[Exclusive Interview] Lydia Ganada and Aleebi on "Party Tonight" Remix


Aleebi // Photo by Gino Lucas

Korean Singer-Songwriter Lydia Ganada & Aleebi's "Party Tonight" is an easy-listening city pop song that went viral in Asia. The unique and chill vibes of the song can make it onto any playlist in the Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring. 

The remix, which includes three languages, English, Korean and Japanese, enlists the help of xeanee, who added his own touch and style to the song.

Currently, the song has around 600 videos using the track on TikTok and over 100 reels on Instagram. Due to the love shown to the song, the artists paid back the fans by treating them to the "Party Tonight" Remix on October 28. So far the song has over 700,000 plays on Spotify since its release. 


Listen to the 'Party Tonight' Remix by Lydia Ganada, xeanee and Aleebi here! 



KpopWise was able to interview Lydia Ganada and Aleebi about the release and learn more about them. We also found out what their ideal party would be like!

Can you tell us about Party Tonight and the Remix?

Lydia: The song "Party Tonight" is a story about putting off an old lover and having a fun party with people who are by my side.

Aleebi: “Party Tonight” was the result of a lot of casual, creative collaboration. When Lydia showed me the rough demo of the song, I couldn’t wait to try giving my spin on it.


What is your creative process like?

Lydia: I write songs with ideas based on what happened in the past.

Aleebi: It varies from song to song, but for the most part I tend to write my melodies and lyrics at the same time by freestyling until I get a bar, or lyrics that I like, and then I write it down and move on.


How would you describe your musical style?

Aleebi: I would describe my musical style as a culmination of all of my influences here in the states, and abroad in Korea and Japan. A blend of hip-hop, alt r&b, rock, and hyperpop, fused together to somehow work in a modern way haha.


If you could host a party, who would be the celebrity guests you would invite?

Lydia: I'd like to invite Mino to the party. I think she’ll enjoy the party in her own style.

Aleebi: Halle Berry so she could tell me the secret to aging like wine. I swear to God she only gets more beautiful as she ages. John Legend because he liked my Instagram post and also he just has an amazing voice overall. I would love to hear him talk casually. Lastly, John Mayer because he was a big influence on me growing up and was one of the main inspirations that I practiced guitar.


What are your most used emojis?

Lydia: 👩‍🎤🤟

Aleebi: In order: 😂, 😭, 💀, 👀


Besides music, what hobbies and activities do you enjoy?

Lydia: I enjoy playing Valorant and TFT these days. I also enjoyed dancing. It is a hobby that I want to start again.

Aleebi
: Besides music I do play a lot of video games. Honestly, I think I play too much, haha. I don't really have the time that I used to, so nowadays most of my time is spent playing Tekken, or tactical shooters like Insurgency: Sandstorm.


What has been your proudest moments so far?


Lydia: I haven't been recognized by many people yet, but the proudest moment was when My closest friend Seah who is not that into music acknowledged my song for the first time.

Aleebi: One of them is when I dropped the song, “mobius 1.” Up until that point I was restraining myself from discussing certain topics in my lyrics and because of that, I was holding myself back as an artist and I wasn’t being true to myself. The second I dropped that song, it’s like a weight was lifted off my shoulders and from then on, I started openly discussing my struggle with depression and stuff. Another really proud moment for me is seeing how well “Party Tonight” is doing. We all put a lot of heart and effort into the song and getting it out there, so to see so many people vibing to it and listening to something we worked on is an indescribable feeling.


What advice would you give someone who wants to start making music?

Lydia: Definitely never give up on music and have fun while doing it.

Aleebi: Just remember that at the end of the day the most important thing is to have fun with making music. If you're not having fun, what's the whole point of slogging through all this bullsh-t? Don't go in thinking you're going to make a living off of this, because you won't. Don't think you're better or worse than anybody else, just remember to have fun with the whole process and explore yourself creatively. Ultimately that is what art is for: expressing ones’ self.


What are your goals for your music?

Lydia: My goal in music is to be recognized by the public with my own style of music.

Aleebi: I like to keep a dynamic list of short goals that change as time goes on. Right now my goal is to just keep doing what I'm doing right now: posting on Tik-Tok, regularly releasing at least one song per month, practicing guitar & VFX editing, etc. I don't like thinking of some big goal that I'm working towards, because then it gives me something to constantly compare my progress to, and if I don't meet my expectations, I get very stressed out.


What is the message you want to send your fans?

Lydia: It's sad that thank you is the only word I can say. I will do my best to be an actual artist!

Aleebi: It's okay to make mistakes; your mistakes don't define you. It's how you decide to move forward and better yourselves from these moments that do. Shout out to mental illnesses, that being said, mental illness is no excuse to behave like an ass****. Lastly, If you find that you keep getting into conflicts with your friends or your lover, understand that intention doesn't mean jack sh-t, if the end result is you hurt the person that you love. S/o to E40, that man’s a GOAT.

A special thank you to these talented artists for the interview and we hope to here more from them soon! 

Follow the Artists!

Lydia Ganada: Instagram | Spotify

Aleebi: Instagram | Spotify

xeanee: Instagram | Spotify

Ciera Reeves

Ciera is the founder of KpopWise. She has been a fan of Korean pop culture since 2005 and writing about it since 2009. Her bias groups are VIXX and OnlyOneOf. She is a 2nd-3rd generation K-pop fan, but she is actively keeping up with the current artists. twitter instagram

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