Park Jin Young Cheers On Stray Kids With Encouraging Message + Stray Kids Responds

JYP Entertainment founder Park Jin Young has shared a sweet and thoughtful message for rookie boy group Stray Kids!

On June 23, the veteran singer and producer took to Instagram to post some words of encouragement for the idol group in both Korean and English.

Park Jin Young wrote in Korean:

An easy path vs. a meaningful path

Is there such a thing as a good path or a bad path? What I’ve learned from my 25 years as an artist is that it’s not so much that a path itself is good or bad; what’s important is why, how, and where you’re headed on that path. As long as an artist shares his true inner self with his fans as he walks, then that path is certain to be meaningful and precious.

I’m so proud that an artist that debuted barely a year ago is able to write these kinds of melodies and lyrics entirely by themselves, without outside help, and is growing [as an artist].

Of course, there is still room for improvement, but these shortcomings will remain as proof of how much you’ve grown. So don’t worry, and I hope you find strength as you continue to race onwards… you’re moving forward and doing well. Keep on!

Oh, but there is one thing: if you choose that kind of path, you may end up experiencing “Side Effects” like a headache.

Stray Kids later responded by commenting on the post, “Thank you for your support and thoughtful words. We will continue to grow as we communicate with our fans through sincere lyrics and music. Please keep an eye on us!”

Stray Kids recently made a comeback with the special album “Clé 2 : Yellow Wood,” featuring the title track “Side Effects.” If you haven’t already seen it, you can check out their new music video here!

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