F.T. Island's Hongki is back with the new solo album 'DO n DO'.
'DO n DO' contains a total of 6 songs - "Cookies" featuring BTOB's Ilhoon, "I AM" featuring rapper Cheetah, "Come to Me" featuring SF9's Juho, "Bonfire" featuring rapper DinDin, "Yellow", and "Good Night".
On October 18, Hongki held a solo comeback event at Jayla Art Hall in Mapo-gu, Seoul. The idol vocalist shared about his new solo production, as well as F.T. Island members' enlistment plans, and more.
Hongki, who's nearing his 30s, will have to make his mandatory military enlistment soon. Regarding this, Hongki said, "I wanted to enlist together with F.T. Island members but maknae Minhwan got married and had a baby. He needs to take care of the baby so the hyungs will enlist first and the dongsaengs will enlist a little later without creating a lengthy period in between." He added, "The hyungs will make songs after getting discharged and the dongsaengs will join. We will try to make our hiatus as shortest possible."
Hongki moved on to talk about his new title track "Cookies". Hongki explained he got inspiration from the cookies that appear at the end of Marvel films. He said, "I am living a fun, fabulous life. It means that I will not stop this life, as the cookies that appear in Marvel films," and added, "It's also my last album before enlistment so it means to wait for me, just like how people wait for the cookies."
"Cookies" is especially more unique because Hongki added a choreography. It's the first time in his 12-year career to have dancing in his song. Famous choreographer May J Lee, who Hongki worked together with on 'Produce 48', created the choreography for "Cookies".
Hongki commented, "I wasn't a terrible dancer after all," and said, "Thanks to May J Lee, I was able to do something in between an (easy) dance routine to a choreography."
You can watch the MV for "Cookies" here. More photos from 'DO n DO' release event can be found below.