Shin Seung Hoon officially announced a 2 year album distribution deal with Avex in Tokyo on the afternoon of the 11th.
Avex is the agency of BoA, Dong Bang Shin Ki, and other SM Entertainment stars along with Japan’s Koda Kumi, Hamasaki Ayumi, Sakamoto Ryuichi, and other top stars.
Shin Seung Hoon will be under the label Tear Bridge joining Globe, Every Little Thing, and others.
Meanwhile, Shin Seung Hoon successfully ended "The Shin Seung Hoon Show 2007 in Japan" in Nagoya, Osaka, and Tokyo. He also showed tears during his performance moved by fans.
The following is a Q&A with Shin Seung Hoon:
– What are your plans in Japan?
I currently ended concerts in three cities in Japan and will return to Korea on the 12th and write new songs. I will be releasing my third single in Japan around July and will release my second album sometime between the end of August and early September. I haven’t done much until now, but with Avex I will put my efforts into creating the best album possible.
– Avex is known for their dance music, but you sing Ballades.
That is why I thought I would have to learn how to dance. I have sung ballades for 16 years so I don’t think I will be able to do that. They say Avex signing with me is a rare incident. I am a person that only does music. Avex offered as they wanted to create a new model, and I also chose to work with them as I want to be the best through musicality.
– Is your single that will be released in July similar to songs until now?
I would like to ask the press for a favor. I would like you to think of me as a friend and suggest what type of music you would like to hear from me. Avex and my Japanese agency Premiere Mission would like to present Shin Seung Hoon type music. I will put together elements of Korean and Japanese music but the melody will not change much from what I have done until now.
– Are you looking into collaborations with singers of Avex?
BoA and Dong Bang Shin Ki who I am close with are also under the Avex label, but I am willing to work with any artist willing to collaborate with me musically. As I am one who writes music, I would also like to work with singers that would fit my melody as a composer and producer.
– You have released albums in Korean until now. Will you sing in Japanese for albums released there?
The ratio of Japanese songs will increase. I am considering many possibilities such as having the ratio of Japanese to Korean songs be 5:5, 7:3, etc. If I cannot bring about all my emotions in Japanese to move the listener, I always thought will not sing in Japanese. I also heard there are fans that find my singing in Korean to be charming as well.