IZ*ONE's former member Kwon Eunbi releases Open, fans say ‘world domination’

Eunbi is the first member to debut solo after their group’s abrupt disbandment in April 2021


                            IZ*ONE's former member Kwon Eunbi releases Open, fans say ‘world domination’
Kwon Eunbi debuts as a solo artist with her mini-album ‘Open’ (@silver_rain.__/Instagram)
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Kwon Eun-bi was a former member and leader of the K-pop group IZ*ONE. She has finally made a comeback after the group disbanded due to a pre-decided contract. Eunbi was also a member of another short-lived girl group Ye-A where she debuted in 2014 with the stage name, ‘Kazoo.’ 

After signing an exclusive contract with Woolim Entertainment, Eunbi participated in the survival show Produce 48 to land a spot on the new girl group IZ*ONE. All went well until their label Swing Entertainment decided to terminate the group and all members bid each other and their fans adieu. 

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Eunbi goes solo

Not long after Kwon Eunbi’s agency Woolim announced on August 5, 2021, that she will be making a splendid return as a solo artist. Kwon Eun-bi has released her first mini-album ‘Open’ on August 24, 2021, at 6 pm KST (5 am ET) on major leading platforms and kick start her solo career.

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Eunbi’s new album, ‘Open’ is a meaningful mini-album for her as she will show her fans her strengths as a solo singer for the first time. The album’s title song 'Door' is an electro-swing song with brass instruments playing in the back that adds to the song’s funk and jazzy vibe. The song 'Door', an element that allows you to meet a new space, serves a double meaning for Eunbi’s goal of showing her fans a side to her that was never seen before.

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The album

The album is produced by Hwang Hyun, who is called 'K-Pop’s Beethoven' for possessing numerous hit songs for groups like Red Velvet, SHINee, Super Junior, Girls Generation and many more. Alongside him, the album sees Producer Hohyun Jung, who worked with Eunbi during IZ*ONE's activities. Eunbi performed the title track ‘Door’ and the song ‘Blue Eyes’ for fans that can be streamed on VStar’s official YouTube channel.

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The album 'Open' includes six songs namely 'Door', the intro track 'Open' of the same name as the album, 'Amigo' featuring Babysoul and Lovelyz, a trap dance song. Other songs like 'Blue Eyes' which is a dreamy synthesizing song, composed by Eunbi herself. To cover all her bases she has included a ballad 'Rain', in which she added emotions by writing its lyrics, and 'Eternity', an acoustic pop song that she sings while thanking those fans that believe in her.

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‘It is Eunbi’s world, we are just living in it’

Wizone’s were extremely excited for her comeback but Eunbi has suddenly taken over the world as she trends on Twitter worldwide and fans say, "Eunbi world domination." One fan said, "I mean, if you're a (former) wizone, you HAVE to watch Kwon Eunbi's Door MV at least once even if you don't follow all the members anymore. Because Eunbi is the group's pillar. We all owe her respect. I'm just saying. OT12 or not."

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