Brown Eyed Girls member Miryo is stepping out on her own as a solo singer.
Taking into considering her promotions with Honey Family, this is her first solo album after being in the music industry for 13 long years.
Her first solo album MIRYO aka JOHONEY has caused her so much nervous anxiety that her muscles have physically tensed up.
A lot of people ask me what JOHONEY means, she said. Jo is my last name, and I got Honey 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.
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.
I enjoy music that you can dance to, and the genre that makes me want to dance the most these days is electronic music, so theres a lot of that in there, she explained. I like rock a lot too, but Katy Perry-style rock. Songs that are 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.
Not only has her music style changed, her image has too. She has become a lot more feminine. Fans seems to agree that she has blossomed, and are questioning whether or not she underwent plastic surgery.
I wanted to try an epicene image, so I sang a lot of songs about breakups, as well as some cute songs, she said. As far as looks go, I have to agree that I look a lot better than I once did (laughs). I know that Im not as pretty as the actresses out there, but I dont think Im too bad to look at (laughs). I didnt 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.
Her fellow Brown Eyed Girls members Narsha and Gain also made successful debuts as solo singers. With that said, Miryo is really feeling the pressure.
She said, I 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 its easier said than done. Im so nervous that my muscles are tensing up painfully.
A lot of her songs sing about break ups. Party Rock that features a rap by Leessangs Gary, Leggo with a feature by Narsha, her title song Dirty as well as Love You Love You with a feature by Girls Generation member Sunny and Revenger with Rude Paper all sing about painful breakups. These songs seem to reflect Miryos heart.
It wasnt intentional, but it became a break-up album. I wanted it to have a party concept or a more alluring appeal, but I wasnt successful. I guess because I experienced something similar, all the songs kept turning into painful breakup songs. Not necessarily a break up after a dating relationship, but you know, where youre getting to know someone and it just ends. I recently experienced getting rejected by a man who only considered me as one of his many girl friends (laughs). Its weird, it becomes harder to find love as I get older.
Seems like this new album is a collection of her honest experiences of being in the music industry for 13 years. Different from her usual fierce image, she exhibited her fun and cute personality in this album as well.
Im really nervous. I will do my best on stage, but I want to create a lot of events to meet with my fans, she said. I feel really drawn to a lot of my other songs, and I want to introduce them to the public one by one. I hope everyone likes it!
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