The wait is over.
SM Entertainment has officially announced the comeback of Girls’ Generation, releasing the name of their upcoming title track along with a teaser photo. “Party”, which is the name of the new single, will be unveiled on 7th July, after which they will be dropping a full studio album with double title tracks, “Lion Heart” and “You Think”.
“Party”, said to be a dance track, will be released on 10pm KST through various music sites, however, it is unsure if their music video, which was allegedly shot in Koh Samui, Thailand, will be dropped at the same time. Their new album will also contain B-side tracks “Check” and the instrumental version of “Party”.
“Lion Heart” and “You Think” will each have a music video, but SM Entertainment has yet to reveal the release dates. Girls’ Generation will also be promoting all 3 title tracks this summer, which means fans will be seeing the girls for a longer period of time to compensate for their 18-month hiatus.
It will be a clash of the titans as Girls’ Generation will be going head to head against BIGBANG, who’ll be releasing double title track “Sober” and “If You” tomorrow (1st July). The 2 groups are oftentimes labelled as the top girl group and top boy group of Korea.
This will be Girls’ Generation’s first comeback without ex-member Jessica Jung, who left the group back in September. SM Entertainment cited conflicts between schedules as the reason for the separation.
UPDATE (30th June, 4:05pm):
It seems like the girls from Girls’ Generation are determined to tease fans as well. Members Sooyoung and Taeyeon have revealed some teaser photos on their Instagram, and both photos showed a back view of the members while they point upwards to the sky.
Sooyoung’s photo came with the caption, “#PARTY #GG #Comingsoon#AreYouReadyToParty“, while Taeyeon’s post was captioned with “? #여름 #소녀시대 #gg#party (“? #Summer #GirlsGeneration #gg#party“.
Take a look at the photos here: