■ Smilegate’s virtual artist Han YuA takes her first step as an artist with CJ ENM
■ Collaboration with producer Woo-sang Park, who produced songs for Mamamoo and Hwasa and OST for “Crash Landing on You” and “Mr. Sunshine”
Virtual artist Han YuA, jointly developed by Smilegate and GIANTSTEP, has released an M/V teaser for the song <I Like That> on Feb. 25 in her debut as a singer.
Han YuA began her career as a singer under the moniker “YuA” with CJ ENM, and she opened a channel of communication with the public when she took her first step in pop music with the teaser for her first song, <I Like That>.
The teaser video for the song <I Like That> shows mystical imagery with dance music composed of rhythmical synth sounds in the background, and it depicts the emotional nature of an AI girl who is discovering new things on Earth every day.
<I Like That> by YuA was highly anticipated. Producer Woo-sang Park, who composed multiple hit K-POP songs such as “HIP,” “Egotistic,” “Starry Night,” “Dingga” by Mamamoo, and “Maria” and “Twit” by Hwasa, “SNAPPING” by Chungha and drama OSTs for “Crash Landing on You,” “Mr. Sunshine,” and “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” participated in its production.
Executive Director Min-jeong Baek, who is responsible for the IP business of Smitegate, said, “This song is an opportunity for virtual artist Han YuA to take her first step in the pop music industry with CJ ENM, the largest entertainment company in Korea, and to tell her story to the public,” adding, “You can expect a goofy and lively story from Han YuA as she enjoys various areas our world and grows as a person.”
Han YuA signed a contract with YG KPlus this month, and officially began her career as a singer with today’s release of the M/V teaser. She will be active in various areas such as broadcasts, YouTube, performances, advertisements, etc.
Meanwhile, the official single and M/V for YuA’s debut song “I Like That” will be released on various online music websites in the first half of this year.