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TVXQ! talks about their new album “20&2” released for their 20th anniversary of success

TVXQ! talks about their new album “20&2” released for their 20th anniversary.

TVXQ! led the start of the second generation of idols. From their debut song “Hug” to “The Way U Are”, “Rising Sun”, “Oh.Jeong.BanHap”, and “Mirotic”, every song they released was successful.

There was also a crisis. TVXQ! reorganized from a 5-member group to a 2-member group and faced a long hiatus. U-Know Yunho and Max Changmin did not give up. They appeared with a new appearance as two.

TVXQ! recreated their own style by adding musical elements to the SMP style in their 6th regular album “Catch Me” and their 7th regular album “Something”.

TVXQ! released an album for their 20th anniversary in five years. This time, trendiness was added on top of SMP. The performance also added passion to the skill.

TVXQ! held a press conference commemorating the release of their 9th full-length album “20&2” at the Conrad Hotel in Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul on the 26th.

U-Know Yunho said, “Greetings after 5 years in Korea. As the theme this time is ’20&2′, it will be an activity to look back on the past 20 years and show how we will move forward.”

Prior to the official event on this day, SM’s senior and junior members RIIZE, aespa, Red Velvet, Super Junior, SHINee, Girls’ Generation, BoA, Kangta, director Yoon Je-kyun, chef Lee Yeon-bok, etc. Various stars sent congratulatory messages through video letters.

U-Know Yunho expressed his gratitude, saying, “I can’t believe it’s the 20th anniversary. I’m still excited. I was able to come this far thanks to the fans who supported me from behind.”

Max Changmin confessed, “Personally, I don’t feel emotional about any anniversaries. But TVXQ!’s 20th anniversary is very special. I’m happy that the two of us can celebrate that special day.”

The new album is a new work released after the special album “New Chapter #2: The Truth of Love” in December 2018.

It contains a total of 10 songs. The title song is “Rebel”. It is an explosive dance song with strong drum beats and heavy synth bass, characterized by dramatic sound transitions.

Producer Kenzie, who has been with TVXQ! since “Hug”, took charge of writing, composing, arranging, and even directing. This time, she added a trendy look to the SMP and completed it.

U-Know Yunho explained, “(Kenzie) is someone who has been with us since we were rookies, so she took our strengths and points well and created them.”

“Rebel” means a true rebel of an era. It contains the message of ‘a person who pushes forward with his or her beliefs without wavering, rather than simply opposing existing ideas.’

Max Changmin added, “This is a song that highlights TVXQ!’s performance the best. You can feel the dynamic and intense energy. It’s a song that highlights the contrast between my high notes and Yunho’s low tones.”

The included songs include “Down”, “Rodeo”, “Jungle”, “Life’s a Dance”, U-Know Yunho’s solo song “Peace It”, and Max Changmin’s solo song “Take My Breath Away” and “Promise”.

Also included are “The Way U Are”, which was reinterpreted in an unplugged version to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its debut, and “Shining Season”, which sings gratitude to fans.

“The Way U Are” is a song that TVXQ! sang in their teens, but they sang it again in their 30s.

Max Changmin said, “I thought it would be nice to give it to TVXQ as an adult gift,” and added, “If we sang it aggressively when we were teenagers, now we express it skillfully.”

As it is the 20th anniversary album, there is also a fan song. “Promise” was written by Max Changmin himself.

Max Changmin explained, “It contains the phrase ‘Thank you, the beautiful you.’ It is a song about Cassiopeia (fandom name) and a promise to be together in the future.”

Looking back on the past 20 years, they were turbulent.

U-Know Yunho emphasized, “We performed for three days at Nissan Stadium and mobilized 1 million people that year. That record has still not been broken.”

U-Know Yunho added, “Such records are important, but more than anything, I am most moved when people listen to my slogan after the concert. I am most honored when I receive support like ‘I will always be by your side.’”

Max Changmin recalled the ‘SM Town’ concert at Jamsil Main Stadium in 2010.

“We became two people and stood in front of the fans for the first time in a long time. It was a moment when I felt both excitement and fear, ‘Will we be able to do well?’” he confessed.

He also expressed his determination for the future.

U-Know Yunho pledged, “In the past, like a wild horse, I only looked at the goal and ran. For the next 20 years, I will look at the overall picture and go leisurely and steadily.”

Max Changmin added, “I never thought TVXQ! would celebrate its 20th anniversary. Rather than looking at a distant goal, I just did what I had to do each day. That led me to now. I will continue to do my best in the tasks ahead of me.” .

The 20th anniversary concert is also approaching. On the 30th and 31st, “2023 TVXQ!” will be held at Inspire Arena in Yeongjongdo, Incheon. The concert “20&2” will be held.

He predicted singing along from the set list. Max Changmin said, “We are preparing a great song that will bring back memories for the fangirls who remember that time,” and asked, “Come prepared to have a lot of fun.”

Lastly, TVXQ! shared a word they wanted to say to each other on their 20th anniversary.

U-Know Yunho said “Changmin has always been by my side at important moments. Many things have happened, but he has quietly come with me. I also think of him as ‘another me.’ I would like to say that I am so grateful for protecting TVXQ! and that I ask for your continued support.”

Max Changmin said “I wonder if I would have been able to face a day like today without Yunho. He was by my side reliably on the path I was trying to take, and also served as a compass when I lost my direction. I am always grateful to him.”

Meanwhile, TVXQ! will release “20&2” on major music sites at 6 PM (KST) today.

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