[Interview] Gain Talks ‘Truth or Dare’ and More
Among the sea of sexy girl groups fiercely competing each other, Gain made her long-awaited comeback with a new album.
Gain released her third mini album Truth or Dare on February 5, with audacious lyrics and philosophical messages, differentiating herself from the other female singers.
About choosing the album title to be Truth or Dare, Gain said, “Everyone asks me why I chose this title, even though there aren’t many rumors about me out there. But I don’t think the idea of truth and rumor only applies to celebrities. It applies to anyone. The title may seem a bit heavy, but it talks about ordinary things that can happen to ordinary people. I think if you watch the music video, which was filmed in a fake documentary style, you’ll see that it’s witty and light music you can enjoy.”
Many people think of sexy performance when they think ‘Gain.’ Is it the same for this new song?
“When I performed Bloom, I utilized a table, which already brings about a sexy fantasy in people’s head, and for Irreversible, I performed in bare feet. But this time, I don’t have any special tools or concept, just facial expressions. The choreography was designed to fit the funky rhythm of the song. There might be a hint of sexiness in it, but that’s not the main concept of this song,” answered Gain.
About having a lineup of famous artists participating in her album, including Lee Hyori, Park Jin Young, and 2AM′s Jo Kwon, Gain said, “I didn’t actually know Hyori unni before, but she gladly decided to give her song when my company contacted her. Even though Spica’s song was released first, I recorded my song before, so technically Lee Hyori’s first song was given to me. It was meaningful to have someone I admire to write a song for me. I keep in touch with Jo Kwon. I did a duet with him once too, so we have good teamwork. He seemed cool when he sang a ballad.”
Finally, Gain met her fans by starring in the movie Huntresses before her album release. How was her experience acting as a movie star?
“I felt a lot of pressure to not cause any disadvantages for others,” said Gain. “One good thing was that it was an action movie. My body was prepared to a certain degree from all the dancing I’ve done in the past. But acting is still hard, and I can’t watch myself on screen. I don’t want to ask for generosity since I’m a singer and just started acting. I’m ready to take all the positive and negative comments. Even though it’s challenging, I’d like to continue to act.”
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