MONSTA X released their latest song “MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT” on December 6. This song is part of their upcoming English album ALL ABOUT LUV which was recorded prior to Wonho‘s departure from the group.
To everyone’s surprise, Wonho’s vocals could still be clearly heard in the song despite parting ways with MONSTA X, exciting fans and making them emotional at the same time.
— Clumsysquirrelisme (@adrianahjghani) December 6, 2019
Even better, Wonho’s voice will be featured in every other song of the ALL ABOUT LUV album as well. K-Pop correspondent Tamar Herman confirmed this with Epic Record.
For those curious, I confirmed with Monsta X's team that Wonho's vocals will be heard on #ALLABOUTLUV as the songs were recorded prior to his departure.
— Tamar Herman (is in Seoul) (@TamarWrites) December 6, 2019
MONBEBES believe that this is a sign that Wonho is still signed with Starship Entertainment, giving them hope that the company is possibly considering his return.
i hope everyone realizes that if wonho’s voice is still on this new monsta x album it means that he’s still part of starship and he hasn’t terminated his contract bc if he had it would mean they couldn’t use his voice or image anymore and profit off it so…
— ♡𝓀𝒶𝓉 𝓁𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓈 𝓂𝓎𝓊𝓃𝑔𝒿𝓊𝓃 𝒶𝓁𝓌𝒶𝓎𝓈 ♡ (@agustmoons) December 7, 2019
Starship Entertainment was reportedly conscious that international fans wanted to keep Wonho’s voice in the album, allowing Epic Record to retain the original recording of all songs.
“Epic Record is just acting as a promoter and Monsta X’s all rights are under Starship, which means that Starship was conscious about international fans and did not remove Wonho’s voice.” https://t.co/aFXM7UWvoQ
— 블루문리버🌑🌒 ⁵¹⁴ 👣 (@BlueMoonRiver_) December 6, 2019
Besides being able to hear his voice, MONBEBES also noticed how Wonho’s reflection was still seen in the behind-the-scene images of the album.
— 이사벨라🐯🌌——雪🐰 (@1nteinstrgshity) December 7, 2019
THEY FORGOT TO REMOVE WONHO IN THE REFLECTION IM CRYING wonho the man in the mirror (kinda) pic.twitter.com/EcPwvDZq6n
— 7 🍤 몬엑's jian (@hyungkyunuu) December 6, 2019
The fact that Starship Entertainment will release seven versions of ALL ABOUT LUV is another positive sign.
Fans even made a mock-up of what Wonho’s version would have looked like.
ALL ABOUT LUV will be released on February 14, 2019 as a Valentine’s gift to MONBEBES.
Watch the full “MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT” music video below: