[Zenith News=Byeon Jinhee] Having met for the first time in a long time, Sejin was excited about the release of her solo song. It is the first solo song to be released since the debut of girl group WANNA.B, and since she is the first runner among the members, she has prepared her new song 'Forget You' with a sense of responsibility.
Sejin's solo song 'Forget You' is a traditional ballad version of her memories with someone she loved. The introduction, which consists of only piano and vocal music, captivates the listeners, and at the end of the song, all sessions build up, and emotions explode to increase the level of immersion into the song. Throught this song, Sejin tried to show off her skills as a vocalist who had not been able to do that in the past.
Sejin prepared for the release of her solo song together ahead of WANNA.B's comeback. 'Forget You' is a song that will be presented to fans who have been waiting for WANNA.B's comeback for a long time. Sejin also promised to meet with fans as soon as possible with WANNA.B as a whole.
Zenith News and Sejin met at Zenith News' office building in Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam, Seoul, on the 3rd for an interview to mark the release of her solo song 'Forget You'
Q. How do you feel about releasing a solo song?
I had only worked on WANNA.B's album before but I'm doing it by myself now, so I feel a little bit of pressure. I also feel responsible for releasing a solo song like this since it is right before WANNA.B's comeback. I worked really hard when I was preparing for this. I hope you'll listen to it well no matter what the result is.
Q. You look more beautiful than before. Can you give me some tips on how to manage it?
I couldn't lose weight, but now I can hear "You've lost your weight a lot!". I think I can get the nickname 'Queen of self-management'. It's been a long time. I took yoga classes at work when I was preparing for my debut in WANNA.B.
I went to see that teacher. I thought I'd do something to make the break worthwhile. I started it to losing weight, but it became an exercise, and it made me feel comfortable. Now, I also recommend yoga to my acquaintances and people I meet. Of course, you shouldn't eat when you're in the middle of losing weight.
Q. Please introduce your new song 'Forget You' in person.
It's a farewell song written in a traditional ballad about painful memories with someone you loved. It's a song that's easy to listen to. The title is 'Forget You' and you can know the title even if you listen to the song without knowing the title. The words 'Forget You' appear a lot in the song. As soon as I heard the guide, I asked, "'Forget You' is the title, right?".
Q. It's the first solo song among WANNA.B's members, so I think fans are looking forward to it.
It was a burden. I think there would be a second and a third time if there was a first time. Each member has a different charm. All of our members are vocalists. I'm sorry that I'm the one who did it first but also I'm grateful too. I became the first one who released a solo song, but I think we'll have a chance to show other members.
Q. What are the people's reactions?
First of all, my mom loved it when she heard that my solo song was coming out. I also told it to my friends who worked together. They said it feels like an OST. Many people said that the melody is good and the voice is good. I think I just have to sing well and do my best!
Q. What's your focus as a vocal when recording?
I always sang chorus in WANNA.B. I didn't have many chances to sing during a verse, but now I have the chance to show everything. I tried to capture my color as much as I could. There's also a high note on the last bridge.
I did a lot of breathing practice to digest that part.
Q. With regard to the lyrics of the song, what kind of emotion did you have when singing the song?
I watch dramas a lot, so I have indirect experience in love and parting. I sang a song based on that feeling. I brought out my old feelings and sang them as sad as I could.
Q. What was the most difficult thing about recording?
I had to go back and forth between recording this song and recording a new song for WANNA.B. One day I was a ballad singer and one day I was a naughty girl. That was the hardest part. Making sounds was slightly different too.. We sing our songs using our neck. Of course, the recording process itself was fun. For 'Forgot You', it took about three and a half hours to record.
Q. How do you deal with such musical worries and stress?
First of all, if things don't go well, I go out of the practice room. I have to do something untill it's over, so I can't even hang out. I have to do like that. Fans know that I'm close to singer Ben. I talk a lot with her, too. I also look for advice.
Q. After the song is released, what reaction do you want to get from the public?
I think it's a success if only 5 out of 10 people say "Did Sejin have this much singing power?" and I wanted to do OST since a long time ago. I hope there will be a lot of opportunities after this album. There's a modifier called the 'OST Fairy'. I hope you can hear my voice in many different directions.
Q. What are your plans for this solo album after it is released?
First of all, radio and busking are scheduled. My agency told me to prepare for busking. I'm a little afraid of busking without the members bcause I would have to play the part of 5 people. I'm preparing my new song and other songs. I hope many of you come.
Q. When you look back on last year, please pick the most memorable moment.
I performed a lot last year. WANNA.B filmed two commercials and was also a cosmetics model. The hiatus was long, but it was fun because we did many other activities. I think that's why we've been able to work harder. That's why I was able to enjoy 2018 without any trouble.
Q. There is a good hunch with the release of your solo song in the beginning of the year. What are your goals you want to achieve in 2019?
First of all, the biggest goal is to make a comeback and get better results and let the team become known. The second goal is to work on a lot of OSTs. When I texted my acquaintances on New Year's Day, I thought the most important thing was happiness. I may not be happy even with what I want to do, but I think the mindset is the most important. And being healthy. My mom said I can't do what I want if I'm not healthy, so I have to take good care of myself. I've been doing yoga for about three years. I really want to get a yoga certificate this year. I tried to get it last year, but I missed the opportunity. It's been so long that I can move well, but I couldn't study the terminology. My teacher told me to take it this year, so I want to do it.
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