From Cinderella to a “Flourishing” Princess, ChungHa 4th Mini Album Media Showcase
From ‘Hands On Me’ to her latest, ‘Blooming Blue’, ChungHa has been making a new and successful legacy in the K-Pop industry and on June 24, 2019(KST), ChungHa made her comeback showcase with the 4th mini-album, “Flourishing” and the title, ‘Snapping’.
Here, as announced, are some of the moments from the showcase that we wanted to share with our Kpopmappers.
The theme for the album, “Flourishing” is “Change” and “Growth”. The word “Flourishing” expresses the confidence that lies in the meaning of the word itself but also the ulterior of insecurities and fear, as the narrator wants to hold on to the present.
The album consists of five tracks including the title track, ‘Snapping’, ‘Chica’, ‘우리가 즐거워(We Have Fun)’, ‘Call it Love’ and ChungHa’s own written(lyrics) track, ‘Flourishing’.
According to ChungHa, ‘Flourishing’ reflects her cumulated thoughts and feelings that she wanted to express for the past 2 restless years since her debut, narrating her willingness to grow even further without fear. (Plus, the lyrics are all in English)
She had put a lot of effort to give various colors to her music compared to the previous album, experimenting Trap soul, Latin, R&B, and a medium tempo track.
The title track, ‘Snapping’ narrates about a person who comes back to one’s feet after being exhausted from a heartbreak. The song is much fancier and deeper than her previous songs, composed with addictive beats that have a groovy intro which spreads more and more as it builds up to the chorus.
According to ChungHa, the composer said he was inspired by her recent appearance in a sports brand commercial.
And for the live performance? Well as expected, it was amazing! It was “ChungHa” all over the stage. Her dashing bright bleached hair with hot exotic koi-like dress catches your eyes and as the music starts. I was hypnotized for the whole 3 minutes and 35 seconds.
During the interview, ChungHa shared that she was able to “flourish” by trying various kind of music while preparing for this album and experience numerous genre, just like the title of her album.
After her classy performance, the host handed his mic to the reporters for Q&A session, where we get to explore deeper into ChungHa and her latest album.
1. Why did ‘Snapping’ became the title song for this album even when there is a track called ‘Flourishing’ which is exactly same as her album title?
“Flourishing(track) did not exist at first and it was added later in the process of making this album. Normally, I would put a short intro track that would naturally lead into my title track, but this time, while discussing with the producers, they suggested that I write the lyrics to this and make a full song instead. That’s why it’s not the title track.”
2. Any plan for a solo tour?
“The company and I are thinking about it, and I really want to do it. Once we are prepared, I want to gradually start going on tours.”
3. There were a lot of rumors about I.O.I reuniting, is there anything you can tell us?
“Currently, there’s nothing being discussed that I know of, but if there is a chance where we can all be together once more, I would get back in a heartbeat.”
4. What kind of artist do you want to be remembered as?
“I want to be remembered as an artist who doesn’t rest from growing, and an artist who can show that to the audience.”
Even after the showcase, her live performance was magical and I truly hope there will be an international tour happening so that our global fans can see her in person!
Check out ChungHa’s latest release, ‘Snapping’ MV and comment below, what you’re favorite moment was in the music video!