1:26 am - 03/29/2019

Taeyeon admits she had trouble relating to the lyrics of "Four Season"

On the 27th, Taeyeon revealed on Instagram that she couldn't relate to the lyrics of her latest song until she realized that it was actually about her career.

At first, I couldn't identify at all. I thought it wasn't my story. And I forced myself to adjust. Even though I put in effort. Still I felt my experience and background was different. But now as I listen to "Four Seasons", what suddenly comes to mind is that it's (this song could be about) music, that took up the greatest importance in my life up to the point I turned thirty, and my story. It's about my current state and how I fought and loved music and songs that have accompanied me forever. Something like that.

Not obvious words like "I'm married to music" but truly making music and singing, and all of the emotions that I felt is distilled exactly as is, so now I think "Four Seasons" is totally my song. My feeling right now is truly peculiar. Thankfully, I can sing it sincerely.


sources: @taeyeon_ss via @taengstagram, trans by @sonexstella 1, 2, 3
revedesnuages 29th-Mar-2019 12:59 am (UTC)
Based on the lyrics and other things she's said in the past, it seems like she has a lot of regrets about being an idol and has made a lot of sacrifices.

I can't relate to the majority of love songs, usually I also have to reframe as a metaphor for friendship or jobs or family or a hobby to be able to relate.
goshipgurl 29th-Mar-2019 01:52 am (UTC)
She seems over the idol life, but it's all she knows. But she looks much happier now that she's a solo artist and doesn't have to sing and dance to bubble gum pop anymore.
revedesnuages 29th-Mar-2019 02:44 am (UTC)
I think she looks happier now too. Sometimes I think her lack of promotions might be her choice knowing how overworked and mobbed SNSD was during their active years.
pepsi_twist9 29th-Mar-2019 02:03 am (UTC)
I was really surprised when her dad said he wouldn't let her be an idol if they could do it again; only because with the stipulations against speaking out things had/have to have been very bad for him to feel comfortable going on record
revedesnuages 29th-Mar-2019 02:50 am (UTC)
I remember Taeyeon also said that she didn't want to pass on her voice to her child because she didn't want them to become a singer, so it must've been bad.
welljustguess 1st-Apr-2019 01:27 am (UTC)
I remember this, i didnt expect that she would say that
myungung 29th-Mar-2019 02:35 pm (UTC)
I remembered in earlier years her parents used to be so vocal about sharing stuff with fans. and then there's the stuff about Taeyeon's sister training to be an idol, but it doesn't seem like what the parents or Taeyeon would want her to go through though
lizanka23 29th-Mar-2019 01:02 am (UTC)
It’s good that she was able to find a way to relate to the song but its sad that she still doesnt even get control over her lyrics at thjs age. Doesn’t seniority and experience count for anything?
goshipgurl 29th-Mar-2019 01:49 am (UTC)
She once said that she doesn't write her own lyrics because she wants to keep her thoughts private. She co-wrote "I", but that's about it.
Taeyeon says that she is already very sensitive in showing and expressing her ideas, emotions and thoughts to her songs. With this, she prefers to keep her writing skills to herself as she wants to keep her thoughts personal.

Edited at 2019-03-29 01:49 am (UTC)
lizanka23 29th-Mar-2019 02:00 am (UTC)
interesting. she talked about having trouble relating to the lyrics so i thought she saw this as a problem because she had no opportunity to participate in creating the song. this is the first time i'm hearing of a singer wanting to hide themselves so much from the fans. especially since it seemed like she hated the lyrics that were written for her in snsd i thought she would want to take over and get more creative control

Edited at 2019-03-29 02:01 am (UTC)
sichyo 29th-Mar-2019 05:27 pm (UTC)
Taeyeon has become more withdrawn over the years. But it's not that she hides from the fans, she hides from the public. Like when she wrote and composed a song called 'Pray'... she only performed it at her solo concerts. She said she's afraid that her words will be interpreted differently by others (in her case, I totally can understand the reasoning).

This is also why she avoids broadcast / tv appearance as well, I think. Even when she does instagram live for fans, she does it in her dog's account because it has so much less followers than her own personal account.

So far, she took creative control in picking the songs (which varies in genres) and recently she started vocal directing too.
ggumd 29th-Mar-2019 05:54 pm (UTC)
well she's gotten more withdrawn over the years due to constant harassment.

during the dating scandal (and jessica being kicked out soon after that) people kept associating everything she did/said/posted to baekhyun and or jessica, so as a result she just withdrew from the public a considerable amount, understandably so imo like people kept saying fine was a song for baekhyun even though she didnt even have any input in the writing that song nor is baekhyun her first or only bf lol imagine if its known she actually wrote a song what would happen
welljustguess 1st-Apr-2019 01:29 am (UTC)
ugh that's annoying (@ your 2nd paragraph)
welljustguess 1st-Apr-2019 01:27 am (UTC)
I see
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