Brown Eyed Girlsâ€˜ memberÂ MiryoÂ is stepping out on her own as a solo singer.
Taking into considering her promotions withÂ Honey Family, this is her first solo album after being in the music industry for 13 long years.
Her first solo albumÂ â€˜MIRYO aka JOHONEYâ€˜Â has caused her so much nervous anxiety that her muscles have physically tensed up.
â€œA lot of people ask me what JOHONEY means,â€ she said. â€œJo is my last name, and I got â€˜Honeyâ€™ from Honey Family. I wanted a fresh, new feel of debuting for the first time, as before I was always a member of a group. This is something I realized lately, but now I have a whole new respect for solo artists.â€
Miryo personally produced and penned the lyrics to all five songs on her new album, and she has also collaborated with famous song writers and Indie-scene artists to complete the project.
â€œI enjoy music that you can dance to, and the genre that makes me want to dance the most these days is electronic music, so thereâ€™s a lot of that in there,â€ she explained. â€œI like rock a lot too, butÂ Katy Perry-style rock. Songs that is easy to sing along with. Since we do a lot of powerful styles of music with Brown Eyed Girls, I wanted to try something a little more light and easy.â€
Not only has her music style changed, her image has too. She has become a lot more feminine. Fans seem to agree that she has blossomed, and are questioning whether or not she underwent plastic surgery.
â€œI wanted to try an epicene image, so I sang a lot of songs about breakups, as well as some cute songs,â€ she said. â€œAs far as looks go, I have to agree that I look a lot better than I once did (laughs). I know that Iâ€™m not as pretty as the actresses out there, but I donâ€™t think Iâ€™m too bad to look at (laughs). I didnâ€™t get plastic surgery, I just looked in the mirror a lot and started paying a lot more attention to my image, and I think that helped.â€
Her fellow Brown Eyed Girls membersÂ NarshaÂ andÂ GainÂ also made successful debuts as solo singers. With that said, Miryo is really feeling the pressure.
She said, â€œI started writing my own music a few years back. It was a lot of fun, thinking about working on my own album, but as it came time to release it, I got so nervous. I told myself not to worry and tried to become optimistic, but itâ€™s easier said than done. Iâ€™m so nervous that my muscles are tensing up painfully.â€