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Chungha talks about "Flourishing"

K-pop diva Chungha on Monday released her fourth EP, "Flourishing," whose title track is the first song she has composed.

The fourth track, "Flourishing," is a trap soul number written in English that sends out a message of self-confidence.

The fifth song on the EP, and its main track, "Snapping," is an intense, seductive number that diverges from Chungha's previous summer singles such as "Love U," a track off "Blooming Blue," dropped in July last year.

"My previous songs for summer used to be bright, refreshing and tropical. But I wanted to be different this time to show that I am constantly doing things new," Chungha said in a media showcase for the new album in Seoul.

She stormed onto the K-pop scene in project girl band I.O.I, which debuted through the high-profile idol competition show "Produce 101" in 2016.

As the band parted ways the following year, Chungha started a solo career, instantly creating a solid presence as a solo dance act equipped with a powerful voice.

"I am shaking as if I am doing a debut," she said of her return to the K-pop scene in the highly competitive summer season.

Referring to the all-English track, "Flourishing," she said she hoped the song would be a sort of medium through which she could better communicate with fans outside South Korea.

On top of "Flourishing" and "Snapping," the new album has three other songs, including "Chica," the first track, and "Call It Love," track three.

As in the composition of "Flourishing," Chungha lent her talent to the compiling and presenting of her fourth EP, including in the creation of the seductive, tantalizing choreography of "Snapping."

"My goal for this album is that it could be something with which I could go closer to the public and communicate as I communicated with the producer and the staff (in producing the album)," she noted.

Having sensationally impressed the K-pop scene as a solo artist over the past two years, Chungha is now gearing up for an overseas solo concert tour.

"It would be a dream for any artist. ... I will work hard to let you know of (my first overseas tour) in the very near future," she said.

source: Yonhap News
pikapika217 24th-Jun-2019 08:15 pm (UTC)
bless ha!
dior_chic 24th-Jun-2019 08:37 pm (UTC)
Overseas concert???? Omg I hope she comes to Chicago 😭

I’m glad she switched it up from tropical house because I do think that would’ve held her back a bit, she’d be known for just that type of singles. I wouldn’t call Snapping intense though, it’s a bit mild for me to call that intense (in my standards obviously) Flourishing is a great way to appeal to an international audience!
kcaomei 25th-Jun-2019 01:35 am (UTC)
if she comes overseas PLEASE let her come somewhere nearby :(
lizanka23 25th-Jun-2019 03:32 am (UTC)
i was hoping she would also comment on the song park yerin helped write but it's great to hear that she was more involved in this album with the lyrics and choreo and i hope she has her own tour soon

Edited at 2019-06-26 03:31 am (UTC)
lil_poisonfrog 25th-Jun-2019 09:38 am (UTC)
"My previous songs for summer used to be bright, refreshing and tropical. But I wanted to be different this time to show that I am constantly doing things new"

We love a smart queen who understands the importance of a pop girl showing the public her versatility
myungung 25th-Jun-2019 02:27 pm (UTC)
I like that she has maintained the catchiness of her songs even when she switches her sound from tropical to something different like Gotta Go and Snapping. which can't be said of others when they try to switch it up.
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