Kang Seung Yoon discusses the hurdles of life in IYAH|[PAGE]
Boy-group WINNER‘s maknae (Youngest Member)-Leader, Kang Seung-Yoon (a.k.a Yoon) released his first full-length album titled ‘PAGE‘, with the title track ‘IYAH‘. The album and the music video for ‘IYAH‘ were released on 29 March 2020.
Although Kang Seung-Yoon has released various solo songs as part of WINNER’s albums and OSTs, This album marks his first solo release since debuting as a member of WINNER. He has had a solo career before debuting with the group, which was put on hold.
Watch the Music Video for 강승윤(KANG SEUNG YOON) – ‘아이야 (IYAH)’ :
There are a total of 12 tracks, including a special version of the title track which features Yoon Jong Shin. All the tracks have been written and co-composed by the artist himself, although the featuring artists – Wonstein, Simon Dominic, MINO, and Yoon Jong Shim have also contributed to the lyrics in their respective tracks. Continue reading for the complete Track-list with Credits.
Looking at the lyrics, it’s hard not to wonder if it draws inspiration from his experiences as an idol, or as an adult in general. He talks of the pressure that one faces in various forms. He talks of how he’s only a human, who can make mistakes. The world forces him to be better, even when it’s already difficult. The Korean title translates to “A kid“, which the artist proclaims he still is in the eyes of his mother. The song feels very autobiographical, which seems to be the theme of the music video.
Listen to Kang Seung-Yoon’s ‘IYAH’ and other tracks from ‘PAGE’ here:
The music video seems to be based on the artist’s journey with music. The reference to WINNER’s debut month when the lyrics talk of the first steps, and group-mate MINO making a cameo, support this deduction. The video shows the hard times, the nervousness before a performance as well as the joy he finds in music.
Image: PAGE – 벅스 (bugs.co.kr)
Video: WINNER – YouTube
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