LE SSERAFIM Picks The B-Side Track That They Thought Was “Shocking But In A Good Way” When They First Heard It
LE SSERAFIM has just made a long-awaited comeback! Following the success of their song “ANTIFRAGILE,” they’re now back with the equally addictive “Unforgiven.”
Besides the title track, the girls also released B-side tracks that were positively received. One of the fan favorites was also loved by the girls themselves: “Eve, Psyche and The Bluebeard’s Wife.” With lyrics such as, “I’m the only one who decides my rules,” it is a reflection of their own lives and their desire to attain what they traditionally cannot.
When they heard the song for the first time, their reaction was a memorable one. They still recount feeling shocked at the bold sound and lyrics.
[It was] shocking, but in a good way
It is considered their most daring song to date. The girls don’t hold back in speaking their minds and going against what is expected of K-Pop idols like them.
I know you’re lying saying, ‘It’s okay’ no matter what.
When I hear you saying, ‘It’s okay,’ with your kind face, no matter what, it’s not okay.
My rules, only I will get to decide those kinds of things.
I wish for what’s forbidden.
Smile, smile, be more like a doll.
Hide it, hide all your emotions, all of it.
I don’t want to, I don’t want to.
Even if I grimace, that’s me.
— LE SSERAFIM’s “Eve, Psyche, and the Bluebeard’s Wife”
This song reminded the members of their own histories of going against naysayers. Sakura, for instance, brought up the criticism she received after she finished her contract with IZ*ONE and returned to Japan. She decided to leave everything to re-debut South Korea, this time with LE SSERAFIM. Many people believed she was “too old” to be restarting her career almost from scratch.
Whenever I mentioned my goals in my life, my big dreams, there were people who told me that [those goals] were only achievable by others in the past because of who they were.
She embodied the lyrics of “Eve, Psyche, and the Bluebeard’s Wife” even back then—doing what she thought was right for herself no matter what others said.
But I was like: ‘Why would I give up even before trying, even before starting?’ And so, I have decided to pursue my goals and dreams however I want.
Now, LE SSERAFIM is thriving!
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