Eunbi (former leader of IZ*ONE) made her solo comeback on 24 August with her debut mini-album ‘OPEN’ and mv for lead single ‘DOOR’. As a solo artist Eunbi has strived to create a comprehensive album that will let her versatility shine.
Eunbi’s road to becoming a solo artist
It is no secret how difficult it is to be a solo artist in the Kpop industry, but for Kwon Eunbi it seems to be the right choice and her new album proves the same. She is a multi-talented artist who has already been in the industry for quite some time.
Eunbi had debuted as Kazoo in girl group Ye-A in 2014. She was managed by Woollim Entertainment a year later and participated in the survival show Produce 48, ranking 7th place and debuting as a leader of IZ*ONE. Unfortunately, they disbanded this April post their two-and-a-half-year contract and ultimately leading Eunbi to debut for the third time around and as a solo artist.
‘OPEN’ Album Review
The debut album ‘OPEN’ comprises an intro followed by five songs ranging between dance, pop, and r&b genres.
In the title track ‘Door’, Eunbi sings to jazzy tunes and gives us a sense of watching musicals with the stellar choreography. The title track was carefully curated as the artist thinks of a door as a metaphor for new beginnings and the MV for the single was inspired by Alice in Wonderland.
‘Amigo’ featuring Babysoul of Lovelyz is a pop track, where the duo sings to upbeat music about losing faith in a friendship. ‘Blue Eyes’ is a mellow r&b song, urging you to transcend time and fly away freely.
Any album is incomplete without a ballad and we can hear Eunbi’s melodious voice captivating us in a ballad number ‘Rain’. Here she finds her cold heart drifting towards old memories and longing for the past times.
She ends the album on a high note with ‘Eternity’, a summer love song.
- Lyrics- DD! (KOR), e.one, 황현 (Hwang Hyun), 이너차일드 (Inner Child),James Keys, 김현아 (Kim Hyun Ah),KWON EUN BI (권은비) & 박태진 (Park Tae Jin)
- Arrangers – BYMORE, e.one, 황현 (Hwang Hyun), 이너차일드 (Inner Child),James Keys & 박태진 (Park Tae Jin)
- Composers – DD! (KOR), e.one, 황현 (Hwang Hyun), 이너차일드 (Inner Child),James Keys, KWON EUN BI (권은비)& 박태진 (Park Tae Jin)
Picture & Video Credits: Woollim Entertainment