Yubin On The Success Of The Wonder Girls’ Solos And Why She Doesn’t Feel Pressured For Her Debut
Yubin recently made her solo debut with the single album “City Woman” 11 years after her debut with Wonder Girls in 2007.
The title track of “City Woman,” titled “Lady,” is a retro city pop track. In an interview with MK Sports, Yubin compared her debut solo style to the retro style of Wonder Girls. She said, “I didn’t know much about retro before Wonder Girls. With Wonder Girls, I came to like retro and study it. I think because of that, I was able to pull off the city pop genre. Wonder Girls is reminiscent of 80s American pop. This time its Asian 80s metro, classy and sparkly. You can feel a very Korean melody in the song. If Wonder Girls were like a passionate red, then this solo album is cool, refreshing blue.”
Yubin spoke about the solo success of her fellow Wonder Girls members. “It’s impossible to compare,” she said. “Even when were were together, when we composed or wrote songs, our styles were so distinct. Because of that, rather than falling into comparisons, we became a source of strength for each other. And because the members’ solos were all well received by the public, I think I’m seeing a bit of that interest for my solo, as well.”
On her members’ reactions to her solo, Yubin said, “When the teaser came out, I didn’t ask them to, but they promoted it for me. They supported me, telling me that I was so cool and that they were looking forward to it. Hyerim was the MC for my showcase. It was nice seeing her so eager to help me out.”
Giving hints on genres she may tackle in the future, Yubin expressed interest in hip hop and R&B, dance, and band music. “I don’t know what genre I’ll be obsessed with next, but whatever it is, I’ll be back with my own spin on it.”