July 23, Somi appeared as a guest on Naver NOW’s “SAP,” hosted by Zion.T.
Talking about her latest song “What You Waiting For,” which was released on July 22, Zion.T said, “On YouTube, it seemed like you had a tough time because of the choreography. What did BLACKPINK’s Lisa say about it?”
Somi said, “Lisa told me that the choreography for this song is really good. I think she really sees something in it.”
She continued, “Lisa said it’s much better than the choreography for ‘BIRTHDAY.’ There were originally two drafts for the choreography, but when it was time to make a decision, Lisa gave me certainty and helped me decide. It was a lot of help.”
Asked what has made her most happy recently, Somi said, “I was the most happy when the first teaser for my new song was released. Normally, video teasers are edited clips from the music video, but this time, for two of the three [MV teasers], we filmed [explicitly for the teaser]. Seeing the teaser, it made me think of when we filmed it, and it made me cry.”
Somi revealed that lately she’s fallen deep into songwriting. “I’ve always liked it, but I never knew how, so I started with just recording things that came to mind on my phone. I would write lyrics as memos on my phone, and write over beats that I downloaded.”
She added, “When I was a trainee, I mentioned that I wanted to take classes for lyric writing and song composition. But it didn’t work out, so I was even more determined to try it on my own, so I continued to record on my phone. The song that came out of that process of ‘Outta My Head.’”
When asked if she wants her name to be associated with a certain phrase, Somi said, “I want it to be ‘Endless Jeon Somi.’ Just a bulldozer that never stops.”
Closing, she said, “Please give the music video for ‘What You Waiting For’ lots of love. I put my heart and soul into it.”
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