Mark Tuan Reminisces About Lost Love in ‘imysm’
The single follows the singer-songwriter’s April 2022 release ‘Save Me’
Following a sold-out fan meet in Bangkok and a successful group comeback with his fellow GOT7 members, singer-songwriter Mark Tuan is back with the brand new single “imysm.” The track arrives three months after the release of the poignant R&B track “Save Me,” which saw Tuan loosely describe how constant friction in a relationship leads to an emotional imbalance.
With five solo singles released since 2021, Tuan has established himself as an artist who holds a penchant for vulnerable lyricism, a theme that’s underlined in his recent release too. Produced by Nash, Rio Leyva and long-time collaborators lilspirit and Ovrcz, “imysm” is stylized with a chill pop soundscape. Rooting its sonic identity in rhythmic guitar chords and bass synth, the single’s pop composition complements Tuan’s low, delicate vocals. Co-written by the GOT7 member alongside Geno Gitas and Niccolo Justin Short, the song explores the emotional landscape of a person longing for a lover: “I’m so different when you’re gone/ And I don’t wanna be alone, it’s too much/ Wherever you are, I miss you, I miss you so much.” Heartbreak, loneliness and confusion are common themes Tuan continues to explore in his first leg of releases as a solo artist.
The music video exhibits Tuan’s stardom as he owns the stage at his sold-out Bangkok fan meet where he performed the track for the first time. Singing amidst a bright green sea of aghabombs (GOT7’s lightsticks), Tuan looks confident and fulfilled as he relishes the opportunity to perform for his overseas fans in person.
On May 23rd, GOT7 made a victorious comeback with the single “NANANA.” Leading the septet’s eponymous album, the track marked GOT7’s first group release following the septet’s decision to part ways with their former agency JYP Entertainment. “We were prepping this album since last year,” Tuan revealed during a press conference held to commemorate the launch of the record. “We had this feeling of coming back, so I’m happy that it finally happened,” he added.
In an interview with Rolling Stone India, Tuan had opened up about his artistry and what fans can expect from his debut solo album. The 28-year-old pop star revealed, “It has been crazy working on my debut album. A lot of studio sessions, a lot of songs written, and a lot of thought going behind everything. Everyone can expect a very vulnerable Mark.”