9:45 pm - 02/26/2018

shinee to release best of album, including jonghyun, in april

well, get your buckets ready: it's been confirmed that shinee will be releasing their first japanese best of album, 「 shinee world the best 2018 ~ from now on ~ 」, on april 18th. best of albums are basically greatest hits albums (ala snsd's album in released back in 2014 that featured "divine" and "indestructible"), featuring mostly older single tracks by an artist with the additional of a few new original songs. shinee's fan club, shinee world japan, has written in their press release that the album will include "from now on", one of the two new songs revealed at shinee's recent dome concerts that feature all five members in the recording. more information to come later, i guess??

source(s): enzeru_no_innen (+ translation by me) - shinee world japan

op, as in myself, kind of predicted this was coming but i didn't think they'd announce it so soon. i'm going to guess that all the new songs featured with include jonghyun - probably both the two unveiled at the domes and maybe one of the two new songs showcased at their tour last year that never got an official release. either way ... bittersweet. i have some theories on what this could mean but yeah.
vintage_boom 27th-Feb-2018 03:55 am (UTC)
Is it bad that I’m hoping they’re pushing this through so quickly so they can take an extended break from shinee for a while? Close out japan duties and then hopefully quickly do whatever they need to for the anniversary and be done for a bit.

Edited at 2018-02-27 03:55 am (UTC)
lightframes 27th-Feb-2018 03:58 am (UTC)
I feel like that's what's coming.
vintage_boom 27th-Feb-2018 04:10 am (UTC)
I really think that’s best for both them and fans. They proved they can carry on as 4 if they want to with these concerts but they need time to really grieve and process. I feel for all of them, to go through with those shows and have this year be a big anniversary. They deserve some air and time.
lightframes 27th-Feb-2018 09:59 am (UTC)
People posting pictures of the members crying from the concerts was so... difficult. The concerts made me feel maybe the members AND the fans need to take some time to think about what it's really going to mean to support SHINee in the future.
byeolbyeol 27th-Feb-2018 04:11 am (UTC)
i agree with lightframes. i feel like we're coming on that. when the domes were first announced (pre-december 18th) i figured that a best of album was coming based on the title of them and how media was reporting it as a culmination of their activities in japan. so i think this album was always coming but it got delayed after the ... obvious. we could be wrong but... idk. i do think they'll do something for their anniversary in korea in may and maybe released something but i'd be surprised if it was promoted given everything going on and then some. then hiatus because enlistment is coming for all of them sooner than later.

Edited at 2018-02-27 04:12 am (UTC)
vintage_boom 27th-Feb-2018 04:20 am (UTC)
I was going to ask if it was May or June for the anniversary because I couldn’t remember. May seems so close but so far 😔 for something like this.
byeolbyeol 27th-Feb-2018 04:44 am (UTC)
may 25th for the anniversary. april 8th for jonghyun's birthday.
thebloomroom 27th-Feb-2018 06:18 am (UTC)
this is definitely whats gonna happen imo

Edited at 2018-02-27 06:18 am (UTC)
kyokomurasaki 27th-Feb-2018 06:09 pm (UTC)
I hope this is what's happening as well. I was hoping that they'd be able to get some much-needed rest after their concerts since these had already been in the pipeline for a while, but now with the upcoming Dubai SMTown show I'm not sure. Ultimately it should be up to them and not all of the members may want to halt activities completely, but I'd at least like them to have a bit of space.
chikage_chan 27th-Feb-2018 04:04 am (UTC)
Tbh, I don’t want to think about the future or think of theories, it makes me so tired... I’ll just take whatever they give me and I’ll be there for them. Yesterday’s show was a roller coaster of emotions and I feel like today is going to be even worse. I just wish they all can be happy.
byeolbyeol 27th-Feb-2018 04:12 am (UTC)
the domes have just made me more miserable lol
chikage_chan 27th-Feb-2018 04:23 am (UTC)
I wouldn’t say they made me more miserable, but it definitely made everything feel real. I felt relieved that I finally could cry together with people that actually share what I’m feeling, but at the same time seeing the four of them so sad in person broke me again. Specially because I’ve been going to all their tours since 2013, the comparison between the energy then and now... it’s just so sad I have no words. And I think everything is getting amplified because the Dome was always a special place for them and for us...
byeolbyeol 27th-Feb-2018 04:45 am (UTC)
that's how i feel too. i know a lot of other people who attended the domes and... yeah. it's a lot. it's bleak too because i get the impression that they're able to get a boost of adrenaline and positivism from shawols but it only lasts for so long and we have no idea what they're thinking or feeling off stage. :c
chikage_chan 27th-Feb-2018 03:22 pm (UTC)
I hope we were able to give them at least a little bit of strength...
zionarmin 27th-Feb-2018 01:31 pm (UTC)
Same. I thought it'd give me closure, acceptance. It didn't. The exact opposite happened, and I saw 1? Almost 2? fancams.
goshipgurl 27th-Feb-2018 04:14 am (UTC)
OT but OP, are you gonna put together a concert post?
byeolbyeol 27th-Feb-2018 04:15 am (UTC)
i want to but ....... that'd require me actually looking at pictures and videos from them which i can't do lol :c
sra_interesante 27th-Feb-2018 11:19 am (UTC)
beside the fact we always get less fancams from japanese fans or japanese activities .... its kinda understandable now many parts of those shows are only short fanaccounts

