GOT7 & Winner

GOT7 & Winner

Winner, YG’s new boy group in 8 years and GOT7 is set to debut and GOT7, JYP’s new boy group in 6 years is also set to comeback.

GOT7 will make comeback on June 23. They released teaser image on June 16 through JYPnation official facebook (http://facebook.com/jypnation), JTPnation official twitter (http://twitter.com/jypnation) and GOT7 official website (http://got7.jype.com). This photo showed natural GOT7 members walking through the road.

GOT7 is JYP’s first hip-hop group and they are specialized in ‘martial arts tricking’ which is a form of martial arts with acrobatics. They had debuted with the first mini album “Girls Girls Girls” on January 2014. GOT7 have drawn attention by stable singing ability and splendid performance.

The 2nd mini album’s title track “A” is made by Park Jin Young producer. The title “A” is matched with Korean “E-I” which is commonly used when someone tries to hide his/her emotion even though his/her emotion is obvious. Especially this song is up-tempo R&B song with hip-hop rhythm. GOT7’s unique cheerful energy is in harmony with this song.

GOT7 will have comeback stage on Mnet “M!countdown” on June 19 and release their album with music video on June 23. JYP Entertainment said “GOT7 have comeback with more mature and grown-up album than debut album. Please look forward to their promotions.”

GOT7 will reveal each member’s “A” story from June 16 to 22 and have a showcase with their official fan club, “I GOT7” at Ax Korea on June 18, 7:30 PM. They will perform their songs in mini album for the first time in front of fans and have a time with fans.

YG also arouse fan’s attention by posting an image with “WINNER 2014 S/S’, ‘PRE-TEST PHOTO TEST WEEK SCHEDULE” via YG official blog (www.yg-life.com) on June 16.

This image has specific date and time of test 1 to 5. As previously announced, Pre-test photo which is a “TEST1” was unveiled on June 16, 9 AM. YG have surprisingly revealed Winner’s first teaser video “THE VISITOR” on June 11 on their official blog. As this teaser video’s name is “1st teaser”, it is expected that YG will show new kind of teaser for Winner.

YG Entertainment said “During the “TEST WEEK”, we will reveal the results of much trials and concept shootings for several months. There are natural appearance of Winner with no make-up, no hair styling among this concept photos.”

Winner was introduced from Mnet survival program “WHO IS NEXT:WIN” which was broadcast from August to October last year. Kang Seung Yoon from Mnet “Super Star K 2” already has performed as a solo singer before his debut as Winner. Lee Seung hoon was also a contestant of SBS “K-pop Star season 1.” Moreover, other members became famous through TV show and Winner performed on the opening stage of Big Bang’s Japan Dome tour. Winner have established uncommon fandoms through their experiences and skills.

This revealed photo showed five Winner members (Kim Jin Woo, Nam Tae Hyun, Kang Seung Yoon, Song Min Ho, Lee Seung Hoon). The most distinctive thing in this photo is five members’ change. Fresh trainees now become more mature and sophisticated. They are raising expectation about their debut showing untypical concepts that had never seen before in Korea.

 

 

Reporter, Choi Bo-ran        orchid85a@tenasia.co.kr
Photo Credit, JYP Entertainmet, YG Entertainment
Translator, Jihea Lim