As previously reported, Shinsadong Tiger will be producing his very own girl group under his agency TR Entertainment. EXID's Elly, who has worked closely with Shinsadong Tiger throughout her EXID days, will also be taking part in advising their activities. In this first pre-debut intro video titled 'TRI.BE Manual', Shinsadong Tiger and Elly met with members Songsun, Jinha, Mire, and Hyunbin of TRI.BE.
First, Elly introduced TRI.BE's Songsun as a member who "participated in doing the guide vocals for EXID's songs." Songsun, Shinsadong Tiger, and Elly also reminisced about an alarming time in the past(?), when all of the plans to launch a new girl group were thwarted after Songsun briefly left the agency as a trainee. Next, Shinsadong Tiger asked her about her "famous" relative, who happened to be Girls' Generation's Yuri!
Songsun described Yuri as a first-cousin from her mother's side of the family, and when asked about any advice she received from her "sunbae", the idol relayed, "At first, she was very against it, because it is such a difficult life. She told me that unless I am really really talented, I should give it up. But then I showed her clips of my singing and dancing. When she saw me, she said that I was actually good, and that I needed to survive no matter what."
Get to know the other members of TRI.BE as well as more about Songsun in the first episode of 'TRI.BE Manual', above!