Taeyeon Releases Captivating Music Video For First Original Japanese Single 'Stay': Watch

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TAEYEON, "Stay"

Popular Korean soloist and member of Girls’ Generation Taeyeon released her first original Japanese single, “Stay," on Friday (June 29).

A anthemic pop-rock track that is reminiscent of Taeyeon's 2015 solo debut single "I,” “Stay” soars with the K-pop star’s warm vocals as she asks a lover to remain by her side.

The song was released through an ultra-saturated music video filmed in Morocco that features the singer exploring both urban areas and the countryside, highlighting the local sights as Taeyeon is draped in romantic, flow-y outfits.

“Stay” is the title track and one of two songs released on Taeyeon’s Japanese single album. The other tune “I Am the Greatest” is an evocative pop-rock ballad.

This year is gearing up to be a major one for K-pop artists in Japan’s music industry; last week, Billboard Japan revealed through its Mid-Year rankings that two K-pop groups, TWICE, which has several Japanese members, and BTS, are second and third respectively on this year's charts so far, and beat out of the top spot only by pop-rocker Kenshi Yonezu. Summer 2018 has seen an increase in releases from other popular Korean artists, including Red Velvet, Seventeen, and many others. 

"Stay" was released just a few weeks after Taeyeon releaed her Something New EP, which landed the singer at No. 4 on the World Albums chart for the week dated June 30.

Watch the new video below.