Lightsum Reflects on ‘Light A Wish’ and Love for Sumit

Lightsum Reflects on ‘Light A Wish’ and Love for Sumit

LIGHTSUM debuted this 12 months with their first single “Vanilla,” opening the door to a sugary world of pop music vibrancy. The “Vanilla” debut that launched their careers earned them a title as the very best preliminary promoting rookie woman group of the 12 months – with over 19,000 items offered and has since doubled that quantity inside a brief time frame. In consequence, the CUBE Leisure artists went on to then land on the Billboard World Digital Gross sales Chart at No. 8, guaranteeing that the group has the flexibility to return with a formidable comeback.

After setting themselves up as a distinguished rookie group to observe, LIGHTSUM’s eight members started to work on their first-ever comeback – a three-song assortment generally known as Mild a Want. What makes this new musical extension significantly intriguing, is that it feels prefer it backs up their feel-good power, however brings a brand new assertive perspective we hadn’t seen depicted on “Vanilla.” The group’s new single “VIVACE” appropriately captures a hopefulness to it that any fashionable Okay-Pop fan could possibly be drawn to, with traces of an underlying and nostalgic affect. The helpful mixture of bridging two sounds is a expertise of its personal, however extra importantly, may also help to make your mark as next-gen artists.

Additional making certain their success, the already nice track is met with two different tracks that really feel unbiased of each other, “Popcorn,” and “You, jam.” The track “Popcorn” is probably the most much like “Vanilla” within the sense that the observe maintains its dessert motif and maintains an upbeat persona you could’t assist however need extra of. “You, jam” then again introduces that notion of perspective and provides them sufficient credibility to strive one thing new as a gaggle. Its strut-worthy manufacturing paired with its commanding vocal presence makes this really feel like a teaser for what the group’s edgier idea would possibly appear like in future releases – and that makes Mild a Want a profitable first comeback for LIGHTSUM. 

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In celebration of its launch, we spoke to the group about their new single album and every little thing that’s modified since debuting simply 5 months in the past. 

It’s so fantastic to be speaking to you once more after your debut! What have the previous 4 months been like for you all post-Vanilla

SANGAH: As a result of lots of people beloved “Vanilla” and confirmed nice curiosity, we labored exhausting to excellent our second single. We wished to indicate how a lot now we have grown since our debut, thus having lots of observe and excited about easy methods to enhance our weaknesses. That was how we spent these 4 months. 

If “Vanilla” was a sugary introduction to the group, what are your preliminary intentions with the second single “VIVACE”? 

JUHYEON: “VIVACE” is concerning the journey of discovering a brand new aspect of myself. Displaying LIGHTSUM develop, and members producing synergy collectively, which ends up in a spark of enlightenment, is what we wished to do.

“VIVACE” is such a enjoyable, nearly fairytale-esque pop track that kicks off your “Twenty first Century Genie” idea. Are you able to describe what sort of kinds or sounds that you simply wished to include to make that dream LIGHTSUM’s actuality? 

CHOWON: Mixed with sensible beats and melodies, we wished the track to have a fairytale vibe to it. By way of the choreography and lyrics, we tried to convey the idea of the genie and time loops. Our facial expressions and gestures are associated to these themes, so it will be nice when you can give attention to these factors.

“You, Jam” instantly caught me off guard as a result of it’s most likely probably the most distinctive model we’ve seen from you up to now – and it’s shortly turning into a favourite of mine! Can we count on extra of those confidence-infused songs sooner or later? 

HINA: In fact! I consider we as a gaggle are able to presenting varied sorts of music. And in addition, LIGHTSUM is about confidence, so we are going to current extra music that reveals even higher confidence!

“Popcorn” closes out the EP, and it feels just like the sister observe to “Vanilla” in some ways! Contemplating you’re incorporating recurring candy deal with motifs, do you have already got some other concepts/plans that will proceed that energetic theme?

YUJEONG: By way of our music, we’re at all times making an attempt to convey a message that is stuffed with hope. So, as we develop with our followers, we count on to seem on stage with songs that share the same vibe!

You might have been the best-selling rookie woman group of 2021 up to now, and that’s an thrilling title to carry! How has that individual achievement impacted your work on this second LIGHTSUM period? 

NAYOUNG: Due to all of the love now we have acquired from the general public since our debut, all eight of us had been in a position to present confidence in our actions, and likewise put together for our comeback with robust power!

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Since your identify symbolizes a collective thought of hope, what are some things that offer you all that very same hopeful feeling concerning the future? 

SANGAH: Households, our members of LIGHTSUM, and the followers at all times give us hope and optimistic ideas. 

CHOWON: Acknowledging that there are folks and our followers SUMIT that at all times root for us and take curiosity in our actions, helps us transfer ahead.

NAYOUNG: I feel the power that our members produce may be very optimistic. Due to that, moderately than pondering negatively in some methods, we’re making a very good affect on one another. Particularly on the stage once we carry out, I can really feel the synergy rising. Typically once I really feel exhausted or drained, the members assist me and provides me hope!

HINA: The very first thing that involves my thoughts remains to be our followers, SUMIT. What our followers say to us actually retains me motivated, and I really feel grateful for that!

JUHYEON: Considering of the individuals who love me makes me completely happy and provides me power. Having anyone that may stroll by my aspect tomorrow is an enormous hope to me and provides me goal! As I’ve discovered my goals via music once I was a toddler, I need to grow to be an artist that sends out hope to somebody on the market. 

YUJEONG: As a singer, I really feel like I’m with music at each second in my life, and music evokes me. Additionally, after our debut, our followers who repeatedly help and root for us grew to become a part of my hope.

HUIYEON: Our followers, SUMIT, is what offers me pleasure and hope! At any time when I take into consideration SUMIT I achieve power and optimistic power.

JIAN: SUMIT is at all times there for us, encouraging us. I really feel hope when SUMIT roots for us!

Lastly, when it got here to the music video for “VIVACE”, what’s one second you’re anticipating followers to expertise? 

SANGAH: All of the scenes are nice, however the private cuts the place every member reveals off their allure got here out very nice. I feel all people will prefer it!

CHOWON: Initially I wish to thank all people for all of the love and help. Please depend on our refined efficiency! Thanks!

NAYOUNG: I feel noticing the change of idea and visuals from our debut could possibly be a very good level to concentrate to!

HINA: Please take note of our private scenes which we labored exhausting to document! SUMIT will love these scenes as a result of all members shot theirs on totally different units that match every of them completely. 

JUHYEON: It’s exhausting to select one second as all of the members really shined within the music video. However the scene I like probably the most is the one the place I dance and soar inside an elevator with the members, having enjoyable. I hope you all prefer it.

YUJEONG: As our idea has modified drastically from “Vanilla”, being attentive to the brand new vibe and styling of us can be a very good factor to sit up for! 

HUIYEON: Personally, I feel the music video itself is the second I would like our followers to expertise! As a result of it affords a special, recent feeling, as it’s primarily based on a brand new track that may be very totally different from “Vanilla”. We’re nonetheless engaged on our abilities, however for producing each scene within the music video now we have put in all now we have. So please have enjoyable experiencing the ‘Twenty first-century model Genie’!

JIAN: Please depend on our upgraded group choreography.

LIGHTSUM’s Mild a Want might be streamed here, and the music video for “VIVACE” is included above!

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