CLC (씨엘씨, an acronym for CrystaL Clear) is coming back!
In anticipation of their comeback, CUBE Entertainment has released a new video teaser for “Hobgoblin” (도깨비), which is the title track for their 5th mini album, “CRYSTYLE”. This marks the girls’ first release in 7 months since last their last mini album, “NU.CLEAR”.
“CRYSTYLE” consists of 6 new songs including “Liar”, “Mistake”, and “Meow” (미유미유). According to CUBE, the girls aim to revamp their image and show fans a cooler and edgier concept.
To further create hype (no pun intended) for the idol group’s comeback, CUBE has also released a slew of individual teaser images. The series of photos were shot in harsh lighting, highlighting the member’s chic makeup and fierce expressions.
Besides that, it was reported that former 4Minute member HyunA took part in writing the lyrics for “Hobgoblin”, which is described as an EDM trap song with unique lyrics about a female goblin seducing someone she likes.
Having watched the video teaser, CLC’s new mini album seems to have a strong “Hate” (싫어, sung by 4Minute) vibe. Though the song sounds dope, we can’t help but think that it’s trying to ride on the fame of “Goblin” (도깨비), a hit K-Drama that is currently airing on tvN. Of all mythical creatures, why goblin?
Watch the video teaser below:
“CRYSTYLE” is set to drop on 17th January at midnight (KST).
UPDATE (17th January):
The music video for CLC’s comeback song, “Hobgoblin” (도깨비), has been released! We’re loving the overall concept for the fast-paced track which comes complete with an impressive choreography and the girls’ more mature look. “Hobgoblin” (도깨비) is reminiscent of CUBE Entertainment’s former K-Pop idol girl group 4Minute’s style, being written by HyunA and all, but we’re not complaining ;)
For more information, visit CLC’s official Facebook page.