TWICE’s Nayeon is making her solo debut with IM NAYEON.
Nayeon held a press conference to mark the release of her first mini-album IM NAYEON on the 24th. “I’m feeling so many emotions,” the idol shared. “I’m relieved because I’ve been working on this album for so long, and it’s both nervous and exciting to be performing solo.”
IM NAYEON is Nayeon’s first solo album, seven years after her debut. “I think this is the perfect timing,” she shared. “I’ve learned so much through this album. There were times when I thought that I’d hit my limit while promoting. But working on this album became an opportunity to break away from that.”
Nayeon is the first TWICE member to drop a solo album. TWICE members have been supporting Nayeon throughout the album preparation. “From the beginning stage of the preparation, the members have been there for me. They gave me such detailed supportive messages like ‘I love the song’ or ‘The dance is really eye-catching.'”
JYP, the head of JYP Entertainment, was of great help too. “When I was feeling nervous and pressured, JYP gave me so much advice,” Nayeon explained. “He told me that the things we’ll accomplish during our solo promotions are not just for individual members but will act as a good influence for TWICE. That gave me a confidence boost.”
Meanwhile, IM NAYEON will be released today at 1 PM KST.