Miyeon has officially kicked off her first activities as a solo artist.
On April 26 KST, the (G)I-DLE main vocalist became the third member of the group to make a solo debut with her first solo mini-album 'MY,' also welcoming the press to an exclusive pre-release showcase to discuss the new album and give the media their first listen to its title track "Drive."
While many would assume that preparing for her solo debut while working on a (G)I-DLE comeback would be challenging, Miyeon assured reporters that it was much easier than it seems, stating, "'MY' was worked on little by little during (G)I-DLE's hiatus, so there weren't really any difficulties. I think I had fun preparing 'MY' because it was a new challenge for me.
As opposed to one that was quickly put together, it's an album I've been preparing for a long time, so I was able to do so in a fun and exciting way, like solving a puzzle piece by piece."
One reporter asked if she felt any additional pressure preparing for her debut considering she is a group's main vocalist. Miyeon responded that she felt pressure not because she is the main vocalist, but because she is a member of (G)I-DLE.
"As a member of (G)I-DLE, I tried to show a side of me others can be proud of," she explained, referring to Yuqi and Soyeon's solo music as a certain level of quality she wanted to achieve. "I think that I felt an excitement to show off a new side of me more than I felt any pressure."
During the event, Miyeon also took a moment to express her gratitude to the other (G)I-DLE members. Not only did groupmate Yuqi write the B-side track "Sonagi" as a gift to her, but the other members also offered her some help during the album preparation process.
"The members helped me out a lot, even in choosing songs," she confessed. "They were always giving compliments about how pretty they were. The members also really liked the title song, sang along to it, and monitored [my album progress]."
Meanwhile, fans can check out the music video for Miyeon's debut single "Drive" here.