Changmin’s first mini-album “Chocolate” includes the work of European composers and producers.
The mini-album’s title song, also titled “Chocolate”, was composed by Yoo Young Jin and Thomas Troelsen. Danish singer Troelsen is no stranger to the Kpop industry, particularly SM Entertainment. His credits include BoA’s “Eat You Up”, SHINee’s “Everybody”, EXO’s “History”, f(x)’s “NU ABO” and the TVXQ’s iconic song, “Mirotic”.
Troelson also composed the mini-album’s fourth song, “Piano”.
As well as this, German-based producers Hitimpulse are responsible for the mini-album third song, “Lie”, which also features Chungha. The four-member team do not have an extensive kpop discography. However, the team worked on Jonghyun’s “White T-Shirt” in 2016.
Also listed in the credits for “Lie” is Icelandic singer Alma Goodman. The singer previously worked on Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia”.
The other notable composer credited is Isabella Summers, who worked on the mini-album’s final track, “No Tomorrow”. Summers is an English musician, singer, songwriter, producer and remixer. She is also the keyboard player for English indie rock band Florence and the Machine and has five co-writing credits on BRIT Award-winning album “Lungs”.
Changmin released his solo mini-album “Chocolate” on 6th April 2020. It is his first mini-album under the stage name MAX, after debuting as part of TVXQ in 2003. Watch the MV for the mini-album’s title song, “Chocolate”, below!