(G)I-DLE‘s Soyeon is known as one of the top rappers, producers, composers, and leaders of the current 4th generation of K-Pop, and she recently talked about the reactions people had to her wanting to follow her dreams!
Ever since the group’s debut in 2018 with “LATATA”, Soyeon has been producing and writing all of the group’s title tracks and many B-side songs, catapulting them to the star status they’re at right now!
In a recent interview with Teen Vogue, Soyeon revealed that while she now has a great rep for being a talented songwriter, back in her trainee days, people that it was odd for a female trainee to want to learn to write and compose songs.
Before debuting, it was rare for female idols to learn composition, so when I said I wanted to compose and produce, everyone thought it was strange…
She then commented on how it always frustrated her when she would bring up top idol producers like BIGBANG‘s G-Dragon or Block B‘s Zico, and would be told that it’s okay for them to write their own music because they’re men.
When talking about idols and producers like GD and Zico, they said, ‘They are men.’ Whenever I heard this, I wondered, ‘What does that matter?’
Even though she had a frustrating start, Soyeon has now defied all odds, and is considered one of the greatest idol producers of K-Pop today!
You can check out (G)I-DLE’s latest song “Tomboy” here!