On January 24, Highlight's Yoseob will enlist for his mandatory military service quietly and privately, in order to complete his 5-week basic training and afterward serve as a conscripted police officer.
The day before, Yoseob took to his Instagram to share heartwarming photos taken with his fellow Highlight members in his neatly trimmed, military cut.
"Hello, this is Yoseob.
You already know this, but I will be enlisting soon. I am just a little worried and just a little excited at the prospect of working hard while residing in a new environment, meeting new people, and making new memories. In order to keep the promise I made with you that once I return, I will be a more respectable man than before, I will carry out my duties diligently and return to sing for you.
I sincerely wish that you all will fill these times apart, which can be short for some and long for others, with happiness. Maybe I also needed this time to myself in a sense, I'm not sure. I feel that it may be an opportunity to mature and rearrange my thoughts while encountering new experiences and situations.
Therefore, I will go with a happy outlook. I will dream of the day we will meet again, smiling. Please be healthy."
Meanwhile, Yoseob also plans on releasing a special, solo digital single album on this day at 6 PM KST, titled '20 Full Moons'. The album contains two tracks - "With You" and "Moonlight".