Kim Yerim (born January 21, 1994), aka Lim Kim is a Korean Pop Music soloist. She initially came onto the Korean Music scene as a member of a duo called Togeworl, and competed in the show Superstar K3 as such. However, after her companion Do Dae-Yoon had to return to school, Lim Kim made her solo debut in 2013 under Mystic 89. She is known for her distinctive airy voice and for a song style more reminiscent of worldwide Indie songs than traditional K-Pop. She left Mystic 89 on May 30, 2016, and has not yet signed with a new label.
She made a comeback on May 24, 2019 as a rapper with "Sal-Ki".
Not to be confused with the American rapper Lil' Kim.
Tropes related to Lim Kim and her music:
- Animal Motif: "Awoo," both lyrically and in the music video.
- A Wild Rapper Appears!: Swings has a rap break in "Voice" and Beenzino has one in "Barama"
- Bare Your Midriff: Some of the outfits she wears on stage or in music videos do this.
- Bathtub Scene: Together with Censor Suds in "Love Game."
- The Cameo: She appears as a singer named Yerim in an episode of the Korean Drama "Shut Up Flower Boy Band."
- A snippet of "All Right" is included in "Thought," a song by her label's CEO Yoon Jong-shin
- Darker and Edgier: "Sal-Ki", with a dash of Hotter and Sexier.
- Growing Up Sucks: The premise behind the lyrics of "Goodbye 20" and the verses of "Are you a Grown Up?"
- The Peeping Tom: All of the men in "All Right."
- Precision F-Strike: Appears, albeit censored in "Goodbye 20."
- "You First" on her EP Simple Mind doesn't censor it one bit, delivering two in a row at the end of the song.
- Appears in the last verse of "Sal-Ki".
- Put on a Bus: Her Togeworl bandmate Do Dae-yoon, at least until he finishes schooling.
- Stage Name: It's not much of a change, but her birth name is Kim Yerim.
- Stalker with a Crush: All of the men that Lim Kim torments in "Love Game."
- Surprisingly Good Foreign Language: She went to high school in New Jersey, and as a result, is fluent in English. Although her songs use generous portions of Gratuitous English just like other K-Pop songs, the English in hers actually makes sense gramatically and in the context of the song's lyrics.