BTOB’s Yook Sung Jae nervous about first solo performance

The idol member is in town with former 2NE1 member CL to celebrate ION Orchard’s 8th anniversary

CL and BTOB’s Yook Sung Jae
CL and BTOB’s Yook Sung Jae
28 Sep 2017

CL and BTOB’s Yook Sung Jae

Photos: Tammi Tan
Video: Aaron Ho

After five years of sharing a stage with his BTOB band mates, Yook Sung Jae is set to spread his wings and put on his own one-man showcase for the first time - and it’ll be happening right here on our sunny Singapore shores.

Your eyes are not deceiving you: tonight (Sep 29), the 22-year-old South Korean idol/actor will sing two of his brand new solo singles at ION Orchard’s 8th Anniversary Fashion Concert. According to him, it will also be the first time the month-old tracks, ‘Tell Me’ and ‘Paradise’ (which were released as part of BTOB’s solo single project ‘Piece of BTOB’), are presented live.

“I’m a little bit nervous but I’ve prepared a lot for my performance,” said Sung Jae at yesterday’s press conference at the newly refurbished ION Sky. He added that there will be “special performances” in store for fans as well. “I’m very excited so I hope you guys will come down to support me and enjoy the show.”

Also in attendance at the press conference was former 2NE1 member CL, who spoke extensively about her love for fashion and good old retail therapy (although she hemmed and hawed indecisively when asked if she considers herself a shopaholic).

“I do love clothes and dressing up, whether for the stage or for my daily life, and I see [fashion] as a way to express myself,” said the 26-year-old. When asked if there’s a particular item she prefers browsing for, she shared, “If I feel like I’m into one thing - for example, hats - then I’ll probably shop for that the entire season.”

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CL, Sung Jae and Chris Chong, Chief Executive of Orchard Turn Developments
CL, Sung Jae and Chris Chong, Chief Executive of Orchard Turn Developments
28 Sep 2017

CL, Sung Jae and Chris Chong, Chief Executive of Orchard Turn Developments

CL then shared some tips for those who are keen to make a fashion statement (just like she has managed to do countless times herself). “Like I said before, fashion is about expressing yourself, so I think it’s important to be interested in that and just try on things you like and have fun with it!”

Sung Jae, on the other hand, confessed that while he is into fashion and shopping as well, he hasn’t had much of a chance to develop a definite style for himself due to his busy schedule. He then took the opportunity to rave about Singapore as a “fashion heaven”, particularly Orchard Road.

“I’m really sad that I didn’t get to explore this area during my last trip to Singapore, but now that I have some free time, I’m looking forward to hanging around,” he said with an excited grin.

Did you hear that? If you’re lucky, you just might run into Sung Jae out and about on the streets today. May the star-sighting odds be ever in your favour, but even if they’re not, you’ll certainly get to enjoy being serenaded by him at the Fashion Concert tonight.

Yook Sung Jae will be performing at the ION Orchard 8th Anniversary Fashion Concert tonight (Sep 29), 7pm at the outdoor space at the entrance of ION Orchard.

Click through for more photos of Yook Sung Jae and CL at the press conference!

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Yook Sung Jae
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Yook Sung Jae

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Yook Sung Jae
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Yook Sung Jae

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Yook Sung Jae
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Yook Sung Jae

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Yook Sung Jae
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Yook Sung Jae

WATCH: Yook Sung Jae: I’m excited for my first solo showcase!

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