Where is Former TREASURE Member Bang Yedam Now 2024? Idol’s Solo Venture After Leaving the Group Explored

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Former TREASURE member Bang Yedam has been making waves in the K-pop world since embarking on his solo career.

After parting ways with TREASURE and YG Entertainment in November 2022 to pursue his passion for music production, Bang Yedam signed with GF Entertainment in August 2023.

His solo debut with the mini-album “Only One” in November 2023 marked a significant milestone in his musical journey.

In an interview with MK Sports, Bang Yedam shed light on the reasons behind his departure from YG Entertainment, expressing how the pressure of being constantly associated with the label “Bang Yedam’s group” within TREASURE became a heavy burden for him.

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He mentioned, “To be honest, it was a bit of a burden for me to have TREASURE labeled as the ‘Bang Yedam group.’ TREASURE had a lot of members, and so having my name associated with the entire group sat really heavy. And I felt so much responsibility.”

Despite the challenges he faced, Bang Yedam now feels “liberated” as a solo artist, embracing the new challenges that come with being actively involved in creating his music. He clarified that there are no ill feelings between him and his former TREASURE members, highlighting that they maintain regular contact and continue to support each other.

Bang Yedam shared, “I do keep in touch with TREASURE members. Recently, I’ve been so busy with putting the album together that I couldn’t contact them as often. But they’re all super supportive of my work and they hit me up to check in on me and stuff.”

Moreover, Bang Yedam maintains connections with AKMU’s Lee Chanhyuk and Suhyun, who have shown unwavering support towards him. As he embarks on this new chapter in his musical journey, Bang Yedam’s dedication to his artistry and the camaraderie he shares with his colleagues continue to shine through.

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Currently, Bang Yedam is focused on his solo career, with his latest single “Officially Cool” featuring aespa’s WINTER receiving praise for their vocal talents and the catchy tune reflecting post-breakup reconciliation.

The collaboration with WINTER has been a highlight for Bang Yedam, pushing him to explore new musical horizons and showcase his versatility as an artist.

In a recent interview with NYLON Manila, BANG YEDAM expressed admiration for WINTER, praising her perfect abilities and stating that she truly fits the vibe of the track. Despite initial awkwardness on set, the chemistry between the two artists shone through as they filmed the music video.

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Excitement is building among Filipino fans as BANG YEDAM prepares for his first fan meeting in Manila on June 1. Eager to immerse himself in Filipino culture, BANG YEDAM looks forward to trying local delicacies, including a visit to the iconic Jollibee for their renowned hamburgers.

Reflecting on the collaboration, BANG YEDAM shared that working with such a prominent artist like WINTER brought its challenges but ultimately resulted in a proud synergy. The experience also pushed him to explore a wider vocal range, boosting his confidence in expressing himself through music.

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As BANG YEDAM gears up to meet his fans in the Philippines, he sends a heartfelt message to his Filipino supporters, expressing gratitude for their patience and promising an unforgettable experience. With an upcoming fan meeting on the horizon, BANG YEDAM’s multifaceted talents continue to shine, leaving fans eagerly anticipating his next musical endeavors.