Former Monsta X member Wonho has revealed that he will make his return later this month with his sophomore mini-album.
The K-pop star posted the teaser photo for the upcoming mini-album yesterday (February 3) on his official social media accounts. Titled ‘Love Synonym #2: Right for Us’, the project is due out on February 26 and is the sequel to his solo debut ‘Love Synonym #1: Right For Me’.
Check out the teaser below.
‘Love Synonym #1’ was released on September 4, 2020, and featured eight songs in both Korean and English. The mini-album also included a Korean versio the single ‘Losing You’ and title track ‘Open Mind’. A video for the latter song premiered on the same day as the record’s full release.
Revisit ‘Love Synonym #1: Right For Me’ here.
‘Love Synonym #1’ debuted at the top of the Gaon Album Chart after it first came out. The mini-album has been noted for its lineup of international producers as well as Wonho’s participation in the creation of the project.
Wonho left Monsta X in 2019 amid a storm of controversy surrounding allegations of financial mismanagement and drug use, which he was later cleared of in March 2020 after investigations by South Korean police. At the time, his former label Starship Entertainment said that the singer’s exit was “amicable” and was reached “after a long discussion”.
Wonho subsequently signed a record deal with Highline Entertainment, a subsidiary of Starship Entertainment, the year after. Before his official debut as an idol, he was part of a project group called Nu Boyz in 2014, alongside fellow Monsta X members Shownu and Joohoney.