Girl group TRI.BE made a Valentine’s Day comeback with its second EP “W.A.Y” and lead track “We Are Young.”
Two years into their debut, the group is determined to show a completely different side of themselves, pivoting from its signature charismatic image to a much brighter ode to youth. In “We Are Young,” members flaunt pastel-toned Y2K fashion and sing about braving the world with young naivety.
TRI.BE is also back after a fruitful year, having dropped a single, representing Asia in Coca Cola’s promotional campaign, then winning a Rising Star Award at the 2022 Asia Model Awards and a Blooming Star award at the Hanteo Music Awards.
Six members — SongSun, Kelly, HyunBin, Jia, SoEun and MiRe, with member Jinha sitting out due to health reasons — recently sat down with the Korea JoongAng Daily to reflect on their journey since debuting and answer questions from the group’s fans, dubbed TRUE, from around the world.
질의 :What did you learn over the past two years since debuting? (submitted by @heedres15)
응답 :Jia: Personally for me, I improved the most in Korean. Back when I debuted, I would stutter and not understand a lot of words during interviews. But as I spoke Korean more, at one point, I found myself understanding almost everything right away. Talking with other members naturally helped me improve.
Kelly: I learned how to find which camera is filming me during music show shoots.
HyunBin: Because we debuted [in February 2021] in the middle of the pandemic, we didn’t really know exactly how to treat fans when we met them in real life. Everything was online or filmed without an audience. Our previous single “Leviosa” [in August 2022] was the first time we did promotional activities and performances in-person. That’s when we started learning how to greet fans and whatnot. We’ve just started getting good at it.