K-pop star DAWN talks about new music, working with fiancée HyunA

By Melanie Aiden June 23, 2022
K-pop singer DAWN has opened up about his new single Stupid Cool 

K-pop idol DAWN has opened up about his new single and what its like working with his fiancée HyunA.

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar Korea, the singer spoke about his new single Stupid Cool, his first solo release in almost two years, and explained that it was a song that was a rework of one he wrote two and a half years ago.

"I sometimes listen to songs I made in the past, and listening to it again, ['Stupid Cool'] sounded new to me. These days, I can't seem to write the same kind of music that I made back then. It was a song that I made like a children’s drawing, coloring outside the lines and doing whatever I wanted in terms of color and structure."

"If I had finished the song back then, it would have been a very different song from what it is now. I think the song turned out the way it did because I myself have grown [as a musician] in the time since I first wrote it."

He then went on to talk about his doting fiancée, saying that she took on the role of a photographer for his album jacket shoot for Stupid Cool.

"Setting aside the fact that we’re a couple, HyunA’s a person I truly admire and respect. And she’s outstanding in terms of her grasp of visuals. I get a lot of help from her when it comes to visual elements like colors or outfits."

"HyunA shot my album jacket [for ' Cool'] with the digital camera she always carries around, and I liked the end result as soon as I saw it," he continued. 

"I realized, 'Ah, so this is how HyunA sees me.'"