Trap (Henry Lau EP)

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EP by Henry
Released June 7, 2013 (Korean version)
August 14, 2013 (Chinese version)
Recorded 2013 at S.M. Studios, Seoul, South Korea.
Genre R&B, Pop, Electro house
Language Korean, English, Mandarin
Label S.M. Entertainment, KT Music
Producer Lee Soo Man (executive)
Henry chronology
Singles from Trap
  1. "Trap"
    Released: June 7, 2013
  2. "1-4-3 (I Love You)"
    Released: August 23, 2013

Trap is the debut solo EP of Chinese-Canadian artist and Super Junior-M member Henry. It was released on June 7, 2013, by S.M. Entertainment in South Korea.[1] The tracks "Trap"[2] and "1-4-3 (I Love You)"[3] were chosen as the lead singles for the promotional cycle.


A video teaser for the title track of Henry Lau's debut EP, "Trap", was released on May 31,[4] followed by a highlight medley video of the tracks included in his first mini-album.[5]

The title track and EP's lead single was composed and arranged by a group of European music producers including Svante Halldin, Emilh Tigerlantz and Geraldo Sandell. The lyrics were penned by Misfit who has also contributed to many other songs of various SM Town artists. The piano instrumental was performed by Henry himself. The accompanying choreography was put together by Shaun Evaristo, who has previously worked on many other songs with other artists of SM Town, including BoA for "Not Over U", Super Junior for "From U" and Super Junior-M for "Go".[6]

The EP's second promotional single was "1-4-3 (I Love You)". In the song, 1-4-3 represents the breakdown of how many letters it takes to write "I love you". Using this specific number sequence became popular in the 1990s with the advent of pagers.[7] The song also mentions the number sequence of 4-8-6, which represents the breakdown of how many strokes it takes to write 사랑해 (saranghae, the Korean phrase for "I love you") in Hangul.[8]


The album was officially released in South Korea on June 7, 2013, along with the music video of "Trap".[9] An English version of "Trap" was released as a part of the digital single "1-4-3 (I Love You)" on August 23, 2013.[10]

The Taiwan edition of Trap was released on July 5 in Taiwan.[11] The album is the same as the Korean edition except a raffle ticket is included inside for Henry's Taiwanese promotions.

The Chinese version of Trap was released on August 14 and it includes a Chinese version of "Trap" and "1-4-3 (I Love You)." [12] Both versions of "Trap" (one featuring Super Junior member Cho Kyuhyun and one featuring Shinee member Lee Taemin) were also be included in this album.


Trap and title track[edit]

The music video of the song featured fellow labelmates Cho Kyuhyun and Lee Taemin. The video starts with Henry playing the grand piano and after whispering "I'm trapped" as he joins the background dancers in a B-boy styled choreography. The video ends with Henry going back to and playing the piano once again. A Chinese version of the music video was released on August 13.

Henry promoted the album on many music shows, including Music Bank,[13] and Arirang Simply K-Pop.[14] His first overseas performance was at the Hong Kong Dome Concert on July 1, 2013 in Hong Kong.[15] A short performance of the Chinese version of "Trap" was filmed and shown on Hong Kong's TVB program, Jade Solid Gold.[citation needed] He was also the presenter for an award on this program.[citation needed]

Henry started overseas promotions in August, starting with Bangkok, Thailand and Taipei, Taiwan for his album launch. He stayed in Taiwan for seven days to attend several TV programs as a guest and a radio show. He also held a fan signing event with over 3000 fans in attendance.[16] He also attended Super Junior's Super Show 5 in Taipei that same week as a member of Super Junior-M.[17]

"1-4-3 (I Love You)"[edit]

On August 14, 2013, SM Entertainment announced that Lau would have follow-up promotions for a re-release of his song "1-4-3 (I Love You)" as a digital single featuring his label mate, Amber Liu of f(x).[18] The single was released on August 23.

