre, and the song had a dance element in addition to orchestra/pop/K-pop/hip-hop influences. It was only a couple months ago since the release date when Daniel heard the song and wanted to hop on it. The final vocals were completed almost a year ago. inverness complimented Daniel’s part as “a nice switch-up with his warmer and sweeter take.”

Pink Slip had a music video made by Jordan Wozy before and recommended him to inverness. The music video has inverness as a mad scientist-type who helps his love-struck friend enter a dream state to relive his past memories. Russo commented, “As you all know, there is a danger when traveling in time: changing the past will affect the future as well.” Daniel filmed his part in front of a green screen.[s]

Inverness and Russo praised Daniel and his staff’s professionalism. inverness said, “Kang Daniel wrote and sang perfectly in Korean and English according to the song’s theme.” Russo quipped, “Kang Daniel and his staff worked seriously and made everything fast with high quality. It was a pleasure to work with him, and I love his voice!” Daniel added, “I’ve been working with inverness and Anthony Russo for the past year, so it was very comfortable working with them. We have been working on collaborations as well as my album, so I feel like we’re a family now. I am so happy to be able to work together and hope we will continue to work on a lot together, Bro!”[s] [s] [s]

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