The upcoming girl group The Ark has released the debut song and music video for their digital single, “The Light.”
Their agency K Entertainment stated, “‘The Light’ will be released via music sites at noon on April 10, as well as the music video via official YouTube channel.”
On April 8, The Ark revealed the teaser video first, hinting an uplifting melody coupled with emotional lyrics, and built up the anticipation among fans.
“The Light” was written by songwriter Kim Tae Sung, who also wrote Girls’ Generation‘s “The Boys.” Together with the help of producer group Iconic Sounds, this song is labeled “Contemporary R&B” for its mix of lyrical guitar riffs and hip-hop style.
This song is about a person who used to only care about herself and no one else, but suddenly discovers happiness when she starts living for someone else and learns to be selfless. The portrayed emotions can be felt in relationships between lovers, friends, or family, making it very easy for the general public to relate to.
The music video tells the story of an immature high school student and her caring mother. The mom lives only for the happiness of her daughter, but when her daughter suddenly dies in a car crash, the mom is then left all by herself.
The talented actress Jo Min Soo starred as the mom and “The Ark” member Halla took the role of the daughter.
The actress supported the group saying, “I liked the song right from the first time I heard it because it was different than the typical sounds of idols these days. And I decided to take the role because [the music video] compels the audience to figure out the story in a short time frame.”
“I wish only the best for “The Ark” as they take their first step into society, and hopefully they are recognized as talented singers of the nation and not just as an idol,” she said, leaving the group with a supporting message.
“The Ark” will perform their debut song “The Light” on SBS’s Inkigayo on April 12.