What does '容: Face' by Mamamoo's Solar mean? Singer announces comeback since solo debut

After albums from members Hwasa, Moonbyul, and Wheein, Solar becomes the last Mamamoo member to announce a solo comeback over the last few months


                            What does '容: Face' by Mamamoo's Solar mean? Singer announces comeback since solo debut
Mamamoo's leader, Solar announces her solo comeback with '容: Face', a day after her 32nd birthday as a surprise for fans (@solarkeem/Instagram; MAMAMOO/YouTube)
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Talk about dropping bombs and Solar will top the list as she announced her new comeback one day after celebrating her 32nd birthday. The leader of the third-gen representative girl group, Mamamoo, is making her fans curious as she drops a cryptic announcement heralding her first solo comeback. Solar officially made her debut back in April of 2020 when she released her first single album, ‘Spit It Out’ (SPIT IT OUT) and now, almost two years after that, she is going to drop her first official comeback album in the form of an EP.

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Being extremely silent about her own solo activities while her bandmates Hwasa, Moonbyul, and Wheein all made their solo comebacks in the last few months, Solar has now dropped the bomb on her fans when she announced the release of her first official mini-album that will be released in March of 2022. Solar, Mamamoo’s leader may have made her official debut in 2020 but her solo journey started years ago with her 'Solar: Emotion' project that took off in 2015.

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Solar announces her March 2022 comeback

On February 22, Mamamoo’s Solar announced that she will be making her comeback with her first mini-album, ‘容: Face’ often translated as ‘Dragon: Face’ which was teased with a cryptic image of a white mannequin face that had features that resembled Solar herself. RBW Entertainment, the label that manages the activities of Solar unexpectedly unveiled the face motion logo of Solar’s first official mini-album ‘容: FACE’ which teased her first comeback in a total of 1 year and 11 months since her last.

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In the released motion logo video, a plaster statue that looks like a mannequin head made after Solar’s facial appearance appears in a white room in front of a white background. Then, the words ‘容: FACE’ appears over the statue indicating the name of the album. There is no clear revelation from Solar about what the Chinese word in the title can be translated to Naver reports suggest that it could mean ‘Dragon Face’. The short but impactful motion teaser has now raised a lot of expectations from fans of Solar for her first solo comeback since her debut in 2020.

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What does Solar’s ‘容: FACE’ mean?

The Chinese character - 容 is read as Yong, fans also believe that the album will be based on Solar’s real identity where she reveals new music that talks about her character. The word ‘容: Face’ thus literally translates to ‘Yong: Face’ that takes inspiration from Solar’s birth name. Solar, who was born Kim Yong-sun uses her real name for the title of her first mini-album to give fans an insider view of her real personality.

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While fans gear up for Solar's first official self-reflective album, she has been credited with the production of many songs other than those for Mamamoo as a group that talks about her emotions as well as her inner-self as a vocalist. Solar dropped her first unofficial mini-album series titled ‘Solar Emotion’ that was released in six parts in total from the years 2015 upto 2018. The six-part ‘Solar Emotion’ series featured a total of 11 songs that also add up to Solar’s solo discography.

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Watch the teaser for Mamamoo Solar's March 2022 comeback with '容: FACE' here.



 

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