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For all of the glitz and glamour of the leisure business, working as a Okay-pop idol just isn’t all the time the dreamy life many followers may think — and whereas this isn’t a brand new thought in any respect, it’s one with which HUH YUNJIN of LE SSERAFIM has grow to be all too acquainted.
LE SSERAFIM debuted in Could of 2022 and have shortly discovered their footing. The members turned heads with their numerous, sharply-honed ability units: KAZUHA, for instance, is a classically educated ballet dancer and incorporates her background into LE SSERAFIM’s choreography, whereas HUH YUNJIN has a background in opera, and just lately opened a efficiency flexing her years spent sharpening her vocal abilities. LE SSERAFIM made our checklist of 10 Okay-pop acts that dominated 2022, and the 5 members appear to have no intention of slowing down any time quickly.
HUH YUNJIN, a vocalist and dancer within the group, was raised in America. Within the quick time that’s handed since LE SSERAFIM’s debut, the now-21-year-old has been vocal about hoping to make use of her function inside the business to carry constructive change to the idol expertise. She’s not afraid to dive into subjects which may nonetheless really feel a bit taboo on the earth of Okay-pop, and turned up the quantity in her newest self-written and self-produced single, “I ≠ DOLL.”
little throwback for pleasure 🙂
i really like you. unconditionally.#LE_SSERAFIM #HUHYUNJIN #허윤진 #ホユンジン pic.twitter.com/LO7ueLuBQl
— 르세라핌 (@IM_LESSERAFIM) June 2, 2022
The animation within the music video for the only was additionally created by HUH YUNJIN herself. It exhibits scenes of a cartoon determine, a stand-in for herself, boxing a masked determine, presumably meant to be a web-based troll. Later, after having her outfits switched out in a manner that recollects dress-up pc video games of our youth, she stands as digital camera bulbs flash and newspaper headlines encompass her: “ANT SIZED WAIST, WEIGHT LOSS TIPS, DESIGNER BRANDS, SHOCKING NEW LOOK.”
It’s uncommon in one of the simplest ways for an idol within the Okay-pop world, particularly one as younger as HUH YUNJIN, to sort out these themes head on. (LE SSERAFIM’s title, appropriately, is an anagram of “I’M FEARLESS.”) I used to be so excited to attach with HUH YUNJIN for this week’s column and listen to about what went into the discharge.
Take a take heed to “I ≠ DOLL” beneath, and browse on for HUH YUNJIN’s insights into the message and songwriting course of.