Following a successful American stadium tour alongside fellow Twice members, 26-year-old singer-songwriter Nayeon is all set to give her fans a slice of her unique artistic colors with her official solo EP I’m Nayeon. ForraForayedyed by the lead single “Pop,” the seven-track record marks Nayeon’s solo debut, making her the first Twice member to release an official solo album.
Written by Lee Seu Ran, Kenzie, Hayden Chapman, Greg Bonnick & Ellen Berg, “Pop” is a blast from the past with its retro-pop-inspired soundscape. Meshing various sonic elements like drums, saxophone and synth to name a few, the production underlines Nayeon’s bright, delicate vocals as she sings about the exhilarating feelings of love, passion, and desires; “You cannot get away from me / The twitch in your eyes / Your nervous gestures, baby / I want to pop you.” The track’s thematic of romance delivered in a bubblegum pop production is an instant call-out to Twice’s established sonic identity which continues to explore similar styles and stories. While the track definitely feels like a continuation of Twice’s discography, Nayeon embodies the track wholeheartedly with a groovy, luscious vocal performance, making it her own di lei.
The music video is a picturesque dreamland with a bubbly Nayeon- presenting her dimples in full display – executing breezy choreographed moves from one colorful set to another. Marked by props such as balloons and bubbles, the music video brims a summery landscape with Nayeon concluding the music video on a glittering stage accompanied by an army of dancers matching her soaring energy levels.
Nayeon’s solo album I’m Nayeon also features Stray Kids rapper and label-mate Felix and South Korean rapper Wonstein on “No Problem” and “Love Countdown” respectively. Other tracks include “CandyFloss,” “All or Nothing,” “Happy Birthday To You” and “Sunset.”