In a photo shoot and interview with bnt magazine, Jiyoon talks about her solo debut by saying, “I want to show a side of me that has not been shown during the past seven years.”
She also adds, “During our debut, I used to wear sunglasses to keep an aura of mystery. I never took them off even in the dressing rooms and the other singers became curious about how I looked. As a result of this impression, many people thought that I was a rapper. However, I am actually a vocalist. I learned to rap for the first time on ‘Unpretty Rapstar 2.’”
Jiyoon then reveals, “Since I could not really rap, I expected to hear negative comments. I wanted to hide in a hole at first. Moreover, since I have joined the show at a later time, the other rappers have already gotten close. I felt like I was shoved in between a sandwich. I am thankful for my time in the program, and if I have a chance, I would like to go on the show once again to show my new and improved self.”
With regards to her upcoming solo debut on October, Jiyoon reveals, “For this debut, including the title track, I wrote and composed all of it. I know that many people are used to the strong unnie image of mine and it feels a bit troublesome. However, more than anything, I want my voice to be genuine and authentic.”
Are you excited for Jiyoon’s upcoming debut?