[EXCLUSIVE] Q&A with Park Subin, idol turned singer

She made her way to the United States for KCON LA 2018 in August, and her performance on stage made us remember what a talented singer she is! Who are we talking about? Why, Park Subin, of course!

Thanks to SubKulture Entertainment, we were able to have a short interview with singer, songwriter and TV host, Park Subin. She’s better known as a girl group member from Dalshabet who debuted back in 2011.

Check out our interview with the beautiful Park Subin below!


K-POPPED!: Who are your biggest influences?

Park Subin:  I’m influenced by everything that gifts me with feelings. Whether it’s a person, a gift, a place, or a song, whatever allows me to feel emotions influences me. Because of this, I like to hear many people’s stories, visit various places, and going for walks in the streets. There are many things in daily life that influence me.


K-POPPED!: What advice would you give to anyone who wants to do music?

Park Subin:  To those who want to do music, I want to tell them that music is something near to everyone, so if you want to pursue it, just do it! However, if you’re only looking to make money by creating commercial music, you’ll have to give up enjoying music for what it is.


K-POPPED!: What are some things you like to do in your free time?

Park Subin:  Lately, I’ve been really into pilates! Whenever I have a chance, I roll out my mat, turn on a video, and get to it. It’s more relaxing than getting a massage and a great way to relieve stress!


K-POPPED!:What is something you want to tell your fans?

Park Subin:  Rather than rusting away [by doing nothing], wear away [by working hard]!! Just do it, Darling!!


K-POPPED!: Who do you want to collaborate with for future music?

Park Subin:  Park Bom and Grace. Park Bom is my motto, and in my opinion, a senior with the most unique voice. Her vocals are delicate, powerful, lovely, and charismatic. I imagine what it would be like if her vocals were used in other genres other than K-pop. I was a fan of Grace ever since she first started hip-hop. I loved the unique color of her voice, but when I heard her song “Because Of You”, I remember only listening to that the whole week. I really liked her surprising vocal skills and emotions.


K-POPPED!: Favorite songs and artists at the moment?

Park Subin:  A Swedish singer named Veronica Gaggio! I came across her through a song called “Jag Kommer”, and I love her lovely, sexy vocals. I can watch her sing all day long.



K-POPPED!: When you recently attended KCON, your fans surprised you during your KCON stage with supporting banners. What was your reaction?

Park Subin:  While going on stage and doing sound check, the fans were holding something so I just thought that it was a KCON pamphlet, but when I looked again before singing, it was a placard just for me. All of a sudden, I felt overcome with emotion, and I performed joyfully. The white placard looked like a flower bed. I was really really moved and thankful. I think that performance will be one of the most unforgettable for me.


K-POPPED!: What’s changed the most from when you debuted till now?

Park Subin: Meeting fans who love me. So I will live my life harder for them.


K-POPPED!: What inspired your to join the music industry in the first place?

Park Subin: I was influenced since elementary school by my mother who loves music and art. I used to fall asleep by my mother’s speakers to various genres and read hundreds of lyrics my mother showed me. These memories with my mom are what became my greatest influence.


K-POPPED!: Do you think K-pop music has changed from when you debuted till now? If so, what have you seen as a musician?

Park Subin:  Although K-pop was very popular during my debut, now it seems like people love many more things from Korea, such as K-dramas and K-beauty, not just K-pop. I think it’s because of the steady effort and growth of K-pop. For the many fans who love Korea, I will try to become a great artist whom you’ll be proud of.


K-POPPED!: What would you like to say to your international fans who are waiting to see you?

Park Subin: I want to tell my fans that the reason I’m here today is because of them. I hope they always stay healthy and happy, and I will work hard so that I can be even the smallest factor contributing to their happiness. I love you guys!


K-POPPED!: 2018 is coming to an end, what are your plans for the rest of the year?

Park Subin:  My new album! I plan to communicate with my fans through social media about the upcoming album’s songs, fashion, and performances!!


And that ends our interview with the talented Park Subin! Thank you so much to SubKulture Entertainment and Park Subin for making this happen. Keep a look out for her new album as she mentioned!

(Credits for translation: Kelly Park & SubKulture Enterainment)

(Photography by: Lebensart)