Park Jin-young, founder of JYP Entertainment, is set to release a fresh number "FEVER" on Dec 1, according to the music label, Tuesday.
Park, whose stage name is J.Y. Park, floated a teaser photo on his Instagram Tuesday. The image features Park and actress Cho Yeo-jeong ― who starred in 2019 Cannes-winning movie "Parasite" made by Bong Joon-ho ― standing in an elevator with a mysterious gaze. Cho will also appear on the music video as Park's "muse."
"Cho Yeo-jeong, her endless attractions slayed all the staff on the set," Park wrote. "The new song 'Fever' is a modern reinterpretation of the early 20c Vaudeville shows that took place in places like 'Cotton Club' in Manhattan."
JYP Entertainment explained 'FEVER' is a blend of hip-hop and Vaudeville, a theatrical genre of variety entertainment originated from France. But Park centers on American-style Vaudeville. He was reportedly inspired by the shows of American entertainers including Sammy Davis Jr. and Nicholas Brothers.
Park will also embark on a concert tour "No.1 X 50" on Dec 21 in Daegu.
He debuted in 1993 with the debut album "Blue City" and shot to fame with a snippet of hit songs including "She Was Pretty" (1996) and "Honey" (1998). In 1996, he established JYP Entertainment, one of the "Big 3" music powerhouses in Korea, and launched a legion of K-pop big names such as god, Wonder Girls, 2PM and TWICE.
source: jypnation & The Korea Times