In an interview with Sports Donga, Jessica talked about becoming a solo artist after being a part of a 9-member group.
It proved to be, understandably, quite difficult, as she relayed, "The hardest thing was that I had to do everything. In the past, even when doing interviews, we were able to allocate parts. But now, I have to pay heed to everything from one to ten, which I'm a bit unfamiliar with. On the other hand, the good thing about it is that the work goes along well. All of the staff members respect my thoughts and color, so I think that they remain intact in the final results of the work."
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She also talked about her former nickname 'Ice Princess,' because she seems to have changed a lot since. Jessica stated, "I think 'Ice Princess' comes from how I look. Anyway, even an 'Ice Princess' is a princess," and laughed. She continued, "To tell the truth, it ended up being a nickname that didn't stick easily to other people. In contrast to the past, I think people have become open-minded now. Because of course I would show my natural self after activating SNS accounts. It appears that now the time has come for me to show my natural self."
In conclusion, Jessica said, "The first chapter of my life was my school period, the second chapter was my training period, which was too long. My time as only a trainee was seven years. Chapter three was myself after a flashy debut, and chapter four will become my promotions as a solo singer. I'd rather hear that this is something expected from Jessica than I didn't put in effort. Even when I get older and look back at the present, I want to remember myself as the cool woman Jessica."