Apink's Jeong Eun Ji Returns Home In Nostalgic Music Video 'Being There': Watch

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Jeong Eun Ji, "Being There"

Apink’s Jeong Eun Ji returned on Wednesday (Oct. 17) with her new single “Being There,” a comforting anthem based on the sentimentality of home.  

A mellifluous folksy pop ballad, “Being There” revels in Jeong’s warm vocals and gentle strings as she reflectively sings about a set place where she lived and felt love. "I'm living among so many people/ Why am I feeling so empty?" she bemoans. "I thought that I'm alright/ I only got used to my longing for you/...When everything leaves me only you're staying where you are.""

While the lyrics could be interpreted as a love song, “Being There” was released through a music video that features Jeong as an office worker who decides to play skip out on work and instead heads to her countryside hometown, where she enjoys the simple pleasures of life such as her mother’s home-cooked food, perusing her childhood room, and sitting beneath a tree.

The single fronts Jeong’s third album Hyehwa, which Jeong told the Korea Herald is based on the theme of sympathy towards oneself. "I tried to start working on the album by reflecting on myself, as I used to sing whenever I needed comfort."

Hyehwa follows albums put out by the Apink member as a soloist over the past two years, through which she’s developed a distinct identity as a sweet-singing, sentimental songstress. Her 2016 EP Dream went to No. 13 on the World Albums chart that May. 

Watch the music video for Jeong Eun Ji’s “Being There” here:

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