SHINee’s Taemin Makes Solo Debut in Japan with “Sayonara Hitori” MV

Taemin is the first member of SHINee to debut as a soloist in Japan.

SHINee’s Taemin makes his Japanese solo debut by releasing the music video for “Sayonara Hitori” (English title: Solitary Goodbye).


“Sayonara Hitori” is a mid-tempo pop song with a darker, more synth-heavy sound compared to other songs Taemin has done in the past. The lyrics seem to be about a “temporary” break-up, where you and the other person go their separate ways but you hope the two of you will cross paths again somebody (credit to keihelssi for doing a rough translation of the lyrics):

“Goodbye, the flower that falls alone
Smiles as if regretting someone
If someone is alone and sad
It’s just like when I cannot touch you

Goodbye, so that we can embrace each other again
Spread your flowers in this world
Goodbye, do not be sad for being alone
In this world, (you’re) a flower that blooms in full glory”

Taemin will be releasing his first Japanese album, also titled Sayonara Hitori on July 27. The mini album will have five tracks, including the title track, the Japanese version of “Press Your Number”, “Tiger”, “Final Dragon”, and “Sekai de Ichiban Aishita Hito” (The Person I Loved Most in This World).

To commemorate his Japanese debut, Taemin will hold a two-day showcase, which also just so happens to be his birthday.

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