Korean boy band SHINee released their single “From Now On” through lyric videos shared through Instagram Stories earlier this week, the quintet’s first single following the death of member Jonghyun last year.
On Monday, SHINee’s Japanese Instagram account shared the new single through multiple clips uploaded to its Stories. Featuring translations of the Japanese lyrics into Korean and English, the emotive pop ballad promises “forever” and features the vocals of all five SHINee members, including Jonghyun.
“From Now On” precedes the release of the group’s SHINee The Best From Now On album, out April 18 in Japan. It was previously introduced to fans during the Korean band’s Japanese tour stops of their SHINee World 2018 THE BEST ~ FROM NOW ON ~ Dome Tour last month. The Best From Now On will be the act’s first group album of the year and the first following Jonghyun’s death.
Jonghyun took his own life in December at age 27. The singer-songwriter’s final album, Poet | Artist, was released in January. “From Now On” was shared on SHINee’s Japanese Instagram account to coincide with the third-month anniversary of his passing.
With the release of “From Now On” short-term on Instagram, SHINee’s official Japanese Twitter account jumped aboard a fan-led initiative to use the song’s title as a hashtag to talk about everything they love about the Korean boy band.
“From Now On” has still not officially been released, but fans have compiled videos of the Instagram Stories. Listen here: