Soyou says it took a while for her to decide whether go to on Mnet ‘Produce 48’ but she is glad she eventually did.
On October 2, Soyou participated in an interview to commemorate the release of her second solo album “RE:FRESH.” During the interview, she talked about appearing on Mnet’s audition program “Produce 48” as a vocal trainer and how she gained a lot more from it than she expected.
Soyou said, “when I received the offer to appear as the vocal trainer, I had to think about it a lot. I didn’t think I was capable of teaching someone. However, you know how when you teach someone, sometimes you get to learn something from it. That’s why I eventually decided to do it.”
She continued, “I was always thinking about how I could deliver my know-how’s as efficiently and effectively as possible. I was just like them before I debuted. I also competed against others to debut, so I knew exactly how desperate they were at the moment. That’s why I may have seemed a bit harsh towards some trainees.”
At last, she said, “if you don’t put your best effort in the moment, all you have later is just regret. I didn’t want them to feel regret. That’s what made me to give harsh, but realistic advice to the trainees.”
On the other hand, Soyou also expressed how proud she was of all participants.
The singer said, “if you really think about it, they are so young. They even amazed me, sometimes. The trainees who absorbed my advice like a sponge, they are the ones that really showed growth throughout the show. Some trainees are overload with passion and enthusiasm that they come to me with questions even when we are not filming. I loved that, too. As I was teaching them, I was learning from them at the same time. I didn’t want to forget my beginning, when I was just another trainee like them. That really helped me with preparing for my new album, as well.”
Regarding the new album, Soyou says she wants to showcase the “upgraded” version of herself with the upcoming comeback. The singer said, “there is an image of me that was established during my time as a SISTAR member. However, I wanted to show you an upgraded version of that with my comeback this time.”
She continued, “During the SISTAR era, we had a lot of choreography and dance moves that were both sexy and powerful. Of course that’s very important, but as I’ve aged, I wanted a choreography that focused on my body line. If you look at the choreography for my upcoming title track, it’s like seeing a musical. This one song conveys many different genres in itself.”
At the end, Soyou said she put in more effort into the second album than her first. The singer said, “when you are overdoing something, it becomes too much. That’s why for my first album, I tried to relax a little. However, for the second one, I decided that my title track should be a dance song. Naturally, I had to put in more effort into this.”
Soyou’s second solo album “RE:FRESH” and its title track will become available on October 4 at 6PM, KST.
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Translated by Dasol Kim
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