SHINee’s fandom was sent into overdrive this week. This after the South Korean boy band’s agency SM Entertainment put out a teaser last Wednesday for the upcoming sixth full-length album. The teaser made absolutely no sense, but fan theories have deciphered every aspect of its design.
SHINee lead vocalist Kim Jonghyun took his own life on Dec. 18. The Korean pop idol had suffered from depression.
He was Jonghyun the lead vocalist of SHINee. He was Bling Bling. He was one of the five shining stars we look up to. He was Jonghyun the poet, radio DJ, dancer, singer, songwriter and artist. He was Jjong the talented musician who died last Monday. He was loved.
I had a battle plan when I flew to Bangkok to watch the final stop of SHINee World V tour on my own. The short version of it was that I fly, I watch, I leave. Part of my armor was the downloaded three episodes of “Suspicious Partner” from Viu to avoid chatting with other people.