When I was still in a group, I danced all the time, but since I went solo, I didn't have any promotion videos where I danced at all.
Even my closest friend said I was finished, but I think I may be a little different from the others.
I think that ballads are always something where I can really become one with the audiance.
I came back to do a live concert. Nobody had done that before and I know my managers were worried.
I wish I could balance life as an artist and a mother, but sometimes when I am doing live concerts, I have to ask people to help me in my other role.
Aside from my work, in my everyday private life, I'm not a very adventureous person. I don't look for change.
People around me called me an idol, so that's what I was.
If I can't get a mental image from the song, I won't sing it.
From my debut until now, I've always wanted to sing and dance.
After I can be happy with knowing that I did what I wanted to do.
I stopped caring what people thought.
I never had the chance to consider what or how I wanted to be.
During my grief, I realised there was nothing I could do for my mother, but I did have a child.
I think afterall, a promotion video is a piece of work in it's own right.
Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people.
Until now, I've not done a project where the produce, rapper and singer has never worked together like this before, and I had a chance to try a variety of styles.
Until now, I was insecure and I believed what the people around me said in regarding what I should sing.
I had no choice in the decision to make myself available. I was not always doing things I wanted to do.
Now, on nights that I can't sleep, I play video games alone until the morning.
Up until now, I had ideas that I wanted to try but didn't have the opportunity to do them.
I get even more nervous singing when everyone's fallen silent, but I really try to communicate the meaning of the lyrics, and there's people there listening to that, and if they're moved by it, then I'm moved as well.
I'm not completely at ease at rapping, I can't do it well yet.
In the beginning, I didn't dance that much and stuff.
My popularity plunged three years ago and I didn't try to court publicity.
If I don't think about anything, and start with a clean slate, in terms of what I have to do, a lot of different ideas come up, and I can think about things more openly.
I guess you could say I'm cautious, or a coward.
For the most part, I don't care about what everyone else is doing, or what is popular.
When I was younger, there was a huge gap between what I wanted to do and what I could do as an idol.
When I was snowed under with the work of an idol, I didn't have time to think.
Simply, there are many things I would like to do.
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