Shinee has done it again. Their second EP, The Story of Light EP 2, placed at No 1 on the iTunes Top Albums chart in the UAE and Saudi Arabia in addition to 23 other countries last week, making it their second EP from The Story of Light series to top the chart within the region.
The second part of their sixth studio album and lead track I Want You were also hits in their native country, taking the No 1 spot in South Korea’s music charts.
Much like the first EP, The Story of Light EP 2 has more colour and vivacity and is filled with powerful dance songs and house beats.
Band member Key mentioned at a press conference that while the first EP, fronted by the lead single Good Evening, reflects what other people think of Shinee, their new EP shows the group’s view of themselves
The members admitted to struggling to continue pursuing their singing careers following the death of the band’s 27-year-old vocalist Jonghyun late last year, but the success of The Story of Light album series is a demonstration of Shinee’s ability to continue shining amongst their fans, aka Shawols or Shinee World, as a four-member group.
The group’s third and last EP, which is set to showcase a medium-tempo R’n’B sound, will be unveiled on June 25.