Seohyun admitted she felt envious of her Girls' Generation co-members Tiffany, Taeyeon and Hyoyeon in a way that inspired her to strive for her own dream.
According to Allkpop, Seohyun, in the recent episode of "Kim Shin Young's Hope Song At Noon," shared she has always desired to do solo promotions just like her fellow Girls' Generation members.
"I was always quite envious of Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Hyoyeon unnies [older sisters] solo promotions. They seemed happy, and I wanted to do it too. I learned a lot from watching their performances," she said.
The 25-year-old idol made her dream come true when she had her solo debut on Jan. 17, releasing her first mini album "Don't Say No." Soompi cited the album features seven tracks including a carrier single of the same title.
"I've never thought of a solo album because I was busy with promotions for Girls' Generation, but Lee Soo Man seonsaengnim [instructor] made the offer first," Seohyun added.
The singer also revealed she was warned by Taeyeon, Tiffany and Hyoyeon that solo promotions will not be easy. Seohyun even felt scared with the advice; however, her co-members' support comforted her along the way.
Previously, Seohyun said she would like to be recognized for her musicality and personality rather than being solely seen as the youngest member of Girls' Generation. The idol also shrugged off the comparison between her and miss A's Suzy, who released a pre-debut single on the same day she launched her album.
Seohyun said fans have been treating Girls' Generation and miss A as rivals because of their "girl power" image. However, she admitted having fun while promoting alongside with them.
The Girls' Generation member thought promoting at the same time with other girl groups would inspire each other to work even harder. In fact, Seohyun and Suzy are dominating several music charts with their debut singles.