T-ara share their thoughts on junior groups, “Twice and GFriend? We’re not thinking about winning.”
It’s been revealed that T-ara is making a full-group comeback after about 1 year and 3 months. Their upcoming new song TIAMO is very different from their usual strong concepts. It is a strangely weaker medium-tempo song where they’ve reduced their usual strong image.
Making a comeback with such a drastic change, there is great reason to have anticipation towards how well they will do this time. But T-ara said, “we’re satisfied to just spend time with our fans through this time’s activity.” In a recent comeback interview, T-ara revealed their honest feelings about their upcoming competition with junior idol groups (on music shows and charts).
Hyomin explained their upcoming new song, “our songs were always focused on the choreography but for TIAMO, the choreography is really easy. All the members wanted to say, “this is it?” but we all think that performing a choreography that is not so strong for once might not be a bad thing. Isn’t ‘peaceful/calm T-ara’ something new for us to show to everyone?”
Eunjung laughed while saying, “TIAMO is a good song to listen to while working. You can leave it on while cleaning the house, driving on the road or when at a store. Please listen to it a lot.”
T-ara will be facing off with other junior girl groups like Twice, Black Pink and more. Eunjung said, “Twice, GFriend and other junior girl groups are really cute. Just looking at them will give you an endorphin rush. I think it will be exciting to meet and greet the junior girl groups whom we’ve only seen on TV so far.” Jiyeon also showed her liking towards Red Velvet.
In relation to this, T-ara were asked if they have any strengths if compared to the other junior girl groups. The members said while waving their hands, “nope. We indeed don’t have any thoughts of winning.” They said that they are satisfied enough to be able to stand on the same stage as Shinhwa, SechsKies and other senior groups, along with Twice and other junior groups.
Hyomin said, “it’s great that our friends do well. We’re all girl groups so it’s good and we’re proud of them and we like it. Because of that, among the T-ara members, we’d talk about how we should work even harder because we’re all classified under the modifier ‘girl group’.” Therefore, she emphasised that instead of looking at their peers, juniors and seniors as “rivals,” they are more of “companions.”
Additionally, T-ara wants to express their gratitude towards their fans who have waited for a long time for this upcoming full-group comeback. Jiyeon said, “we’re grateful to everyone for waiting so long. We’ll repay the love you’ve given us all this time. We hope that we can make many sweet memories together during our upcoming activities.” Eunjung added, “we can feel the love and strength from our fans, so we think that we should become even better people (to repay them). We will do our activities with a heart to repay everyone who believed in us, took care of us and stood by our side.”