She was as trustworthy as may be.
Somi is without doubt one of the most profitable soloists within the Okay-Pop business right now. Ever since she earned a reputation for herself on SIXTEEN, took the primary place spot on Mnet‘s Produce 101, and debuted as the center of I.O.I, she became known far and wide.
Fans were excited for her second debut, this time as a soloist, after it was announced that she had transferred from JYP Entertainment to THE BLACK LABEL, a subsidiary of YG Entertainment.
The moment her album was released in June of 2019, it was viewed over four million times within 24 hours, trended on Twitter, covered by celebrities such as BLACKPINK, and more.
Despite the statistical success of “BIRTHDAY,” Somi does not look back on it fondly. She revealed in a recent interview with THE STANDARD POP that she views her debut as a “trauma.”
[My solo debut] is kinda like a trauma for me because of the nervousness and the anxiety.
At that time, she felt a heavy weight on her shoulders from the expectations that were piled on her. Because of this, she could not feel the joy or relief that would usually follow a successful release.
To be honest, I think I was more stressed than excited to debut. I felt a lot of pressure around me and I always had to stop [and think] ‘I have to do my best. I have to be my best. I have to look my best.’
She added that it was it was doubly tough to deal with the negativity round her since she was simply a young person, saying, “So all that pressure, you know, for a 19 year old girl? It was just too much.” In truth, Somi was agency that she would redo her debut part if she might.
I sort of want I had the possibility to debut as soon as extra.
If it had been attainable, she would inform her previous self to stay within the second and fear much less.
Now that I give it some thought, I ought to have simply been extra free and simply loved the second.
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