The countdown to idol group 2AM‘s debut in Japan has finally begun.
The debut single “Never Let You Go” features three tracks, including Japanese recordings of their hit songs “Even If I Die I Can’t Let You Go” and “Sorry I Can’t Smile for You.” Despite the change in language, 2AM keeps alive their unique sad and sensitive sound on these tracks.
The characteristic that sets this idol group apart form others is their powerful singing ability. The K-pop market is already expanding across the world via the popular mainstream songs backed with dance music. The fact that they are a ballad group draws attention to them.
Fortunately, the conditions for their debut look good. The Japanese market has shown much interest in this lone ballad album. On January 4th, 2AM got the green light to enter Japan when they ranked #1 on the Tower Records’ online pre-order chart. Also, for their Japan concert tour scheduled to begin on January 24th, tickets sold out within 10 minutes, another encouraging sign.
The members have been working as hard as they’ve always been. Since their last album was released in October 2010, they have focused all their strength for the last year and a half into preparing for their Japan debut. Although the members have their individual activities, 2AM all came together for their concert at the end of the year.
A representative from Big Hit Entertainment told Star News on January 10th, “The members are studying Japanese faithfully in order to communicate and deliver the sensitive meanings of their songs perfectly.”
As 2AM hopes to achieve recognition in Japan, they will continue to help develop the K-pop craze.
Source: Star News