4 Self-Producing Girl Groups Who Are Super Involved In Their Music
Self-producing groups have become a big trend in recent years. Fans are now excited to hear not only their idols’ voices on new songs but to take a peek into their creativity and hear the tracks they produced themselves as well.
While it’s been difficult for most girl groups to break out and join the trend, perhaps due to their agencies’ policies or the difference between the focus of boy groups and girl groups, there still are a lot of self-produced girl groups out there. Here are four that deserve to be applauded for their immense contributions to their sound.
There aren’t many K-Pop fans that don’t know how heavily involved the CUBE Entertainment group has become in their music. From title tracks to b-sides, the members’ names are all over the writing and producing credits every time a new album comes out.
[📽] (여자)아이들((G)I-DLE) – 1st Full Album "I NEVER DIE" Audio Snippet#여자아이들 #GIDLE#I_NEVER_DIE
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— (G)I-DLE·(여자)아이들 (@G_I_DLE) March 6, 2022
The involvement started with Soyeon, the group’s main rapper and the member who seems to be in charge of their music and creativity. She has worked on every title track (G)I-DLE has released since their debut, as well as multiple b-sides. The group’s two latest singles “Tomboy” and “NUDE,” both produced by Soyeon, have garnered amazing success and record-breaking achievements.
jeon soyeon wrote, produced and conceptualized back-to-back PAK songs. speak very nicely to herpic.twitter.com/YpiHAaew0b
— marcia (@prodbyjsy) October 24, 2022
Soyeon isn’t the only member involved, however, as both Minnie and Yuqi enjoy their own writing and producing credits in (G)I-DLE’s discography as well.
can i just remind everyone that this is a self produced album by 3 members in the group (minnie, yuqi and soyeon) and its about to be aoty also… pic.twitter.com/YPKhRFeM7j
— ia (@SOOJlNPRINT) January 6, 2021
The former Banana Culture girl group has had almost all of their songs written or produced by the group’s main rapper LE (also known as ELLY). LE is known by most K-Pop fans for her writing and producing abilities, as she was one of the very first female idols to have writing credits in their group’s singles.
miss Ahn Hyojin from EXID has composed/produced 55 songs by this date. she's currently the second place for woman idol with most songs produced. the first place is Miryo from Brown Eyed Girls, who has 90 songs under her name.
and yall still sleep on EXID and LE, sigh pic.twitter.com/x3jHNbo6ca
— moving accounts (@leggonce) July 18, 2018
LE produced multiple EXID hits, such as “Up & Down,” “Ah Yeah,” and “Hot Pink.” She also took part in the writing and production of the majority of the group’s b-sides from debut until now. LE has also produced and written for other artists, including Hyuna, DIA, Trouble Maker, and TRI.BE.
ahn hyojin really co-wrote almost all of exid songs (32 out of 39; except for just the solos of the other members), have 51 songs copyrighted under her name, produced eclipse and a number of exid singles herself,,when i say le invented Talent™️
— char (@onIyexid) January 22, 2018
All members of Mamamoo have been involved in the writing and producing process of their group and solo songs. Moonbyul has the most writing credits out of her members, having written songs like “Memory,” “No More Drama,” “Decalcomanie” and “GOGOBEBE,” one of the group’s title tracks.
Solar seems to lean more on the producing end, though she has also written many times, having worked on “Star Wind Flower Sun,” “No More Drama,” “I’m Your Fan,” and “Hello”.
Wheein has written and produced for the group as well, including songs like “Moderato” and “25.” The group’s youngest member, Hwasa, has taken part in the writing and production of multiple title tracks, with “HIP” being the most recognized work of hers.
For real though the fact that HIP is produced & written by mamamoo's youngest member miss ahn hyejin aka #HWASA!! What other gg youngest members doing!
Damn mamamoo you didn't have to say it out loud that your THE BEST GIRL GROUP 💅🏼 pic.twitter.com/qlD199qBky
— JEJE⁷ (@wheeinismybaby) November 12, 2019
4. Cosmic Girls (WJSN)
Last but not least, Cosmic Girls also has multiple members that are involved in writing and producing for the group. Exy, the group’s rapper, has the most credits under her belt, having written the majority of their songs.
Exy has 50+ credits and has written for other groups while both Dawon and Seola have composed songs. wjsn does not apply https://t.co/94POkZ00Jf pic.twitter.com/fddejhckSs
— no sé (@wujupeace) March 22, 2021
She has worked on multiple title tracks: “Dreams Come True,” “Save Me Save You,” “La La Love,” “Boogie Up,” “Unnatural,” and “Last Sequence,” She has also taken part in writing several fan-favorite b-sides including “Cantabile,” “Pantomime,” “New Me,” and “Yalla.”
Other than Exy, Seola and Dawon have also contributed to Cosmic Girls’ widely loved music. Seola has written and produced their songs “Our Garden” and “New Me,” while Dawon has worked on “Ujung,” “Full Moon,” and “Stronger.”