SPICA Explain Recording in America vs. Korea, Global Aspirations at KCON 2014: Video Interview
SPICA premiered their debut English single "I Did It" with Billboard days before performing it in front of thousands at KCON 2014. Ahead of its biggest live performance to date, the talented girl group sat down to reflect on preparing for their U.S. debut and talk about what's ahead.
"In Korea, recording sessions are usually very quiet and everyone is concentrated," says SPICA's rapper/singer Juhyun. "But here in the U.S., it was casual and people danced to the music while we were in the booth recording."
The 27-year-old stunner says the laid-back vibe ultimately led to a better track. "It was more exciting and got me in the rhythm so I felt the recording came out better," she says. "It's not easy to stay in the booth for a long time, but they helped us to get through it."
And with a throwback theme to compete among hits like Ariana Grande's "Problem" and Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass," SPICA hopes that "I Did It" will kickstart more international activities.
"We always wanted to go overseas," says Jiwon. "I had a big desire and I feel this is the first step. I'm grateful and hopefully more fans will want to see us."
Adds Juhyun, "I hope [KCON] will be a gateway to more opportunities and that SPICA will be one of the leaders of the Korean wave."
And if their single and KCON performance are anything to go by, SPICA appears primed to take hold of that wave.
Watch the full interview above for more with SPICA including what it was like to film their "You Don't Love Me" video (below) with inflated booties. Check back to Billboard's K-Town column for more with SPICA and other KCON performers soon.