Lay Zhang discusses his music, his relationship with EXO, his charities, and more.
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Despite being in the entertainment industry for the past seven years and having a strong social media following, EXO’s Lay Zhang continues to be amazed at the amount of love he receives. fans.
“I’m a lucky guy,” the singer-songwriter said during his interview with Access, when asked what he thinks about having a loyal fan base.
For him, his fans remain his motivation to surpass himself and achieve the best results from his hard work.
“I don’t want to disappoint my fans, that’s why I always keep going and I don’t give up,” he said.
And fans of the EXO member surely weren’t disappointed as he continues to make them proud of his long list of accomplishments, including his recent red carpet appearance at the 61st Grammy Awards and his chart-topping solo album. from last year. NAMANANA.
Read: EXO’s Lay Zhang Makes Fans Proud On Grammys Red Carpet Debut
– Lay Zhang Studio (@lay_studio) February 11, 2019
NAMANANA marked Lay Zhang’s American debut album. While the end product is an impressive collection of high quality songs, he remains humble, believing he can do a lot better.
“Just give me more time to understand,” he said.
He also admitted having difficulty in terms of language as the album contains both English and Chinese tracks.
“I have to practice and learn. I have a lot of problems with pronunciation, ”he said with a laugh.
Read: EXO’s Lay Proves He’s Unstoppable As “NAMANANA” Takes Top Of The Charts
In addition to a busy track list, NAMANANA once again highlighted the artistry of the singer-songwriter who wrote, composed and produced all 22 tracks on the album.
Regarding his songwriting process, he explained that he did the song first and then employed the help of his friends for the top line. They then get together to discuss the song and its concept further.
– Lay Zhang Studio (@lay_studio) January 15, 2019
Asked about his dream collaborations, he named Cardi B, Drake, A $ AP Ferg, Steve Aoki and Khalid.
Previously, he met and collaborated with A $ AP Ferg and Steve Aoki for a scene at a promotional event for a smartphone brand. He had also met Khalid and was among the guests on the latter’s 21st birthday.
Read: Steve Aoki Says EXO’s Lay Has Potential To Go Big In US
Lay Zhang also named Justin Timberlake as his biggest influence, highlighting the American singer’s many talents, including singing, dancing and acting.
And the EXO member really seems to follow Justin Timberlake’s path as he has established himself as an artist and producer with several hyphens.
On the one hand, Lay Zhang, like Justin Timberlake, is an excellent performer who impresses with his elegant dance moves.
“I love dancing. I still practice and dance,” he said of his dancing.
– Lay Zhang Studio (@lay_studio) January 29, 2019
In addition to his charisma on stage and his punctual performances, the singer-songwriter also seizes the fashion scene.
Recently, he became the ambassador of the brand Valentino, which he named as his favorite brand due to the artistry of its creative director Pier Paolo Piccioli.
Read: EXO’s Lay Named First Ambassador For Menswear Brand Valentino To Greater China Region
– Lay Zhang Studio (@lay_studio) November 27, 2018
Although he is currently busy with his solo activities, Lay Zhang never forgets EXO and his colleagues. When asked about his relationship with Suho, Xiumin, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, Kai, DO, Chen, and Sehun, he called them his brother.
“We grew up together,” he added.
The singer-songwriter had a brief appearance on the boy group’s fifth full album Don’t mess up my tempo. However, the political conflict between South Korea and China has limited its activities with its members.
Read: Lay says he’ll always be there for EXO
Despite all these successes, Lay Zhang keeps his feet on the ground as he always seeks to improve and improve. He also shares his blessings with others through charitable work.
He said he enjoys helping the elderly to whom we owe our present and the children who are our future.
Watch Lay Zhang’s full interview with Access below:
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