Red Velvet's Wendy goes solo with 'Like Water': Live stream, air date, concept and all you need to know about K-pop album
A few weeks after SM Entertainment, the agency behind K-pop girl group Red Velvet, announced that member Wendy is going solo next month with a debut album, they have revealed further important details for fans today (March 23).
SM Entertainment has shared new teasers, the official title for Wendy's album 'Like Water' and the exact date of its release. So, without further ado, here's all you need to know about 'Like Water' below.
Air date and time
Wendy is officially stepping into the realm of solo music with her own album on April 5 at 6:00 pm KST. US fans will have to set their alarms early for 5:00 am EST.
Pre-orders will begin this Wednesday, March 24.
How to live stream?
It isn't clear what streaming platforms the album will release on at the time of writing this article, but it will presumably hit major streaming platforms. Keep watch on SM Entertainment or Wendy's social media, and we will also update this space when we receive further information in the future.
According to a recent Twitter post by SM Entertainment, 'Like Water' is not a studio full-length album but a mini-album. In other words, an extended play (EP). The record will feature five songs and captures "a genuine message and warm sentiment."
For Red Velvet fans, a Wendy album comes highly awaited as it will come seven years after she began her career in music. Additionally, the lead vocalist of the group, Wendy is the first member set to drop a large solo project.
Although, she has released solo music before: In 2014, Wendy (credited at the time as a member of SR14G) was introduced through the release of 'Because I Love You', her first solo soundtrack for the Mnet drama 'Mimi'. Then in 2017, when Red Velvet released their EP 'Rookie', Wendy went solo on the EP's track 'Last Love'. She also has a slew of collaborations with artists such as Ricky Martin, John Legend, Taemin, and more.
Recently, Wendy shared a message of thankfulness to her fans and Red Velvet bandmates on the group's social media, promising hard work and dedication for her solo efforts. "As this precious work will be my first solo album, I will do my best to share good music with you," she said. "I thank everyone who has supported me to get me this far… I still have a lot to learn, especially without the other members, but I am going to work harder."
Check out the new teaser poster for 'Like Water' and SM Entertainment's announcement below.
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