Joining the “music war” that May has brought on with her new EP, Younha has chosen Lee Hyo Ri as her archrival. On May 2, a showcase and press conference for the release of Younha’s second EP, Just Listen, was held at Ilchi Art Hall, in Gangnam, Seoul. This is Younha’s second showcase since her debut in 2006.
It is expected that there will be a big competition this month among singers who are releasing new albums, such as Lee Hyo Ri, 2PM, Shinhwa, Secret, T-ara N4, and 4minute. Asked whom she regards as her archrival, Younha said: “All the other singers are on my mind. I can anticipate what the headlines will be after the press conference. I expect to get called out on this, but I feel that Lee Hyo Ri is my archrival. Lee Hyo Ri is like the brightest light in our business. I really look forward to her new album, and I’m curious about what it will be like.”
Younha’s new EP consists of seven songs, including “Unacceptable,” which drew attention after its advance release in March, and the lead track “The Real Reason We Broke Up.” This is the first time one of Younha’s own compositions has been picked as the lead track of an album.
This album is of high quality, including collaborative works with other musicians such as Naul, Yoon Do Hyun, Haihm, Lyn, The Koxx, Skull, and Urban Zakapa. On May 3, Younha is to perform on Music Bank, aired on KBS2. In addition to her TV appearances, Younha is also going to give concerts at Blue Square Samsung Hall on June 21 to 23.