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the official homepage.[19]

1."Trap"MisfitSvante Halldin, Emilh Tigerlantz, Geraldo Sandell3:46
2."1-4-3 (I Love You)"Jun Gan-di, Neil NallasHenry Lau, Gen Neo, Neil Nallas, Isaac Han (as Noize Bank)3:27
3."My Everything"Seo Jeong-hwan, AB&Co., Jo Yoon-gyung, Neil NallasNoize Bank3:20
4."Ready 2 Love"Seo Jeong-hwan, AB&Co., Neil NallasNoize Bank3:19
5."Holiday"Jo Yoon-gyungSebastian Thott, Didrik Thott, Alexander Karlsson3:18
6."I Would" (English)Kim Taesung, Andrew ChoiYiruma, 2FACE4:02
7."Trap" (featuring Cho Kyuhyun)MisfitSvante Halldin, Emilh Tigerlantz, Geraldo Sandell3:46
8."Trap" (featuring Lee Taemin)MisfitSvante Halldin, Emilh Tigerlantz, Geraldo Sandell3:46
Total length:28:33

Chart performance[edit]

The song "Trap" peaked at number 28 on the Gaon Digital Chart and number 18 on the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 Weekly singles.[20] "1-4-3" reached number 35 on the Gaon chart.[21]

Album chart[edit]

Country Chart Peak
South Korea Gaon Weekly album chart[22] 2
Gaon Monthly album chart[23] 5
Gaon Yearly album chart[24] 47
Taiwan G-Music Combo Chart[citation needed] 10
United States Billboard World Albums[25] 3
Billboard Heatseekers[26] 45


Chart Amount
Gaon physical sales[27] 38,388+

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Distributing label
South Korea June 7, 2013 (Korean version) CD, Digital download SM Entertainment, KT Music
Taiwan July 5, 2013 (Korean version) CD Avex Taiwan
August 14, 2013 (Chinese version)
Philippines October 8, 2013 (Korean version) Universal Records Philippines


  1. ^ "Super Junior-M′s Henry Revealed to be Mystery SM Solo Singer". Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  2. ^ Eun, Elizabeth & Hong, Grace Danbi (June 7, 2013). "Super Junior-M′s Henry Has Got Us Trapped". CJ E&M enewsWorld. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  3. ^ "헨리 '1-4-3'으로 컴백, 에프엑스 엠버 피처링 지원사격". Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  4. ^ Lee, Nancy (May 31, 2013). "SM Releases Henry 'Trap' Teaser Feat. Super Junior's Kyuhyun and SHINee's Taemin". CJ E&M enewsWorld. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  5. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (June 4, 2013). "Super Junior-M's Henry Piques Interest with Album Highlight Medley". CJ E&M enewsWorld. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  6. ^ "Henry′s ′Trap′ Gathers Attention with a Unique Performance". M! Wave. June 6, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  7. ^ "Henry to Promote New Song ′1-4-3 (I Love You)′ with Amber". Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Henry Releases "1-4-3 (I Love You)" featuring f(x)'s Amber". Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  9. ^ Eun, Elizabeth & Hong, Grace Danbi (June 7, 2013). "Super Junior-M′s Henry Has Got Us Trapped". CJ E&M enewsWorld. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  10. ^ "Henry 1st digital Single 1-4-3". Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  11. ^ "Henry首張迷你專輯「Trap」台壓版【宅配附海報】". Avex Taiwan. July 2013. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  12. ^ "Henry首張迷你專輯「Trap(中文版)」". Avex Taiwan. August 2013. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  13. ^ Grace Danbi Hong. "Super Junior-M's Henry to Perform 'Trap' with Super Junior's Kyuhyun and SHINee's Taemin". Retrieved June 6, 2013.
  14. ^ "Simply K-Pop Ep70 Henry - Trap / 심플리케이팝, 헨리". Retrieved July 9, 2013.
  15. ^ "SM Artists Heat Up 2014 Hong Kong Dome Festival". Retrieved July 19, 2013.
  16. ^ "「SJ-M」Henry緊擁「老婆」10秒 3000名小三緊盯". ETtoday. August 14, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  17. ^ "Henry successfully concludes his first solo promotions in Thailand". Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  18. ^ "Henry recruits Amber for follow-up song promotions with '1-4-3 (I Love You)'". Allkpop. August 14, 2013. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  19. ^ "Henry's Official Homepage". SM Entertainment. October 10, 2013. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  20. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100 Music Chart". Billboard. 2013-02-28. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  21. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". Retrieved 2016-07-16.
  22. ^ "Gaon Album Chart Weekly (9/6/2013-15/6/2013)". Gaon. Archived from the original on October 18, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  23. ^ "Gaon Album Chart Montly (6/2013)". Gaon. Archived from the original on October 18, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  24. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". Retrieved 2016-07-16.
  25. ^ "World Albums (June 22, 2013)". Billboard.
  26. ^ "Heatseekers Albums (June 22, 2013)". Billboard.
  27. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". Retrieved 2016-07-16.

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