So the “national music group” has turned 14, more than a decade of being a SNSD’s member.
May 8, 2021 is a very special day for SNSD (Girls’ Generation) and the SONE (SNSD’s fandom) community. 14 years, a lot of self-pity and fatigue. 14 years with success, happiness. Congratulations SNSD on their 14th anniversary.
“On the road with many turns, the path I choose is fragile. Let’s hold hands and open up a new world!”
I still remember the image of 9 energetic little girls on the debut stage of ‘Into The New World’ on July 12, 14 years ago – 2007. Overcoming the difficult time as trainees, they finally can finally stand on their own stage, excitedly introduce to the audience “We are SNSD”. Although nervous and worried about what people will say next, the girls still gave their best and danced on stage with powerful choreography, singing the meaningful debut song together.
Together open a new world, create a legend in the harsh K-pop entertainment industry. Now they are at the top of glory, but let’s not forget how hard it was for SNSD to debut. Being criticized by the audience as a “copy” of Super Junior, the shadow of the senior is so big that the girls, even though they have not done anything, still suffer a lot of criticism from the public.
The “black sea” at Dream Concert 2008 before the performance is still a scar in the hearts of SNSD and their fans. 10 minutes is fast, but 10 minutes facing the hate and silence of the audience is not easy. The girls must have hurt a lot, but also strong enough to complete their performance.
Although they know the road will be difficult, as long as there are fans by their side, SNSD has been and will always try to move forward. Yes, the fruit finally came to the 9 girls. The song “Into The New World” that was once turned away by the audience has become a “national anthem” played at important events in the land of kimchi, a song that almost every trainee must practice. , is a legend covered by later generations.
“This dream, I want to dream forever with you
There is a dream that SNSD girls want to dream with SONE forever. That is a dream about living together in music. After 9 months hiatus due to the “black ocean” nightmare, this rookie group was believed to disband, but it didn’t. 9 girls kept going resiliently on the way to fulfill their musical dreams, to create a strong SONE community, and enjoy their own good melodies together.
SNSD was back and more powerful than before. Their strength has been shown through the explosion of a series of hits with a variety of concepts over the past decade. Who doesn’t know that Gee with the concept of multicolored jeans became fashionable thanks to SNSD’s promotion at that time? Who doesn’t know Genie with the sailor cordi and the legendary foot kick dance? Oh! with the image of a cheerleader, or the image of a girl crush through the international hit ‘The Boys’? The unique ‘I Got A Boy’, the exciting summer in ‘Party’ or the classic ‘Lion Heart’… SNSD deserves the title of “concept queen”, every comeback is a challenge for itself to change.
“Even in a place without lights, even with tears flowing, I’m the flower that blooms for you. So, I’m not alone anymore” (‘Not Alone’ – SNSD). With SONE by their side, SNSD is strengthened and is no longer alone. The girls always strive every day to bloom into the most beautiful flowers, to become the top girl group of the 2nd generation Kpop. Those flowers spread their fragrance everywhere, bringing their music far and wide, reaching even further.
“Never gonna look back girls. A bright light is in our hearts, the story will be written.”
2014 is also an important milestone in SNSD’s career – when the ‘ice princess’ Jessica officially withdrew the group. As one of the most brilliant vocalists in the group and possessing a huge fan base, Jessica’s withdrawal could be called a great loss to the ‘nation’s group’.
“Accompanying on this journey is already our eternal proof. We will always be one and the same.”
Over the years, the SNSD girls have become more and more mature and have their own direction. Some members leave SM, some stay. Some members continue their singing career, who move to another art field to discover more about their limits. It can be said that SNSD is a rare group that even if separated, each person will still shine in their own way.
Despite their separate activities, the girls insist that they are still SNSD members and look forward to the day when they can perform together again. Fans have always been touched by the image of eight girls who are always together on every anniversary, standing side by side and supporting each other in the most affectionate and carefree way.
SNSD is forever 1, inseparable, and together create miracles. “We can be divine”.
“Like the girls of the summer that year, we won’t stop”
And just like that, “Now SNSD, later SNSD, forever SNSD”. In the summer of 2007, they were young girls with enthusiastic hearts and full of hope for a bright future. Now, these little girls have proven to the world that they can do it.
“In Korea, there is kimchi, there is makgeolli, there is Dae Jang Geum, there is Park Ji Sung, and there is SNSD”. SNSD will always be known as the “national group,” a legendary girl group that has become a symbol of the Korean entertainment industry. They assurance, like the lyrics of Sailing, that even if everything fades, they will keep moving forward, as the promise of young girls that summer.
With SONE, let the pink sea always be lit and never fade off. 14 years and beyond.
Once again, happy Girls’ Generation’s 14th birthday!