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Red Velvet's Wendy Goes Solo With Debut Album 'Like Water' - Listen!

Red Velvet's Wendy Goes Solo With Debut Album 'Like Water' - Listen!

Wendy is going solo!

The 27-year-old Red Velvet girl group member is putting her impressive voice on display with her debut solo effort, Like Water, on Monday (April 5).

During a live Q&A press conference ahead of the album’s release, Wendy explained the thought process behind releasing two title tracks: “When This Rain Stops” and “Like Water.”

“They both tell my own personal story and each track has its own sound and charm,” she said.

Find out what else she said…

“‘When This Rain Stops’ is a ballad track featuring a piano performance and just my vocals. I think it’s a song that showcases my vocals in particular. I also put my own personal story into the lyrics so the song is even more near and dear to my heart. It’s been a long wait since last year, until I was able to meet my fans now, and I found so much strength through my fans who have sent me so much support. I chose this as the title track because I wanted to share the reassurance that I received and to show my gratitude to everyone. I hope that this will be a comforting track that soothes your mind and makes the rain stop,” she explained.

“I wanted to fully convey the message and the emotion of the song as if I was actually talking so I was very focused and put my all into recording. I think I spent up to 15 hours total just recording this song. Also, it was so interesting, it was raining every time I was recording, and when I was done, it stopped!” she revealed.

She also discussed “Like Water,” describing it as “a refreshing, pure acoustic pop ballad track.”

“Just like a person can’t live without water, it has the message of how two people need and fill each other like water does.”

Wendy also discussed going solo from Red Velvet, and being the first to do so from the group.

“At first I really couldn’t believe it. I did feel a bit pressured thinking, ‘Can I do this well?’ I had to work on the solo project by myself, that made me think a lot of our members. But the staff at our company supported me by my side, making it possible for me to put out this amazing album. I really put my all into this so that my own voice could be fully heard.”

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Listen to the album and watch the music video for “Like Water”…

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