WINNER’s Nam Taehyun Reveals Backstory of ‘I’m Young’
Anna Park, Feb. 1, 2016, 10:12 a.m.
On February 1st, WINNER sat down for an interview with Korean news outlet ‘My Daily’, where they shared their thoughts on their much-anticipated comeback and even background stories on their new tracks. WINNER’s Nam Taehyun shared some insight on the story behind his solo track ‘I’m Young’, revealing, “Honestly, I didn’t want this track to be released as my own solo song."
"It was just a song that I wrote while I was in love. I was in pain from a break up and was struggling to accept reality. I poured my true feelings into the song.”
He continued, “It seems that Yang Hyun Suk had somehow heard the song, although it wasn’t my intention, after I sent the demo to a staff member for review. I wrote [‘I’m Young’] maybe one or two years ago, and had completely forgotten about it. When I heard that the song would be included in our new album, I wasn’t even sure of which song it was.”
Nam Taehyun revealed the fears he held for the release of his song, saying, “I was slightly nervous about my track making it onto the album. Sharing such a sincere story with the world felt scary and uncomfortable. However, looking back, I’d say that including such a heartfelt song was a good choice. I’ve come to realize the appeal of sincerity.”