Sunmi Responds To Negative Comment About News Of Her Comeback With Self-Composed Song

Sunmi posted a response to a negative comment about her comeback and idols being credited with composing their own music.

On July 30, it was reported that Sunmi will be making a comeback in August with a self-composed song. Her agency later confirmed that the singer is currently working on her new album with the goal of a late August comeback.

Later that day, Sunmi shared a screenshot of the initial report, which states in the title that her comeback will be with a self-composed song. In her screenshot, she showed the emojis that readers had responded to the article with, which include 143 “angry” responses. She also attached a screenshot of a comment from the article that said that most idols including Sunmi don’t contribute much to their self-composed songs, with the arranger and co-writers working to extreme lengths to create the music instead.

Sunmi wrote in the caption, “No matter the format, creating something is a very difficult process. You also need help from many people in various ways. But if the person in the lead doesn’t know what story they want to tell, can’t understand what they want to express, can’t explain it and can’t carry it out, then the people who work with them become confused.”

She added, “I do not put on the appearance of working on music just to put my name on the album credits. I think hard about each part of the process of making the lyrics, melody, arrangement, and album. I refine it, fix it, and complete what I’m trying to express. It is your personal prejudice that most idols including me are like that and I hope it is not believed as true.”

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형태가 어떻게 되었든 무언가를 만들거나 창작 해내는 것은 어려움이 많은 작업입니다. 그만큼 여러 부분에서 사람들의 도움이 필요로 합니다. 하지만 지휘자가 어떤 이야기를 하고 싶은지 또 어떻게 표현하고자 하는지 자기 자신이 이해하지 못하고, 설명할 수 없고 또 실행할 수 없다면 함께 작업하는 사람들은 혼란스럽습니다. 단순히 앨범 크레딧에 이름을 올리려는 보여주기식의 작업을 하지 않습니다. 가사, 멜로디, 편곡, 앨범이 만들어지는 과정 하나하나를 고민하며 다듬고 또 고치면서 제가 표현하고자 하는 걸 완성합니다. 저 뿐만이 아닌 대부분의 아이돌들이 그렇다는 개인의 편견이 기정사실화가 되지 않았으면 합니다.

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Sunmi has personally written many of her recent hits, including writing or co-writing the lyrics for “Noir,” “Siren,” “Heroine,” and “Gashina,” and co-composing “Noir,” “Siren,” and other tracks on her latest mini album “Warning.” She also took part in creating songs for Wonder Girls while promoting with the group.

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