After her unfortunate fall during a rehearsal for SBS’s music show in December 2019, Red Velvet’s Wendy, 27, suffered a pelvic fracture and a broken wrist, among other injuries caused by the incident. The injury prompted her to take a hiatus until last August.
However, the Kpop start ended her hiatus with a bang. She recently released her first solo album “Like Water.” Her album not only marks her solo promotions but also ended her year-long injury-induced hiatus.
During an online media conference on Monday, Wendy expresses her gratitude to her fans and also introduced one of the tracks in her album, “When This Rain Stops.”
“Through ‘When This Rain Stops,’ I want to show my appreciation to my fans for sending me love and support while I was on a long break and repay what I received,” she said during the event held a few hours before the release of “Like Water.” “I spent about 15 hours in total to record the song because I wanted to deliver my message and feelings well. Its lyrics truly speak for me.”
Wendy’s new album has two lead tracks titled “When This Rain Stops” and “Like Water,” which is an acoustic pop ballad that conveys just like how humans need water to survive, people need each other too.
While the track “When This Rain Stops” brings comfort to those who are going through a rough time. “Like Water’ sends a more hopeful message about the future,” she said. “Both of them are heart-warming, but I would say they have different ‘temperatures’ and tones.”
She added, “The central themes of my album are comfort and empathy. I hope my music can heal people at least while they are listening to my music.”
The album also has three more tracks, including, “Why Can’t You Love Me?” “The Road” and “Best Friend,” which features fellow group member, Red Velvet’s Seulgi.
When asked about how her bandmates reacted to her solo venture, Wendy said that they gave her their full support.
“They frequently texted me to catch up on what was happening with the album and even visited the site where I was filming my music video,” she said. “They treated all our staff there with food ― they were really supportive and I am so grateful.”
The online conference ended with the star’s discussing her challenges and goals.
“I am now trying to showcase something new as a soloist without completely ditching Red Velvet’s style,” she said. “This time, I do not have a big goal, but just hope a lot of people can resonate with my music.”