Key released his new single ‘Hate that’ on 30 August 2021. The song features soloist Taeyeon, former member of the girl group SNSD aka Girl’s Generation. The single is a pre-release for his upcoming album set to release in September.
Making his debut under SM Entertainment’s boy group SHINee in 2008, Key is a singer, dancer, rapper, actor, and radio host. He made his solo debut in 2018. This single marks his comeback since the release of his project ‘I Wanna Be’ in 2019.
The single is part of the R&B genre, written by Hwang Yu Bin and composed by Stephen Puth and Lauren Mandel. The song starts with a sad guitar while the bass joins in at the first chorus. The melody blends well with Key’s and Taeyeon’s vocals.
And I hate that I hate that
You’re happy without me
And I pray and I pray
I want you to be painful as much as I do babyKEY – hate that (feat. taeyeon)
The lyrics focus on the envy that one might feel when they see someone they once loved happy. The mixture of love and envy is brought out in the lyrics. These feelings also lead to self-hate for having lost the one they love.
I’m already nobody to you
Just a stranger worse than a bad memory
I’ll be just wiped off
After being thrown away
I reload the photo
Checking just in case
I hate myself and
I’m sick and tired of mekey – hate that (feat. taeyeon)
The music video shows Key making his journey in space by himself and Taeyeon on Earth who is also alone; alone together. The visuals are gloomy to match the emotions and vibe of the song. Key’s station is seen to malfunction, and he tries to escape but does he make it out? Check out the music video and let us know what you think in the comments below.
IMAGE/VIDEO Credits- SM Entertainment