The K-pop idol dropped her new single with its accompanying video treatment today (January 12), featuring scenes of the vocalist strutting along the hallways of a mansion embellished with gold and white furniture, as well as performing the song’s steamy choreography alongside groups of back-up dancers. ‘Layin’ Low’ also features a guest verse from rapper Jooyoung, who doesn’t make an appearance in its music video.
“You got me layin’ low, you got me layin’ low / My tears are running down / Such a bad habit, boy,” she belts in the song’s intense chorus. Watch the ‘Layin’ Low’ music video here.
First announced in November 2021, the song was initially slated for release that same month, however was subsequently pushed back “after much consideration to visit fans with higher completeness”, according to a statement released by her agency, BridƷ Entertainment.
Her last release for 2021 was instead a Christmas special single released on December 22 titled ‘A-Ha’, replacing ‘Layin’ Low’ as her second release for the year, with the first being her reunion with fellow ex-SISTAR member Dasom on the song ‘Summer Or Summer’. The song was the August instalment of Contents Lab VIVO’s ‘How To Spend 2021 Well’ project, the proceeds of which will be donated to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Summer Or Summer’ was the first time any of the SISTAR members have collaborated on new music since the group’s disbandment in 2017. In May that year, the four-member group released ‘Lonely’, their final single together, before the group parted ways the following month.
Meanwhile, Hyolyn’s last record was her solo mini-album titled ‘Say My Name’ which was released in August 2020 and featured a total of six tracks. The project included hits such as ‘Dally’, which featured K-Hip Hop artist Gray, and summer anthem ‘See Sea’.