That’s the question on everyone’s mind when YG Entertainment released a teaser poster earlier this morning (Tuesday, 16th August) on their website and social media platforms.
The date “19th August 2016” was imprinted on the poster, along with a flight of stairs surrounded by mist. The stairs leads to a vaguely visible door and gives off a very dreamy feeling. No other clues were given, with only the hashtag “#COMINGSOON” posted along with the teaser which was released at 9am.
Fans are speculating that it will be BIGBANG’s comeback, as 19th August will mark the group’s 10th year in the industry. However, YG Entertainment has been known to be unpredictable, and with impending comebacks by 2NE1, CL, and WINNER, the company could well drop a bombshell, surprising the public. Not to forget, the Bobby and Mino subunit was supposed to release their collaboration track on 1st August too.
BIGBANG recently released a documentary-styled movie, “BIGBANG10 The Movie – BIGBANG MADE“, to celebrate their 10th anniversary while 2NE1 hasn’t had a comeback since 2014’s “Crush” and Minzy’s departure. WINNER released their album “EXIT: E” on February and has been touring around Asia, most notably Japan, since March.
UPDATE (17th August, 9:30am):
— CL (@chaelinCL) August 17, 2016
There’s a bit of confusion, though, as the poster artwork says, “Lifted” and “First Single”. In May 2015, CL put out her collaborative track with DJ/producer Diplo titled, “Dr. Pepper” and in November that same year, “Hello Bi+ches” was released. So it is unclear if this means that “Lifted” is CL’s first single off her long-delated US solo debut.
On top of that, Blackjacks (as 2NE1’s fans are known as) were expecting a 2NE1 comeback as YG previously spoke of a new song release “this summer”. And VIPs (as BIGBANG’s fans are known as) were under the impression that it was a special release to commemorate BIGBANG’s debut anniversary, which falls on 19th August.
Hmm. What are your thoughts on this, YG stans? Let us know!