ANN/KOREA HERALD – Onew of SHINee welcomed the beginning of spring with his first-ever solo concert, O-New Note, filling the space with different fragrances while his mellow voice warmed things up.
The concert, which was held for three days starting Friday at Olympic Hall in Seoul, was lit with the aqua-coloured fan lights of SHINee’s fan community, Shawol. As soon as the concert began with the main stage opening up, everyone in the hall stood up ready to enjoy the gig to the fullest. Onew, dressed in a green and flowery cardigan and jeans, kicked off the gig with Sunshine, a side track from his second mini album.
On the stage, decorated as a rose garden, the artist showed off his solid live skills and relaxed performance as a professional K-pop idol with more than a decade of experience.
The concert was divided into four different “scent notes:” floral, woody, aqua and “Onew note.” For each section, the hall was literally filled with respective scents as fragrance sprays were installed inside the hall to satisfy diverse senses of the audience.
“The word, ‘Note,’ from the name of this concert derives from the scent note of a fragrance.
As you know, a fragrance has a top note, a middle note and a base note. In today’s concert, there will be four different scent notes. Can you smell the floral scent right now?” Onew explained the theme of his concert to the audience.
The floral section was characterised by lovely and bubbly tracks, during which Onew gave out flowers to his fans. He greeted his fans in five different languages as the concert was live-streamed through Beyond LIVE.
Onew performed warm ballads and medium-tempo tracks such as Yeowoobi, Love Phobia and Illusion for the woody section.
He also performed a medley of ballads in an unplugged style accompanied by piano and guitar.
Many were touched by his mellow voice, which swiftly changed from a falsetto to his normal voice, even bringing some fans to tears.