| Korean, Mandarin|
K-pop, Contemporary R&B
| S.M. Entertainment|
16 July 2015
| 16 July 2015 (2015-07-16)|
2015 at SM Studios, Seoul, South Korea
52:15 (Repackaged Edition)
Golden Disc Award Album Division
Mnet Asian Music Award for Album of the Year
Super Junior albums, K-pop albums
Devil is the overall eighth Korean-language studio album (ninth overall) by South Korean boy band Super Junior, released on July 16, 2015, by S.M. Entertainment. Released as a "special album", the album features 9 members, marking the return of Yesung after his mandatory military service. The album also marks the first album without Shindong and Sungmin, due to mandatory military service.
After announcing that Super Junior returned with special album Devil on July 16 to celebrate the group's 10th anniversary, S.M. Entertainment released a comical trailer, heightening fans' anticipation for the comeback. The agency said, 'Friendship and trust among members along with gratitude toward fans' love are the foundation for the album.'
Producing team The Stereotypes worked with SM's resident composer Kenzie on title song "Devil" for a trendy melody, effectively marking the departure of the group from its usual title track production with another resident SM songwriter-producer Yoo Youngjin, the one who writes for the group's title tracks since debut. The lyrics liken a man madly in love to the disposition of the devil. The performance for "Devil" was created by choreographer Tony Testa and SM's performance director BeatBurger. The Super Junior members also offered their own insights, leading to the creation of a fun, well-woven choreography with simple motions that showcase the group's laidback charms.
The album has a total of 10 tracks including the title song "Devil". The album involves many other singers for collaboration songs such as Lee Seung Hwan, and Kim Yoon Ah, Epitone Project and Kang Jun-Woo. Member Lee Donghae participated in writing lyrics and composing for the album. The tracks are partly classified by the group's subunits, which include Super Junior-K.R.Y., Super Junior-T, Super Junior-M and Super Junior-D&E.
Super Junior held its press conference to commemorate its special album Devil release at SMTOWN COEX Artium in Samsung-dong, Seoul on July 15, 2015.
The group made their comeback performance on the Korean music show M! Countdown with the songs "Devil" and "Don't Wake Me Up" on July 16, 2015 and kept promotions going on Music Bank, Music Core and Inkigayo.
Super Junior first showcased its song during its encore concert Super Show 6 in Seoul, over two days from July 11 to 12. Super Junior performed 4 songs from the album, including the title song "Devil", "We Can", "Don't Wake Me Up" and "Alright".
Credit for Devil are adapted from the album.
Credit for Magic are adapted from the album.
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