CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa Reveals That He Considered Quitting His Career

CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa revealed that at one point after his debut, things got so difficult for him that he considered quitting.

On January 19, Jung Yong Hwa held a private showcase for his first solo album, “One Fine Day.” Jung Yong Hwa, who debuted as the leader of CNBLUE, revealed an upgraded version of himself as a singer-songwriter through this album. He composed, lyricized, and arranged the music for all of the 10 tracks in his album.

Jung Yong Hwa said, “I’ve been preparing for a solo album for over a year, but I decided on it two years ago. At first, I thought about a metal or rock genre. However, as time passed, my thoughts changed.” Speaking about the title song, ‘One Fine Day,” he said, “Since ‘Can’t Stop’ last year, I started to like more mellow music. Once I started spending more time on my own, I began to like calm ballad music more.”

In particular, he talked about a song on his new album, “Last Leaf.” He said, “Not many people know, but since I began working, there were a lot of ups and downs. There were a lot of times when I just wanted to quit everything.” He then continued, “At the time, I hated when someone even me ‘Are you okay?’ or if people even spoke to me. I made ‘Last Leaf’ during those times. It’s a very meaningful song to me.”

Jung Yong Hwa’s first solo album “One Fine Day” will be revealed at noon on January 20.