Former KARA member Nicole talks about the burdens on promoting solo in recent interview.
In a recent interview of Nicole with Japanese media outlet Oricon Style published on the 17th, the idol talks about the difference of promoting solo than in a girl group.
When she was asked about how she felt on performing on the stage alone, she reveals, “I’m filled with anticipation and joy. Honestly, I was also very anxious to be on the stage last April in ‘KCON 2015 Japan’ for my solo. It has been a long time that I have been in Japan, I was worried that I might have been forgotten.”
“When I first performed as a soloist, I have gained courage whenever I hear my name. I was always so worried that the stage might look empty when I perform as a solo artist. I have always been a part of group, so for me, it was quite hard to sing and dance alone,” Nicole reveals.
“It has also been a while since I was active on stage, I am seeing a lot of juniors. I debuted when I was 17 which is why I was always the maknae, but it is different now. This is why I am feeling more responsible like an adult. I want to become a figure which my fans could be proud of, saying that they are ‘Nicole’s fan’. I am going to work hard to make that happen,” she adds.
Nicole also reveals, “My goal in Japan is to have a #1 hit on Oricon.”
Meanwhile, Nicole gears up for her solo debut in Japan with ‘Something Special’ which is set to be released on June 24.
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