Chae-ryeong Lee (30) is an R&B singer-songwriter and composer signed to 260. Having spent 6 years in California, many of chaeree's lyrics are in English. However, since her debut in 2020, she has already collaborated with many big names in the Korean music industry such as Loopy, punchnello, Crucial Star, Bryn, and Basick. We interviewed her find out more about her motivations, and her perspective on the music industry.
Disclaimer: These are very basic questions we ask every artist to get to know more about them in order to write our "Who You" segment on Instagram. All the artists often get similar questions. We would normally not release this as it's not a full-on interview but we thought it might be good to do so.
How would you describe your music to other people?
Music is a way for me to translate feelings and expressions that can't be communicated through normal conversation.
What motivates you as an artist?
When I listen to other genres, or anything that doesn't align with my music, I feel a lot of respect and motivation.
Do you ever find yourself unable to express your creativity to the fullest? What kinds of things inhibit you?
If I have too much on my mind, I have trouble organizing my thoughts so sometimes this causes a creative block.
Work (feat. CAMO, Bryn & Naji) - chaeree
Describe your most unforgettable performance. What did you learn? How did you feel afterwards?
I've never performed live in front of a crowd after debuting, but when I shot a music video with Loopy, I learned a lot about how in our own aspects, we are actors communicating through music and visual performance.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
I want all artists to get the dues they deserve whenever they release an album or music. I feel like there are so many artists who are underrated or not getting enough attention for the effort they put in.
7 year old (feat. Loopy) - chaeree
Is there anything else you'd like to try besides music?
I would love to try dancing.
What’s next for you? Do you have any plans you can share with us?
I am dropping an EP soon, and hopefully my fans and listeners can see my music levelling up once more.