In preparation for the release of his long-awaited second solo album, Love Synonym #2: Right For Us, Wonho sat for an interview for e.L.e Magazine and answered questions regarding his previous album and what can be expected from this upcoming one.
When talking about his previous album, Love Synonym #1: Right For Me, Wonho was asked about the symbolism in his first music video “Losing You.” He then went on to discuss—and confirm—theories that many fans had come up with!
For instance, in one shot he is surrounded by shining lights, a striking contrast in an otherwise dark scene. Some fans interpreted it as “paparazzi or an invasion of celebrity life,” but many thought of the lights as an allusion to lightsticks of loving fans eagerly awaiting his return.
“You’re exactly right about interpreting that scene in the music video,” Wonho confirmed. “That is the message I wanted to instill and deliver to the fans.”
Connections were also drawn between the cars in “Losing You” and the music video for his first title track, “Open Mind.” In “Losing You,” he was seen behind the wheel but also standing in front of the car, blocking his own way in the darkness.
On the other hand, in “Open Mind,” he was surrounded by color as he broke through chains that were holding him back—literally. This was speculated to have been a way to represent his newfound freedom, and those speculations turned out to be correct!
“Yes, “Open Mind” was about wanting to be free from the oppression I was feeling,” Wonho answered with a smile.
Other than fan theories, Wonho also talked a little bit about what fans can expect from his upcoming album, Love Synonym #2: Right For Us, and how it differs from the previous one.
“The previous album was more about freedom,” he explained. “But this album is a little darker and a bit cooler. So when fans watch the performances, they will be a lot more fun.”
He also shared that he was excited for fans to hear the song he worked on with another artist, which we now know to be “Ain’t About You” featuring Kiiara, an American singer-songwriter, and that it will have an English version as well.
We were already more than excited for this comeback but, with this interview, Wonho just made us even more impatient!