Girls' Generation Leader Tae Yeon Eyes Solo Success With 'And One'
As Gummy earns another week atop the K-Pop Hot 100 with a soundtrack ballad for popular Korean drama, "The Winter, The Wind Blows," another diva is eyeing similar chart success. Tae Yeon (sometimes stylized Taeyeon), the leader of Girls' Generation, released her ballad 'And One" for the TV show and it has been blazing music download sites upon its release.
The track opens with the Girls' Generation leader showcasing a softer side of her vocals backed by a classical piano and strings. Percussion is soon added to the mix, but the track sees Tae Yeon's powerhouse vocals restrained for a majority, letting the lyrics of pained love be the focus. A highlight of the ballad does come in the bridge when she lets it rip and gives a single powerful belt.
With K-drama "The Winter, The Wind Blows" earning top viewer ratings along with Tae Yeon's huge popularity, the track is poised for a big debut on the K-Pop Hot 100 next week. Girls' Generation have already racked up two No. 1s on the chart.
Gummy, who is popular in her own right and on the impressive YG Entertainment label (PSY, 2NE1, BIGBANG), debuted at No. 1 making it very possible for Tae Yeon to claim her first solo charttopper with a No. 1 debut next week.