Will Jay Park Dominate K-pop?

For the past year Jay Park has become a house hold name for K-pop fans and enthusiast. With his controversial departure from 2pm and public termination from JYP entertainment. A cloud of doubt hovers on Jay Park’s head. Instead of accepting defeat or crying like a baby. Jay has been on the path road  to success one step at a time. Whether its being part of a B-boy dance crew. Becoming a YouTube sensation. Featuring on other Korean underground artists’ songs. Kicking off a solo acting career and possible first major motion picture Hype Nation. All possible under the cautious guidance  of Sidus HQ. Jay is climbing out of the dark,on to the top and ready for domination.

On the eve of his first solo mini album Take A Deeper Look,Jay deleted his old Youtube account. In fact he deleted many older accounts to accommodated his new status in K-pop. A lesson well learn back in 2009 when old Myspace comments were leaked. Without his permission or knowledge which lead to his final dismissal. Sidus HQ is making sure Jay Park’s good name isn’t going to be drag through the mud. As all precautions  are taking  effect to make sure this comeback runs smoothly. Months ahead his solo debut, Jay publicly apologize to JYP and former band mates.

A proper gesture to bring some type of closure to fans who felt betrayed. Seems Jay can start this comeback with a clean slate. No longer hold down by the mistakes of the past. In order to make this comeback unique he once again teams up with Dok2. Also Korean hip hop producer The Quiett and Davinchi’s  Kang Min Kyung. Composing with western producer and song writer Einztein. The first single “Abandoned” is a  an r&b/dance song. Showing off Jay’s vocal ability but also charismatic charm. While the lyrics focus on the sadness of  a break-up. Some fans believe this is a hidden message to 2pm and JYP.

Regardless of what fans may speculate this single is quite strong. For a K-pop song it doesn’t fit the bill. While its r&b influence is more westernized gives Jay some edge. The MV is professional done with no low-grade quality appeal. The primary focus of the MV is Jay’s memorizing dance style. Truly unique to him and no one else at the moment. I feel Jay Park  is a brand not just a stage name. That should no longer be associated with 2pm. Who Jay was in 2pm is completely differs from who he is now. Jay has grown in the short 2 years and suffer harsh media backlash. More focus and determine, he could possibility be ushering a new bread of Korean pop star. While hallyu base groups focus on domination in Japan. Jay seems to be more focus on becoming a true international pop star. The future for Jay Park  isn’t quite clear but its free from the chains of the past. Although he still isn’t free from harsh criticism and cyber trolls. I just hope people will respect him for his passion and unbreakable will to be a top artist.

Abandoned Full MV

Jay Park Take A Deeper Look is available on yesasia.com -Limited Edition-(CD+ Diary) Also available on iTunes 



01. Touch the Sky (ft. The Quiett)

02. Abandoned (ft. dok2) *Title

03. 오늘밤 (ft. 강민경 of DAVICHI)

04. 너 없이 안돼

05. Don’t let go

06. Level 1000 (with dok2)

07. Bestie

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