Congratulation to Wendy for both her solo debut and also of her becoming CHOEAEDOL’s 141st Charity Fairy. To celebrate her solo debut and the release of her first solo album “Like Water”, ReVeluvs on CHOEAEDOL had voted using their hearts on April 5 and in total, Wendy received 56,253,278 votes and thus topped the solo girl idols chart on that day and also has become our 141st Charity Fairy. ₩500(USD $440) will be donated to MIRAL Welfare Foundation, a Korean charity comprehensively handles problems related to disabilities that may be revealed in a wide range of social spectrum, including physical and mental disabilities. This is Wendy’s second time becoming our Charity Fairy. We love to see Wendy being our Charity Fairy again. Thank you ReVeluvs for making this happen. Once again, congratulations Wendy.
You can take a look at Wendy’s donation history below
New chapter of our lives has begun
Yesterday, Wendy has released her debut solo album seven years after debuted as a member of Red Velvet and she has talked about her feeling about her solo debut at an online press conference.
“Honestly, I didn’t believe it when I first heard about that, but it became more and more realistic when preparing the album,” said Wendy, “I am still feeling nervous, but fortunately Joy (the MC of the press conference) is next to me, that makes me less nervous.”
“I feel like I am bearing more responsibilities. I have done my best to let my vocal and emotions being heard. I am curious about how everyone is going to listen to it that,” Wendy continued, “I don’t know whether I am going to do it well, also preparing alone made me think about my fellow members. However, with the help of everyone in the company, the album comes out great. I sincerely prepared for the album so to convey my voice in its entirety. Please looking forward to it”
Titled “Like Water”, in the album, Wendy has shown off her clear vocal and the delicate control of the tempo in one of the title songs “Like Water”, a song which describes other’s existence and meaning as “water”, the indispensable to life, and how drops of water come together and form the ocean as if it is the fate of each other.
“We cannot live without water, it is a necessity, and it is what fills us up. I wanted to convey this message in the album when I was in the planning phase,” Wendy explained.
The other title song “When This Rain Stops” is a slow tempo ballad composed of Wendy’s dynamic vocal and a piano accompaniment with the comforting message of it is ok the take a break in the weary moments in life.
“It is a song about me, and it is a song where you can feel different tones and charms. The song only consists of a piano and my voice. It is a song you can feel the charm of my voice. My fans, who have been waiting for me, have given their support and love. I want to share the comfort I received and express my gratitude. I hope people who listen to in song can be comforted by it,” said Wendy
Wendy also talked about the reason behind the two title songs.
“We decided because we wanted to convey some sincere messages. If ”When This Rain Stops” is to allow those who are going to difficult times to seek comforts, “Like Water” is the song about conveying the hope needed to go forward. They have different emotions and feelings. Feeling these emotions of these two songs is also a point of appreciation,” Wendy explained.
When asked about the difference between Wendy as Red Velvet members and as a soloist, she said “in Red Velvet, I do my best to show the colour of Red Velvet, as soloist I show the unique colour of myself, and to convey this colour through this album.”
“I had a lot of thought on whether I should keep the colour of Red Velvet. However whether it is Wendy in Red Velvet or Wendy as a soloist, it is still me, and so I would not forget the colour of myself and I wonder whether this can be my advantage. I want to show the vocal that could convey honest stories. I have focused on my own colour since the very beginning when preparing for this album. As a singer who conveys the message to the public, I want to continue my journey to search for my own colour with my fans.”
The album also consists of “Why Can’t You Love Me?”, an R&B pop song about the thrill of one-sided love, “The Road”, a modern-look ballad that depicts the sudden moment of remembering the forgotten memories when embarking on a new journey, and last but not least, “Best Friend”, a song featuring Seulgi from Red Velvet.
“I received supportive messages from other members, and they also asked about how things were. I felt much calmer when they told me the song was good when monitoring. They have become my energy. They also bought me a lot of snacks when filming the MV and they also did the monitoring. I am thankful to them,” said Wendy.
Wendy, who had an accident in SBS Gayo Daejeon in 2019, had spent the majority of 2020 recovering from the injury. Fortunately, she was able to participate in the celebratory project of BoA’s 20th debut anniversary. She also participated in the music entertainment program “Mysterious Record Store” in JTBC at the beginning of 2021. This solo album could be seen as her formal comeback to the stage.
“Debuting today, I am not expecting an awful lot from this album. I want to touch and echo with others with my voice. I want to be an artist Wendy who could echo with people. I will enjoy my time on stage and sing happily since there were fans who have been waiting for me. I will show different sides of me in the future so please looking forward to that.”
So, what is Charity Fairy? and what is with the donation?
The title of Charity Fairy is given to the idol who received over 55,555,555 daily votes in CHOEAEDOL app during the whole month. Only the idols who have anniversaries (e.g. birthday, comeback and debut anniversary) during the month could challenge for the Charity Fairy title.
To honour the Charity Fairies, we donate 500k KRW in the name of the Charity Fairies. You will see the Donation Certificate within 2-3 weeks of the announcement on our Twitter.
Alongside with that, Idol who became the Charity Fairy on his/her birthday who got the most votes among fairies at the same time get to be the ‘Miracle of the month’ Want to participate in the good deed? Join us and K-Pop fans around the world in CHOEAEDOL!
Who are we? What is CHOEAEDOL?
As we all know, K-Pop without fans is nothing. In CHOEAEDOL, we are always doing our best to creative friendly and approachable communities specially design for K-Pop fans around the world to show their love and passion of their favourite idols and idol groups, and ultimately enjoy their time with their fellow K-Pop fans.
CHOEAEDOL is an Idol Ranking App where fans get to vote every day for the Idol rankings. You can vote hearts that is freely given every day or that you can earn through various routes (receiving from the CHOEAEDOL friends, posting some images or schedules of your idol, clicking surprise heart boxes, or etc.)
Apart of that, CHOEAEDOL also heavily involve in charity, by make donating on behalf of idols. CHOEAEDOL ‘s donation amount is now over 217 million KRW (190,000 USD). Come rank your idol to a higher place and participate in the good action at the same time.