SE SO NEON frontwoman and soloist So!YoON! has shared the reason behind their fanbase’s name.
The singer recently appeared on DIVE Studios’ Daebak Show hosted by singer-songwriter Eric Nam, where she gave insight on SE SO NEON’s fandom name “KDG”, or “코딱지” (which translates to “booger”) in Korean.
“When we started the band I made up my mind that ‘no matter how big I become, I’m just a booger’,” So!YoON! explained. “I wanted to remember that I’m just a speck in the universe. I wanted to remind myself to always be humble.”
“We talked about always remembering that. We are a band of boogers, so you guys are boogers too. ‘Our fans are boogers too!’ That’s how it came to be,” the singer shared with a laugh. “I’m kind of regretting it but we’ve already used that word for too long.”
“But I can’t call my global fans ‘Boogers’, right? It’s a little weird. So, we called [our fans] KDG. ‘Kodakgi’,” she explained. “We’re creating merch and we have a special KDG edition. We’ve created items for Kodakgi, like badges and T-shirts.”
Elsewhere during the episode, So!YoON! and Nam played a game to determine the former’s dream collaboration from a pool of popular acts including RM, Dean, NewJeans and Nam himself, among others.
The singer eventually chose NewJeans over Nam in the final round, apologising to Nam before remarking: “NewJeans is good”.
Earlier this month, So!YoON! released her second solo studio record ‘Episode1: Love’ alongside the lead track ‘Smoke Sprite’ featuring BTS rapper RM.