CHUNG HA Sparkles in First Ever Head In The Clouds Performance Thought+Photos: Chung Ha at 88 Rising's Head In The Clouds 8/20/22
LOS ANGELES, CA–
“…One of the festival’s most anticipated performances was CHUNG HA, a K-pop soloist. Born in Seoul, South Korea, CHUNG HA was raised partially in Dallas, Texas, which is where she learned English. She rose to fame as a contestant in the first season of Produce 101, a K-pop girl-group survival show, where she placed fourth and was subsequently placed into I.O.I. Following I.O.I’s disbandment in 2017, CHUNG HA has been releasing solo music ever since.
CHUNG HA’s performance at Head In The Clouds follows the release of the first part of her second studio album, Bare and Rare. As someone who has been following CHUNG HA since the release of “Snapping,” it has been incredible to see her growth as an artist and an honor to see her in person.
After opening her set with “Snapping,” CHUNG HA shared her nervousness with the crowd, not knowing if anyone knew any of her music. However, she was soon proven wrong because many fans threw roses, flowers, and posters on stage. She treated fans to her signature songs, “Gotta Go” and “Rollercoaster,” but I was surprised to hear her perform “Killing Me,” which she had never performed live before. and I was so impressed with her choreography and live vocals, especially during “Sparkling”– it is so difficult to sing and dance simultaneously, and her songs are so energetic, but you could definitely tell that her mic was ON.
Aside from the songs she performed, CHUNG HA was one of the most interactive performances of the night. She took pictures with the crowd and even stopped in the middle of her set (twice!) to autograph fans’ albums (a video of her signing a fan’s album has accumulated over 52 thousand likes on Twitter as of September 2022). No wonder the crowd went absolutely insane…”