K-pop singer and Mamamoo member, Wheein kicks off 2022 with the release of her second mini-album, Whee. It marks her first project since leaving the label, RBW and joining THE L1VE for her solo activities while staying as a member of Mamamoo.
But it also ushers in a fresh start for Wheein who says that the album embodies the mystic, enigmatic and colourful light of her musicality. For one, Wheein is more heavily involved in creating the album. She also gets to work with Vixx’s Ravi, the head of her new label. If the album’s name says anything, it’s that this release feels most personal to her.
In an exclusive interview with Tatler, Wheein shares about being able to express her identity in the new album, her experience working with Ravi and what she hopes fans will feel after listening to Whee.
Congratulations on your new mini-album, Whee! Compared to your first mini-album, what’s different this time around?
First of all, thank you for the congratulations! I created this album to have more tracks that are easier to listen to than the previous album. Also, I hope this album could be seen as an album that shows my growth since I’ve participated in every part of the production.
This is your first solo release under THE L1VE, how has the experience been working with them?
After moving to my current company, the “Wheein team” was formed. The atmosphere and vibe were very good which could have been why I was very happy while working.
The title, Whee alludes to your name. Is there any other reason that you named your second mini-album, Whee?
The letter “Hwi” in my name means “to shine” so I named the album after it and tried to express my own identity with the light.