Debut With X1
Finally, on August 27th, 2019, Seung Youn debuted with X1, with their first album Emergency: Quantum Leap, and the title track “Flash.” Now let’s take a look at his fan-cam from “Flash,” during their debut stage on Mnet!
Sadly, X1 decided to disband in early 2020 because of the vote manipulation scandal. We hope for all the best to all the X1 members!
Debut as WOODZ
In 2018, Seung Youn changed his stage name to WOODZ which means that he’s reflecting the changes of his musical direction. On May 12th, he released the first single track “POOL.” Here is the official MV for you guys!
Followed by his second single “DIFFERENT” that was released three months later, on July 21st. Actually, both “POOL” and “DIFFERENT” were co-produced by AOMG’s Cha Cha Malone.
Then on November 3rd, WOODZ released another single titled “meaningless.”
After going on hiatus to take part in Produce X 101 and be a member of X1, WOODZ finally made a comeback. On June 29th, 2020, he released the first mini-album Equal with the title track “Love Me Harder” (파랗게). Not only singing, but this time he is also showcasing his dancing skills!
Here is the official music video, check it out below!
In his promotional activities, WOODZ not only performed his title track, but also one of the b-side tracks of his album, a song titled “Accident.” Take a look at this LIVE CLIP video:
Also “BLUE,” which he had performed on M Countdown as the opening solo debut stage.
Cho Seung Youn’s Latest News And Updates
Cho Seung Young (WOODZ) Explaining the Stage Name Meaning, ‘Love Me Harder’ Performances, and More!
On July 11th, 2020, Seung Youn (WOODZ) appeared in KBS’ Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook showcasing his singing skills, opening up about the journey as a musician.
He opened the performance by covering one of Lee Sung Chul’s songs titled “There’s No One Like Them.” When Seung Youn was asked why he chose that song, he said to reminisce him of his beloved father who passed away when he was 21 years old. He also said, “It’s a song my father used to enjoy. I believed it was the right song to sing on my stage of dreams.”
Seung Youn also explained why his current stage name was WOODZ and he said, “I have the mindset of ‘Deep roots, light branches.’ So I try to have a rooted, solid attitude about things and try to keep my thoughts light.”
Not only that, but Seung Youn also shared that when he was active as a UNIQ member, his previous stage name was Luizy. The artist said, “In Brazil, they would call people who had small statures Luizinho, so that’s what I was called. I went there in elementary school with the dream of playing soccer, but I set that aside and pursued music.” Then when he was asked why he made that decision he said:
“I took an objective look at myself, and I didn’t think I was good enough to go professional. In elementary school, my other dream had been music, and people say your second dream will usually work out better. I’m happy to have become a singer.”
He also wooed Yoo Hee Yeol’s with his high notes while singing Kim Hyun Jung’s “Bruise” in the original key. Seung Youn also performed “Love Me Harder,” which is the title track of his first mini-album. Here is the video, check it out below!
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