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A Hark Back to K-pop Roots: Tiffany Young Drops Korean Remix of ‘Runaway’

By Staff Reporter | June 01, 2019 04:31 PM EDT

Tiffany Young pays tribute to K-pop roots with Korean remix of "Runaway."
(Photo : Instagram/ Tiffany Young)

Paying tribute to her K-pop roots, Tiffany Young has recently unveiled a Korean version of her single, "Runaway."

The pop singer, who has embarked on a solo career in the US, dropped the revamped version of the track on May 31, Friday. The Korean version is a collaboration of many artists as it features pianist Chloe Flower, with her fellow Girls' Generation Sooyoung helping out in the lyrics.

In a press release, Tiffany shared that Sooyoung loved the song at first listen, "Sooyoung loved the song as much [as me] and even wrote this Korean version. I'm so proud and lucky to have her by my side as a sister and as a talented lyricist."

The use of both the Korean and English languages in the remix is Tiffany's way of bridging both cultures together.

"My new journey has been about bridging the two worlds of K-pop and [American] pop...I got to see how much my fans loved 'Runaway' and saw how passionately they sang their hearts out with me every night and that really inspired me to put it together," she further shared.

The 29-year-old songstress also shared that is her vow as an artist to "never want to forget where [she] came from" -- "whether [she is] releasing music in the US or in Asia."

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the release of "Runaway" Korean version is in time for the "last day of [the] Asian Pacific American Heritage Month."

"I have taken the month of May researching and embracing different Asian artists around the world, and that includes both Chloe and Sooyoung, whom I've obviously known forever. So, this new version of "Runaway" is the perfect way for me to celebrate both our heritage as Asian artists - which I'm so proud of - and, of course, girl power," she explained.

"Runaway," the original version, is lifted off her debut US album, "Lips on Lips" which was released in February. In both the US and Korean releases, the song features vocal works from R&B star Babyface, who also co-wrote the piece.

The "Lips on Lips" effort marks as her first project following her departure from SM Entertainment. Tiffany, alongside Sooyoung and Seohyun, decided not to renew their contracts with the Korean entertainment giant.

These Girls' Generation members' departure took place in October of 2017, two months shy of the K-pop group's 10th year anniversary. The outfit is known for the chart-topping smashes "Gee," "I Got A Boy," "Party," and more. 

Tagged :  Tiffany Young, Girls Generation, Sooyoung


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