LE SSERAFIM’s Sakura Reveal The Reason For Her Return And Kim Chaewon Speaks On Being Named Leader

“Because it is my third debut, I do feel pressure. I want to be even better…”

HYBE‘s much-anticipated girl group LE SSERAFIM held their FEARLESS album release showcase.

LE SSERAFIM at album showcase | Source Music/HYBE

The ladies of LE SSERAFIM Kim Chaewon, Sakura, Huh Yunjin, Kim Garam, Kazuha, and Hong Eunchae revealed a glimpse of their official debut on May 2 at Jangchung Municipal Stadium in Jung-gu, Seoul.


As high as expectations were for the group, journalists did not spare any questions, asking the ladies their thoughts and ambitions for their upcoming debut.

Kim Chaewon at LE SSERAFIM showcase | Source Music/HYBE

When asked why she returned to K-Pop, Sakura, who is making her third debut with a K-Pop group and returning from a stint promoting in Japan, stated her ambitions for herself and the group.

Even after my past group promotions were done, I wanted to continue, and I wanted to perform as an artist on a global stage. At the time, I spoke with Source Music regarding the group they were building, and our goals aligned.


Sakura at LE SSERAFIM showcase | Source Music/HYBE

The idol did concede that she felt pressure making her third debut.

Because it is my third debut, I do feel pressure. I want to be even better. People need the pressure to evolve, and I will do my best to do so moving forward.


Sakura at LE SSERAFIM showcase | Source Music/HYBE

Kim Chaewon also revealed her thoughts when she joined the group. The idol stated, “Because I knew it would be a new challenge, I was relieved to find out Sakura would be joining.” When asked about her thoughts on her new leadership role, the Kim Chaewon stated,

At first, I didn’t think we needed a leader; however, the label wanted one for  communication between the label and the group. The members make it easy for me, and I have no issues being the leader. I feel a greater sense of responsibility, and I believe this will be an invaluable experience, so I am thankful to the group.

—Kim Chaewon

Sakura at LE SSERAFIM showcase | Source Music/HYBE

Sakura and Kim Chaewon thrilled K-Pop fans worldwide when they announced they would be joining the group this past March.


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