Besides being a singer, Hyeri is also an actress and is well known for her leading role in the television drama Reply 1988 (2015). Hyeri made her acting debut in 2012, when she played the youngest in a family of four daughters in the SBS weekend drama Tasty Life. In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with updates on the Transformations of Girl’s Day’s Hyeri’s Throughout Time. So, stay tuned!
In 2010, Hyeri debuted as an idol by being added as a new member of the girl group Girl’s Day. Girl’s Day debuted on July 7th, 2010, with five members: Jihae, Jisun, Jiin, Sojin, and Minah with their first song “Tilt My Head.” Two months after the release of their debut EP Girl’s Day Party #1, members Jisun and Jiin left the group to pursue individual interests. Yura and Hyeri were added to the group to replace them. With the new line-up, the group released the digital single Girl’s Day Party #2 on October 29th, 2010, with “Nothing Lasts Forever” used as the lead track of the digital single.
Nothing Last Forever
Girl’s Day Party #2 is the second digital single by Girl’s Day. It was released on October 29th, 2010, with “Nothing Lasts Forever” serving as the title track. It is the first release to feature new members Yura and Hyeri, after Jisun and Jiin left in September 2010. “Nothing Lasts Forever” is composed by American-Greek singer Annet Artani, who’s probably best known for co-writing Britney Spears’ 2004 hit “Every Time.” Through the new song, Girl’s Day released this girl-power themed banger. The MV shows the girls wearing leather outfits that emphasize their slender bodies.
Dream Tea Entertainment stated that the group’s cute concept from their debut is still dominant in their image, but the slight change makes a big difference. They’ll continue changing their music style along with their hair and outfits. “Nothing Lasts Forever” tells about a quarrel in a relationship where the boy has changed and is being childish.
On July 6th, 2011, Hyeri and her group Girl’s Day released their second mini-album, Everyday and the title song “Hug Me Once.” The album contains a new track called “Young Love,” two previous digital singles “Nothing Lasts Forever” and “Twinkle Twinkle,” and an instrumental version of “Hug Me Once.”
Hug Me Once
“Hug Me Once” is a catchy song and the group released a unique interactive Music Video for the song. Dream T Entertainment stated that it was the first time a K-Pop music video has been produced this way, the agency’s video production team, metaoloz, created an interactive game experience, where fans will be able to choose between multiple options and outcomes. Ultimately, fans will determine what they want to see, and be able to interact with the girls on a more intimate level.
There are four different modes of the music video: ‘Game’, ‘M/V’, ‘Dance’, and ‘No’. In the Game version, fans can learn more about each member, and experience a highly entertaining journey. At the end of the journey, fans will be provided with an option to choose the member they want, which will then reveal how their fate with their dream member ends.
The concept for Girl’s Day’s “Hug Me Once” is cuteness and purity, showing the different charms of the five members. They have become cute and lovable female fans would want to hug every day.
The title song “One More” is written by the hit composer Nam Ki-sang, using synthesizer sounds that match the cool summer, mixed with relatively retro melodies, showing the unique color of the group.
Moreover, the repetition of the phrase “One More” is addictive making someone who listens to the song hum the melody over and over again. Sojin’s emotional vocals, Mina’s spectacular high notes, Yura, Jihae, and Hyeri’s cute vocal and rap make fans’ hearts flutter despite the hot summer weather. The girls each have a very vibrant and unique personality. Girl’s Day worked extremely hard to bring something new and fresh for their fans.
On October 17th, 2012, Dream Tea Entertainment revealed that Girl’s Day’s Jihae left the group due to personal reasons and the group remains with four members. The remaining four members of Girl’s Day made their comeback on October 26th, 2012, with the song “Don’t Forget Me” from their fifth digital single Girl’s Day Party #5.
Don’t Forget Me
“Don’t Forget Me” was released as part of the digital single album, Girl’s Day Party #5, on October 26th, 2012. The single is the first release of the group as a quartet after the withdrawal of Ji-hae, who left the group after the promotions of the mini-album Everyday 2. The title song “Don’t forget me” is made by the composer Nam Ki-sang who made “Don’t forget me,” “Twinkle Twinkle,” and “Hug me Once.” This song has analog feelings to it which reminds us of a girl’s diary that might have been written in the 1990s. It has the fluttering feelings of first love and sadness of farewell. The digital sound works well with the side chain rhythm, and the analog melody and lyrics make the listeners think even more about their first love.
The music video depicts a drama-like story of member Hyeri where she was experiencing her first love and reflecting back on the memory. The lyrics sing of a girl and a boy who fall for each other, but are unable to convey their emotions and eventually say goodbye.
On June 24th, 2013, Girl’s Day re-released their previous album Expectation under the title Female President. The repackaged album, Female President, includes one new song, “Female President,” which is used as a promotional track, and there is also an instrumental version of the track.
“Female President” is a song that shows the girls of Girl’s Day playing confident women. The single was composed by Nam Ki-sang. The song is about a woman that goes out to get what she wants, instead of waiting for a man to make the first move. The title was also inspired by South Korea’s first female president, Park Guen-hye. The girls explained that they only used that word to express the idea that girls should be more confident towards love because, at that time, the president was a woman. Women should be confident, brave and be more initiative to win someone’s love than being weak while waiting for a guy’s confession.
That confidence is seen in the video as Girl’s Day strip off garments behind a screen, flash high-riding booty shorts and tease an aggressive, girl-on-girl kiss. The song itself accompanies the visual perfectly with powerful electric guitar riffs, tribal beats and handclaps mixed together. The girls’ voices rise to the occasion, showcasing attitude-filled raps. Each chorus climaxes with a lengthy belted note.
The girls have tried really hard to give a twist to their image, and people started liking their uniqueness. They came back to heat up the country with a new song “Female President” in the heat of summer.