A busy summer for Girls’ Generation will reportedly bleed into a semi-busy fall season as Tiffany and Taeyeon will reportedly release solo albums in the coming months.
Taeyeon will apparently be up first in October, followed by Tiffany a month later.
According to Sports Donga, Girls’ Generation‘s Tiffany and Taeyeon are both scheduled to release solo albums! Taeyeon is said to have already been in preparations for her solo album release so she’ll be up first in October, followed by Tiffany, who is currently collecting songs for her solo album set for release in November!
The news is only a bit surprising because it’s taken this long for SM Entertainment to
milk the group’s popularity for all it’s worth give their most bankable artists the opportunity to express themselves in a solo album. Taeyeon and Tiffany are definitely safe choices as far as solo opportunities go so it will be interesting to see how each will try to differentiate their solo work from SNSD’s discography as a whole. Tiffany has her own recognizable flair that falls somewhere between 90’s R&B and unapologetic pop (her rendition of “Call Me Maybe” is peak-Tiffany in all its pink-bedecked glory). When she has gotten the chance to pick her own songs, her taste has definitely skewed towards radio-friendly singers like Ariana Grande, Adele and Rihanna. It’s much more difficult to speculate as to what a Taeyeon solo effort would actually look like. As solid a singer as Taeyeon is, she’s always been a bit more of a stylistic chameleon than a vocalist who looks to put her own stamp on any single project. I will sacrifice my soul if she ends up releasing an entire album of this though.
As if that were not enough SNSD-related projects to satiate SONEs until the end of the year, the group’s sub-unit TaeTiSeo will also make a comeback in December which means that when it’s all said and done, there could be SEVEN Girls’ Generation-related promotions in 2015 (“Catch Me If You Can”, “Party”, “Lion Heart”, “You Think”, Taeyeon’s solo, Tiffany’s solo and TaeTiSeo’s release). SM Entertainment is going to squeeze every last cent out of this group, come hell or high water.