On the episode of “Strong Heart” that aired on May 1, this was revealed through Girls Generation’s Tiffany. Tiffany said, “There’s a song called ‘Dear Mom‘ in one of our albums. The lyrics were written by Ivy herself. The name was different but since I was always Ivy’s fan, I knew as soon as I saw the lyrics.”
Ivy used a stage name called, “The Lighthouse” when writing lyrics. Not only did she write lyrics for Girls Generation, but she also wrote the lyrics for SHINee’s “Last Gift.”
Tiffany continued to say, “At that time, our agency thought it’d be best to keep this quiet but now I want everyone to know that those songs were written by Ivy.”
Ivy responded, “I wanted to hide it. I chose the name “The Lighthouse” because I wanted to shine a light on the world when people started to like me again.”
She continued, “I decided to donate 100% of the proceeds from those songs. But since Girls Generation and SHINee are big Hallyu stars, the profits are quite nice,” as she laughed. Then MC Shin Dong Yup added, “You probably didn’t know the songs would do so well before you made that decision, right?” Then Ivy said “Well, since I wasn’t active as a singer, I was having a hard time financially. Sometimes, a little greed formed in my heart but I couldn’t just break my own promise,” which drew an applause from everyone.
Ivy has come back with her new title track, “Torn Heart” and is enjoying success so far.