Since their last album, Lion Heart, the members of KPop's most successful girl group, Girls' Generation, must have some time on their hands. As outlined by our piece on the Soshi Diaspora, there've been solo and collaborative efforts by Tiffany, Yoona, Hyoyeon, and Seohyun, but the most prolific of the octet by far is their "baby leader" and lead vocalist Taeyeon, who has already released two EPs since Lion Heart, and now her first full length LP My Voice.
For the first time since she was discovered by an S.M. scout on the Seoul subway in 2003, Seo Joo-hyun, known better as SNSD's maknae Seohyun, goes solo, with her EP Don't Say No and its title track. Certainly a proud moment for the legions of Sones who adore her, but a well-deserved step into the limelight for the one who seems to have artistically matured and refined her talents over time more than anyone else in the iconic girl group.
With the release of "Wonderland," exiled SNSD fashion plate Jessica Jung fights the good fight, returning without the "Comeback" fanfare of South Korean weekly music shows, undoubtedly due to her rift with KPop's largest entertainment company, SM and its broad blacklisting muscle. After all, SM is making a big push to reap the rewards of the remaining Soshi members with their own solo efforts.