Mamamoo's Hwasa says she was able to find herself while producing 'Guilty Pleasure'

연합뉴스 / 2021-11-24 15:40:45
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▲ This photo, provided by RBW, shows a teaser image for Hwasa's second solo single album "Guilty Pleasure." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- Since launching an incredible solo career with "Twit" and "Maria," Hwasa, the pivotal member of the four-piece K-pop girl group Mamamoo, is ready to release her second solo single album "Guilty Pleasure" at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

"While I didn't think I was affected by COVID-19, I realized I was slowly losing my identity as I lost time to communicate with my fans on stage," Hwasa recalled in a showcase held at Yes24 Live Hall in Seoul on Wednesday. "I became depressed when I started questioning about my job."

"The past one and a half years was a time for me to grow from my past self to where I am right now. I went through a bitter phase in my music career and a lot of my worries were long term and heavy."

"I finally feel like I've found myself after gaining balance little by little in my profession while preparing for this album," Hwasa added.



▲ K-pop songstress Hwasa, a member of South Korean girl group Mamamoo poses for a photo during a showcase for the release of her second single album "Guilty Pleasure" at the YES 24 Live Hall in Seoul on Nov. 24, 2021. (Yonhap)


In addition to the title track "I'm a B*tch," the album includes two other songs titled "FOMO," which expresses hope to overcome fear and find peace within one's mind, and "Bless U," which depicts the desire to escape from a painful love relationship and

The 26-year-old singer said she specifically put in a lot of effort into the choreography of the songs.

"I spent a lot of time practicing the choreographies this time," Hwasa emphasized. "The times I spent practicing with all the dancers was a time that lifted me up, and it was very important to me."



▲ K-pop songstress Hwasa of Mamamoo performs her new song "I'm a B*tch" of her second single album "Guilty Pleasure" at the YES 24 Live Hall in Seoul on Nov. 24, 2021. (Yonhap) 

Hwasa, who debuted as a member of Mamamoo in 2014, succeeded by winning the top spots in Korean music shows and music charts through her solo debut track "Twit" in 2019 and "Maria" las year.

"It is also so fun to be able to solely talk about my story and present it in my own color," Hwasa said. "However, the burdens and responsibility that follow are twice as big and I often feel lonely."



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