The wait is finally over! K-pop’s avant garde angel, Sunmi, has confirmed that she is working on new music for a comeback, slated for late February.
Listen, any day you get to hear Sunmi is a good day. Any day you find out that she is working on new music is a great day. And well, today is it.
K-pop’s avant garde queen, Sunmi, has confirmed that she is working on new music, which we can expect sometime in late February.
Earlier today, her agency, MakeUs Entertainment shared: “Sunmi is preparing for a comeback with plans for a late-February release.”
While it is not confirmed yet, speculations of an album are catching fire.
If true, this will be Sunmi’s first album since 2018’s Warning, which established the soloist as force of nature across a trilogy of interconnected singles: ‘Gashina’, ‘Heroine’, and ‘Siren’.
Warning was also Sunmi’s first solo EP since leaving departing JYP Entertainment and the Wonder Girls. Even if you’ve just gotten into K-pop, you will remember Wonder Girls as the first K-pop act to chart on Billboard, setting the stones for K-pop to make its way to the West.
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The new release will also come eight months after Sunmi’s hit single ‘pporappippam’. Released in June 2020, the title is a romanization of the Korean term for ‘purple night’. A revelatory track seeped in heady beats in 80s synths, ‘pporappippam’ became one of the representative singles of K-pop’s retro phase of 2020.
Sunmi also delivered another hit last year with Park Jin Young (JYP Entertainment founder), teaming up with him for the nostalgic ‘When We Disco’.