TVXQ's U-Know releases second mini-album Noir

TVXQ's U-Know releases second mini-album Noir

Cassiopeia, mark your calendars because U-Know's comeback is nearly upon us.

In a tweet via their official Twitter page on 4 January, TVXQ confirmed that the South Korean singer-songwriter will be releasing his second mini-album Noir on 18 January (Monday).

Noir's title and the black and white first teaser image for it, in which U-Know aptly dons an all-black outfit, seem to suggest that the 34-year-old's latest project will be conceptually different from his first mini album True Colors.

UPDATE 05/01: TVXQ announced that Noir will comprise a total of six songs — the title track 'Thank U', 'Eeny Meeny', 'Time Machine', 'Loco (House Party)', 'Need You Right Now' and 'La Rosa'.

UPDATE 07/01: A countdown poster was uploaded to TVXQ's official Twitter page. It was also announced that South Korean actor Hwang Jung Min, who played the lead role in the 2010 hit film Ode To My Father, would be making an appearance alongside U-Know in the music video for 'Thank U'. 

UPDATE 08/01: Teaser images and a film poster for 'Need You Right Now' were unveiled on Twitter. The music video for the song was uploaded to TVXQ's official YouTube channel.

UPDATE 09/01: Teaser images and a film poster for 'Loco (House Party)' were released. The music video for it was posted on YouTube.

UPDATE 11/01: Teaser images and a film poster for 'La Rosa' were released through Twitter. The music video for it, which stars actress Shin Ye Eun, was made available on YouTube. 

UPDATE 13/01: TVXQ announced through Twitter that 'Time Machine' will be a hyperpop song that leads into Noir's title track 'Thank U' and released teaser images as well as a film poster for it. A trailer for the song's music video was also released.

UPDATE 14/01: Teaser images and a film poster for the title track 'Thank U' were released on Twitter. 

UPDATE 15/01: TVXQ released a character trailer for 'Thank U' on Twitter.

UPDATE 18/01: Noir was released both physically and on streaming platforms. The official music video for the album's title track 'Thank U' was also unveiled on YouTube. 

Stream Noir on Spotify now.

 

Check out the music video for 'Thank U' here

A veteran of the South Korean music scene, U-Know, whose real name is Jung Yun-ho, has been making music with TVXQ since it began as a quintet in 2003.

Following the departures of Hero Jaejoong, Micky Yoochun and Xiah Junsu in 2010, TVXQ became a duo comprising U-Know and Max Changmin. The duo's latest appearance was at SM Entertainment's SMTOWN Live "Cultural Humanity" concert on 1 January.

Stream True Colors below.