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Weki Meki’s Choi Yoo-jung blossoms in debut solo ‘Sunflower’

YOO JUNG
  • Weki Meki’s Choi Yoo-jung dropped her debut solo album “Sunflower” on Wednesday.
  • The album has three tracks: “Sunflower (P.E.L),” “Tip Tip Toes” and “OWL,” with Choi co-writing the first two.
  • Choi is currently a member of the girl group Weki Meki, whose last comeback was in 2021 with the EP “I AM ME.”
  • Prior to Weki Meki, Choi was a member of the 11-idol act I.O.I., formed from the singing competition show “Produce 101.”

Weki Meki’s Choi Yoo-jung has sprouted into a solo artist with her debut single album, “Sunflower.”

After six years as an idol across two different girl groups, Choi Yoo-jung is finally making a solo debut. In an interview with NME, the singer shared that the title for the single stems from her late grandfather, who drew her a sunflower and said it was her. 

Beabadoobee’s latest song release ’10:36′ is a grungy ode to late-night cuddles

  • Beabadoobee released “10:36,” the fourth single for her upcoming album “Beatopia,” on Wednesday.
  • The song marks a departure from the glittery and polished pop-rock vibes of her 2020 debut but retains the pervading sense of warmth that Beabadoobee’s music is known for.
  • In a press release, Beabadoobee revealed that the song’s title is a reference to the time it was when she had finished writing it, and that its lyrics are based on her “weird dependency on human contact to sleep.”
  • Beabadoobee’s sophomore album is slated to release on July 15, 2022.

Filipino British singer-songwriter Beabadoobee released “10:36,” the fourth single for her upcoming album “Beatopia,” on Wednesday.

The song marks a departure from the glittery and polished pop-rock vibes of her 2020 debut, “Fake it Flowers,” opting for a more rustic and stripped-down sound employing a fuzzy orchestration of drums and acoustics. Yet, her soft and delicate vocals provide the comforting sense of warmth that fans have come to expect from a Beabadoobee track. 

40 percent of Japanese men in their 20s have never been on a date, says new government report

JAPANESE SINGLE MEN
  • An impressive 40% of Japanese men in their 20s reported having never gone on a date, according to a new government survey.
  • Women in their 20s reported a high but significantly lower number, with 25% reporting they had never been on at least one date.
  • While businesses have seemingly adapted to the singlehood phenomenon, such as offering solo dining spaces in restaurants, the government appears far more alarmed by the dropping marriage rates, sponsoring campaigns to encourage unions.
  • In the same report, one in four Japanese singles in their 30s — irrespective of gender — reported having no desire to get married, citing freedom as the main reason.
  • Japan’s birth rates continue to plummet, with the country hitting a record low in 2021 for the sixth year in a row with 811,604 births.

An impressive 40% of Japanese men in their 20s reported having never gone on a date, according to a new government survey.

In a 350-page white paper on gender equality published this month by Japan’s Cabinet Office, authorities surveyed 20,000 people from various age groups on questions related to marriage and income.

Photographer’s Hilarious Hack Helps Singles Feel Loved on Valentine’s Day

No one abhors Valentine’s Day more than those who spend it alone.

Yes, being single on the mushiest, most sugar-coated day of the year can be a huge downer for some. That’s why one creative Thai photographer has come up with a simple solution to make anyone seem “loved” on Valentine’s Day with the use of a little bit of camera trickery.