In light of his solo debut with remake single "A Song For Me", released back on February 27, Golden Child's Joochan held a press interview to share what he's been up to lately.
Last last year, Golden Child's label Woollim Entertainment revealed that Joochan had suffered an injury in his knee ligament, and called Joochan's hiatus from promotions for a while. Joochan relayed that he is currently recovering through continuous physical therapy, adding, "Fortunately, the injury doesn't interfere with day to day activities, thanks to the ongoing physical therapy. I also tend to eat a lot and well, so I'm fast at building new muscle and the recovery is going smoothly and quickly. The only thing was that I was worried about being a burden to my team due to my injury."
Regarding what he was up to while on break from his injury, Joochan shared, "During my break, I studied Japanese. I realized how much I lacked when I felt I was unable to communicate with the Japanese fans, whenever we visited. Our members are also very greedy about variety programs, and lately, I enjoy watching 'Coffee Friends'."
For his solo debut, Golden Child's Joochan worked with the original composer of a 1994 hit track - "A Song For Me" (literal translation - "Problem Child") sung by The Classic - for a soft, healing remake. On how he came to remake the 1994 hit, the idol remarked, "The president told me to give the song a listen. I said that the lyrics were nice after listening to it, and he told me to practice it. Then, the original composer Park Young Jun helped direct and produce my version. He was happy that my remake version came out well."
Finally, Joochan coined his vocalist role models - Park Hyo Shin and Jung Seung Hwan. Have you listened to Joochan's "A Song For Me" yet?