(Yonhap) — SOUTH KOREA, October 4 — After seven years as a member of one of the most successful K-pop girl groups, Seulgi of Red Velvet stated on Tuesday that she believes it is now the appropriate time for her to make her debut as a solo artist.
Alongside Irene, Wendy, Joy, and Yeri, Seulgi made her debut with the five-piece group in 2014. Since then, the group has released a number of successful singles, including “Ice Cream Cake,” “Russian Roulette,” “Red Flavor,” and “Dumb Dumb.”
In addition to her roles as a main dancer and a vocalist for Red Velvet, Seulgi is also a member of the band’s subunit Irene & Seulgi and GOT the beat, a South Korean supergroup that was formed by SM Entertainment. These roles have helped Seulgi build a reputation as an all-rounder in the entertainment industry.
Irene & Seulgi came out with an extended play (EP) titled “Monster” in the year 2020. Immediately after its publication, the EP climbed to the top of the top albums ranking on iTunes in 45 locations around the world.
This picture, which was provided by SM Entertainment, shows Seulgi of the K-pop girl group Red Velvet posing for the camera during an online press conference held on October 4, 2022, to promote the release of her debut solo EP titled “28 Reasons.” (THIS PHOTO WILL NOT BE SOLD) (Yonhap)
During an online press conference to promote the album, which is named “28 Reasons,” she stated, “I think it’s right to publish my first solo album after acquiring more experience, and I think I’ve gotten better.” The press conference took place a couple of hours before the record was made available for purchase at 6 o’clock in the evening. As I enter the eighth year of my professional career, I have come to the conclusion that the time has come for me to begin working as a solo artist.
She is the third member of the five-piece band to go solo, following in the footsteps of Wendy and Joy who came before her.
Seulgi has stated that in the upcoming album, she will be displaying a more forceful and intense side of herself, as well as the numerous colours she possesses as a vocalist.
This album is comprised of a total of six tracks: “Crown,” “Los Angeles,” “Anywhere But Home,” “Bad Boy, Sad Girl,” and “Dead Man Runnin,” which serves as the album’s title tune.
“28 Reasons” is a pop-dance song with groovy and powerful bass, and whistling sounds as Seulgi sings a character with both good and bad components or with both pure interest in her love interest and mischievousness. The song was written by Seulgi. After then, she asks a series of questions concerning the various factors that surround the relationship.
The R&B song “Dead Man Runnin” is a cautionary tale directed at a person who wronged the singer in the past, as well as a reflection on how her mind became empty and unstable as a result of being wronged. Additionally, this is the first time that Seulgi has ever penned the lyrics for a musical composition. The laid-back singing of Seulgi and the delicate rapping of BE’O come together in “Bad Boy, Sad Girl” to create a dynamic new chemistry.
According to Seulgi, the song “28 Reasons” was her first choice for the first single since she believes it represents her versatility as an artist the best.