South Korean singer-songwriter and rapper Yena, known for her powerful vocals and captivating stage presence, has announced the release of her second single album, “Hate XX.” Following the success of her solo debut, Yena is ready to take her fans on an emotional journey with her latest musical offering. Set to be released on June 27, 2023, this album promises to showcase Yena’s versatility as an artist and her ability to convey raw emotions through her music. Since her time as a member of the popular group IZ*ONE, Yena has captivated audiences with her unique talent and charm. After the group disbanded in 2021, she returned to Yue Hua Entertainment as a trainee, eager to explore her solo career. Yena made her solo debut in January 2022 with the mini-album “ˣ‿ˣ (SMiLEY),” which introduced her distinct musical style and showcased her growth as an artist. Now, with the release of “Hate XX,” she is ready to delve deeper into her artistry and connect with her fans on a more intimate level.
“Hate XX” offers a glimpse into Yena’s emotional landscape, with each song serving as a vessel for her thoughts and experiences. The album is comprised of powerful tracks that blend various musical genres, highlighting Yena’s versatility as a performer. The physical album is available in two versions: “Like” and “Hate,” each offering a unique aesthetic experience for listeners and collectors. Through this album, Yena aims to express the complexities of love, heartbreak, and personal growth. With her evocative lyrics and soulful vocals, she invites her audience to reflect on their own emotions and experiences. The music video for “Wicked Love” was pre-released on June 23, 2023.
“Hate Rodrigo” (feat. Yuqi of (G)I-DLE)
Yena’s discography is steadily growing, and with each release, she continues to showcase her musical prowess. Alongside her solo debut album “ˣ‿ˣ (SMiLEY),” she also released the electrifying “Smartphone” in 2022 and the heartfelt single “Love War” earlier this year. With “Hate XX,” she further cements her position as a rising solo artist in the Korean music industry. Yena’s second single album, “Hate XX,” is set to captivate fans and music enthusiasts alike. Through her music, Yena fearlessly explores the depths of her emotions, allowing listeners to connect with her on a profound level. As she embarks on this new chapter of her solo career, Yena’s artistry continues to evolve, promising even greater musical experiences in the future. With “Hate XX,” she invites us to embrace the complexities of love and self-discovery, reminding us that it is through our vulnerabilities that we find strength.