Red Velvet’s WENDY makes a proper entrance as a solo artist with the long-awaited issue of Like Water. Chasing her own color, Wendy delivers a set of songs duly underlining her own story, infinite charms, and effortless vocal artistry. Founded on the title tracks “Like Water” and “When This Rain Stops,” the debut mini album offers a total of five songs reflecting life, friendship, and hope as indispensable as water.
“This is my first solo album…I felt like I had a greater sense of responsibility, so I did my best to make music that contained my voice and my emotions,” stated Wendy during a press conference. “In Red Velvet, I tried to bring out the color of the group but as a solo singer, I had to focus on bringing out my own color.”
Like Water also contains the sweet and genuine B-side ballads “Why Can’t You Love Me?,” “The Road,” and “Best Friend” featuring fellow Red Velvet member Seulgi. Enlisting the help of renowned hitmakers Yoo Young Jin, KENZIE, talented composer MinGtion, and production team Coach & Sendo, Wendy’s solo project finds her powerhouse vocals carried across heartwarming lyrics and varying styles and genres of pop, modern rock, and R & B ballads.
For Wendy, her first solo album contains a thankful message to ReVeluv, her driving force behind her many successes and new endeavor, and a sincere gratitude to her family, Red Velvet members, and SM Entertainment for helping see her journey unfold in this new chapter of her life and music career.
With Like Water, Wendy becomes the first member of Red Velvet to debut solo and craft an album entirely in her own voice. Her first solo project follows a string of singles, artist collaborations and original soundtrack releases outside of Red Velvet, which include an OST for the Netflix series The King: Eternal Monarch and a feature on “Be Your Enemy” for SHINee Taemin’s solo mini-album, Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 2.
Like Water is out now via SM Entertainment. Stream and download the mini album on major streaming platforms here and watch the accompanying visual for “Like Water” below.