K-Pop Star Wonho Releases New Single 'Losing You' After Stepping Away From Monsta X
K-Pop Star Wonho Releases New Single ‘Losing You’ After Stepping Away From Monsta X (Photo Credit: YouTube/WONHO)

K-Pop star Wonho released his debut solo single after departing group Monsta X amid a flurry of controversy. The pop star had officially signed the label Highline Entertainment in April.

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Wonho’s highly-anticipated track comes almost 10 months after parting ways with Monsta X following the accusations of improper behaviour and alleged marijuana use prior to his time with the group. Reportedly, cannabis is still illegal in Korea, and in most parts of Asia.

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The Jealousy singer had officially cleared of all charges in March and had declared new management. Lee Hoseok, better known as Wonho, had been a member of MONSTA X since they got started in 2015 under Starship Entertainment.

Following his split with Monsta X, “Losing You” officially kicks off Wonho’s new era. The new track is entirely in English, and it showcases piano-driven ballad, while Wonho sings about protecting a cherished love despite all costs.

Wonho co-wrote the track with a team of A-list songwriters, that includes Corey Sanders and Jon Mcguire (Callum Scott “You Are the Reason”) and Neil Ormandy, who co-wrote James Arthur’s worldwide hit, “Say You Won’t Let Go.”

The singer also spoke to Rolling Stone that he began working on his solo project six months ago and was eager to finally put out new music for the fans. Talking about the latest single, he said: “I wanted to share with my fans the feeling and sentiment of what I was going through.”

Meanwhile, his former boy group Monsta X is going ahead as a six, with Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, Jooheon and I.M releasing the album Fantasia X earlier this year. The K-pop group also released the English-language album All About Luv and held an online concert, Live From Seoul With Luv, in August.

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