T-ara Number 9
Just over a week before the audio premiere of their new single, “Number 9,” and on the day of their official music video teaser release, a glowing report appeared on Korean news website, Sports Seoul, confirming that T-ara’s Soyeon has been in a relationship with a member of early-2000s boy band, Click B, for the past three years. The article came complete with paparazzi photos of the happy couple and several paragraphs about how sweet and amazing they are together.

The old T-ara is officially back, bitches!

This is classic T-ara media play straight from the brilliant PR department of CCM. They used to do this constantly back in the day –in fact, I’d attribute CCM’s savvy media play as a huge part of the reason that T-ara became so successful in the first place– but they toned it down dramatically following Hwayoung-gate last year.

Rumours of T-ara’s relationship have been floating around online forever (I first heard about it earlier this year), so to see the news officially released with such a positive spin is a sign that the old T-ara’s back and that CCM is not messing around with this comeback.

Qri Number 9 Gif

More proof of old-ara’s return is available in the official music video teaser for “Number 9.” The audio features a catchy acoustic riff that gets cut-off right before what I’m assuming is probably going to be an electro drop; it gives me major Flo-rida “Good Feeling,” Ke$ha “Die Young,” and Avicii “Wake Me Up” teas. What good would a T-ara song be without the girls stealing something from someone? Divine legends! I’m predicting an emo, T-ara-fied version of Avicii from “Number 9.”

My heart, mind, body, and soul is most definitely ready for this.

The “Number 9” audio will be released online on October 4. The song will be performed for the first time on October 6 at the Hallyu Dream Concert, while the album will officially be released on October 10 (the same day that T-ara makes their music program comeback).

Crying right now, tbqh.

  • KingBeaArthur

    I think I’m ready to return to T-ara’s side now! I admittedly walked away once they started adding new girls and *allegedly* giving ex members “blanket parties”. But the concept an sound of “Number 9” is pulling me back in!

    Qrieen, please forgive me for faltering!!

    • I think Areum and Dani leaving and going solo and T-ara returning to the original 6-ara will help many people get back into T-ara. I loved Ahreum and Dani, but their additions were only really interesting when they were gonna be a weird mismatched 9 member group. Hwayoung getting the sack through everything out of wack, but now T-ara’s promoting as 6 again it’s much better. I like their post-scandal bad girl image too! They’re a hot mess and they have no fucks to give about it.

      • oh the bad image! i loved when t-ara n4 went on beatles code and simply said “well we’re not mean girls but if everyone insists to see us as that…whatever” lol so badass so grown up! my loves!

    • norimix

      Let’s hope they don’t do a bait and switch like WG did during “Be My Baby”, bait us with some drool worthy teaser then switch to some hack Phil Specter/Motown era reject..

  • ICONI3

    Looks cool. October is shaping up to be great.

  • Kris

    After T-ARA’s comeback (and hopefully diva Minah’s solo stuff), my life will be complete. The good Lord can take me after Number 9 has netizens swallowing their tongues for ever coming for them in the first place…

  • my whole body shivered with such perfection! t-ara time to SLAY NOW and i can’t wait for the to comeback! <3

  • I’M A PROUD MAMA RIGHT NOW

    THIS HUNK

    • Andi

      FUCKKKKK. That is all.

    • syhrn

      WHAT IS THIS FINE PIECE OF ASS’ NAME OMG *DROOLS*

  • UncleFan

    ZOMG JIYEON! All my feels…*sniff*

  • t-errorist

    It sounds like a more upbeat DBD! I love everything about this. ♥.♥

  • disqus_QiJmIhm9Oe

    I’ve been drooling over Hyomin’s instagram pictures for a couple of days now, the teaser images looked so good! And now this video teaser, can’t wait!

    OT: Have you seen the new Jessica Mauboy Fill me up/pop a bottle video? I want to fully support her so badly but the song isn’t exactly showcasing her talent to the fullest, maybe it’s a grower?… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cynEO9RyZhs

    • byoing~byoing.

      It sounds like an ode to semen and the d tbqh.
      ‘Fill me up’ ‘drink it down’ ‘pop a bottle of your love’ etc.

  • SteveO99

    DEAR PROPHET

    HOW DO YOU SPEAK WHAT I KNOW IS RIGHT?
    The actual teaser is only at 00:45-00:46. Knowing KKS/CCM the rest is probably not even in the title track!

  • norimix

    Lol.. I guess I wasn’t the only one who thought this had all the signs of KKS’s mediaplay written all over it.

  • yosafbridge