TraxX Members Jay And Jungmo Share Thoughts After Departing SM Entertainment
Jay and Jungmo have shared their heartfelt thoughts on leaving TraxX and SM Entertainment.
On April 30, SM Entertainment confirmed that TraxX members Jay and Jungmo’s contracts had expired and that they would be leaving the agency after 15 years. The duo debuted in 2004 as TRAX, the agency’s first-ever rock band. They later changed their named to TraxX and added DJ and producer Ginjo as a member to expand as an EDM group.
Following news of their departure, both Jungmo and Jay shared photos on their Instagram accounts with Lee Soo Man, the head of SM Entertainment, and shared their thoughts on leaving the agency.
Read Jungmo’s full letter below:
“Hello. This is TraxX’s Jungmo.
There are probably people who heard of the what happened through the news. But it was at the end of a lot of thought and consideration that Jay and I decided to leave SM and TraxX to promote on our own. I would like to thank Lee Soo Man and everyone at SM for supporting us in our future and telling us good things until the very end.
Promoting in a good environment, I learned a lot of things, not just about music. I believe that it was a huge nourishment for the days ahead of the rest of my life. I’d also like to apologize and thank our member Ginjo, who understood and supported our decision. And to our fans who have supported us since July 17, 2004, thank you for always giving us your unchanging love despite all of the twists and turns.
I believe that if we work hard where we are, there will definitely be a day when we can see you all with the name TraxX. To do so, I will promote even more actively. Please give a lot of support in the future as well.
I started out at SM at 18 years old and debuted at 20 years old. A lot of time has passed since then. It still doesn’t feel real that I’m leaving this place which I have so much affection for and promoting. A part of me is nervous but another part of me is excited.
I will start the second part of my life in an awesome way so that I don’t disappoint many people and so that my decision wasn’t in vain. The temperature changes are very severe these days, so please everyone be careful not to get sick. Then I’ll be off.
2019.04.30 From Jungmo.”
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안녕하세요. 트랙스의 정모 입니다. 오늘 기사로 소식을 접하신 분들도 있겠지만 정말 많은 고민과 생각을 한 끝에 저와 제이형은 SM과 TraxX를 떠나 각자 활동을 해보기로 결정하였습니다. 마지막까지 저희의 앞날을 응원해주시고 좋은 말씀 해 주신 이수만 선생님 이하 SM 모든 관계자 분들에게 감사의 말씀 전합니다.좋은 환경에서 활동하며 음악 뿐만 아니라 여러가지로 많은 것들을 배울 수 있었고, 저에겐 앞으로 남은 인생을 살아가는데에 있어서 큰 양분을 얻었다 생각합니다. 또한 우리의 결정을 이해해주고 지지해준 멤버 긴조형에게도 미안하고 또 고맙다고 말하고 싶습니다. 그리고 2004년 7월17일 부터 지금까지 응원 해준 팬 여러분들, 많은 우여곡절이 있었음에도 늘 같은 자리에서 변치 않은 사랑 주셔서 정말 감사합니다. 각자 서로 자리에서 열심히 하다 보면 트랙스라는 이름으로 다시 여러분들에게 선보일 날이 꼭 올거라 생각합니다. 그러기 위해서 더 활발히 활동할테니까 앞으로도 많은 응원 부탁드립니다. 18살 때 처음 SM과 인연을 맺고 20살 때 데뷔하여 지금까지 긴 시간이 흘렀습니다. 정든 이 곳을 떠나 활동을 한다는게 아직은 잘 실감이 나지 않고 한편으론 불안하기도 하지만, 반대로 설레기도 합니다. 많은 분들에게 실망시켜 드리지 않도록, 제 결정이 헛되지 않도록 멋지게 인생2막 시작해보겠습니다. 일교차 심한 요즘 다들 감기 조심하세요. 그럼 이만 줄이겠습니다. -2019.04.30 정모 올림- #고마워요SM#고마워요제이형#고마워요긴조형#고마워요트랙시안
Read Jay’s full statement post below:
“I joined as a trainee in 2000, and now somehow 20 years has passed… Now that I’m actually leaving the place where I spent a lot of time and that feels like family, I’m getting mixed feelings. I’d like to sincerely thank Lee Soo Man for saying great things to us until the end. To all the people at SM who were with us for a long time, thank you so much. Finally, I sincerely thank all the fans who supported TRAX until the end and gave us strength. Jungmo, thank you for being with me under the name TRAX until the end.”