Three guys who are making history as the first LGBTQ+ boyband in K-Pop, will make a comeback with its new song “It’s OK to Be Me” on December 16. simultaneously on domestic streaming sites such as Melon, Genie, Bugs, Vibe, and Flo, and worldwide stream platform such as Spotify, Apple Music, Tydal, and YouTube Music.
LIONESSES, from left Kanghan, Damjun, Lee Malrang
LIONESSES celebrates their 1st debut anniversary released six songs and was consistently mentioned in influential media such as The Associated Press, MTV News, and South China Morning Post. They have grown into an icon of the Korean LGBTQ+ community by meeting with audiences on the main stages of Amnesty International’s Korean branch’s IDAHOT Day campaign, Canadian Embassy-sponsored IDAHOT Day concert, US Embassy-sponsored Pride Month concert, 2022 Seoul Queer Parade, and Ikseon-dong Night Opening Festival.
LIONESSES’ mini concert in Canadian Ambassy in Korea 2022
Through this new song “It’s OK to be me” proved LIONESSES’ musical growth as trio that no one can’t feel the absence of all the members who left due to the expiration of the contractIt. “It’s OK to be me,” which has been collaborating with producer Zantin, recording engineer Park Byung-jin, and music video director Cho Han-hee since their debut song, was completed with choreography by Tantan and collaboration with singer Mi-no.
LIONESSES’ campaign interview with Amnesty International Korean branch for IDAHOT day 2022
Damjun, a lyricist, composer, and leader of “It’s OK to be me,” said, “I heard that the word ‘As I am’ is interpreted as the origin of the word ‘beautiful’ in Korean. it has came from ancient Korean language “Aram-dapda.” In this, “Aram” mean “I”, and “dapda” means “ness”. (Own persona) We are often oppressed to expressing ourselves. Because of the “cowardly look of the courageous” in the lyrics of the great Rock band “Jaurim”, we often miss out on “Persona”. Netflix series “Under the queen’s umbrella” also features Queen Hwa-ryeong, who comforts Prince Kyesung, who hid her self as a woman and hid herself in a small room and put on makeup alone, saying, “One day, even people with something different like you won’t have to hide.” I think it’s now, as Hwaryeong said in there.
Damjun, the leader of LIONESSES
Also, Kanghan, a member of Lionesses who first introduced another inner self, Drag Queen “Rooya”, to the world through the new song “It’s OK to be me,” said, “There can be many aspects inside a person. And I think it’s all a precious part of the person I am. “I hope this song will serve as an opportunity for many people to love the ‘precious parts that make up me’ more.”
Kanghan, former Opera singer in Korea and member of LIOENSSES
Lee Malrang, a member of Lionesses, said, “For the first time in a year since our debut, we prepared a song that shows a group dance performance together. “As much as we worked hard on it, I hope many people will feel more joy through this song.”
Lee Malrang, member of LIONESSES
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