Watch: Somi Talks About Becoming An Adult, Shares Song She Wrote, Covers Bruno Mars, And More
Somi appeared on the July 31 episode of “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook” to showcase her talents and talk about what she’s been up to!
She began with a cover of Bruno Mars’s “Treasure,” putting her own spin on the song. Check it out below:
The first time Somi had been on “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook” was when she was still in middle school as a member of I.O.I in 2016, and she talked about returning to the show as an adult. When asked what the first thing she had wanted to do when she turned 20 [by Korean reckoning], Somi said, “As soon as it was midnight, I went to go buy beer with my dad so I can show them my ID card [to prove I was an adult], but they didn’t ask for ID,” and “I haven’t been able to film any endorsements for alcoholic drinks because of my age, but now I can. To all the advertisers out there, please call me.”
Somi also talked about how songwriting has become a hobby for her as she said, “I have an unreleased song called ‘The Watermelon Song,’ and I created it when I was eating some watermelon and thought it would be fun to compare eating a watermelon to falling in love.” She shared a snippet of the song, and Yoo Hee Yeol praised her bubbly interpretation of love.
Finally, Somi performed her latest title track “What You Waiting For.” Check out the performance below and don’t forget to check out the music video as well!