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
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)
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