In March, the music industry was simply spring, but not spring-like. The singers who had announced their comeback in the aftermath of COVID 19 postponed their activities and canceled various performances.
idol groups and singers are returning one after another
Starting with the six-member girl group,
The trio ‘See Ya’has also returned after nine years.
Fortunately, the music industry, which shrank this month, will slowly stretch. The comeback of popular idol groups and singers such as Apink, OH MY GIRL, (G)I-DLE, WINNER, GOT7 and Lee Han-gyeol is expected to be a welcome rain for the pop culture world, which has shrunk to COVID 19.
The comeback ceremony will be held by the six-member group (G)I-DLE. The group, consisting of Miyeon, Minnie, Sujin, Soyeon, Yuqi and Shuhwa, released its new mini-album “I Trust” on Thursday. Its title track is “Oh My God” and is self-written by leader Soyeon. They were scheduled to embark on a world tour after releasing an album in Korea last month, but postponed the schedule due to the spread of COVID 19.
Decade girl group Apink will release its ninth mini-album “Look” on April 13. It will be coming back in a year and three months since its eighth mini-album “percent” last year. It will include four to five songs on the theme of “I.” The six members – Park Cho-rong, Yoon Bo-mi, Jung Eun-ji, Son Na-eun, Kim Nam-joo and Oh Ha-young – will deliver a message of consolation to the public with their popping songs that melt Apink’s unique colors.
Seven-member group OH MY GIRL is preparing for a comeback with the goal of the end of this month. It is the first time in about eight months since the summer package album “fall in Love” in August last year. OH MY GIRL, which staged an impressive performance on Mnet’s competition program “Queendom” last year, presents an album featuring even more growth.
See Ya, a three-member group that has released several hit songs including “Greetings of Love” and “Scent of a Woman,” will return to the public with a project album for the first time in nine years. See Ya, which debuted in 2006, last disbanded its official stage in January 2011. However, after a long reunion on the JTBC program “Sugarman 3” last month, they visit music fans with a surprise album featuring the group’s color.
Boy groups also take strong steps. Four-member group WINNER will release its third full-length album “Remember” on July 9. It will be her first comeback in six months since her mini album “Cross” released in October last year. It has been two years since she released her second album “Every Day” in 2018.
A total of 12 songs were included in the album Its title track is “Remember,” written by Song Min-ho. In addition, it included “Dduk,” “Hold,” “Just Dance,” “Teaser,” “Serenade,” “Don’t Flirt” and “Coloring.” It’s a shame that we can’t see the comeback activities as a whole group due to Kim Jin-woo’s admission.
Duo Lee Han-kyul and Nam Do-hyun from Produce 101 will release their debut mini-album on the 21st and begin full-fledged activities. The two were originally scheduled to make their debut on April 26, but delayed the release schedule due to the spread of COVID 19. Its pre-released new song “Unfamiliar” is gaining popularity among music fans.
In addition, TVXQ member Max Changmin visited the public with his first solo mini-album “Chocolate” on Thursday. Group GOT7, Dickpunks and MC Mong are also set to release their new songs this month.
A K-pop official said, “The teams that were scheduled to make a comeback at the beginning of the year will find the public in various ways because it is difficult to delay their comeback further,” adding, “The depressed K-pop market is expected to be vibrant, but we have to wait and see how close they will be to the public in the COVID 19 situation.”