Courtesy of Tiffany Young
K-pop fans know Tiffany Young is pretty much a legend. At 29 years old, she's been in the music industry for more than a decade. As one of the original members of the South Korean group Girls' Generation, she's gone on to create fire solo music her fans can't get enough of. Tiffany took time away from Girls' Generation in 2017 after being with the group for 10 years – and when we caught up with the songstress, she told us that she really does love to see her bandmates even though she’s currently focused on her solo work. Although, a musical reunion might not be in the near future. She has something else in mind: an actual vacation!
"I look forward to every single little get together, spontaneous get together we have – because I mean, everyone has been talking about work. But now that we talked about work enough, it's like, I really wish we went on a vacation together," Tiffany exclusively said to J-14.
"We've had several different work-ations where we went to a city and shot an album or a video or just a spontaneous photo editorial album. But yeah, I really wish we would make our own time for each other non-work related and, I don’t know, go on a road trip or do something – because I feel like the real life experiences and time we choose to be with each other and the time we take is what inspires to create the next thing or art. So, it's not even about work anymore. It's about living life. I would love for us to just lounge and be lazy on a resort or go backpacking together and just live life," she continued
OK, now how adorable is that? She just wants to have a hangout session with her friends. And hey, that could fuel them to make new music together again. You never know! Girls' Generation got their start back in 2007. As Tiffany explained, it was a much different vibe in the K-pop scene – especially when it came to their fans. Today, K-pop boy bands are taking the world by storm – and naturally, their super loyal fandoms are dedicated and might even have a bit of a rivalry when it comes to other boy bands all around the world. But as Tiffany put into perspective, there should never be any drama between groups. If anything, these bands are most likely just inspiring each other ot keep making great music.
"When Girls' Generation was first starting out, there weren't as many girl bands. And I think at the time, I didn’t think about it. But when I think about it now, there is always healthy competition," she said. "I don't take anything too negatively or seriously. It just made everyone better and [we] created better art and production."
And this is why Tiffany is a true gem!
Reporting credit: Samantha Aronson