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Kim Jae Joong Delivers Music While Serving Military Duty

BY Julie Jones | Feb 11, 2016 02:53 PM EST


JYJ singer and actor Kim Jae Joong may be serving his two-year mandatory military duty, but he’s managed to deliver new music and treat some Japanese fans to a full-length concert performance without ever leaving his army base.

The singer released his second full-length solo album, “No X” on February 12, as well as a music video for one of the tracks, “Love You More,” which was previously released in January.

He recorded the entire album before enlisting on March 31, 2015. It must have been a busy time for Kim as his last drama “Spy” also wrapped up in March 2015.

The album “No X” features 12 songs, including ballads, blues and rock numbers. Two of the songs were composed by Kim Jae Joong and he contributed to the lyrics for nine of the other songs. Tae Won, who also worked on Kim’s first album, wrote the title track. Tae Won awas responsible for Junsu’s “Flower” and JYJ’s song “Backseat.”

Meanwhile, Japanese fans got to see the JYJ singer perform at a hologram concert in Tokyo on February 9 and 10. It was the singer-actor’s Second Album Hologram Real Live Concert in Japan.

A hologram of Kim Jae Joong was set on the stage and the performance last for 90 minutes. It included 17 songs. The concert took two years of preparation and was filmed entirely before Kim enlisted.

Now if only there was a way that Kim Jae Joong could be hologrammed into another drama role. His performances in “Spy” and the drama before that, “Triangle,” left his k-drama fans wanting more. Alas,his  k-drama fans will have to wait until Kim is discharged from the army on December 30 before learning what his next drama plans are.

Meanwhile, this music video will have to hold fans over.

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