The visual for ‘A-Ha’ features shots of the singer spending quality time and celebrating the holidays with her friends, alongside snippets of the quirky choreography. “I am stifling to leave it as it is / I am stuck in a rut to speak out / Everything is possible by imagination, between you and I,” she sings in the chorus.
The K-pop idol first revealed on Twitter on December 13 that she would be releasing the song in celebration of the holidays. The announcement was accompanied by an image of Hyolyn in a glittery red dress as she holds up a ribbon and bells.
🎄 HYOLYN SPECIAL SINGLE 🎄
— 효린(HYOLYN) (@officialhyolyn_) December 12, 2021
‘A-Ha’ marks Hyolyn’s second solo release of 2021, following ‘To Find A Reason’ with Mad Clown and Kim Seung-min. The singer was originally set to drop the previously announced single ‘Layin’ Low’ on November 30, but has postponed the release to January 2022.
“We decided to postpone the release date to January next year after much consideration to visit fans with higher completeness,” wrote her agency BridƷ Entertainment in a Twitter statement. “We ask for the understanding of fans who had waited a long time for Hyolyn.”
Earlier this year, Hyolyn reunited 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.