2011 and 2012 was an interesting time for K-pop. The hallyu wave had crashed Japan and Western media outlets had started paying attention to the genre. For a brief period there was a feeling that maybe K-pop could take over the world, which in Korea resulted in an insane number of sloppy low budget rookie groups being spewed out to cash in on hallyu.

One group from that time that I’ve never been able to forget is Leader’S. I’m not quite sure why they stuck with me so much; maybe it was the ambitious 24-member concept they stole from AKB48 (which never came to fruition, might I add), or just the fact that I really liked their first single, “Please” (which never even received a music video and was performed just once on music programs).

Like everyone, I assumed that Leader’S were gone forever, but it turns out that after four years, they’re finally making a comeback.

This is even more shocking than when Piggy Dolls returned with skinny new replacements! (R.I.P. original Piggy Dolls lineup).

Leader’S will return as a 5-member group this month, either on the 7th or the 30th (depending on which report you read–I think it’s probably the 7th).

This is Leader’S first comeback since 2011, but they actually had sub-unit promotions (lol) in the form of Leader’S T last year with a $2 electro flop called “Kimchi Witch.”

Messy queens. They should just absorb C-Real, LPG, BPPOP, and Skarf and revive their 24-member concept.

Anyway, can check out one of their new songs (possibly the title track) below. It’s not bad for a cheap ballad!


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