Everything You Need To Know More About The Most Beautiful Member of T-Ara: Park Ji-yeon
Park Ji-yeon, more commonly known as Jiyeon, is one of the singers and actresses known for their popularity through the legendary girl group T-Ara under MBK Entertainment. Jiyeon was born on June 7, 1993 in Seoul, South Korea. Before her debut with T-Ara, at first she and Hahm Eun-jung were two members of T-Ara who were trained to become actresses. However, both of them turned to singing from their original intentions.
Jiyeon auditioned at Mnet Casting System, and joined the company in 2008. She debuted as a T-Ara member on July 29, 2009. In T-Ara, she played the roles of the youngest member and main dancer. In 2010, Jiyeon appeared in Master of Study, a Korean screen adaptation of the Japanese manga, Dragon Zakura. This was her debut in a drama, which means the start of a career as an actress in addition to being an idol.
In 2018, T-Ara’s Jiyeon decided to leave the agency that had raised her name and not renew her contract with MBK Entertainment. However, even though she did not extend her contract and was in a different agency, Jiyeon ensured that they would not disperse and would one day would return to promote with the other T-Ara members. After the contract ended, Jiyeon decided to sign a contract with the Chinese agency Longzhen Culture Development in May 2018. In December 2019, she had a comeback with her latest album, titled Senpass, after the last release of Never Ever in 2014.
In this article, Channel-Korea will show you about Park Ji-yeon’s latest album, Senpass, which was released in December 2019. So, stay tuned!
Jiyeon’s second solo mini album was titled SENPASS, which is a combination of the words “sense” and “compass”. SENPASS itself expresses the thought that inner feelings are like a compass in life.
The album has only one version, with the main song being ‘Take a Hike,’ which is a hip hop song with a strong rhythm, and conveys the message that you must live for yourself as your own queen. This album was released on December 26, 2019, along with the music video for ‘Take a Hike.’
The song ‘Take A Hike’ was produced by Ryan S Jhun, who has also produced popular songs such as Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon’s ‘I’, ‘View’ by SHINee, and ‘Love Me Right,’ popularized by EXO.
This mini album includes five songs on it, which are:
- I wish
- Take A Hike (Korean Version)
- Take A Hike (Chinese Version)
- Black And White
- Take A Hike (Instrumental)
In November 2019, Jiyeon’s agency confirmed that she would soon have a solo comeback on December 26, 2019, with the release of a mini album. That was Jiyeon’s first solo comeback after leaving MBK Entertainment and joining Longzhen Culture Development.
Jiyeon’s agency, Longzhen Culture Development, shared, “Jiyeon will release a new mini album on December 26th. Please show her a lot of interest and support.”
Teaser Concept and Music Video
On December 24, 2019, Jiyeon released a teaser photo that presented herself in a sexy black lingerie dress in a purple room. Jiyeon also seemed to unravel her long, white hair and pose staring intently at the camera. Through this 27-second teaser video, the fans were shown the beautiful and glamorous appearance from Jiyeon.
Jiyeon last made an official comeback in December 2018, with the song ‘One Day.’ She also briefly released the song ‘Blue Night,’ which was the soundtrack for the drama I Wanna Hear Your Song, which she starred in.
Jiyeon’s ‘Take A Hike’ first teaser, on her intagram account
On December 26, 2019, at 6 pm Korean Time (KST), Jiyeon officially released her solo music video entitled ‘Take A Hike,’ and it marks Jiyeon’s official comeback. ‘Take A Hike’ is the title song of her second album, SENPASS, produced by Ryan Jhun, Michael James Down, and William Taylor.
The song ‘Take A Hike’ is sung with charismatic vocals from Jiyeon, with EDM trap music that sounds so catchy to the ears, and will certainly make us all want to join in dancing together. In the music video, fans were presented with a super beautiful and glamorous appearance from Jiyeon, with costumes and luxurious filming locations.
Give your support to Jiyeon by watching her solo music video below!
Although very much awaited by fans, sadly, Jiyeon told fans that on the comeback this time she will not do promotions at the weekly music shows, and the SENPASS album would only be sold as much as two thousand copies on the market. She also said that this was because she did not have the support of her agency, Longzhen Culture Development.
But Jiyeon told fans not to worry, because she promised to immediately upload the dance practice for the song ‘Take A Hike’. Finally she kept her promise by releasing the dance practice. Let’s see the dance practice video for Jiyeon’s song, ‘Take A Hike’!
Gain Support From Other Artists
IU gave her support for her best friend’s solo comeback, Park Ji-yeon! As fans know, Jiyeon just made a comeback with the music video ‘Take A Hike’ and the mini album SENPASS on December 26, 2019.
Shortly after Jiyeon released the song, IU immediately uploaded a post on her Instagram account. While uploading the screenshot of the song ‘Take A Hike’ Jiyeon, IU wrote, “Walk on the map that you created. Park Ji Ddong (Jiyeon) is really very cool.”
She also included hashtags that read, “Jiyeon”, “TakeAHike,” and “Please watch the MV too, that’s so cool.” IU and Jiyeon are indeed known as K-Pop idols who have been close friends for a long time. Seeing that post, Jiyeon immediately replied, “Save your data package. Do your best and go home safely, kkoma(kiddie).”
Latest News of Park Ji-yeon
After her comeback with the release of her latest music video and mini album, even without promotion, Jiyeon hasn’t taken on a new project yet. Both in drama and in singing. Jiyeon seems to be back on hiatus and enjoying a break in her free time.
That was all for the information about Park Ji-yeon’s latest album, Senpass, which was released in December 2019. Don’t forget to give your thoughts in the comment below!