- Press appearances for LE SSERAFIM were halted after two members of the K-pop group were involved in a minor car accident
- The rising K-pop girl group made waves when they released their debut EP Without fear in May 2022
- In October 2022, the musicians released their second EP, ANTIFRAGILE
Two members of South Korean girl group LE SSERAFIM were involved in a non-fatal car accident on October 19, causing them to delay promotions for the group’s latest EP, ANTIFRAGILE. “On Wednesday, October 19, the vehicle transporting LE SSERAFIM members Kim Chaewon and Huh Yunjin was involved in a minor car accident. Fortunately, none of the members or staff on board were seriously injured and they immediately took themselves to a hospital where they received diagnosis and treatment,” a statement from the band’s agency Source Music said. according to an English translation via Soompi.
The statement noted that Chaewon and Yunjin are suffering from “slight muscle pain and bruising,” and as a result, the group has been advised to cancel their next two appearances. Additionally, two fan events have been postponed to a later date. “We will plan future activities with the health of our artists at the forefront,” the statement continued. “We will do our best to help with Kim Chaewon and Huh Yunjin’s treatment and recovery so that they can return to their fans in full health as soon as possible.”
As K-pop fans patiently wait for the beloved musicians to heal, read on to learn more about up-and-coming girl group THE SSERAFIM.
1. The faces and meaning behind LE SSERAFIM
LE SSERAFIM burst onto the scene in May 2022 with the launch of their first EP, Without fearwho took the t place n° 1 on Billboard Japan Top Albums Chart. The girl group consists of five members: Kim Chaewon, SakuraHuh Yunjin, Kazuhaand Hong Eunchae, the oldest being Sakura at 24. Sakura and Chaewon met before forming their current group as they were both involved in K-pop group IZ*ONE, according to rolling stone. The group is a member of HYBE, the successful entertainment company that signed BTS and other top South Korean stars.
LE SSERAFIM started out as a sextet, but founding member Kim Ga Ram left the group after her contract was terminated following allegations that she was a bully. A press release from Source Music (via Soompi) in July 2022, read, “We extend our deepest apologies to our fans and those who have shown love and support for the group for raising concerns about the controversy involving the member.”
The name of the talented group of musicians has a special meaning: it is an anagram of the phrase “I’m not afraid of anything”, which is noticeable when you read LE SSERAFIM from right to left.
2. Chaewon is the leader of LE SSERAFIM
Chaewon is the leader of the group, and according to her teammate Yunjin, she has really stepped up her game since LE SSERAFIM’s debut in May. “Chaewon’s leadership has strengthened,” she said. The Korean Herald. “As someone who’s been together for a while, I’m proud of her.” How nice!
3. THE SSERAFIM has a new EP and a new documentary
LE SSERAFIM releases its new EP ANTIFRAGILE on October 18, 2022. Ahead of its release, the EP amassed an impressive 620,000 pre-orders, according to The Korean Herald. This is double the amount ordered before their first EP, Without fear. “We heard the news while we were training together, and we were so surprised that we shouted together,” Kazuha said at a press conference, per teen vogue. She also said that she and her bandmates were “so grateful that so many people recognized our hard work.”
Although the girls’ hard work ANTIGRAGILE already seems to be paying off, Yunjun confessed the herald that she felt “greater pressure” to do something bigger and better than May’s Without fear. Despite the pressure, Chaewon noted that she is able to enjoy herself better now that she is more comfortable with her job. “For our debut, I couldn’t fully enjoy the moments on stage because I thought to myself that it just had to be done well. But this time, I noticed that I was enjoying the performances and made my facial expressions brighter “, she explained.
In September 2022, THE SSERAFIM got the star treatment and had a documentary made about them. The documentary details the trials and tribulations the members of the South Korean band had to face to get to where they are today.
4. SSERAFIM wants to be honest with its fans
The fierce women of LE SSERAFIM have repeatedly explained that they want their music to be relatable and honest for their fans. “I was more eager to participate in the creation of the tracks, than I wanted to express our authentic thoughts so that listeners could also relate to our stories,” explained Yunjin, who is credited on some of the songs on the EP. , in the Oct. 17 press conference with his bandmates. “So I tried [my hardest] put our candid stories in the scrapbook. I think that’s what makes a lot of people love LE SSERAFIM.
“We can’t always have good times in life; however, this EP carries our spirit that no matter what happens, we will overcome it,” group leader Chaewon also noted during the press conference, per udicovermusic. “Since this is our real story, I was so into the process. I tried to be honest about our feelings, so listeners could easily relate to them,” Yunjin added.
In an interview with rolling stoneYunjin revealed the most honest song on ANTIGRAGILE maybe the song “Blue Flame” because she “wrote really freely” for it. “And all the songs on this EP are really about our history – I think I wanted to be more food-loving and try to write even more freely and more honestly,” she added. “Through that, I think we were able to make it more personal.”
5. The future objectives of LE SSERAFIM
Asked about what they see in their future by rolling stone, Yunjin said she wanted the group to become “the one and only THE SSERAFIM as we continue to tell our honest and true stories that only we can tell.” She continued, “’The Sserafim makes its own way,’ and everyone can feel it and know the color of THE SSERAFIM. I want us to be a team like that.
“I hope in the future we can have an album that all the members produce together,” Chaewon added. “I think it would be fun to do that.”