The singer is the latest member of the band to announce a solo project
If, as the clock struck midnight and marked the start of 2023, all you wished for was a new BLACKPINK solo project, we have some great news. Jisoo has followed in the paths of fellow bandmates Jennie, Rosé and Lisa in becoming the latest member of BLACKPINK to confirm a solo release.
The news comes off the back of what has been a busy few years for the singer, having released two albums and embarked on two world tours with BLACKPINK, as well as playing Eun Yeong-ro in Snowdrop, a JTBC television series.
Jennie became the first member of BLACKPINK to release solo music, with her 2018 single “SOLO” and more recently has been performing an unreleased track on the band’s world tour. Both Rosé and Lisa released single albums entitled R and LALISA, respectively, back in 2021. Taking to Weverse, Jisoo responded to a fan’s question regarding a solo project by confirming she will have a project out in 2023.
JISOO SOLO IN 2023 AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH pic.twitter.com/lyn4UdGAa8— jj (@jjalt5) December 31, 2022
BLACKPINK’s agency YG Entertainment later confirmed the news with a statement that reads: “Jisoo is currently working hard on recording her solo album. While carrying out a busy world tour schedule since last year, she finished the album jacket photo shoot and worked on music production whenever she got the time in order to keep the promise to fans. She will greet [fans] soon with good news.”
While not much else is known about the album at this time, Jisoo confirmed her intentions to record solo music at a fan event back in January 2022. That said, she went on to tell Rolling Stone in May 2022 that she was unsure about her future as a solo artist. “I’m not sure how much I want to go solo yet,” she said at the time. “The music I listen to, the music I can do, and the music I want to do – what should I choose?” Thankfully, it seems that her initial hesitancy has waned, and like her bandmates, she will be releasing her own music.
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