NCT’s member, Ten has opened up about his new single, Paint Me Naked and discussed his opinion on solo music.
He discussed the creative process behind his new single during an appearance on the DIVE studio podcast series, Get Real. The podcast is hosted by Ashley Choi and BtoB’s Peniel. Ten’s single, Paint Me Naked released on August 10. The singer shared that he wishes to express himself more through the help of solo music.
Ten revealed that this was the first time he got to choose his own song. He added that he got to give his opinion on the music video, the clothing, lyrics, the art. However, he also admitted to feeling insecure after finding his fresh creative freedom. The NCT member further revealed his surprise at being asked by his company SM Entertainment to give his input.
He also shared his desire to make his own music. Ten said, “You know when everyone prepares stuff for you, and then you have to read a script and introduce your own song, like, I don’t feel like it’s me.” He added that he wants to be involved in his own music and be able to explain it himself.
Elsewhere in the episode, Ten, who is a member of NCT, WayV and SuperM, discussed how he manages to be in three groups at once. He revealed that it is possible with the help of his manager and ample rest periods.
‘Paint Me Naked’ was the fourth SM Station release overall in 2021, in a peculiarly quiet year for the project, which typically releases new tracks every other week. Aside from Ten, the SM Station releases this year have included ‘Coffee’ by SUPER JUNIOR’s Kyuhyun, ‘Tomorrow’ by Chanyeol of EXO and ‘Cough Syrup’ by Kangta.
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