4:56 pm - 06/13/2019

Jeon Somi talks about solo debut amid YG controversies + IOI's reported reunion




The singer held a showcase for the release of her first solo single “Birthday” today.

She shared her thoughts on her debut saying “I’m greeting the public in three years. I’m very nervous.”

Jeon Somi also talked about her new agency and said, “I moved from JYP Entertainment to YG The Black Label. The style for songs and work is different.”

When asked about the various controversies surrounding YG Entertainment, Jeon Somi replied, “I wasn’t swayed and worked hard to prepare in my own way.”

Teddy, head of The Black Label, created “Birthday” with Jeon Somi participating in composing. Jeon Somi also created self-composed track “Outta My Head” for her solo debut album.

Jeon Somi explained, “‘Birthday’ is the day of birth. It also has the meaning as the day I was reborn as a solo singer. ‘Outta My Head’ is my self-composed song. I didn’t have any idea of writing lyrics and composing, but my company producers helped me. I experienced the pain of creating for the first time.”

Following news of I.O.I reportedly reuniting with nine members, Jeon Somi was asked about it during her showcase. She answered, “I think nothing definite has been decided yet. I also don’t know anything for certain.”

Jeon Somi’s solo debut single will be released today at 6 p.m. KST.

Source: Naver (1, 2) and Star Today via Soompi
modestgoddess79 13th-Jun-2019 11:05 am (UTC)
Girl you in danger, I hope for her sake that she can leave YGE
rockerista03 13th-Jun-2019 11:14 am (UTC)
lmao i’m lowkey tempted to use the “u in danger girl” tag tbh
rainstormraider 13th-Jun-2019 12:44 pm (UTC)
Do it.

Lol.
modestgoddess79 14th-Jun-2019 12:17 am (UTC)
I’m proud to have influenced the tag
suggestivepeach 13th-Jun-2019 01:35 pm (UTC)

Lol that was a v straightforward and yet flippant way of addressing all the controversy surrounding her label.

xoxkenzxox 13th-Jun-2019 01:55 pm (UTC)
gross at her having to even talk about YG's mess or IOI reunion during her SOLO debut. I'm not her fan or even a casual listener but this reminds me of them asking Bom about YG or Seungri or whoever during her solo re-debut. It's seems rude and is taking the attention away from them and putting it on gross YG.

That said, she's young and honestly answered well considering she has to be walking on thin ice answering. Makes me wonder if she was coached on responding to these types of questions.
hallyujah 13th-Jun-2019 07:18 pm (UTC)
IA, all things considered I think she answered well. Ya a bit flippant but can't blame her for wanting to move the convo along to other topics and you're right, she shouldn't have had to answer about it anyways.
topismine 13th-Jun-2019 09:40 pm (UTC)
well she is making YG money rn so
lil_poisonfrog 13th-Jun-2019 11:31 pm (UTC)
Mte. Unfortunately she represents them now and she's a grown adult. I get the perception of YG was different before Burning Sun but they've had a reputation for more minor scandals for years, and she knew that when she signed on. I'm p sure every artist that's promoted since then has been asked about it. Crazy that the guy from Winner the best answer lol

Edited at 2019-06-13 11:33 pm (UTC)
pepsi_twist9 13th-Jun-2019 02:08 pm (UTC)
It's weird to me how much you can expect a song from YG. It's true to a certain extent for all Big 3 but YG I'm just like "yeah, that's pretty much exactly what I expected"
myungung 13th-Jun-2019 02:34 pm (UTC)
yep, definitely preferred her in a group. IOI reunion please, so that I'll be able to take her voice in small dosages
vintage_boom 13th-Jun-2019 04:20 pm (UTC)
"i care about my bag more than I care about what they're doing" lmao girl just cuz they feed you a line doesn't mean you have to deliver it.
hallyujah 13th-Jun-2019 07:16 pm (UTC)
She shouldn't be faulted for her answer though. That's actually the perfect answer to give. She probably has been focusing all her energy on her debut as she should (so it's not a lie) and none of the YG mess is her fault. She doesn't owe anyone a more comprehensive answer.

I'm surprised that question/topic wasn't blacklisted though cuz it was predictable that she'd be asked about it, yet she shouldn't have to answer for the shitty behaviour of men at her agency.

I hope no one gives an 18 year-old teen girl (who is just solo-debuting and trying to establish herself) any shit for how she responds to to questions about grown-ass men who happen to be her (ex)-sunbaenims or agency boss.
vintage_boom 13th-Jun-2019 07:27 pm (UTC)
they didn't blacklist the question because they needed her to answer it with their pr approved narrative. they already botched the debut showcase by having 0 performances so they had to give the press something.

my issue with the statement isn't with Somi herself, she's doing her job, it's with what the YG/Black Label's strategy is in their current position (and the continuation to use women as a sheild/distraction)
hallyujah 13th-Jun-2019 10:33 pm (UTC)
Ya that's true, there's something kinda fucked up that the only thing that seems to get women out of YG's basement is when they need to distract from their problematic men. They should've put more emphasis on their female talent for years but it's only happening while these girls have to promote under a cloud.

Still, I want Somi to get those $$$$!
sjtaazrz 13th-Jun-2019 07:17 pm (UTC)
I just found a full version of her showcase, and girl didn't perform at all.

It's so strange. She has two songs and didn't perform either of them at the event meant to showcase her new music. What is that about?
goshipgurl 13th-Jun-2019 09:15 pm (UTC)
It's so weird that she didn't perform at all, like that's literally the point of a showcase?
lil_poisonfrog 13th-Jun-2019 11:34 pm (UTC)
This is the first time I've ever heard of no perfs at a showcase. Wonder if they're not too confident in her abilities...
sjtaazrz 14th-Jun-2019 08:49 am (UTC)
I saw a few netizenbuzz-translated headlines about her saying that the performance wasn't ready/perfect yet.

But, I assume she's going on music shows to promote it and there's choreography in the music video already. So, she must have something to perform because she'll probably be on Music Bank 3 days from now or something. If they aren't confident in her abilities, they've already spent time and money on the debut, so they can't back out now. Plus she's got I.O.I and Unnies performances under her belt, so it's not like she's never performed before.

I just don't get it.
xoxkenzxox 15th-Jun-2019 01:25 pm (UTC)
damn. that's strange. then it really was just a press conference for YG.
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