few fancams i managed to watch have always fans sobbingn in the back, many times even the person filming is crying too

.... its depressing (triggering even)
sra_interesante 27th-Feb-2018 10:41 am (UTC)
april .... that's gonna be another tough month

.... fans notice sm put his birthday on shinee schedule

tbh i dont want to even think about it


Edited at 2018-02-27 10:47 am (UTC)
byeolbyeol 27th-Feb-2018 12:16 pm (UTC)
his birthday was always on the schedule. sm has all their birthdays and their anni added in for every year. i'm just glad that they didn't remove it lol
gathyou 27th-Feb-2018 01:06 pm (UTC)
This was expected. I'm glad we'll hear the new songs in studio versions too, and I also hope it means that SHINee will be able to take a long break after theses promotions (and probably the debut anniversary? it will come so quickly).
I haven't been able to watch much from the tour and the only few pictures I've seen... idk it just makes everything so real? and so painful. I really hope the members felt the love and support from their fans through the concerts and that it will help them heal, that's what I'm choosing to focus on in my head.
psharp10 27th-Feb-2018 03:04 pm (UTC)
april 18th. that's going to be tough.
i wasn't able to stream the full concert today but i did manage to catch the encore, even a vid stream, and seeing them smile during 'sing your song' really helped me so much but at the same time, it's so hard? i can't even begin to imagine what it is like for the members

onew did say that they will come back but i really just hope that aside from this and maybe something small or so for their anniversary, they get to have a long break to rest and grieve and think through things. while the concerts were of help to an extent, they're also really draining and exhausting? and if for me it was so exhausting when i was just streaming and not even physically present then ://

i guess with enlistment looming near, they'll probably get that break, i just hope it would help.
thebloomroom 27th-Feb-2018 03:16 pm (UTC)
Keys ig update 😭
tsuyoi_hikari 27th-Feb-2018 03:52 pm (UTC)
I just wish they are happy in doing whatever they want. I dont want to imply this or that and decide/hope what's the best for them. I just wished they are happy with whatever they are doing while supporting them all they way.
nebulosa8 27th-Feb-2018 06:36 pm (UTC)
The concerts went exactly like our grieving: sad, then light hearted, then sad again (and I have a feeling it was done on purpose); so many mixed feelings, but all in all I think we can say they went well. Like many at this point I’m just going with the flow and supporting them hoping they make the right decisions and take care of themselves.
I’ll probably buy the best of album, seems like a nice way of wrapping up their japanese activities then hopefully they’ll get to rest for a while (I too believe that they’re trying to push through 2018 together to go on group hiatus afterwards).
Out of curiosity, "and maybe one of the two new songs showcased at their tour last year that never got an official release": one of them is Tell Me Your Name, what about the other one?
byeolbyeol 27th-Feb-2018 07:31 pm (UTC)
tell me your name and this song that was played during the domes in september during the little segment they set aside for the back up dancers to perform. i can't remember what it sounds like but with those two, every thing and from now on that'd make up four new songs.
mylovebelt 27th-Feb-2018 11:35 pm (UTC)
I hate the release date but I’m happy about the new album
himalayan_mind 28th-Feb-2018 02:39 am (UTC)
Well, I guess it’s time to leave Japan. LOL

Seriously though.. I’ve read many insights on this and the concerts and I’d like to add mine haha. Jjong is my ult fave human being. Despite the difficulties, I attended two days of the tour. The Feb 17th one was horrible, I’d daresay it was traumatic for me. I felt really horrible after. Sometimes I felt numb standing there waving my penlight with no enthusiasm bc I felt so out of place? Everyone around me was cheering for their faves and I have no one. Everybody sobbing. It hurt like hell.

But I went last Monday too and although I still have this ache in my heart, I felt heaps better and I felt so much love, for all of SHINee and all Shawols. I realized I’m not done with SHINee yet and I’m going to cheer for them so hard until I can. It’s what he would’ve wanted.

I may feel the opposite tomorrow, who knows, but I’ll take my time. All I know is I have this special spot in my heart for all of 5HINee.
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