• Kang Daniel released his latest digital single "Paranoia" on Feb. 16.
  • "Paranoia" surpassed over 3.8 million views on YouTube within 24 hours of its release
  • The singer believes he’s matured as an artist and a person

South Korean Singer Kang Daniel talked about expressing his inner self and the concept of his latest music video "Paranoia" during an online press conference held Tuesday.

The talented singer released his latest digital single "Paranoia" on Feb. 16. The music video features a vulnerable as well as a darker side of Daniel that he hasn’t shown before as he battles his inner demons and nightmares.

Daniel mesmerized the audience with his amazing dancing skills and expressions as he portrays his journey in the music video. The singer also co-wrote the lyrics to the song, giving it a memorable and personal touch.

During the press conference, Daniel explained that he wrote the lyrics while experiencing psychological hardships in the past.

"It took a lot of time to talk about the most inner thoughts that are hidden. I wanted to talk openly about my concerns and my inner thoughts with people," he said, according to Allkpop.

"There was a time when everything seemed too much and too difficult for me. I used to boast that I had a strong steel mentality, but I think over time, I became weaker. There was a time I took a break because of my health. This was when I wrote this song to capture my story during that time," he further explained.

While talking about his decision to release the new song, Daniel expressed he wanted to showcase how much he’s matured as an artist and a person and convey his feelings by expressing them in the form of lyrics.

"After finishing the recording, I thought, 'Such dark topic and dark things can be just simply shared like this.' I was happy because I felt like I overcame my pain," the singer mentioned.

"I think I was able to feel that my inner strength grew. It's like I surpassed my past self. My perspective became wider, and I am able to see things around me that I wasn't able to see before," he continued.

The 24-year-old revealed that the choreography was inspired by the movies "Venom" and "Constantine."

"The choreography is the result of thinking a lot about how to portray my story and the emotions behind it without being too stimulating,” he added.

"Paranoia" surpassed over 3.8 million views on YouTube within 24 hours of its release.

Kang Daniel -- South Korean singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur
Kang Daniel of boy band Wanna One attends the Photocall for 'CALVIN KLEIN JEANS' 50th Anniversary CK50 Pop-Up Store Open on October 05, 2019 in Busan, South Korea. Han Myung-Gu/WireImage