Jo Yu-ri, Former Member of IZ*ONE, Wows Fans as She Launches Solo Career With 'Glassy'
10:54 GMT 07.10.2021 (Updated: 11:22 GMT 08.10.2021)
The former lead vocalist from the K-Pop girl-band sensation Iz*One, Jo Yu-ri, has branched out as a soloist, delighting her armies of fans who had been left bereft by the break-up at the end of April of their favourite band.
Like a butterfly breaking free from its chrysalis, Jo Yu-ri has seized upon the disbandment of Iz*One as an opportunity, spreading her wings and taking flight as she heads for the musical stratosphere with the release of her first solo album and music video 'Glassy' on 7 October.
The title song is in the exhilarating dance-pop genre with a lively melody. Combined with the picturesque and enthralling video, the singer shows just what a talented and varied performer the 19-year-old promises to blossom into.
The single album 'Glassy' comprises three songs - the title song, 'Express Moon', and a duet 'Autumn Box' with SG Wannabe Lee Seok-hoon. Meandering through a whole host of musical genres, Jo Yu-ri has taken on a new challenge and discovered her vocation as a solo-singer, wittily making a pun on her name as "Yuri" in Korean means "glass".
Iz*One was formed as a result of the Mnet television show 'Produce 48' and was co-managed by Off the Record Entertainment and Swing Entertainment. The 12-strong group debuted on 29 October 2018 with their extended play 'Color*Iz' and disbanded on 29 April 2021.
Despite management negotiations to try to relaunch the group, which was one of the most popular girl-bands in the K-Pop pantheon, talks came to naught and Iz*One's rehabilitation in July this year was cancelled.