Another year, another new idol group.
Or in the case of Woollim Entertainment, 2 new idol groups – a male and a female one respectively – will be making their debuts this year. The label dropped a teaser for their latest project, tentatively titled “W-Project”, and released details for it.
— woollim (@woollim_ent) January 9, 2017
The teaser, a red and black teaser with the words “W PRO?ECT” plastered all over it, was posted on the company’s Twitter at midnight today (Tuesday, 10th January) with only the caption “#Coming_Soon“. This prompted speculations from fans, who were hopeful that it might be a new music project from the members of INFINITE or Lovelyz, or another cross-company sub-unit like Toheart (made up of SHINee’s Key and INFINITE’s Woohyun).
Their questions were answered earlier today, as it is apparently a project to introduce the members from the company’s new groups. The 1st release is set to drop at the end of January, and it will be a collaboration between the main vocals of the boy and girl groups.
Unlike other companies who introduced their trainees via survival shows (“WIN: Who Is Next”, “PENTAGON Maker“, “MyDOL”, and “NO.Mercy”), Woollim Entertainment has chosen to highlight the musical capabilities of their future idol group members to the public.
While there is currently no word on who the members will be, speculations are rife that the trainees from “Woollim Boys” – made up of Kim Ji Bum, Park Jae Suk, Kim Min Joong, Son Young Taek, Yoo Bo Seung, Choi Sung Yoon, Lee Jang Joon, and INFINITE Sung Yeol’s brother Lee Dae Yeol – will finally be making their debut.
Woollim Entertainment is the former home for hip-hop group Epik High (who is currently under YG Entertainment) and currently houses INFINITE, Lovelyz, and actor Kim Min Seok.