Anybody that keeps up with K-pop knows by now that Sunye and Sohee officially left the Wonder Girls this week, this time for good.

As a long-time Wonderful I obviously have some feelings about this, but it’s impossible to even touch that subject without having to go all in and start recapping the history of the Wonder Girls and their game-changing impact on K-pop.

IDK about you, but I’m sick of everybody rehashing the Wonder Girls’ history, both good and bad, and focusing so much on Sunye’s marriage or what could’ve been if they never went to the States. I’m ready to look towards the future, and right now that consists of a four-member Wonder Girls promoting as a proper band.

OG WG Sunmi is officially back in the group for the time being, alongside her lackluster replacement Hyerim, hot rapper Yubin, and the glue that holds it all together, Yenny.

I’ve been seeing negativity online ever since the live band concept leaked, but I think it’s perfect. The Wonder Girls can never be what they were without Sunye and Sohee, so the logical solution is to become something different and new.

There’s an opening in the market for a good female idol band, and Wonder Girls has the name power to actually get it off the ground.

Plus, aren’t netizens always complaining about how AOA Black needs to come back? Well, this is even better.

I also like the idea of Wonder Girls having a rotational lineup that represents the different eras of the group. HyunA was the early days of “Irony,” the Yubin/Sunmi era was WG as the nation’s girl group, Hyelim was the unfortunate American Years, and now we’ve got the Wonder Band™ led by Ms. HA:TFELT herself.

And with the roll JYP’s been on this year, I just know that they’re gonna come out with an amazing song. I’m envisioning Royal Pirates meets “Tell Me.”

My only complaint is that they should officially call themselves a unit group and rebrand as Wonder Band™. It’ll help separate the dance group from the band and hopefully lessen the number of annoying netizens screaming and crying about the pop-rock single not being the same as “Nobody.”

Now check Sunmi’s official teaser–it’s flawless. I don’t even care if she’s just pretending to play or not.

  • Alex

    I had already accepted Sohee was never coming back, and even though we all knew Sun was basically over it, I held out a little hope she’d eventually return. I’m interested to see how this Wonder Band concept pans out, and am praying it doesn’t take away from Yubin’s ability to slay her raps. My only question now is: who is the new group leader? Yenny seems like the only logical replacement.

    • It HAS to be Yenny. I assume Yenny will be doing everything lmfao. Co-writing songs on the album, leader, main/lead vocalist…

  • MIKEE

    Wonderfuls were really hanging on to hope for a full reunion! I made my peace with Sohee and Sun not returning a long time ago. I had no idea that any of them even played instruments so I really didn’t know what to expect. This teaser was everything tho! Damn Sunmi was serving pure sex on that bass and then at the end when it said “Bass Recorded by Sunmi” I just about creamed myself.

    I agree, they should change their name to Wonder Band. If they choose to record their dance tracks at any given point they can comeback as Wonder Girls. They just really need to start completely fresh I think. I’m excited and my skepticism is now officially gone.

  • MolkangMolkang

    Justice for cutie Lim, girl is hated on too much. Tell me, who’s so hot? Nobody. She can rap and talk in English, she sings and dances, talking shit about her? It ‘ain’t cool, shut up and dance, boy.

    Anyway…I’m pumped up for this. I have been waiting for 3 years. Everyone is all ‘I’ve been waiting so long for Big Bang’ but I unfortunately don’t care for them apart from solos. I’m all about these girls. They all wreck my bias list, even Lim. (tear wipe).

    We all know Yeeun composed everything and Yubin wrote her rap but that just means it’s going to be flawless.

    • hahahahaha i love lim! i became a wonderful on “be my baby” era so i knew nothing of the past wonders, so i’ve got nothing to complain about her… plus I LOVE that song! lol

      • MolkangMolkang

        Yesss, Lim only finally got to shine during Like This which was such a shame. The hate only makes my love for her stronger!

        • fatlesbian

          same

    • KingBeaArthur

      *justice denied*

      • MolkangMolkang

        A dagger! A dagger through my heart!

        • KingBeaArthur

          xoxo

          • Riley Biers

            omg she’s too ugly to be a regular person, let alone a member of the biggest kpop groups :(

            actually WG doesn’t have a single visual tbh but being pretty was never their ~thing~

          • KingBeaArthur

            Sunmi is their best shot at this point.

          • Sohee was actually known as one of the country’s top visuals, she was the Suzy/Yoona of Korea until Wonder Girls American promotions

          • MolkangMolkang

            She’s so hip hop. She doesn’t need Show Me the Money, she’s elevated past that shit. Get on her level. Forshizzle.

          • KingBeaArthur

            JYPE’s reigning rap kween, confirmed.

  • Quang Phạm

    So Sunmi’s back and Sunye’s out…

  • snailsong

    that teaser was literally everything omg

  • Nana’s Disco Stick

    those weeping over the old WG could just take a million seats back ‘coz this would obviously slay…

    three things tho:

    ONE – why is she wearing heels?! i’m used to her going bareback… i mean, barefoot… we know the poor girl’s bunions need to breathe
    TWO – i’ve made my peace on Sohee and Sunye’s departure. we just have to move on and let them be happy with their chosen careers (B-List Actress Sohee And High Priestess / Nun Sunye)
    THREE – why do i feel that they’re luring as in for a bait and switch and that this bass recorded by Sunmi is laid with a dance track on top of it?

    hmm… question questions

  • KingBeaArthur

    I’m in 1,000% for Wonder Band.

  • Db

    That teaser was pure unadulterated SEX!

    I’m so here for this!