Lee Hi is set to charm your socks off once again this March!
Lee Hi (이하이), who shot to stardom with the release of her debut single “22.214.171.124” in 2012 after her SBS’s “K-pop Star Season 1” stint, has been quiet for more than 2 years. Well, save for her HI SUHYUN collaboration with iKON’s Bobby in November 2014 and her beautiful cover of WINNER’s “Baby Baby”.
But that’s all about to change because last month, YG Entertainment confirmed that the adorable singer was putting the final touches on her comeback album.
This has been followed up by reports of industry insiders revealing that the album is complete and that Lee Hi has even finished filming the MV for the title track. There’s still no word on what the album or the title track will be called, but what we do know is that Tablo’s label HIGHGRND produced the album and that Lee Hi on track for a March comeback!
This will mark Lee Hi’s first comeback album in 3 years and we’re sure a lot has changed since she first debuted. We can’t wait to see what her concept will be like this time around! Perhaps she will be embracing a more mature sound/look? We’ll find out soon enough :)
UPDATE (7th March):
The track list for Lee Hi’s comeback album has been released! The album, titled “Seoulite”, features some impressive names that sound like promising collaborations such as Dok2, Incredivle, and WINNER‘s Mino.
And let’s not disregard that one of the title tracks, “Breathe”, was written by Jonghyun, a member of idol boy group SHINee from rival agency SM Entertainment. It’s quite the plot twist, if you asked us.
In fact, YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk recent told Korean media outlet Osen News that he only learned about the collaboration after the music video filming for “Breathe” (한숨) was scheduled as Tablo (of Epik High and HIGHGRND) was afraid that he would be biased against the song.
Thankfully, as it turns out, the song left a deep impression on Yang Hyun Suk, which made him decide to make it a title track along with another one that Tablo recommended, “Hold My Hand” (손잡아 줘요). Yang Hyun Suk also said that fans can expect a refreshing change from “Seoulite” as the album is based mostly on hip hop sounds.
Lee Hi’s “Seoulite” drops on 9th March ;)