It’s been over a year since SHINee’s Taemin released his last Korean solo album Move-ing, but the star returned today (Feb. 11) with his unique artistic styling, dropping the dramatic synthpop track “Want” and an EP of the same name.
Built upon a rhythmic, pounding bass beat and and percolating synths, the groovy melody serves as a smooth platform upon which Taemin’s sultry vocals can relay his desires to be desired. “The moment you take me in you'll be thirsting for more, incomplete,” starts the song as he slowly as he teases the listener, seducing with his velvety tone. "Making you fall for me without limit/ waking you up from silence under your deep sea/ will leaving you wanting for more, thirsting for more," he sings.
The song, which his company describes as space disco-influenced, was released alongside a captivating music video that embraces Taemin's dynamic flair for drama by pairing dark, aesthetically pleasing sets and charismatic choreography. Snakes and smoke, netting and sculpture, gloves and leather, all play a role as a backdrop to Taemin’s tormenting the audience while he sings about making them thirst for more. Like the groundbreaking androgyny-based choreography of "Move," Taemin worked with frequent collaborator Sugawara Koharu, producing a theatrical, captivating performance.