Marie Claire: You’re going to release a solo digital album at the end of June. I think lots of fans are looking forward to finding out what kind of music they’ll hear.
I did music I’ve wanted to do until now. I took part in writing the lyrics too. Rather than explaining it by a music genre, I’d say I wanted to show a very me-like appearance. It’ll become music filled only with things Sulli wanted to do.
Marie Claire: Writing music is putting your feelings into words. What moments did you want to express your feelings about?
I didn’t look farther away; I put in what I felt while looking at the things surrounding me. I, of course, expressed what I felt every moment. It was my first time writing lyrics, and I brought back feelings felt at certain moments, that I had kept away.
Marie Claire: Your hair color has also changed a lot.
I got the impression that I gotta show something new. I like changing. I’m very interested in new things. I want to experience by trying, without hesitating to do new things.
Marie Claire: You wrapped up filming JTBC variety program ‘Reply Night’ not too long ago. How was the mood on set?
The mood on set was very amicable. It’s my first time doing a variety program with (Shin) Dongyeop oppa, Kim Sook unnie and (Kim) Jongmin oppa, but we got along well, as if it wasn’t the first time, and the mood was also very good. Thanks to that mood, I feel like I can film even more enjoyably. ‘Reply Night’ stars various guests who are easily exposed to negative comments. Negative comments are false things that can also lead to major misunderstandings. I want to freshly tell stories with fellow celebrities who go through the same thing. I also want to let people know, through honest stories, how much negative comments can hurt a person. I’m also very curious as to how those with the same job as me, who go through this, take it and overcome it. It’s even better if a person’s negative comments decrease.
Marie Claire: It’s hard not to be shaken up by negative comments left by so many random people.
In order to not be shaken up by negative comments, looked into my own self a lot. I questioned what I really want a lot. I had a lot of time to focus on myself only, and from that, I’m in the midst of finding an answer. Lots of things can happen and my mood can change too, but I won’t be shaken up by that and I’ll get to know myself instead.
Marie Claire: Since you’ve taken up a (TV) program, you have several busy days. What do you do on your free days?
Lately, for when I need a break, let me know of music I could listen to or books to read? I’m the type who does various things at home. I either watch movies or something among Netflix’ various contents. I also like to read. I draw in my free time as well.
Marie Claire: Is there a routine who keep every day, even when busy?
I have the habit of checking which nutrient-containing food is missing from my fridge.
Marie Claire: What gives Sulli the most strength?
Meeting my friends’ friends. Doing something with people like me always gives me strength and is enjoyable.
Marie Claire: Half of the year has almost gone by. Are you carrying out the things you planned for this year?
I’m usually not the type who makes big plans. Rather than making goals or plans for the far future, I like thinking of closer things.
Marie Claire: Could you pick a line from your new album’s lyrics, that you keep close to your heart?
The line that says ‘I want to dye your heart’s white fog into black’ . There are lots of different meanings in there, but if there is one I’ll talk about, it’s wanting to tell the story of people who believe that white things are kind, good and pure, yet dark things are dirty and evil.
Marie Claire: You wore 4 shades of an Estee Lauder lipstick today. What is the one you like the most?
It’s #314, ‘Lead On’! Regardless of the look, it brightens up my face and makes me look lively. The matte collection of the Pure Color Desire Lipstick applies smoothly and has a vibrant color payoff.