SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Yonhap) — South Korean singer Younha will release her first Japanese-language album in five years, her management said Tuesday.
“Younha will present her EP album ‘View’ in Japan on Wednesday,” C9 Entertainment said in a release. “She seeks to replay the glory of her debuting years when she was nicknamed ‘Oricon comet’ with her first Japanese album since 2010.”
In 2004, the 27-year-old made her debut in the Japanese market at age 16 with the single “Yubikiri.” She was affectionately called “Oricon comet” as she reached the No. 10 spot on Japan’s Oricon weekly charts for her song “Comet.”
The new album will have “View,” which she wrote herself, as the title track. It is a song for cheering troubled youths’ challenge for dreams.
Including “View,” the album will consist of two new songs and Japanese translations of three songs from OST albums of Korean TV series sung by her, such as “Pinocchio” and “Midnight Diner.”
“She will reward her Japanese fans who have been waiting for her return as a female singer/songwriter who is good at singing as well as composing and writing songs, with songs made by her and a more matured stage manner,” the agency said.
South Korean singer Younha (Yonhap)