Jessica met with StarNews in Gangnam on August 7th for an interview and discussed her achievements over the past 10 years as well her latest come back with her solo mini album 'My Decade.'
StarNews had questioned Jessica's feelings toward up and coming rookie groups, such as TWICE, and how she handles performing alongside/against them. Jessica responded:
"Seeing the younger 2000s generation, I only wish for the best of these friends. I can only imagine how tough it may be for them right now. They probably have no clue what's going on. I believe it's their turn to shine. I love TWICE, they are so pretty...It makes me feel so happy every time I see them working so hard....As juniors themselves, they look up to their fellow sunbaes as role models...knowing that, I think I should try harder."
StarNews also questioned her recent activities and solo tour. Jessica responded,:
"The tour opened up in Taiwan and it was so much fun. Taiwanese fans are just so full of energy. It's been a year since I held a fan meeting and the meeting itself was really a 'Summer Storm'. Despite signs flying away in the storm and trees being plucked out, many came to greet me."
Jessica continued to reveal that she worked on the creation of the entire album and its tracks. When asked about the overall concept, Jessica stated, "Ever since my 1st solo album, I wanted to portray more of my own unique style. I changed a lot of the makeup...This time, I went for the more natural approach. It's more comfortable that way. As for photos, I didn't try to necessarily strike a pose, it just came out the way it was intended originally. I think I am gradually moving away from a particular image."
When finally asked about Girls' Generation, their 10th-anniversary celebration, and their synchronized comeback schedules, Jessica had this to say about her former members.
"It's a precious fate, something I had ever since I was little I guess. They are a precious existence to me. It's something I can't ever erase... We all dealt with it together after all, during both the good and difficult times." Very heart-warming. SONEs are cheering on for all nine girls, that is for sure.