Super Junior Shindong was unveiled to have directing credits in MAKAMAKA's "Hey U" music video.
On Aug. 9, MAKAMAKA's agency, BLUEMOON Entertainment, announced that Shindong participated in the forthcoming comeback of their rookie girl group, MAKAMAKA.
Super Junior Shindong Directs MAKAMAKA "Hey U" Music Video
According to BLUEMOON Entertainment, Super Junior Shindong took part as a director of the music video for MAKAMAKA's "Hey U."
"Please anticipate MAKAMAKA's music video, which has been enhanced with Shindong's splendid directing power," the company concluded.
This is not the first time Super Junior Shindong has worked on a music video for other artists. Previously, he directed the MVs for Koyote's "Delete," space hipster's "Hanryang," and DAVICHER's "Hot Cool Sexy."
Shindong even worked on the stage videos of his group Super Junior, as well as EXO and NCT 127. He has since been recognized for his skills as a director.
Meanwhile, MAKAMAKA's "Hey U" is a remake of Chakra's hit song of the same name that was released back in 2000. This will mark the group's first comeback since their debut.
BLUEMOON Entertainment described the rookie group's remake song to be a track that will "cool down the hot summer."
In addition to Super Junior Shindong, MAKAMAKA's comeback also includes the participation of SANGMIND Entertainment.
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SANGMIND's Lee Sangmin is the main producer for the new girl group's return. Lee is a former member of the co-ed group ROORA and was credited as a producer for many songs by first-generation artists including Chakra.
In addition to this, SANGMIND's visual art director Ikama participated in the artwork/concept for MAKAMAKA's comeback. He is responsible for the creation of the group's logo.
MAKAMAKA's "Hey U" music video, which Super Junior Shindong directed, is due out on Aug. 12 at noon KST.
Are you excited to see Shindong's work?
Who is MAKAMAKA?
MAKAMAKA, sometimes written as "Maka Maka" and "MAKA ' MAKA" is a girl group currently managed by BLUEMOON Entertainment. It consists of five members, namely EunB, Dia, Heesu, Chaewon, and Daseul.
The group's name, "MAKAMAKA," means "friendly friend." Their fandom's name is "MAKALONG," a combination of "MAKA" (from the band's name) and "long" (which pertains to the fact that the group and its fans will stay together for a long time).
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Heesu acts as the leader and main vocalist of MAKAKA, while Dia and Chaewon are the vocalists and rappers. Daseul is also included in the vocal line, as well as EunB, who is also the maknae and dancer.
Heesu and EunB are former contestants in different survival shows. Heesu competed on YG Entertainment's MIXNINE, while EunB participated in The Unit.
MAKAMAKA made their debut on Aug. 4 with their first single album, titled "Burning Power." It contains the title track of the same name, plus its instrumental version.
Super Junior Shindong's 2021 Activities So Far
Meanwhile, Shindong took part in Super Junior's latest comeback with their tenth full-length album, "The Renaissance."
Super Junior's "The Renaissance" marked the group's first domestic comeback with all nine active members in almost two years since their ninth studio album "Time Slip," released in October 2019.
Super Junior Shindong has also appeared in several television shows and dramas such as "ONAIR - Secret Contract," "Idol Challenge: Another Class," "Friends," and "Love Master."
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Written by Mhaliya Scott