His moving single has hit the charts hard
22 Jan 2019 - 11:25 AM  UPDATED 22 Jan 2019 - 11:25 AM

Former B.A.P. leader Bang Yongguk recently released his solo single "Hikikomori" and it has since hit the top of the iTunes K-pop charts in multiple countries.

The song reached No.1 on the iTunes K-pop charts in 14 countries including the US, UK, Spain, Denmark, Italy, Taiwan, Thailand, and several other Asian countries. 

The single is the first from the idol since departing from B.A.P's label TS Entertainment in 2018. The title "Hikikomori" refers to a Japanese word meaning 'person who lives in seclusion'. The song and video refer to his battles with depression, anxiety and loneliness in powerful lyrics and visuals.

Regarding the song, Yongguk said: "This song is about me, but it's a song that most people can relate to through similar experiences. I made this song hoping that each person who listens to it has their own interpretation of it. I want to tell the fans who waited for me that I respect them, and I hope to keep making music that not only reflects my own story, but the stories of others as well".

If you haven't watched "Hikikomori" yet, check it out below.



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