Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun Talks About Going Solo At The Same Time As miss A’s Suzy
On January 16, Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun held a showcase at the SM Town Coex Atrium to commemorate the release of her first solo mini-album.
At the showcase, Seohyun said that her goal for her solo debut was to show the world her own emotional and musical color. “Rather than being known as the youngest member of Girls’ Generation,” she said, “I want people to know that Seohyun as a singer and as a person has this kind of emotionality and musicality.”
Meanwhile, Seohyun’s solo debut, “Don’t Say No,” was released online at the same time as miss A’s Suzy’s pre-debut track, “Pretend.”
When asked about this, Seohyun said, “Even when I was promoting with Girls’ Generation, there were people who looked at us as rivals. But when I promoted alongside them, I was grateful and had fun. In the past, [both our groups] had a ‘girl power’ image at a time when there were lots of boy groups in the industry. If people thought of us as rivals, that means that the concept of ‘girl power’ has matured. This time we’re also promoting at the same time but I’m grateful that we can work hard together and stimulate each other.”