- LE SSERAFIM has taken a break from the press after two members of the K-pop group were involved in a minor car accident.
- The rising K-pop girl group caused a stir with the release of their first EP Not fear in May 2022
- In October 2022, the musicians released their sophomore EP, ANTIFRAGILE
Two members of the rise Korean girl group LE SSERAFIM was involved in a car accident on October 19, causing them to delay promotions for their latest EP, ANTIFRAGILE. “On Wednesday, October 19, the van carrying LE SSERAFIM members Kim Chaewon and Huh Yunjin was involved in a small car accident. Thankfully, none of the members or staff on board were significantly injured and they immediately went to the hospital for diagnosis and treatment,” said a statement from the band’s management company, Source Music. , according to the English translation via Soompi.
The statement noted that Chaewon and Yunjin were suffering from “mild muscle pain and bruising”, and as a result, the band had been advised to cancel their next two appearances. Furthermore, two fan events have been rescheduled for later. “We will schedule future activities, putting the artist’s health first,” the statement continued. “We will do our best to support the treatment and recovery of Kim Chaewon and Huh Yunjin so that they can return to full health for fans as quickly as possible.”
As K-pop fans patiently wait for their beloved musicians to heal, read on to learn more about the promising girl group, LE SSERAFIM.
1. Faces and meanings behind LE SSERAFIM
LE SSERAFIM explodes in May 2022 with the release of its first EP, Not feartake 1st place in terms of Billboard Japan’s Hottest Albums Chart. The girl group consists of five members: Kim Chaewon, Cherry blossomHuh Yunjin, Kazuhaand Hong Eunchae, the oldest is Sakura, 24 years old. Sakura and Chaewon were new to each other before forming their current group because they were both in the K-pop group IZ*ONE, according to Rolling Stone. The band is a member of HYBE, the hugely successful entertainment company signed a contract BTS and other giant Korean stars.
LE SSERAFIM debuted as a sextet, but as a founding member Kim Garam left the group after her contract was terminated following claims that she was a bully. A press statement by Source Music (via Soompi) in July 2022, “We sincerely apologize to fans and those who have shown love and support to the group for causing concern over the controversy regarding the member.”
The talented band’s name has a special meaning to it: It’s an anagram of the phrase “I’m not scared,” which is noticeable when LE SSERAFIM is read from right to left.
2. Chaewon is the leader of LE SSERAFIM
Chaewon is the leader, and according to bandmate Yunjin, she has really stepped up her game since LE SSERAFIM’s May debut. “Chaewon’s leadership has become stronger,” she told The Korea Herald. “As someone who’s been together for quite some time, I’m proud of her.” So sweet!
3. LE SSERAFIM has new EP and documentary
LE SSERAFIM has released its new EP ANTIFRAGILE on October 18, 2022. Prior to its release, the EP had accumulated an impressive 620,000 pre-orders, according to The Korea Herald. That’s double their first EP pre-order, Not fear. “We heard the news while we were practicing together, and we were surprised and we shouted together,” Kazuha said at a press conference. Teen magazine. She also said she and her band members are “so grateful that so many people have recognized our hard work.”
Despite the hard work the girls put in ANTIGRAGILE seems to have paid off, Yunjun confesses The Herald that she feels “greater pressure” to do something bigger and better than May Not fear. Despite the pressure, Chaewon noted that she can enjoy herself better now because she is more comfortable with her job. “For our debut, I wasn’t able to fully enjoy the moment on stage because I told myself I had to do well. But this time, I found myself enjoying the performances and making my facial expressions brighter,” she explained.
In September 2022, LE SSERAFIM is treated to the stars and has a documentary about them. The documentary details the trials and tribulations that the members of the Korean boy band had to face to get to where they are today.
4. LE SSERAFIM wants to be honest with fans
The fierce women of LE SSERAFIM have made it clear many times that they want their music to be authentic and understandable to their fans. “I was more eager to participate in the making of the songs, that I wanted to express my honest thoughts so that listeners could relate to our story too,” said Yunjin, who was credited on several songs of the EP, explained in October. 17 press conference with her bandmates. “So I tried [my hardest] to put our candid stories into the album. I think that’s what makes so many people love LE SSERAFIM. “
“We don’t always have good moments in life; however, this EP carries our spirit that no matter what comes, we will get through it,” leader Chaewon also noted during the press conference, saying udiscovermusic. “Since it was our real story, I was very focused on the process. I tried to be honest about our feelings, so listeners can easily relate to it,” added Yunjin.
In an interview with Rolling StoneYunjin reveals the most honest song on ANTIGRAGILE maybe the song “Blue Flame” because she “written very freely” for it. “And all the songs on this EP are really about our story – I think I wanted to be more greedy and try to write more freely and honestly,” she added. “Through that, I think we were able to make it more personal.”
5. Future goals of LE SSERAFIM
When asked about what they see in their future by Rolling StoneYunjin said she wants the band to be “the only LE SSERAFIM as we continue to tell honest and true stories that only we can tell.” She continued, “’Le Sserafim is creating their own path,’ and people can feel it and know the color of LE SSERAFIM. I want us to be such a team.”
“I hope in the future, we can have an album that all the members produce together,” Chaewon added. “I think it would be fun to do that.”