“Wendy is working on her solo album with the goal of releasing it in April. Please look forward to it,” confirmed SM Entertainment. With this news, Red Velvet’s Wendy becomes the first member of the group to debut solo and release an album that seeks to underline her own color.
The powerhouse vocalist took to Twitter to share her anticipation on the new venture and wrote, “But now that the press release is out, it feels real. I know it’s not easy to like someone and support them consistently, so I sincerely thank ReVeluv for being with me and waiting for me!”
She adds, “Thanks to ReVeluv, my family, members, and our company staff, we were able to come all the way here. Since it’s my first solo album, I’ll work harder to prepare and play good songs for you.”
For Wendy, her upcoming solo project follows a string of singles and artist collaborations released last year. She rendered original soundtracks for the breakout Netflix series The King: Eternal Monarch and Start-Up, with Red Velvet, helped commemorate BoA’s twentieth anniversary with a reimagined version of her hit classic “Milky Way,” and joined SHINEE’s Taemin on “Be Your Enemy” for his solo mini-album Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 2.
Wendy rang in 2021 by joining Red Velvet at the SMTOWN Live “Culture Humanity” online concert, the first appearance with the group after a year-long hiatus due to a stage accident in December 2019. The singer recently helped host JTBC’s music variety show Mystical Record Shop alongside Yoon Jong Shin, Jang Yoon Jeong, and Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, which saw her perform a stirring cover of “Alone” by Crush.