Hong-ja delivered a New Year’s greeting to Maeil Business Daily Star Today in celebration of the new year. Provided｜Mystic Story
[Reporter Se-yeon Park, Daily Economy Star Today]
The new year of 2021 is the year of the white cow. In line with the expression “working like a cow,” singer Hong-ja (36) is indispensable in the music industry, who have been in the “work hard” mode since the beginning of the new year.
Hong-ja, who made her debut in the music industry in 2012 with “Why Can’t I Say, Crybaby,” appeared on TV Chosun’s “Miss Trot” in 2019 and was greatly loved by winning the third place, Mi-mi, with her voice and appealing sensitivity. At the end of last year, Trotstar voting web service Trotpick proudly ranked No. 1 in 2021’s representative star of the Year, showing its robustness.
This year’s Lunar New Year will come more unusual than any other year for Hong-ja as it is the first year of the ox that Hong-ja met after rising to the stardom after overcoming a long period of obscurity. Hong Ja, who had an interview with Star Today, a daily economy ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday, smiled, saying, “It’s my first time feeling it, so I feel strange and I feel like things are going to work out more smoothly.”
When asked about her holiday plans, she returned to her “working like a cow.” As she is preparing for a new album, she said, “I’m going to split the time to prepare for a new song. “I have to practice and I have a lot of work to do.”
Another special reason for Hong-ja in 2021 is that she has a new start in her new home (affiliated company). Hong Ja, who recently announced the news of her exclusive contract with Mystic Story, said, “I also didn’t expect to be connected to Mystic Story,” adding, “I think I’m more than happy to be with Mystic Story at the beginning of the year.” I was so grateful that many people congratulated and cheered for me, saying that I looked good together.”
“I recently met producer Yoon Jong-shin, and he was very warm and wonderful. Hong-ja, who said she sympathized with the music and cheered for me a lot, was attracted to the Mystic Story, which is systematic and values new attempts. I feel happy when I think of the stages that I will make together. “We will show you various sides of us,” she said, expressing her excitement about a new start.Singer Hongja expressed her gratitude by looking back on the last time she was loved hotly after ‘Mistrot’.
Hong-ja named on the top 3 with Song Ga-in and Jung Mi-ae in “Miss Trot,” and was loved by the public beyond a passionate fan at the center of the trot boom. Before “Miss Trot,” the public’s interest in trot singers was as if there were none other than some enthusiasts, so the former and latter “Miss Trot” were as extraordinary as “a reversal of life” in terms of public awareness.
It’s already been a year and a half since the program ended, but the hot winter day is still vivid in Hong-ja’s memory. In particular, if you watch “Miss Trot 2,” which is currently on air, you can feel the emotions of that time.
“When I watch the show, I’m just grateful and heart-warming. I’m so happy and thankful that many talented people came to see me and deliver happiness to many people. Watching the show, I remember a lot when I appeared, and I always remember the desperation, desperation, and preciousness of the audition, and even though it’s been two years since I saw the first preliminary round, I always remember those days.
Hong-ja said, “I support everyone who is still on stage.” When asked to look back on about two years after “Miss Trot,” Hong-ja said, “It was like a dream.” Sometimes I think about the past when I’m having a hard time, but then I’m so grateful that I don’t even know if I’ve had a hard time. “It’s a time I want to remember for the rest of my life.”
At the same time, Hong Ja continued before and after “Miss Trot,” saying, “Everything has changed, but I don’t think I’ve changed anything.” (Continued in Interview 2)
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