(PRESSREELS) Girl group GFRIEND is making a splendid comeback with an album featuring fascinating visuals and musical growth.
GFRIEND will release its new mini-album ‘回: Song of the Sirs’ at 6 p.m. on the 13th and begin full-fledged comeback activities.
This album is the second story of the series following its previous work “回: LABYRINTH,” which tells the story of a girl who shakes before temptation. I chose the path that I believed was right, but I will show you shaking in front of the other road.
‘回: Song of the Sirens’ is an album of GFRIEND’s desire and willingness to change. Through various visual contents as well as highlight medley, it is drawing much attention by releasing new images that have never been introduced before. Under the theme of GFRIEND’s drastic transformation in the new album, we pointed out the expected points of the comeback points.
# Attractive visuals
Prior to the comeback, GFRIEND proved its hot topic by releasing radically changed visual contents such as concept photos and music video teasers for title songs, starting with “A Tale of the Glass Bead: Butterfly Effect,” sequentially.
The first “A Tale of the Glass Bear: Butterfly Effect” offers a thrilling story and refined visual beauty. The fact that a red apology appears to a girl who was exhausted in the forest alone hinted at the album’s message, raising expectations for the new album to the fullest.
The concept photo, which consists of three versions of Broken Room, Tilled and Apple, described the seductive and eclectic images of the flamboyant furniture, broken rooms, looking at the scales together or weighing which one is better, and being swayed by temptations through colorful jewelry, costumes and sparkling lights.
In particular, the music video teaser for the title track “Apple” heralded the peak of unprecedented change. According to the lyrics “Don’t look back, don’t think about anxious thoughts” and “The Witch’s Night is Coming,” the first appearance of “Witch Performance,” which gives a delicate facial expression and a confident feeling, left a strong impression.
# A new challenge with musical growth
GFRIEND has sought musical change and growth by participating in the overall work on the song ‘回: Song of the Sirens.’
Member Eunha was named for the lyrics and composition of the title track “Apple,” as well as for “Tarot Cards.” Yuju participated in composing ‘Apple’, writing the lyrics for ‘Time of the Eye’ and ‘Tarot Cards’, and Umji participated in writing the lyrics for ‘Time of the Eye’ and ‘Tarot Cards,’ respectively.
The track “Time of Snow” melts Yuju’s inner story. For a while after his debut, time went by quickly and frantically as if he had been swept away by a typhoon, but the actual experience of not losing himself by taking time alone, named “Time for the Eye of the Typhoon,” became the basis of the song. “The North Stairway” is also a song based on the emotions SinB felt while working as GFRIEND. The lyrics include the story of GFRIEND, a successful girl group, who has experienced during their activities since their debut.
# Refreshing witch
GFRIEND, which has shown unique colors with expressions of “power innocence” and “passionate sentimental,” has transformed itself into a “clean witch” this time. The title track “Apple,” from the new album “回: Song of the Sirens,” is a completely different concept from the music style GFRIEND has shown so far.
Using the word “witch” in the title track, she expressed a woman who was honest and confident in her desire, not just being swayed by temptation.
In her performance, she also delivers a different charm with her “Witch Performance,” which features the image of a witch. He has completed a sophisticated look with bold yet restrained choreography, including deep makeup and catwalk that has never been seen before. On top of that, the rich expression of the six members also increased the level of perfection throughout the performance.
The “Apple Tree Dance,” which decorates the intro of the title track “Apple,” is a performance that expresses the perfect group dance, the epitome of GFRIEND, with a new nuance in conjunction with an apology symbolizing “attraction,” and has drawn fans’ attention since the release of the music video teaser.
As such, GFRIEND plans to show a wider musical spectrum by making bold changes in music, concept and performance without stopping its growth even in its sixth year since its debut.