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Hoya Talks Album Plans on First V Live Since Leaving Infinite

by John Rosca / Oct 04, 2017 08:16 AM EDT
호원아 고생했어 사랑해! (Hoya) Lee HoWon Infinite

Former INFINITE member Hoya conversed with fans in his first V Live session since going solo. Hoya talked about his new situation, his upcoming album, his new drama and even his idol name.

Concerning that name, a fan asked him whether it was still all right to call him Hoya. Soompi reports that he responded yes and said that it was his nickname. "There's no reason why I can't use it," he said.

Hoya broadcast the V Live session from a practice room set up by his new agency, Glorious Entertainment. The company generally handles actors, like Lee Chung Mi ("Sweet Enemy") and Ji Chang Wook ("Suspicious Partner"), notes SBS PopAsia.

It is not so used to managing idols and did not even have practice rooms before Hoya came along. But the agency accommodated Hoya and established one for him. He told his fans that it is the biggest practice room he has ever known, a space where he can enjoy dancing.

Hoya told his fans that he is working hard on his upcoming album, not even taking a break for the long Chuseok holiday. In Korea, that is a time when people celebrate the autumn festival and have a traditional dinner with their family.

He promised that the album would be released soon, hopefully before the end of the year. But he admitted that he was not sure when it would come out. He said that he still had some improvements to make for the final version.

Hoya talked about his upcoming role in the stage musical "Sandglass," which is an interruption to his work on the album. He said that he didn't expect to get involved in the musical, but that's what happened. And then he landed a part in upcoming MBC drama "Two Cops" only a couple of days before the script read. The musical will open in December and "Two Cops" will premier in November, as noted in this previous article.

As for Hoya's other activities, he talked about being busy with album production and practicing choreography with his dancers. He said that he has not been out of his house or workplace for three months.

Hoya exited Woollim Entertainment in June after choosing not to renew his contract. He was the only member of INFINITE to quit, and the boy band will be continuing without him.

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