SHINee Key Reacts to Leaving ‘Empty Space’ for Jonghyun: ‘We’re so used to it’

SHINee Key reacted to the viral “empty space” that he, Minho, and Taemin left for the late Jonghyun during a concert.

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Key Clarifies ‘Empty Space’ For Jonghyun in SHINee’s Formation Was ‘Unintentional’

On September 18, SHINee Key who made a comeback with his second solo mini-album, “Good & Great,” appeared on 1theK’s original content, “IDDP.”

In the video, the idol would find, sympathize, and clarify fans’ opinions and support written in various platforms. While skimming articles on theqoo, Key then came across of an article, titled, “The reason why Key and Minho stayed so close together at the SHINee concert.”

SHINee Leaves Shawols in Tears for 'Including' Late Jonghyun in Concert

(Photo : SHINee members left space for Jonghyun (@lovein_tm))

SHINee Leaves Shawols in Tears for 'Including' Late Jonghyun in Concert

(Photo : SHINee members left space for Jonghyun (@lovein_tm))

When he opened it to read, the netter pointed out:

“I saw Taemin by himself. Key and Minho are soulmates, indeed. We were all saying their chemistry is like that of an old couple. I didn’t even think of it until this came into my thread. Maybe it’s just me who feels that way. But I was wondering why Key and Minho always stay so close together at first.

But after watching their concert for all 3 days, I realized, the space between Taemin and Minho was where Jonghyun stood.”

SHINee Leaves Shawols in Tears for 'Including' Late Jonghyun in Concert

(Photo : SHINee members left space for Jonghyun (@lovein_tm))

SHINee Leaves Shawols in Tears for 'Including' Late Jonghyun in Concert

(Photo : SHINee members left space for Jonghyun (@lovein_tm))

Upon reading it, Key explained:

“That’s true. For almost 10 years, we’ve been performing in 5-person formations. So somehow, I found myself standing this way. So, this, gap, it’s there.”

SHINee Leaves Shawols in Tears for 'Including' Late Jonghyun in Concert

(Photo : SHINee (Facebook))

SHINee Leaves Shawols in Tears for 'Including' Late Jonghyun in Concert

(Photo : SHINee (Facebook))

He then clarified:

“We can’t help it. It wasn’t intentional. But we’re so used to it.”

Seeing it, even Key find it amusing, adding:

“It’s so amazing, isn’t it? We also think it’s really interesting. We maintain this same formation on stage.”

SHINee Key Talks About Members’ Rhyming Solo Album Titles: ‘We are all connected’

In the same interview, the “Gasoline” singer also read an article emphasizing how each member’s solo debut album titles end with the “ss” sound, starting with Taemin’s “ACE,” Jonghyun’s “BASE,” Key’s “FACE,” Onew’s “VOICE,” and Minho’s “CHASE.”

SHINee Key Reacts to Leaving 'Empty Space' for Jonghyun: 'We're so used to it'

(Photo : SHINee Key (1theK YouTube))

Key explained that the albums that came after that have all different sounds then, but the rhyming albums signal the beginning of their solo careers.

“The names also hint that we still are part of a group. It is true we came up with solo albums, but the fans probably didn’t feel anxious that we’d disband or anything. We are all connected. We can’t work without each other.”

SHINee Key Reacts to Leaving 'Empty Space' for Jonghyun: 'We're so used to it'

(Photo : SHINee Key (1theK YouTube))

Meanwhile, on September 11, SHINee Key returned with his new mini-album, “Good & Great,” with a same-name title song.

Through this album, Key has been receiving enthusiastic responses from global music fans, ranking first on the iTunes Top Album Chart in 34 regions around the world, and first on the global iTunes Album Chart for Yes24 days.

He also garners attention from workers and laborers around the world for the song’s lyrics that sympathized with them.