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Ex-Sistar member Hyorin strikes out solo

  • Published : Sept 10, 2017 - 14:05
  • Updated : Sept 10, 2017 - 14:05

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(Hyorin's Instagram)

Hyorin, formerly of now-defunct K-pop act Sistar, has decided to go without an agency for now.

On Saturday evening, the singer posted a handwritten letter to her Instagram page explaining she plans to strike on her own as an independent artist, instead of following the footsteps of her former bandmates who have signed contracts with new agencies. Following Sistar’s disbandment in May, Soyou and Dasom left the group’s original label Starship Entertainment, while Bora moved to Hook Entertainment.

“I’ve been thinking about my future for a long time, and I wrote this letter to finally share how I plan to shape my musical career from now on,” wrote Hyorin.

“For the past seven years, as a singer and Hyorin of Sistar, I was able to stand where I am right now thanks to Starship Entertainment and my Sistar bandmates. I will return with good music to repay them.”

Hyorin also expressed that she feels both afraid and excited about her new future as she has to stand on her own two feet.

Following its 2010 debut, Sistar made its mark on the K-pop scene with hits such as “So Cool,” “Loving U,” “Give It to Me,” “Touch My Body” and “Shake It.” The group bid farewell to fans with its last single album “Lonely,” on May 31.

(lotus@heraldcorp.com)