Ailee says she's a teary woman
On September 30, Ailee released her first ever full album and held a comeback showcase in Seoul. As you may know, she broke her toe when she filmed music video on September 7 and she had to sing her new songs in her chair at the showcase. However, the kpop diva caught eyes and ears of people by showing outstanding singing performance. Here's what Ailee talked about her first full album.
Q. It has been 3 years and 7 months since you debuted, and you finally released your first full album. How do you feel?
Ailee: Actually, I feel burdened about my full album. I couldn't release my full album because I thought I was not ready. I wanted to put much effort into my full album, and much time has passed because I had to collect good songs. I want to show a vivid color of my music through my first ever full album. As always, I want to give the album ten out of ten.
Q. Your fans are worried because of your injury.
Ailee: I had many great things to show, but it's sad that I can't show all of them because of my injury. I want to say sorry to my fans. However, I wanted to see my fans as soon as possible. That's why I made a comeback in spite of my injury.
Q. Then can't you show your dance performance on the stage?
Ailee: To my regret I have to sing my new songs in my chair because I hurt my toe. I will try to express emotions through my eyes.
Q. It seems that you always show your strong character in your songs.
Ailee: The composers always give me songs about a strong woman. I think that kind of song reminds the composers of me. Actually, I like to sing some lovely songs too. I'm a teary woman.
Q. It's notable that you took part in writing 7 out of 10 tracks of the album.
Ailee: I focused on story lines when I wrote the lyrics of the songs. For example, 'Second Chance' is the song about the real story of my close friend's junior colleague. The song has a funny love story.
Q. You went on a severe diet before you released 'Don't Touch Me' last year. Wasn't there any side-effect from dieting too much?
Ailee: As I lost my belly fat, I was lacking in strength when I sang. That's why I has started to exercise even though I can't exercise these days because of my injury. I broke my toe only 3 weeks after I started exercise.
Q. So, what's your goal as a singer?
Ailee: I want to keep challenging myself. I will always try new genres of music. And I want to hear that I sing very well now and for ever.