|Please tell me he does not have a doo rag on.|
Woah. No seriously... did anyone have any sort of inkling about this? I sure didn't. So what we have here is a classic case of SM using EXO's imminent comeback as a decoy so they can surprise the shit out of people with this news. Well played, SMent, well played indeed! You know what else is well played? Having this dude be shirtless and covered in grafitti-like drawings. Way to get us interested there, SM!
Many people (meaning me... ok probably others too) are speculating that this could be the infamous Jino from the short-lived fusion group SM The Ballad, who debuted in 2010.
Trax's Jay, Super Junior's Kyuhyun and SHINee's Jonghyun were also in this group but, after all the fanfare, SM did not go forward with this group. Ever since then netizens and fans have been wondering what ever happened to Jino, since he seems to have fallen off the face of the earth.
|Jino is the one in the yellow shirt.|
I'm sure I'm not the only one who finds it interesting and yet perplexing that SMent would debut a solo artist around the same time as EXO's comeback. Plus, what ever happened to f(x)'s comeback? Is that ever going to happen or what? I guess we'll find out soon enough!
No other information about this solo artist has been disclosed, but I'll be sure to keep you updated on all the info.