A month after Kim Jonghyun‘s passing, SM Entertainment announces the SHINee member will gift the world a posthumous album titled Poet | Artist.
On January 19, an announcement was posted by SM Entertainment on SHINee’s official Twitter account.
‘Poet | Artist’, an album late Jonghyun recorded before before his passing, will be released on 24 January 2018. The tracks and special music video would be accessible online starting from 12PM KST on the 23rd. Profits from the album sales will go to Jonghyun’s mother, and to help those in need.
The detailed announcement reads as follows:
“Poet | Artist
“Hello. This is SM Entertainment.
“We are announcing the news of the album release to fans who love Jonghyun and Jonghyun’s music.
“We intend to release the album that we completed with Jonghyun last year, which was planned to be released in the new year.
“Jonghyun’s album will be released under the title ‘Poet | Artist’ online at noon on January 23, with the physical album released on January 24. A music video that was prepared together with the album will be released at the same time as the music is shared online.
“Jonghyun loved music more than anyone and tried to to communicate through music, and we hope that his feelings will be conveyed to everyone.
“Additionally, all the profits from the sale of this album will be given to Jonghyun’s mother, and will be the foundation for the establishment of an organization to help those who are living in difficult circumstances.