I’ve been constantly listening to April and a flower since it came out and I’m happy to say that it’s my favourite album for 2019. I wanted to talk about each track but I don’t want to spam the fanwall so I’m planning to comment under this post~
Chen should be proud of his efforts. He’s done REALLY well <3
Also, he's now a Digimon! He hit peak 980,000~ Unique listeners on Melon. I'm so proud of him!! AND SO HAPPY! And I love that so many men are listening to the album as well~
PS: Feeling bad for all those men who are still streaming Beautiful Goodbye at 4 AM, them heartbreak feels are real lol

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    So track #1 CHEN- FLOWER
    I love this song. So so so so much. It’s really beautiful.
    “Flowers bloom, holding the warming sun, becoming small dreams, the withered flower petals bloom one by one. As the cold, icy season has come to melt, the spring days I awaited bloom once again~”
    My favourite lyrics. I think this song is about healing and beginning anew. And the melody is beautiful. Jongdae’s voice is even more beautiful in a soulful way <3

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    Track #2 CHEN- BEAUTIFUL GOODBYE
    This one goes without saying, but it’s AMAZING. I am so in love with the piano, and the way the song begins and ends with “Uri” (meaning us). It’s like a full circle. The song is incredibly sad tho, and it’s poetic. Jongdae’s voice really shines in this song, and everything about the track screams: I’M THE TITLE! The chorus is almost ear-wormingly addictive. The way Jongdae sings “smile” is heartbreaking af

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    You’ve convinced me. I’m going to check out the whole album right now 🙂

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    Track #3 CHEN- SORRY NOT SORRY
    I like the title. The lyrics kind of resonate with me, not because I had a selfish lover, but I did have a bunch of selfish friends. They were toxic and I’m glad I cut them out of my life before they could have done irreparable damage.
    The way the chorus starts with “I regret it” and it makes me really sad. I love that the song ends with “What I wanted to say is I’m sorry.” But the song suggests something else in the title. It’s kind of like he’s saying sorry for the time he wasted and all the hurt, not sorry because he broke up. I love the song, but it’s my least favourite in the album. Although, I love all the tracks and they’re all I’m listening to for the past 48 hours XD

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    Track #4 CHEN- LOVE WORDS
    This track. UFFFF THIS TRACK! I love it so much. SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH
    I’m at peace listening to this song. And it’s a really sweet song. No surprise I love it so much, Kenzie is one of my favourite EXO producers, I love her.
    The chorus and the bridge are my favourite parts. THE LYRICS. AND THE DELIVERY! Jongdae absolutely killed it with this album, but he killed it even more with this song. I love him so much I swear. I fell more in love with Chen after listening to this track. <3
    "Stars are raining down, their lights shining on you, Don’t go too far, because I’m here. Always, I love you. I’ll throw away my immature, petty pride and fill that space with words of love I was too awkard to say. The long night melts away any hatred we had, and isn’t that enough? Let me stay by your side."
    These are my favourite lyrics of the song. I think more than anything it was a song about making up and it's really sweet too. <3

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    Track #5 CHEN- I’LL BE THERE
    This song is so sad. The first time I listened to it, I cried when he came out with those high notes. The song unexpectedly picks up in the last minute, but that just makes the lyrics hit you even harder. I got teary-eyed during Beautiful Goodbye but I actually cried for I’ll be there. It’s so sad.
    The way he sings these lyrics broke my heart:
    “I’ll be there, in your memories, I’ll lay asleep there in your heart, In the birthday card you held blowing out candles and in front of your door, where I kissed you good night, I’ll be there, always by your side. I’ll be breathing, soundlessly. Let’s meet at the end of our memories, But I miss you so, so much, I know it can’t happen, but I want to see you, Sorry for ruining our love with memories, I’m sorry we parted so we would never meet again, I probably won’t ever be able to forget all of the promises I couldn’t keep.”
    From the 2:50 mark Jongdae’s voice is heartbreakingly sad. The emotions really came out well in his voice but that just makes you even sadder.
    On a side note, this song would be great as a tragic OST.

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    Track #6 CHEN – PORTRAIT OF YOU
    I did not forget about this song, my BFF suddenly visited me unannounced lol
    Anyway, another song, another favourite! THE PIANO! It gave me life I swear. It’s like the melody is jumping in a very elegant way. And the beginning of the song is killer, that piano, the lyrics and Jongdae’s voice is a beautiful combination. His voice suddenly goes higher when he’s singing “I can’t fix that now~” and the impact is just SO LOVELY.
    “I sit back down and try to draw you once again, filling details of you in one by one.
    Your somewhat sad gaze is engraved in my mind and I can’t fix that now.
    It feels as if even single raindrop off a tree leaf could cause my heart to collapse.
    All the moments I spend drawing you put together must be what they call longing.
    I don’t think I can make it through a long night without you.
    Was I so unable to make myself erase you?”
    The lyrics~ <3 <3

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    Overall, each track is now very dear to my heart and the album itself is one I know I will keep revisiting. You know those songs you can’t get sick of? That’s what all of them are.
    Kim Jongdae wanted to make his solo debut as Chen, and I find that even more endearing. Maybe Jongdae thought this album wouldn’t do well but what he’s released is so lovely. He should be super proud of it. His voice, his emotions they all came together so well with the lyrics and the melodies. He’s done an AMAZING job, words aren’t enough to express this sentiment. I can’t say it enough times. The Kpop idol and the artist Chen and Kim Jongdae the boy who sings well, they combined beautifully in this album. I’m so proud of him for this album, and grateful as well. I love good music. πŸ™‚ <3

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    I love this post so much!

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