On the August 12 broadcast of MBC’s “Radio Star,” Sunmi appeared as a visitor with JYP Entertainment founder Park Jin Young and talked about their duet “When We Disco,” her troublesome occasions throughout Wonder Girls’s U.S. tour, how she wrote a music for TWICE, and extra.
Sunmi shared the story behind how she acquired to launch “When We Disco” with Park Jin Young. Sunmi defined that she had been consuming in a restaurant when she heard a music that she and Park Jin Young listened to throughout their time in New York. Happy to listen to a music from the previous, Sunmi recorded the music on her cellphone and despatched the recording to Park Jin Young. She then mentioned that Park Jin Young despatched her a demo for a brand new music in response.
Park Jin Young mentioned, “I texted her asking if she missed the times once we labored collectively. Sunmi had no selection however to say sure.”
Sunmi defined, “I mentioned I’d work with him, considering that I’d simply be that includes within the music, however once I noticed the lyrics, I had an entire verse. When I requested if it was a duet, he texted me saying sure with a smiley face.”
She then mentioned, “I requested him if he was considering of anybody else for the music, and he responded, ‘No, there’s nobody else however you.’”
Park Jin Young added that Sunmi had texted him as quickly as he began writing the lyrics to “When We Disco.” He mentioned, “I believed it was destiny.”
Sunmi shared a shaggy dog story about how she acquired by the music video filming. “It’s not simple to be 5 centimeters [approximately 2 inches] away from Park Jin Young whereas wanting into his eyes,” she mentioned. “I needed to act like his lover within the music video, and it was arduous at first so I regarded on the area between his eyes.”
Later, Sunmi talked about her troublesome time touring with the Wonder Girls within the United States. She revealed that they lived inside their tour bus and that she needed to share a bunk mattress with Park Jin Young, with Sunmi on the second degree and Park Jin Young on the third.
“When he’d go as much as the third degree of the bunk mattress, the mattress would sink a lot it felt like sleeping inside a coffin,” Sunmi mentioned.
Park Jin Young added, “Wonder Girls was the final artist that I used to be capable of get actually shut with. I acquired to care for g.o.d and Wonder Girls myself, however after that, there have been issues like issues with the company, so I couldn’t see everybody else as a lot.”
Sunmi elaborated on the difficulties of touring the United States. “I used to be 18 years outdated once I left for the United States, and it was arduous mentally,” she admitted. Sunmi talked about that the group even needed to promote themselves earlier than the live performance, handing out flyers alongside Park Jin Young.
Park Jin Young mentioned, “It felt like Wonder Girls was going to make it massive there. But on the finish of 2008, [the global financial services firm] Lehman Brothers collapsed, and all of the music labels went bankrupt.” He then mentioned that the 5 years he invested in the Wonder Girls’s U.S. mission had resulted in nothing. However, not all the things went to waste as Sunmi mentioned that she made lots of nice reminiscences along with her members through the time.
Sunmi additionally talked about writing a music for TWICE. She mentioned, “Some time again, somebody from JYP requested that I write a music for TWICE. I even wrote the lyrics whereas excited about the members in order that it will match the group.” She then revealed that the music was finally rejected. “I believe the music was too attractive for TWICE,” Sunmi mentioned.
Sunmi then shared a narrative about how she recorded her 2013 music “24 hours.” She mentioned, “I keep in mind recording the identical syllable for 3 days.” Sunmi talked about that’s why she was nervous to file “When We Disco” with Park Jin Young. “We paid lots of consideration to the small print, however we completed recording fairly shortly this time,” she revealed.
Later, Park Jin Young and Sunmi carried out their duet for the primary time. Check out the complete efficiency under!
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