Formerly the leader of prominent girl group, Sistar, K-Pop singer Hyolyn has reinvented herself as a solo act — showcasing her prowess as an artist. Sometimes, a diva from a Broadway act, sometimes a powerful musician singing melancholic ballad tunes, the young artist is, “still challenging herself,” even when she seems to constantly exceed her fans’ expectations. Just over a year into her new project, her single “Dally” has garnered over 10 million YouTube views and she continues to work on new music.
Digging into the artist’s process and inspiration, we took a day-long journey with Hyolyn in the new KIA Soul — a car with a name which resembles her approach to her art. We started at an industrial garage, driving along the idyllic coastal roads of Los Angeles, and finished off the day by cruising through the night streets. Along the way, Hyolyn shared her aspirations and sentiments about her journey. Read the full interview below.