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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
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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