The first tribute song, “I’m Fine Thank You” was released on 3rd September, to mark a year since EunB’s passing. “Smile Even If It Hurts”, released today (7th September), marks exactly one year since RiSe has passed away.
While “I’m Fine Thank You” is just a remake of an existing Ladies’ Code song featuring several Polaris Entertainment artistes e.g. Kim Bum Soo, Ivy, Yang Dong Geun, Han Hee Jun, Rumble Fish, and Sun Woo, “Smile Even If It Hurts” is more personal.
Featuring the vocals of the 3 remaining Ladies’ Code members e.g. Ashley, Sojung, and Zuny, “Smile Even If It Hurts” was co-written by composer Seo Yoo Suk and established hitmaker Seo Ui Bum.
Ladies’ Code member Sojung contributed to the lyrics of the song, which perfectly captures the pain and suffering they went through since RiSe and EunB’s deaths in the tragic car crash last year.
Listen to it below:
Rest in peace, EunB and RiSe.