Henry Lau is finally going solo. The handsome 23-year-old, who is the best known for being a member of Super Junior’s Chinese subunit, Super Junior-M, will release his long-awaited solo debut, Trap, on June 7. To whet out appetites before it officially drops, SM Entertainment’s released an official medley of Trap’s six tracks on Youtube.
Judging by the short preview, Trap’s not going to pull any crazy production tricks like recent singles from fellow SM stars like Girls’ Generation, SHINee, and EXO. It sounds like a fairly mainstream affair, covering commercial euro-pop and radio-friendly R&B. The safe direction is probably a good idea when considering sales and chart success, as some of SM’s more experimental tracks of late have garnered negative reactions from K-pop fans who are used to much more formulaic fare.
Whether or not Henry’s solo stuff appeals to your taste or not, it’s good to see him finally getting out there on his own. The Hong Kong Canadian can sing, dance, write, produce, play multiple instruments, and speak multiple languages. Oh yeah, and he’s pretty damn cute, too. With a skill set this solid, Henry could just be the ultimate male pop star.