Kim Chungha Opens About Transitioning From I O I To Being A Solo Artist

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Kim Chungha Opens About Transitioning From I.O.I To Being A Solo Artist
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Kim Chungha Opens About Transitioning From I.O.I To Being A Solo Artist

During a recent guest appearance on SBS PowerFMs Lee Guk Joos Young Street, Kim Chungha revealed her thoughts on debuting as a solo act after I.O.I.

The singer confessed, I released a solo album after promoting as an I.O.I member. I think now, Im finally a little used to [being a solo artist]. Up until recently, I hadnt adapted to it.

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She went on to say that she wanted to come out on a radio show so that she could have a fun promotional period. I wasnt the type to speak up first when all 11 members of I.O.I were together, and I wasnt able to show a lot [of myself] during our variety show appearances either, she explained. Now that I appear [on broadcasts] alone, I have a lot more time to speak and Ive become a little more relaxed.

Park Hayi From Produce 101 Season 1 To Debut As Solo Artist
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Park Hayi From Produce 101 Season 1 To Debut As Solo Artist

Although she only rose to position No. 51 during the first season of Mnets Produce 101, Park Hayi will debut as a solo artist later this month.

Her debut album, titled Higher in a play off of her own name, will contain three songs.

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The title song, also called Higher, is inspired by the feeling of flying through the sky after falling in love. The lyrics, written by Park Hayi herself, express finally being able to release pent up energy, a reflection of her own road to debut. The song is characterized by a luxurious and sophisticated sound that comes from a pop-jazz base layered with an RB dance vibe.

Kim Chungha Talks About Her Fears And Hopes Leading Up To Her Solo Debut
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Kim Chungha Talks About Her Fears And Hopes Leading Up To Her Solo Debut

On May 26, Kim Chungha held a Naver V Live broadcast to communicate with her fans ahead of her upcoming solo debut.

She said, Theres not a lot of time left [until my official debut]. Every day Im nervous, and every day seems to slip by without me noticing. The days are going by too fast.

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About the kind of album fans can expect, she said, There will be a lot of different sides to the album. There are ballads and there are songs that are suited for the summer. Since Im doing a showcase as well, please come as soon as we announce the location. I think there will be a lot of people surprised by my new image. I really like the non-title tracks on my album too. So Id like it if people listened to the other songs and not just the title track.

Kim Chungha Unveils First Photo Teaser For Upcoming Solo Debut
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Kim Chungha Unveils First Photo Teaser For Upcoming Solo Debut

After confirming her official release date and dropping a full timetable, Kim Chungha has finally given us a hint of the concept of her upcoming solo debut.

The teaser photo hints that Kim Chungha may be foregoing her last name and going simply with the name Chungha for her debut. In addition, her first mini-album will be titled Hands on Me and likely features a summery vibe.

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Watch: Kim Chungha Has Fun In The Sun In New MV Teaser For Solo Debut
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Watch: Kim Chungha Has Fun In The Sun In New MV Teaser For Solo Debut

After dropping a track list and some photo teasers, Kim Chungha has pulled back the curtain on her official solo debut music video.

The title track is called Why Dont You Know and features the artist Nucksal. Although we dont hear much of what it will sound like, the music video already has us ready for summer as Chungha wanders a pretty semi-desert landscape in a brightly patterned shawl.

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Check out the MV teaser below!