On August 8, JS E&M announced intentions to strongly support Jiyoon's solo career as they stated, "Jiyoon has unlimited potential. We have created a special producing team for Jiyoon to actively support her from music to acting and also on variety shows."
As for her solo debut, "She will be releasing a new song mid-October. It will be a song encompassing her skills in dance, vocals, and rap from her 7 years with 4minute. The single will kick off her official solo career. The form of the single album has yet to be confirmed; however, we will give unlimited support for her to freely express her potential as a singer."
Meanwhile, Jiyoon left 4minute and Cube Entertainment in June of 2016.