On September 15, SM Entertainment released a 27-minute video on their official YouTube channel called, “TAEMIN THE STAGE”.

“TAEMIN THE STAGE” began with behind the scenes footage of Taemin preparing for his new songs’ performance that premiered at the end of the video.

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In between choreography practices and rehearsals, Taemin revealed many of his personal feelings about the album through interviews. Fans felt deeply moved by his honesty and expressed their love for Taemin’s healthy and inspiring mindset.

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Since I’ve been performing for a very long time, people have higher hopes. I want to satisfy those demands, but one day the burden on my shoulders felt really heavy.

– Taemin

Taemin revealed that after being in the spotlight for 13 years working on SHINee, solo albums, and SuperM, it was difficult for him to constantly look for something new to make his fans happy.

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Despite the growing pains, I know you must push your limit to find a new ego inside you. It’s something I wanted to say the most and this album describes the progress I experienced.

– Taemin

Check out “TAEMIN THE STAGE” on SM Entertainment’s official YouTube channel to hear the full interview!

Taemin’s new album Never Gonna Dance Again : ACT 1 is comprised of 9 songs that describe his personal journey of finding a new beginning.