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Thursday Kpop Update | BIGBANG, New Song Release for Album Later this Year + Davichi Comeback Announcement + JYP, Suzy Not Going Solo… Yet

So I didn’t get to post this yesterday like I intended. After doing the WOTD I was tired! A lot of researching went into that post and it took me about two hours! After being at work all day and then doing that, I was exhausted. However, this Thursday, the last Thursday of the month, will be used to play catch-up. Next week, Foreign Language Tips returns!!


I guess today is the day of comeback news and new music! All positive energy here!

Surprise! BIGBANG is returning very soon!

After member Seungri revealed during an online broadcast that BIGBANG’s new album would be coming out by the end of this year and that they have been secretly recording for the new album, YG Entertainment has confirmed that the group is working on a new song and it almost complete.

(source: soompi)

I was super excited to hear the news that BIGBANG would be returning with a new album later this year and that they are currently working on a new song. Following the massive success of their last album and world tour, this is sure to be just as chart topping and popular!


With all the news of comebacks, I was beyond thrilled to hear of Davichi’s return! The duo are set to make their comeback in October! But they didn’t just make an announcement through a statement, they’ve released teasers to get us all ready!

I can’t wait for this new ballad! At least, I hope it’s a ballad.


And finally, I’m not sure where the rumors of Suzy going solo and debuting soon got started, but JYP is here to tell you, it’s not happening.

Today, September 29 KST, the same rumors found its way to the news, with more details. Allegedly, Suzy would be releasing a solo album in December. According to an affiliate, Suzy is currently preparing for her solo music promotion… In response, JYP Entertainment stated that their stance is the same as before – there is talk of it, but there are no concrete plans.

(source: soompi)

See you guys! It’ll happen.. just not yet.


Wednesday Kpop Update | 9MUSES Returns with 4 Members + Seohyun Solo Debut Rumors, SM Responds + Yuna Kim And Jeon Min Joo, No Longer with The Ark + Music Videos

Okay so I debated about during a full kpop post or just posting videos and then I remembered, I’ve been slacking a bit with kpop posts. I think subconsciously I’m trying to move away from doing them and just focus on other things now.

We’ll see what happens.

In the meantime, 9Muses announced that they will in fact be making a comeback but the line-up has definitely changed. They are now going to be four members.

On July 11, Star Empire Entertainment said that the unit has finished recording, and is aiming for a return early August. Star Empire said, “Member Kyungri has been confirmed as one of the four. The rest of the members will be revealed one at a time through promotions.”

(source: soompi)

9Muses was previously known as one of the larger girl groups with nine members and steadily becoming smaller to the now six member group. With only Kyungri confirmed, I’m curious to see who the other three will be and what this means for their music. Will they go in a new direction entirely?


With Tiffany and Taeyeon making their solo careers, it is only natural that fans of SNSD will likely assume that eventually all them will do so. And apparently, fans had their sights set of seeing Seohyun make a solo debut. It makes sense. Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun made up the sub-unit, TaeTiSeo so why not?

SM says, because the timing isn’t now.

On July 13, a source from SM Entertainment denied that any concrete plans have been made. “Nothing has been determined with regards to Seohyun’s solo album release,” the source says.

(source: soompi)

Honestly that doesn’t mean that nothing will be done for her, but it’s not saying anything will be either. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see on this one.


The Ark has been pretty quiet lately. For a while, I was starting to think that they would stop producing anything at all. And now they’ve returned to the news but not for the reason I was hoping for.

It’s been officially announced that Yuna Kim and Jeon Min Joo have officially left The Ark. And apparently, they left two months ago!

A source from Music K Entertainment stated to OSEN, “With respect to their individual music styles, we have cancelled the contracts.”

(source: soompi)

Well… I wish them both the best. I wonder what they happen with the remaining members.


Wednesday Kpop Update | Se7en New Release “I’m Good”, 3 Year Hiatus + Big Hit Apologizes for Lyrics + Girl Group D.Holic Making a Comeback with New Member(s) + New Music Videos

The world of kpop just didn’t seem the same when Se7en announced that he would have to take his official hiatus for his military service. And though we missed him and were able to listen to all his wonderful songs he left for us to enjoy, his comeback is what we’ve all been waiting for, whether we knew it or not.

The official video has already been released and you’ll find it at the end of this post. It was released at midnight KST. This will be Se7en’s first new song in three years!

Welcome back Se7en!


Big Hit Entertainment has been in some serious hot water over lyrics in BTS’ songs that have been misogynistic. It was so bad, they actually had to release an official apology today. But what was said exactly? Well the outrage came after the lyrics were released to songs such as “Hormone War” and Rap Monster’s “Joke”.

They said in an official statement:

[excerpt. See full statement at allkpop.com]

“Big Entertainment and BTS acknowledge that since the end of 2015, there’s been a controversy regarding the misogyny in BTS’s lyrics, and after reviewing the lyrics once again, we found out that a portion of the substance could be misunderstood to criticize women, which was not intended when it was being written, and made people uncomfortable…Big Hit Entertainment and all of BTS are extremely apologetic toward all of the fans as well as the people who felt uncomfortable because of BTS’s lyrics and SNS content, and we will continually refer back to such comments and problems in the future during the writing process… Even in the future, please continue to watch over BTS’s development, and if you point out the parts where we’re lacking, we will work even harder as we listen to the fans and society’s advice.”

As sweet as a gesture this was, the fans are split! Many fans are crying out that this was completely unnecessary and then there were those who fully appreciated the apology and are glad that they will be changing their words in the future.

I’m personally glad they handled this the way they did. Although, I’m from a country where the music and music videos are far worse, many people could still potential find offense in the language so I get it

 

 


And then there was D.Holic…

Did you know they were making a comeback? That’s right! The ladies of D. Holic are returning but with a bit of a shake-up.

Notice something?

The once five-member group has now because four and to add to it, they’ve added a new member rapper EJ. But why the change?

HMate Entertainment explains, “What once originally a five-membered group will now stand in front of fans with four members instead. Members Danbee and Duri have left the group, and rapper EJ will be joining in their stead.”

(source: soompi)

This is actually the second time they’ve had to make some changes and readjustments. Last August, their main vocalist Nine left for personal reasons.

I’m excited to see how this works out. This change will probably also result in a new sound as well.


Music Videos

Teasers:

 

Unpretty Rapstar 2 | Gilme and An Soo Min Promo Videos

From the teaser videos that have been released so far, we’re only getting a real small taste of what these ladies have to offer. I’ve been seeing comments where people have already begun making judgments. However, let’s wait until the show.

Besides, right now it’s looking like it’s going to be a really intense lyrical battle, potentially, on the show.

If you haven’t seen the new teasers check them out below!

And if you didn’t see Nasty, Heize, or Truedy’s promos, the video below has all three combined!