K-Pop Sensation JAMIE Discusses Her First English Single, 'Pity Party'

Last year, Korean soloist JAMIE, who was featured on the remix of Saweetie and Doja Cat's hit single Best Friend, released her debut English single "Pity Party."

The impressive track has already amassed over 3 million views on YouTube. We can't get the song out of our heads, and neither will you once you give it a listen. We were so excited to speak with JAMIE about her new single and its music video.

Sweety High: What statement does "Pity Party" make? How would you like it to be interpreted?

JAMIE: "Pity Party" is a song that everyone can enjoy and a song that tells there's no more going down, so it's the only way up.


SH: What side of you does "Pity Party" show that fans haven't seen before?

JAMIE: I did a choreography, dance basically. It was more like a pop song with an idol theme mixed.
Photo of K-pop artist JAMIE courtesy of Warner Music Korea

(Image courtesy of Warner Music Korea)

 

SH: What's your go-to karaoke song?

JAMIE: My go-to karaoke song is all the NCT songs!

 

SH: How did the collaboration on "Best Friend" with Saweetie and Doja Cat come to be?

JAMIE: They needed an Asian artist, and basically I had this big opportunity to get into the song, so I was really happy.

 

SH: Who do you consider to be your musical influences?

JAMIE: Ariana Grande, Jhene Aiko, Summer Walker, Rihanna, etc.

 

SH: What's a style of music you'd like to explore in the future?

JAMIE: I liked this "Pity Party" moment, very gothic and Dracula dark theme, so I would pretty much go for the dark style again.

 

SH: What can your fans expect from your upcoming music?

JAMIE: For the upcoming music, I have no idea, because there are a lot of different songs that can put you in a place—so next one, you guys can guess.

 

SH: What's a word of advice you can give to young girls and young people who look up to you?

JAMIE: A word of advice (a few words) is make it your own life. Don't compare, don't degrade yourself. Make it yours.

 

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