Misfit (songwriter)

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Misfit
Origin South Korea
Occupation(s)
Years active 2010-present
Labels
Associated acts
Notable instruments
  • Vocals

Misfit (also known as Miss Pitt) is a South Korean songwriter, lyricist and artist. She is one of the studio artists at S.M. Entertainment headquarters in Seoul. Misfit has penned the lyrics of songs for various SM Town artists including BoA, TRAX, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, Shinee, f(x), Red Velvet and Exo as well as Jellyfish Entertainment's VIXX.

Career[edit]

2010-11: Debut as a lyricist, "Loview Music Instant"[edit]

Misfit made her debut in K-Pop music industry as a lyricist at S.M. Entertainment after writing the lyrics for "Up & Down" and "Ready or Not", tracks from Shinee's second studio album Lucifer. The album was released on July 19, 2010.[1] In 2011, she wrote the lyrics of f(x)'s single "Pinocchio (Danger)" along with fellow label-mate songwriter Kenzie. The single was released on April 20, 2011.[2] Later that year, she continued working with the agency by writing the lyrics for Super Junior's "Walkin'", a track from their fifth studio album Mr. Simple.[3] Her first work outside the company was writing the lyrics for "Someday", a single from U-Kiss's second album Neverland which was released on September 1, 2011.[4]

Misfit's debut as a vocal artist was her collaboration single "Loview Music Instant" with the hip hop artist, rapper and songwriter JQ. The single was digitally released on November 9, 2011.[5] She continued her lyrical work for S.M. Entertainment by contributing her skills to the rock band TRAX's single "Blind" from their third EP[6] and their song "Like a Dream" from 2011 Winter SMTown – The Warmest Gift.[7]

2012-13: "Too Painful Breakup" and continued lyrical work[edit]

Misfit once again collaborated with JQ after featuring in his single "Too Painful Breakup" which was released on February 29, 2012.[8] She also wrote the lyrics for Exo's songs "Two Moons" and "Machine" from their debut EP Mama which was released on April 9, 2012.[9] Misfit also went on to hold the credit for writing half of the songs on f(x)'s second EP Electric Shock including "Beautiful Stranger", "Love Hate" and "Let's Try". The EP was released on June 10, 2012 and received critical praise for its lyrics.[10] She also wrote "The Top" from BoA's seventh Korean album Only One.[11] She then penned the single "Spectrum", a special stage song by SM Town dance unit for 'SBS Gayo Daejeon' that was held on the December 29, 2012.[12]

In 2013, Misfit once again collaborated with boy group Shinee by writing the lyrics to their promotional single "Shine (Medusa I)", a song produced by Teddy Riley. The song was released with their fourth Korean album Chapter 2. Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me on April 26, 2013.[13] She also penned the Exo's "Heart Attack", a track from their first studio album XOXO which was released on June 3, 2013.[14] Her most recent contribution to S.M. Entertainment records are the lyrics for Henry Lau's debut single "Trap" featuring Kyuhyun and Taemin. The song was released in his first EP Trap which was released on June 7, 2013.[15] Misfit was also credited for working on "Airplane" from f(x)'s second studio album Pink Tape released on July 29, 2013.[16]

Discography[edit]

Collaboration singles[edit]

  • "Loview Music Instant" (JQ and Misfit)
  • "Too Painful Breakup" (JQ and Misfit)

As songwriter[edit]

This list contains songs written by Misfit, including those where she is credited as co-author.

Release Date Song Title Singer Album Name Peak chart positions
2010
07/19 "Up & Down" Shinee Lucifer 58
07/19 "Shout Out" Shinee Lucifer 75
07/19 "Ready or Not" Shinee Lucifer 71
2011
04/20 "피노키오 (Danger)" f(x) Pinocchio 1
08/03 "Walkin" Super Junior Mr. Simple
09/01 "Someday" U-Kiss Neverland 107
09/01 "Blind" TRAX Window 115
12/13 "Like a Dream" TRAX 2011 Winter SMTown – The Warmest Gift
2012
04/09 "Two Moons" EXO Mama
04/09 "Machine" EXO Mama
06/10 "Beautiful Stranger" f(x) Electric Shock 29
06/10 "Love Hate" f(x) Electric Shock 44
06/10 "훌쩍 (Let’s Try)" f(x) Electric Shock 47
06/22 "The Top" BoA Only One 62
12/30 "Spectrum" SM The Performance Spectrum 43
2013
04/26 "Shine (Medusa I)" Shinee Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me 100
06/03 "Heart Attack" EXO XOXO 93
06/07 "Trap" ft. Kyuhyun and Taemin Henry Lau Trap 28
07/29 "Airplane" f(x) Pink Tape 16
2015
11/10 "Chained Up" VIXX Chained Up 8
11/10 "Maze" VIXX Chained Up 82
2016
04/19 "다이너마이트 Dynamite" VIXX Zelos 14
06/09 "Cloud 9" EXO Ex'Act 23
06/28 "구름 위로" Gugudan Act. 1 The Little Mermaid
06/29 "I Like U Too Much" Sonamoo I Like U Too Much -
2017
02/01 "Body Talk" Red Velvet Rookie

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lucifer" (in Korean). Naver. 
  2. ^ "Pinocchio" (in Korean). Naver. 
  3. ^ "Mr. Simple" (in Korean). Naver. 
  4. ^ "Neverland" (in Korean). Naver. 
  5. ^ "Loview Music Instant" (in Korean). Naver. 
  6. ^ "Window (The 3rd Mini Album)" (in Korean). Naver. 
  7. ^ "2011 SM Town Winter (The Warmest Gift)" (in Korean). Naver. 
  8. ^ "Loview Music Part 6" (in Korean). Naver. 
  9. ^ "`MAMA` EXO-K The 1st Mini Album" (in Korean). Naver. 
  10. ^ "Electric Shock" (in Korean). Naver. 
  11. ^ "Only One" (in Korean). Naver. 
  12. ^ "SM The Performance `Spectrum`" (in Korean). Naver. 
  13. ^ "Chapter 2. Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me" (in Korean). Naver. 
  14. ^ "The 1st Album XOXO (KISS & HUG)" (in Korean). Naver. 
  15. ^ "The 1st Mini Album `Trap`" (in Korean). Naver. 
  16. ^ "The 2nd Album: Pink Tape" (in Korean). Naver. July 29, 2013. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 

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