GFRIEND is able to make their comeback with “回: Song of the Sirens”!
On July 13, GFRIEND held a press convention to have fun their comeback. The new mini album would be the second a part of their “回” sequence, and can inform the story of a girl who finds her resolve weakening in entrance of temptation. If “回: Labyrinth” had expressed the sophisticated feelings of a girl standing in entrance of a alternative that needed to be made, this new album is ready to comply with the feelings of feeling like one made the appropriate alternative, however discovering that certainty wavering on the considered a special path.
Their new track “Apple” is ready to result in GFRIEND’s transformation into “refreshing witches.” “Apple” is a pop monitor with a retro and stylish sound, mixing in vocal chops which are harking back to a siren’s track. Yuju and Eunha participated in making the track, which could have an addictive melody and lyrics that mirror a girl who wavers in entrance of temptation, however who can also be trustworthy and assured about her needs.
The members revealed that they instantly started engaged on the brand new mini album after wrapping up their earlier actions in February. Looking again on the previous 5 months, Yerin mentioned, “We recorded our new songs, practiced choreography, and had enjoyable staying related with our followers by means of social media.
When requested why they determined to endure such a dramatic transformation for their comeback, Sowon mentioned, “We’ve been excited about the necessity for a change for some time. Although we’ve continued to develop and alter until now, we didn’t need a small change this time, we wished one thing that individuals would really feel was ‘new’ from us.” She continued to clarify, “In the method of us and our company speaking in regards to the new album, all of us agreed that it was time for change. We’ve been fearful about how this new look would possibly shock our followers, however we labored laborious as a result of we wish to present that we’re a crew with varied totally different sides to us.”
Yuju added, “We’ve at all times been open to the thought of change. Not solely externally by way of our look, however our participation within the music making course of as nicely. I feel that’s the most important change we’ve gone by means of,” and “Because we’re going by means of such an enormous change for this album, we actually thought so much in regards to the particulars of tips on how to interpret to songs and tips on how to categorical ourselves by means of our choreography.”
As expressed by Yuju, the members of GFRIEND had a hand in creating the upcoming mini album. Eunha participated in writing lyrics for and composing “Apple,” and writing lyrics for “Tarot Cards.” Yuju additionally participated in composing “Apple,” and writing lyrics for “Tarot Cards” and “Time of the Eye” (literal translation) with Umji. Eunha mentioned, “I’ve had an curiosity in composing and writing lyrics for some time. Although it was troublesome, I’m honored that the melodies and lyrics I created, with the assistance of PD Bang Si Hyuk, had been included within the album. I’m going to maintain attempting.”
Umji additionally shared, “I’d additionally been fascinated about composing and writing, so I’d jot issues down right here and there. The expertise was troublesome, however it was an awesome alternative. Every a part of the method was superb, and I discovered from it.” Yuju opened up about “Time of the Eye,” which is about not dropping oneself even when issues get busy. She defined, “It’s a track based mostly on a diary entry I wrote three or 4 years in the past that I titled ‘Time of the Eye of the Hurricane,’ and the title has now turn out to be ‘Time of the Eye.’ I wrote that diary entry once I was actually busy and feeling a whole lot of strain. The complete course of was troublesome, however I loved it.”
GFRIEND’s new mini album was created beneath the steering of Big Hit Entertainment’s Bang Si Hyuk. Yuju and SinB talked in regards to the recommendation he gave them as they mentioned, “We talked with him within the album preparation course of, and he gave us recommendation on a whole lot of issues like the general environment of the album and our route,” and “He gave us across-the-board recommendation about our album. We had been in a position to have trustworthy conversations in regards to the future route of GFRIEND with him.”
Sowon candidly opened up about this being GFRIEND’s largest transformation since making their debut. She mentioned, “It could be a mislead say that we don’t really feel some type of strain with each album, however for this one particularly, our shoulders felt a bit of heavier as a result of we’re doing one thing new and we felt an enormous sense of accountability to do nicely. We’ve ready this comeback hoping to point out one thing utterly totally different, and did our greatest to shine in our vocals, choreography, and even our facial expressions.”
She concluded by stating, “We hope folks will see us and say that GFRIEND is sweet at taking up new ideas,” and “We hope folks will naturally hum and dance together with us. Our choreography has a whole lot of moments which are straightforward to comply with, so we hope plenty of folks do cowl dances as nicely.”
GFRIEND will probably be releasing “回: Song of the Sirens” at 6 p.m. KST on July 13. Check out the teasers for the album here!
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