(G)I-DLE is all set for a March comeback!
It was confirmed last month that (G)I-DLE is preparing for a March comeback. This will be the group’s first comeback in over a year and as 5 members since Soojin left the group in August 2021.
On February 24, 2022, (G)I-DLE released their comeback trailer for their first full album I Never Die. With the background narration given by member Minnie, the ticking sound, and black and white visuals the trailer has a very haunting yet badass vibe to it.
Further, the group also released a comeback calendar and the track list for their album. I Never Die is set to have 9 tracks including the lead single TOMBOY, and b-sides Don’t Stop Me, Villian Dies, Already, Polaroid, Escape, Liar, My Bag, and a CD-only version of the title track.
(G)I-DLE’s I Never Die along with the music video for the title track TOMBOY drops on March 14, 2022, on all online platforms. The physical version of the album is from March 15.
On March 3, 2022, the group further released multiple intriguing concept photos.
(G)I-DLE is a South Korean girl group under Cube Entertainment. Initially, debuted as a six-membered group in 2018 with the EP I Am and lead single Latata. The group gained instant success and is recognized for being a “self-producing” idol group and breaking female idol stereotypes. They were also dubbed as “monster rookies” right after debut, a title given to newly debuted idols with a strong impact in the industry. (G)I-DLE currently consists of Soyeon, Miyeon, Minnie, Yuqi, and Shuhua.
Most of (G)I-DLE’s songs are written and produced by the group’s leader Soyeon, including the title tracks, which aren’t common in the K-pop industry. It is not until a few years into the debut, a female idol was finally allowed to contribute to the music production and that too just as a lyricist.
After appearing on the survival show Queendom in 2019, (G)I-DLE became more well-known among the general public. CTV News named their finale song Lion as one of the biggest moments in K-pop in 2019. As a result, they topped the Girl Group Brand Power Ranking for two months in a row, in October and November 2019. Lion was named one of the top ten K-pop music videos of 2019 by Rolling Stone India. The song was dubbed “one of the most visceral tracks of 2019” and came in first place out of 920 songs released in the year.
Four years into their career, the group has covered a wide variety of genres, starting with Latata which is a moombahton trap, Hann (Alone) falls under moombahton, with the second comeback they played around with Latin Pop in Senorita. The boom-bap single Uh-oh a song dedicated to their haters was wildly appreciated by fans, was followed by the urban hip-hop song Oh My God, which is to date known for its movie-like music video, and then they switched to a more playful sound with tropical moombahton in Dumdi Dumdi and gifted fans a song to enjoy their summer with.
While the past year the members have been busy with solo activities, we are finally all ready for the full-group comeback.