The Solo Project of Nation’s Girl Crush, Im Yoona
Im Yoon-ah, more familiarly known as Yoona, began gaining recognition by debuting with SNSD or Girl’s Generation, the second generation girl-group who have become popular worldwide for their uniqueness and catchy songs. She is also involved in SNSD’s sub-unit, Oh!GG. Yoona is also known for her innocent and pretty visuals, her nice, tall body, and her sexy abs.
Yoona has been working on her acting career and doing solo promotions right now, although she is still the part of SNSD. In March, 2016, Yoona released her first solo single, titled Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway, and many singles after that. This time, Channel-Korea will show you Yoona’s solo songs that you might not wanna miss, so stay tuned!
Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway
This song is Yoona’s solo single debut, which released in March, 2016. It features 10cm, a South Korean indie group as a part of SM Station. As people really anticipated Yoona’s solo debut, the song peaked at number 24 on the Gaon Digital Chart. The song was described as ‘breezy and easy-listening’.
Yoona’s voice is really sweet and lovely, singing the song about a couple who were deeply in love and having a date at the Deoksugung Stonewall Walkway. The couple really believes that their love is so strong that they will never break up. Yoona’s sweet voice really suits 10cm’s voice, like it’s a drama soundtrack.
The music video, giving the pinky light set, is full of Yoona’s footage having fun at Deoksugung Stonewall Walkaway. The video is really pleasing the eyes as we can see how pretty Yoona is, zoom in or zoom out. She looks really happy, describing a girl who fell so in love with a boy and would remember the place as the best memory they had.
When The Wind Blows
In September, 2017, Yoona released her second solo single, titled When The Wind Blows. If the previous single is about a couple who was falling in love each other, this song is a breakup song. Once again, Yoona comes out with an easy listening song, but with ballad vibes. She also uses more of the lower part of her vocal range, adding a sad feeling to the song. Yoona, herself, participated in writing the lyrics, what a multi-talented queen!
The lyrics are about a girl who remembered her ex-boyfriend when she passed through the blowing wind. She remembered how sweet their memories were, their first meeting, how they walked under the moonlight, etc. She thanked for him for coming into her life, and hoped when he thinks about her he will instantly smile.
The music vido really supported the mood of the song, as it pictured how sweet Yoona was with her ex, with the blue light set. At the end, Yoona lay above the table and smiled, thinking about the sweet memories. Many fans speculated that this song is the reply song for Lee Seung-gi, Yoona’s ex-boyfriend. In the song, it’s being said that the boy is the first who confessed his love, which is what happened wtih Lee Seung-gi. And for the lyrics “we stand and the end of the season” means when Seung-gi was discharged from military. Well, people can speculate, but only Yoona knows the meaning.
This song is off Yoona’s extended-play debut, titled A Walk To Remember, which she did in order to celebrate her 29th birthday (30th in Korean age). The album became the fastest-selling album in its first 24 hours by a female soloist. It seems like fans were really thirsty to hear Yoona sing! Summer Night was made featuring an indie singer, 20 Years of Age, and was released in single.
The song is the typical ‘easy-listening’ Yoona song, really suitable to listen to while chilling on a summer day. The lyrics are simply about how beautiful the summer night was, after she spent an exhausting days before. The sun and the cool breeze leave her feeling speechless to describe about how she enjoys summer.
The music video has a bright and colorful feel, showing how Yoona prettily enjoys her summer activities. She looks happy and relaxed, wearing her pretty summer outfits suitable for her body type. She is seen texting with someone, which might be her crush or someone else.