DEAN drops ‘Die 4 You’, his first solo release in four years

South Korean singer DEAN has made his long-awaited return with the song ‘Die 4 You’.

Released on November 18, ‘Die 4 You’ marks DEAN’s first solo release in over four years, since 2019’s ‘Howlin’ 404′. Between the releases, the singer was featured on songs by IU, nafla, Crush and more.

‘Die 4 You’ finds DEAN crooning about a lost love: “Could you tell me once again, again? / It’s raining like the day I held you close / Could you kill me once again, again? / Cuz I know, I know I’ll be loving you / I’m still loving you, baby you know I’d die for you.


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Back in 2021, he took to Instagram Stories to share progress on his upcoming album, scrolling through music files dating back to 2020. “My team and I have built, destroyed, built again, only to destroy again,” he said at the time.

“Dear fans, please hang in there just a little longer. Love you all. Let me show you how I’m different. I’m just a workaholic,” he had added. DEAN has yet to announce if ‘Die 4 You’ will be part of a later release.

Prior to his debut as a singer in 2015, DEAN wrote and produced songs for several K-pop acts, including boybands EXO, VIXX and UNIQ, along with singers like John Park and Lee Hi.

He later rose to mainstream popularity with his debut EP ‘130 mood: TRBL’, which included hits like ‘Bonnie & Clyde’, ‘D (half moon)’ and ‘21’. He has also released hits like ‘Come Over’ with Baek Yerin, ‘love’ featuring American singer Syd and ‘Instagram’.