I know it's not Monday but yesterday's group got me thinking about Sunny Hill who I haven't done on this series in awhile. Like I said before, no girl group could escape the sexy concept in 2014. Sunny Hill have always had unique quirky concepts. This is their most general public oriented song.This was a controversial comeback not because it was too sexy but because people thought they were selling out. They had just officially lost Janghyun, the male member who produced lots of their music, so people thought their new direction was just any other girl group. Sunny Hill still did their ballads and quirky concepts afterwards, but it was too late. And it's not fair because this is such a good song. And the song itself still has Sunny Hill vibes, it's mostly just the video that looks like other girl groups at the time. As a music person, the song production is still higher quality and more complicated than your run of the mill girl group.
This lineup of Sunny Hill stayed together until 2018 when Jubi and Misung officially left the team. They were replaced by Eunju and Geonhee. That lineup released comebacks in 2019 and 2020, just with much less of a budget. They used to be affiliated with IU's label and now they're independent. Those two new members than officially left the team, Kota and Bitna continued as a duo. Kota became a member of the project group WSG-Wannabe. The group was a massive success in Korea well-known for their incredible vocals. I think unfortunately it may have caused tensions between her and Bitna who have been groupmates since 2011. This year Eunju and Geonhee appeared out of nowhere with Bitna. They had some concerts together super recently and Bitna was saying those girls were her family. Meanwhile Kota was like "I'm hurt, why wasn't I informed about this?" Kota still hasn't been seen at Sunny Hill schedules but hasn't officially left the group. Very sad that these ladies who have been together for over a decade through multiple lineups have had a sorta falling out (allegedly). Also Bitna got married recently and just had a child, so I think it's cool a mom is an active girl group member still. Misung is a songwriter now and she does mostly B-sides for groups like UP10TION, Rocket Punch, Gfriend, and Astro but she also did Cool by Weki Meki.
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