Brand New (Shinhwa album)

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Brand New
Brand New cover
Studio album by Shinhwa
Released 27 August 2004 (2004-08-27) (KOR)
8 December 2004 (2004-12-08) (JPN)
Recorded 2004
Genre K-pop, Dance
Language Korean
Label Good Entertainment
Avex Marketing[1]
Shinhwa chronology
Winter Story
(2003)
Brand New
(2004)
Winter Story 2004-2005
(2004)
Singles from Brand New
  1. "Brand New"
  2. "Angel"
  3. "Crazy"
  4. "Oh!"

Brand New is the seventh studio album of South Korean boy band Shinhwa. It was released on 27 August 2004 by Good Entertainment. It is their first album since leaving SM Entertainment and signing with Good Entertainment. The four lead tracks are "Brand New", "Angel", "Crazy" and "Oh".

Music and reception[edit]

The members of Shinhwa began taking charge as lyricist in the release of the album. Eric wrote some rap lyrics for some of the songs while Minwoo took charge and began writing full lyrics. Some songs that he wrote are: "All of My", "Oh" and "U". He later went on to write the song "Superstar" for the group Jewelry, which became a hit.

Debuted at #3, "Brand New" made its way to #2 and then dropped to #11. However, it made a large jump from #11 to #1, with a large jump in sales from 168,654 copies to 320,337 copies.

The lead track "Brand New", was composed by Cho Young-soo, won the Triple Crown, i.e. first place for three consecutive weeks, on M.net's live music programme M! Countdown, from 26 August to 9 September 2004.[2]

Tracks[edit]

Information is adapted from the liner notes of Brand New:[3]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Shooting Star"   Brian Kim, Eric Mun Brian Kim Brian Kim 4:01
2. "U"   Lee Min-woo, Eric Mun M.A.R.S. M.A.R.S. 3:24
3. "Brand New"   An Young-min, Eric Mun Park Geun-tae, Jo Young-soo Park Joon-ho 3:46
4. "열병" (Crazy) An Young-min, Eric Mun Jo Young-soo Jo Young-soo 4:09
5. "Oh!"   Lee Min-woo, Shin Hye-sung, Eric Mun Lee Min-woo Lee Min-woo 4:11
6. "Angel"   An Young-min, Eric Mun Park Geun-tae, Jo Young-soo, Lee Hyeon-seung Jo Young-soo, Lee Hyeon-seung 3:57
7. "All of My..."   Brian Kim, Lee Min-woo, Eric Mun Lee Min-woo Lee Min-woo 3:50
8. "Time Machine"   Eric Mun Park Geun-tae Jo Young-soo 4:05
9. "나의 전부 Part II" (Set Free) Eric Mun Eric Mun Eric Mun 3:59
10. "놓아요"   Kim Dong-wan Kim Dong-wan Kim Dong-wan 4:07
11. "Liar"   Eric Mun Eric Mun Eric Mun 4:00
12. "위하여" (Cheers!) Psy, Eric Mun Psy Psy 3:02
13. "원해" (I Want) Lee Sang-in, Eric Mun Lee Sang-in Lee Sang-in 2:56
14. "2gether 4ever"   Yoon Ji-woong, Eric Mun Yoon Ji-woong Yoon Ji-woong 4:00

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Sales
Korea Monthly Albums (RIAK) November 2004[4] 1
  • KOR: 325,333[5]
Korea Yearly Albums (RIAK) 2004[6] 5

Release history[edit]

Country Date Distributing label Format
South Korea 27 August 2004 Good EMG, IO Music CD (EKLD-0444)[7]
4 November 2004 Special Edition (CD+DVD) (EKLD-0492)[8]
Japan 8 December 2004 Avex Trax CD (AVCD-18067/B)[9]

Personnel[edit]

Information is adapted from the liner notes of Brand New:[3]

  • Park Geun-tae - producer
  • Shinhwa - producer
  • Kim Young-seong - recording engineer, mixing engineer
  • Yoon Won-kwon - recording engineer
  • Song Kyeong-jo - recording engineer
  • Kang Hae-gu - recording engineer
  • Jeong Doo-seok - recording engineer
  • Ha Jeong-soo - recording engineer
  • Ko Seung-wook - mixing engineer
  • Park Hyeok - mixing engineer
  • Jo Kyu-beom - mixing engineer
  • Sam Lee - guitar
  • Tommy Lee - guitar
  • Hong Joon-ho - guitar
  • Ko Tae-young - guitar
  • Lee Tae-yoon - bass
  • Im Seung-beom - keyboard
  • The String - strings

References[edit]

  1. ^ BRAND NEW SHINHWA (CD)
  2. ^ Lee, Nancy (7 June 2013). "M COUNTDOWN Hall of Fame: Shinhwa’s ‘Brand New’". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Brand New (Media notes). Good EMG. 2004. 
  4. ^ "Album Sales For The Month Of November 2004". Recording Industry Association Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  5. ^ "Album Sales For The Month Of January 2005". Recording Industry Association Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on November 19, 2005. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  6. ^ "2004 Yearly Chart". Recording Industry Association Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  7. ^ "Brand New album info". Hanteo (in Korean). Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Brand New Special Edition album info". Hanteo (in Korean). Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Brand New album info (Japan)". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 20 March 2015.