Ji-yeon of girl group T-ara was reluctant to branch out on her own at first but is now finding her way as a solo artist.
She announced the release of her mini solo album "1MIN1SEC" featuring three songs at a press conference on Monday.
"I felt awkward and scared of doing everything by myself, as previously I've always worked with other band members. I doubted if I would fare well by myself. But it's natural for a singer to want to prove their talent and potential by going solo, so I decided to give it a try and do my best," she said.
She said the album has allowed her to reflect more of her personality. "I will be able to show my hidden charms as a solo artist. I hope the album will also appeal to female fans rather than just men."
Ji-yeon also expressed her desire to evolve into a stronger musician who can not only sing and dance well but write her own music. "I'm so interested in writing lyrics. I hope that a song written by me will be included on T-ara's full length album, which is scheduled to be released this summer," she added.