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Lee Hi Speaks Up About Her Long Hiatus and New Album

By Staff Reporter | June 11, 2019 01:26 PM EDT

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The YG entertainment singer/performer Lee Hi made a comeback after her three-year-long hiatus. Lee Ha-Yi is a 22-year-old South Korean singer and songwriter. She was also well known as the runner up of SBS K-pop star season 1. Her comeback song was entitled "No One" featuring iKON's B.I and mini album named "24°c".

"While making this album, I thought a lot about what an 'East Asian' style song is. The music that I enjoy and listen to often is more Western, but as I spend more time as a singer, I find myself seeking out more Asian styles. So the lyrics are also almost all Korean. There are some English lyrics, but they're all very easy to understand." Lee Hi said.

She also told the press that the songs were different from before as it is more mature than before.

Lee hi was asked if she felt nervous or anxious during her hiatus and she honestly answered it by saying yes but now she is just trying to be positive and have a go with the flow kind of attitude. Regarding her change appearance, she said that its because she lost weight. She added that now that she's promoting an album, she had to eat and might some gain weight because if she didn't eat, her voice might not come out. Lee Hi said that she is trying to control and maintain her weight for now.

Her comeback made a huge stir in the industry, although fans are very excited about the said comeback, some had different vibes and mixed feelings. Some netizen said that her new single doesn't sound like Lee Hi's previous songs. The other comment also added that its not Lee Hi's style and more of a YG style. Aside from its style, Lee Hi also receives a lot of criticisms regarding her being with YG ent and her new appearance.

She responds that her agency's issues are separate from her comeback and she is not that concerned about YG's situation. Yet, many fans and netizens are telling her to switch agencies and such. Her comeback may have received a lot of backlash and controversies but many fans still defended her and said that they really like the new album and its style. Lee Hi also expresses her gratitude towards her fans who waited for her and support her unconditionally.


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