seohyun girls' generation

blue night radio ♡ 170228
translation: cosmicsticks

listener: what did you do yesterday?
jonghyun: i was just at home and, since seohyun of girls’ generation had a concert, i went to watch. the concert venue is somewhere that is meaningful to me and it’s also where we will be together in the future so i went to watch and look around. [note: the venue that the concert was held at is where jonghyun held the concerts (story by jonghyun) for his agit series in 2015.]


Q: It’s your first solo album since debuting ten years ago?
First of all, I can’t believe Girls’ Generation is celebrating ten years.  In that regard, it was also new to debut as a solo singer. I would like to thank everyone who afforded me this special opportunity.

Q: You’ve been credited as a writer for six songs?
There’s a total of 7 songs on this album.  Except for the title song, I took part in writing the other six songs because I wanted to challenge myself in portraying my own sensibility.

Q: Composing isn’t easy, where did you get the inspiration from?
I thought about some of the experiences that I’ve had and incorporated them into writing song lyrics after coming up with a fitting story.

Q: Selecting the title song ‘Don’t Say No’ must have been a rigorous process?
It wasn’t originally the title song.  However, it was a song created by Kenzie who also composed, 'Into the New World.’  I happened to like the song too, so in the end, the hard work had paid off.

Q: Overall, the album gives off a much different tone than Girls’ Generation?
To be the honest, the agency was against this concept. They suggested a girl strumming on her guitar kind of concept when I said that kind of image didn’t fit me since I am older now.  Girls Generation had a different concept from what I wanted to illustrate.  I wanted to naturally present my mature side.

Q: Is there anything you got out of from this?
The results aren’t really that important.  I am satisfied by the fact that I could present my own colors to the audience.  I was able to show a mature Seohyun as opposed to the sweet Seohyun from Girls’ Generation.  I will continue to strive for the best.

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