Kai says recording new ‘Peaches’ mini-album “wasn’t a relaxed process”

"It just took a long time to prepare"

Kai has opened up about the work that went into his newly released sophomore mini-album ‘Peaches’.

The EXO member made his solo comeback yesterday (November 30) with ‘Peaches’, alongside a dreamy new music video for its lead single of the same title. On the same day, the K-pop idol held an press conference where he spoke about the creation of his latest release.

“It wasn’t a relaxed production process,” he said, as translated by Soompi. “It took some time because we needed constant evaluation in order to make good songs and a good album. The tough thing was the conflict between not having enough time despite all the things I wanted to do.”

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Kai also noted that he and his team had to “keep negotiating what to make our main focus”, but noted that he ultimately thinks that they managed to “achieve a balance between something new and what I wanted to do”.

During the press conference, Kai also spoke about how he didn not intent for ‘Peaches’ to be released exactly a year after he made his solo debut with ‘KAI (开)’. “I didn’t put out the album to commemorate it. It just took a long time to prepare,” he said.

Kai also currently stars in Netflix’s new reality show New World, alongside SUPER JUNIOR‘s Heechul, Lee Seung-gi, Park Na-rae, Eun Ji-won and Jo Bo-ah. The show follows the celebrities as they find ways to earn virtual currency on a utopian island before their stay draws to a close.

During the ‘Peaches’ press conference, the star shared that he enjoyed how fans are able to see more of him through his appearance on New World. “I also like that I can make myself known to those who don’t know me yet,” he added. “I started on [variety shows] by chance but I’m showing my honest self.”

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