NCT‘s Jeno is officially set to feature SHINee Key‘s upcoming solo album, and this may just prove that he is the favorite among SM Entertainment‘s senior artists.
The album is set to be released on August 30, and already has many fans highly anticipating it. According to new information, Key has participated in writing lyrics for 4 tracks on the album, making this a personal work that will really show his individual flair.
Looking through the track list, fans noticed that the song “Villain” is listed as featuring Jeno.
KEY The 2nd Album: GASOLINE
TRACK 03 – VILLAIN feat. JENO of NCT
🔜 220830 6PM KST pic.twitter.com/zX0MNir7xk
— ㅍ.ㅍ 👑 (@4ljn23) August 17, 2022
While this instantly had many people excited, the first thing many fans hilariously thought was that Jeno appears to be “collecting sunbaenims.” Within the span of less than a year, Jeno has worked with artists from both of SM Entertainment’s biggest first and second-generation groups.
— LEE (@Jeddonghae) August 17, 2022
He was chosen to be the MC in TVXQ‘s The Gold Mission R for their official fanclub magazine, followed soon by a collaboration with Super Junior‘s Donghae in his solo track “California Love,” which now has fans particularly excited for “Villain” with Key.
a quick throwback to jeno's part from his featuring on super junior donghae's single 'california love'
can't wait to hear jeno's parts for villain! pic.twitter.com/TWJU1XpTqd
— jeno pics 👑 (@leejenopics) August 17, 2022
We got California Love with Super Junior Donghae sunbaenim last year and now Villain with SHINee Key sunbaenim
Our main rapper Jeno Lee, i’m so proud of you 🥺 more collabs to come please 😍 pic.twitter.com/g2U6BkY4Ah
— 젠 (.◜◡◝) (@neojenlee) August 17, 2022
Jeno’s collaboration with such major names in the industry has become a major source of pride for many NCTzens. It shows not only that he truly is well-loved in SM Entertainment…
…but also that his talent is a standout. After all, Key specifically chose to work with him!
Hate all you want but if an artist as talented as Key chosen Jeno, then clearly he knows what’s up. You lot are just miserable
— Yan Suhzaki⁷⁷ | Forever Only (@neosmatrixx) August 17, 2022
why are people popping their veins seeing jeno get another collab work. jeno did a great job before even j-dub and donghae praise his vocal tone during recording that's why key choose him to collab for because he saw the potential and talent in that kid pic.twitter.com/KJ4JZcZdam
— ً (@godtierjeno) August 18, 2022
Of course, the two of them do seem to have a cute friendship as well…
jeno with key 🤍 pic.twitter.com/vKj7CUACQA
— 젠몽 (@jenmong23) August 17, 2022
But given Jeno’s own success with NCT DREAM, it’s clear that it’s his talent that is being favored! We can’t wait to hear Key’s new album and his exciting choice of collaborator.