I woke up today to find out that two of my favourite K-pop artists –that’s monolid goddess Ga-In and supermodel-dols Nine Muses— have officially announced their comebacks.
Ga-In will release her fourth mini-album (fifth if you include that Romantic Spring thing) in early March. Apparently, it will contain “the distinct allure and sexy atmosphere of Ga-In,” and “the scale of the album will be on a large scale.”
Every Ga-In album yields one of the top five best K-pop songs of its respective year, so I’m pretty excited. I was even a huge supporter of “Truth or Dare,” which got a raw deal last year after being completely overshadowed by “Fxxk U.”
However, I am a little pressed that we’re not getting a Brown Eyed Girls comeback first. They haven’t released anything since Black Box in mid-2013, and that album was so poorly promoted that it barely even counts as a comeback. There were rumours back in November that the group were halfway through recording their next album, so IDK what the fuck happened to that.
The solos slay, but there’s nothing quite like a full BEG comeback. I wouldn’t say no to a new Narsha solo though!
Nine Muses have dropped a fabulous teaser for their comeback album (or single, we don’t know yet) “Drama.”
The whole thing looks very Nine Muse-y, which is a good sign. If they stick with their same concept and Sweetune sound, and also bring in some new members like they promised, then “Drama” will be another flaw-free classic just like everything else Nine Muses have ever done.
Update: It’s a 6-track mini-album with a single produced by the dude that did this Prima Donna album cut. Hmmph.
“Drama” drops January 23.
Dal Shabet will also make their long-awaited return in either February or March with a “cheerful dance track” according to Happy Face Entertainment.
It’s been over a year since Dalegend dropped “Big Baby Baby,” which is an eternity in K-pop.
You’ve gotta feel bad for the girls at this point. They were just starting to get their mojo back and had a follow-up release planned for June of last year, but then Subin –by far the group’s most popular member– got into a major car accident and everything was put on hold.
It reminds me of what happened to Hana when SECRET dropped “Talk That,” except SECRET are at least popular enough from their peak days to remain relevant. Dalegend had some mild buzz for about a year after they debuted, and then quickly went downhill.
Crayon Pop will also be back next month. They’ll team up with Shinsadong Tiger for the first time ever, which could yield some fucking amazing results. On paper it sounds like a perfect match.
Then there’s Amber‘s solo coming up, which I’m not here for. Amber’s cool in f(x), but as a soloist? Girl. She’s a terrible rapper, so she better sing because nobody is checking for an Amber rap debut.