Mamamoo’s Wheein ‘Whee’: Release Date, Music Video and About His 2nd Solo Album
After the success of Hwasa’s “Guilty Pleasure” and Moonbyul announcing his return with “Lunatic”, Wheein is the next member of Mamamoo to release a solo release with “Whee”. While Wheein made his solo debut in 2021 with “Water Color,” a fun retro-pop song, this is his first solo comeback under a new label. When Mamamoo’s contract with their label RBW ended, all the members renewed their contracts except her. Fans were excited for Wheein as she began her new solo journey after signing a contract with VIXX Ravi’s new label, THE L1VE.
Idol turned CEO, Ravi has two labels – GROOVL1N and THE L1VE. His first label was for R&B and hip hop artists whom he helped become mainstream and popular through his hands-on management and well-orchestrated promotions. After signing soloists Ailee and Wheein to THE L1VE, which is more of a K-pop agency, fans are excited to see what the new label has in store for them. After the glitzy, jazzy release of Ailee’s “Don’t Teach Me” and celebratory collab with Wheein, Mamamoo fans are eagerly awaiting Wheein’s second album and first release with THE L1VE – “Whee”.
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Mamamoo’s Wheein is set to drop “Whee” on January 16 at 6 p.m. KST (4 a.m. ET).
Where to listen
The second mini-album will be available on all major music streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, MelOn and more.
1. ‘Make Me Happy’ – Title Track
2. ‘Pink cloud’
3. ‘Letter filled with light’
4. “Deserve (interlude)”
Filled with piano melodies that complement Wheein’s heavenly vocals, “Make Me Happy” is an upbeat R&B pop song with a haunting hook that compels the listener to repeat the song. The arrangement takes a back seat with simple instrumentals as “Make Me Happy” allows Wheein to show off his vocal abilities. It is written by THE CEO of THE L1VE – Ravi of VIXX. “Letter Filled With Light” is written by Wheein and co-composed by Ravi. He also participated in the making of ‘Deserve (Interlude)’ and the writing of ‘Pastel’.
THE L1VE pulled out all the stops for Wheein’s return. We received upcoming dynamic posters and four sets of concept photos. In the first concept, member Mamamoo sports colorful makeup and is surrounded by neon lights and butterfly accessories that create a dreamy atmosphere. In the next concept, we see a more mature look for the idol, who is dressed in a chic black and white outfit. In the next two concept photos, we see Wheein in a lonely mood showcasing a subtle yet fantastical white look as she poses in a field with mirrors.
Music video teasers
Wheein also released two music video teasers for “Make Me Happy.” The dark teasers create a bright feel with a fantastical storyline as Wheein sports beaded body art. Opting for an “Alice in Wonderland” theme, she is seen holding a mysterious purple liquid in a glass bottle before a dark rabbit hole suddenly appears where she was sitting moments ago. The next teaser is a contrast as Wheein shows off her fresh, youthful charms in a pastel-colored mansion and is surrounded by flowers.
Watch the teasers below: