“TOUCHIN'” is a song by South Korean singer Kang Daniel. It was released digitally on November 25, 2019 by KONNECT Entertainment and distributed by Sony Music Korea. The song was released as part of a single that included a second track named “Adulthood” for which Kang Daniel is one of the lyricists.

Promotion

Kang Daniel debuted his single ahead of its released at his ‘Color on Seoul’ fan meeting held on November 23-24. On November 25, “TOUCHIN'” was released on all music portals at 6 PM. The music video was also released at the same time on the official YouTube and V LIVE channels.

On November 26, Kang Daniel performed “TOUCHIN'” live for the first time at the 2019 Asian Artist Awards held in Hanoi, Vietnam, and continued November 30 at the 2019 MelOn Music Awards held in Seoul. This would mark the first time Daniel was able to perform at a televised music award show ever since his dispute with former agency LM Entertainment had prevented him from being invited.

Daniel was also able to promote on weekly music shows for the first time since promotions with Wanna One. He performed on KBS2 Music Bank on November 29, SBS Inkigayo on December 1, and SBS MTV The Show on December 3. Song “TOUCHIN'” won a trophy that week on SBS MTV The Show with a total of 6195 points.

In his winner speech Daniel thanked his fans, “Firstly thank you so much to our DANITY. I feel warmth in winter through DANITY. I’ll work hard to be an artist who brings good stage & good music in the future too. Thank you so much. I hope everyone will always be healthy! Please be healthy always~”[s]

After the show, Daniel further expressed his gratitude, “I’m so happy I can greet everyone like this after so long. I’ve always wanted to stand on the stage again so to be able to do that I feel so good. In the future too I will show you a good side of me. Thank you.”[s]

Break Down and Halt of Activities

Immediately after the win on SBS MTV The Show was televised, fans of the groups competing for the thropy that week as well as haters, questioned the validity of Kang Daniel’s win, citing the streaming points from the other groups were better and with Daniel not having physical sales to add on the points, his win was impossible. However, instead of only demanding the music show for feedback, many jumped in the opportunity to insult Kang Daniel and his fans.

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“TOUCHIN'” is a digital single by South Korean singer Kang Daniel. It was released on November 25, 2019 by KONNECT Entertainment and distributed by Sony Music Korea. The single included a second track named “Adulthood” that has Kang as one of lyricists.

Track Listing

#   Title Lyrics Music Arrangement
1.  “TOUCHIN’” – 3:06 JQ
Shin Sae
Rom (makeumine works)
Kang Eun Yoo
Laurent Wilthien
Jean-Noel Wilthien
Matthieu Tosi
Nick McKerl
Logan Lee Turner
Ryan S. Jhun
Noday
Royale Avenue
Ryan S. Jhun
2.  “Adulthood” – 3:05 Dvwn (다운)
Versachoi
Noday
Kang Daniel
Dvwn (다운)
Versachoi
Noday
Versachoi
Noday

Charts

Single (Peak Chart Positions)
Gaon Overall (Korea) Download Chart BGM Chart
71 4 8
MUSIC PRODUCTION KONNECT Entertainment
PRODUCERS Ryan S. Jhun, Royale Avenue, Laurent Wilthien, Jean-Noel Wilthien, Matthieu Tosi, Nick McKerl, Logan Lee Turner, Noday, Dvwn (다운), Versachoi
RECORDING ENGINEER Noday
RECORDING STUDIO U Productions
MIXING ENGINEER (DDeepKICK)
MASTERED BY (821 Sound Mastering)
CHOREOGRAPHY Marvelous
MUSIC VIDEO PRODUCTION FantazyLab
ARTWORK (Dorothy Communications)
PHOTOGRAPHY Lee Joon Kyung
STYLIST Kim Youngjin[ig]
HAIR
MAKEUP
Title Gaon
Billboard Korea
“Intro (Through the Night)” #139
“Color” #111 #3
“뭐해 (What are you up to)” #15 #1
“Horizon” #127
“I HOPE” #110 #2

Source: Gaon 1Gaon 2 | Billboard

Title Melon Genie Mnet Bugs Naver Soribada Flo
“Intro (Through the Night)” #25 #20 #15 #8 #31 #47
“Color” #20 #16 #12 #4 #2 #16 #42
“뭐해 (What are you up to)” #4 #7 #3 #1 #1 #7 #19
“Horizon” #21 #19 #19 #5 #27 #54
“I HOPE” #23 #21 #22 #7 #29 #59

Source: Melon  |  instiz iChart

“뭐해 (What are you up to)” had 266,153 unique listeners on Melon in the first 24 hours with a ratio of 70.1% female and 29.9% male. Age demographics were as follows: 14% 10s, 40% 20s,  23% 30s, 14% 40s, 4% 50s and 5% 60s.

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