[Interview] Lee Hi Chose Not to Take Sooneung and Has No College Plans For Now
Lee Hi expressed her love towards promoting as a singer.
In an interview held on November 14 in a café in Mapo-gu, Lee Hi started, “Instead of taking the sooneung on the day that College Scholastic Ability Test (aka sooneung) took place on November 13, I practiced choreography with Akdong Musician’s Lee Suhyun until 4 in the morning.”
Lee Hi is currently a senior at School of Performing Arts Seoul. She was qualified to take the sooneung but did not take it after making the decision to focus on her promotional activities. She added that she has no plans to enroll in college for a while until she has something she wants to learn.
About this, Lee Hi said, “I didn’t take the sooneung yesterday but I have no regrets. I have no regrets because I didn’t take it in order to focus and work harder on my current activities. It could be regretful in terms of not taking sooneung as a high school senior but I will be trying to work harder in what I’m doing.”
“I have no intention to enroll in college by taking the sooneung in the future. I did have a fantasy about college, since I’m a high school senior. But my dream is to be a singer and I’m promoting as a singer in a company called YG Entertainment so I’ve always thought that I should focus on what I’m doing. I told them that if there is something that I want to learn, I will go to college then.”
Lee Hi expressed her firm view as a singer throughout the interview. About how she matured up so quickly since her debut, Lee Hisaid, “I think working with Yang Hyun Suk made me start speaking clearly. He likes that as well. I also spend a lot of time thinking and studying alone so I think I started having my own firm beliefs.”
Meanwhile, Lee Hi and Lee Su Hyun are members of YG’s new unit Hi Suhyun, which released its debut single I’m Different. Ever since it was released, I’m Different topped various music charts, including MelOn, Mnet, Olleh, Genie, Soribada, Monkey3, Naver Music, Daum Music and more.
I’m Different is a song under R&B/Soul genre catching ears with different charms of the powerful soul vocalist Lee Hi and clear sound of Akdong Musician’s Lee Su Hyun. Along with a catchy and rhythmical melody, the song is composed with brass session and guitar rhythm, richly containing the two vocalists’ voice based on simple instrument composition. YG′s Bobby from the upcoming boy group iKON Bobby featured in the long, adding witty lyrics and natural flow of rapping, creating the perfect harmony with the two vocalists.
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