Chung Ha's 'Querencia': Release date, tracklist, concept and all you need to know about singer's solo debut album
Before 'Querencia' arrives next month, the album's third single 'X' is scheduled to release on January 19
South Korean singer-songwriter Chung Ha is set to drop her very first solo full-length next month after sharing a promised new single and music video. Here's all you need to know for the highly anticipated debut studio album 'Querencia' below.
Back in November, Bandwagon shared that 'Querencia' was scheduled for a release date of January 4, 2021, but it was postponed as Chung Ha had to self-quarantine following her Covid-19 diagnosis. While it is unclear what her current condition is, it looks like her health might be improving since she has been active on her social media as of late without any alarming signs of deterioration, but this is pure speculation.
The good news is that her new album is still "COMING SOON," according to Chung Ha. Fans, mark your calendars for February 15, as 'Querencia' arrives right after Valentine's Day. The time: 6 pm KST / 4 am EST.
Following the dissolution of the singer's group, I.O.I, in 2017, Chung ha officially debuted as a solo artist with the EP 'Hands on Me', and nearly four years later, her debut studio effort will arrive.
If we're reflecting on themes from several teasers, 'Querencia' sees the singer taking a bold, confident stance to her solo music. In one of her latest teasers, Chung Ha features on the album's cover art showcasing a fierce expression and wearing fashionable attire strong enough to break through the glass that is edited onto the pic.
According to Chung Ha's label 88Rising, she explained the album's meaning, where the title refers to "a place from which one's strength is drawn, where one feels at home; the place where you are your most authentic self..." Chung Ha added, "This album is my querencia, and I hope it becomes yours too." Check out the cover art and other teasers below.
The latest single to be released before the singer's new album is titled 'X' and is scheduled for a release on January 19 at 6 pm KST / 4 am EST. The lead single, titled 'Stay Tonight', and first to be released arrived back in April last year. It was followed by the collaboration with Moroccan Dutch DJ R3hab, titled 'Dream of You', which released on November 27, 2020.
As officials have noted, Chung Ha's album will be a diverse offering of 21 songs and will feature several guest artists.
1. 'Side A (Noble)'
4. 'Flying on Faith'
5. 'Luce Sicut Stellae'
6. 'Side B (Savage)'
7. 'Stay Tonight'
8. 'Dream of You' (with R3hab)
9. 'Annoy Me' (짜증 나게 만들어)
11. 'Side C (Unknown)'
12. 'Play' (featuring Changmo)
13. 'Demente' (featuring Guaynaa)
14. 'Lemon' (featuring Colde)
15. '160504 + 170607' (별하랑)
16. 'Side D (Pleasures)'
18. 'All Night Long'
19. 'Everybody Has' (솔직히 지친다)
20. 'Comes N Goes'
21. 'Querencia (Epilogue)'