Fans of MONSTA X have eagerly been waiting for main vocalist Kihyun‘s solo debut.
And recently, Starship Entertainment uploaded a surprise teaser to their official YouTube channel, showing a new logo for Kihyun.
Although fans were only speculating at first that the teaser meant that Kihyun would finally be having his solo debut, the idol quickly went to MONSTA X’s fancafe to confirm with fans that he was actually releasing a solo album.
KIHYUN CONFIRMED THAT IT'S SOLO!! SOLOIST KIHYUN IS COMING EVERYONE AAAAA 😭 pic.twitter.com/KRuZP5yxP7
— sᴡᴇᴇᴛɪᴇ ᴍᴏɴx◡̈ (@IMWhatIAm26_) February 18, 2022
“You’re so surprised rightㅎ
My solo album is coming out!
I know that you waited for a long time and that you are looking forward to it.
I'm still working hard right now
In the future, as MX’s KH,
As a solo singer Kihyun, I'll make good music for you
GN! ♥️” pic.twitter.com/CJrebNxmi2
— 🦈 KIHYUN SOLO IS COMING (@kihyunjournal) February 18, 2022
Fans then took to Twitter to express their understandable excitement.
Some fans realized that the members had been hinting about the sudden announcement.
CK: won’t kihyun be busier than me this year?
KH: me? why?
CK: you look busy these days
KH: i’m busy busy
— aurora :): KIHYUN SOLO (@ckyunstd) February 18, 2022
Others were expressing their excitement at the main vocal getting a chance to showcase his immense talent.
soon the world is gonna know why the k in kpop stands for kihyun
— KIHYUN IS COMING (@caramelkihyun) February 18, 2022
Others noticed that Kihyun’s teaser dropped on the same day, a year later, as I.M‘s own solo debut.
not the way changkyun's first solo album dropped at February 19th 2021, and Kihyun's first ever logo teaser on the exact same day one year later 🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃🙃
— 나나✨님✨ (@nunudanaa) February 18, 2022
Fans felt proud that Kihyun would finally be able to have the solo debut that he has wanted for so long.
Kihyun has said so many times he wanted a solo and it's finally happening! I couldn't be more proud of him, it's time to show the world how great of a vocalist he is and I'm sure everyone is gonna fall in love with his voice. KIHYUN WORLD DOMINATION
— KIHYUN SOLO IS COMING 🦊 (@angelbabykih) February 18, 2022
And since fans not only have new music to look forward to but albums and performances on music shows…
kihyun has his own logo, he is gonna promote with monsta x AND as a soloist – do you realize how HUGE that is??? there’s probably gonna be physical albums and music show performances!
I am so proud of him and so determined to give him all my love and support 🤩🤩
— 미나 🐋🌻🐻 (@lostinminhyuk) February 18, 2022
… They were, of course, talking about what sorts of concepts Kihyun might try.
Some fans hope that he might try a rude concept like he had for this iconic No Mercy stage.
what if we get something like this in kihyun solo??? byepic.twitter.com/t3XjHgQ8Rt
— lei ~ phii's jaan (@jookatsu) February 18, 2022
But other fans remembered that Kihyun had mentioned wanting to try a rock concept.
NO WAY OMG OP ASKED KIHYUN LAST YEAR WHAT HE’D LIKE TO DO FOR HIS SOLO CONCEPT AND HE CHOSE ROCK CONCEPT WITH RIDER JACKET OUTFIT, A REAL ROCKBAND CONCEPT, AKA KIHYUN RUNAWAY BABY??? IM— pic.twitter.com/TfpYCeISlq
— caca (@monxshownoo) February 18, 2022
Which is a concept that fans would absolutely love to see
kihyun solo is finally happening i have fucking goosebumps i can already hear guitar riffs and his sexy ass rock voice
— morgan ~ YKH1 (@joohoneysbeeee) February 18, 2022
Both for his incredible voice suiting the genre, and the possible performances and styling.
Omg what if the Kolo is a alternative rock album. What if we get rocker Kihyun pic.twitter.com/FNE3yZ1w4F
— caribebe🐰 (@neonnightlites) February 18, 2022
— ᛞ Anna ᛞ KIHYUN SOLO (@alielle) February 18, 2022
Regardless, fans can rest assured knowing that Kihyun’s solo debut will in no way disappoint.
Kihyun when he releases his solo: pic.twitter.com/EfFbVJ9hsE
— flora KIHYUN SOLO (@wonhomuse) February 18, 2022