Enhypen to make October comeback with 1st full-length album 'Dimension: Dilemma'
Over the past few weeks, members of the K-pop boy band Enhypen have been going through a lot of stress. It started with five members testing positive for Covid-19. Soon after, a sixth member tested positive and raised much concern among Engenes.
Owing to this, Enhypen's comeback scheduled for September, 2021, was pushed back indefinitely while all of their other activities were canceled until further confirmation from the Health Department. Now, a new update says that all the six affected members of Enhypen have tested negative after their time off. It was also reported that Sunoo, the only member of the group who had tested negative for Covid-19, had retested and he is free of the virus following his self-quarantine.
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Enhypen is making a comeback
With all the members back in the pink of health, fans were grateful as they offered their best wishes to the members. Soon after, speculations of their postponed comeback being rescheduled started doing the rounds. On September 16, HYBE reported that Enhypen’s September comeback would be moved to October.
On September 17, it was announced that Enhypen is set to make a comeback on October 12 with their first full-length studio album. The album is titled ‘Dimension: Dilemma’. Enhypen's only other two released Extended Plays are ‘Border: Day One’ and ‘Border: Carnival’. To announce their release, Enhypen posted a video titled ‘Dimension: Dilemma, Intro: Whiteout’ through their official social media channels on September 17.
TXT to feature on a song
On September 7, the boy band Tomorrow X Together (well known as TXT) appeared on the late-night radio show, ‘All Night Japan’ hosted by Jay and Niki of Enhypen. The broadcast saw sunbae-hoobae (senior-junior in Korean) relationship between the four boys who interacted on various topics.
After this, the host of the show and member of Enhypen, Niki, also shared, “TXT has participated in Enhypen’s new album,” and Taehyun elaborated, “Someone amongst the members participated in it.” Huening Kai and Jay mention that the fans must be very curious, but they have to wait to find out because they can’t say any more yet.
[공지] ENHYPEN ‘DIMENSION : DILEMMA’ 예약 구매 (+ENG/JPN)https://t.co/BTVWLFnysO#ENHYPEN #엔하이픈 #DIMENSION_DILEMMA pic.twitter.com/ZNzgi5lVl6— ENHYPEN OFFICIAL (@ENHYPEN) September 17, 2021
The video shows a sparkling ocean and blue sky with sunlight making it seem like a song of hope which is different from their previous concepts. The idea of bright scenery contributes to the title of the intro song of the album, ‘Whiteout’. Enhypen proved they are here to stay when their debut mini-album ‘Border: Day One’ which was released in November of 2020 recorded first-day sales of 318,528 copies making them the highest first-day selling debut group of 2020.
Soon after that massive start, Enhypen seemed to one-up themselves by becoming ‘Half Million Sellers’ within 6 months of their debut with their second album, ‘Border: Carnival’ as they ranked 18th on the Billboard 200 chart making them one of the most popular rookie K-pop groups worldwide.
Watch the teaser here:
Comeback Guide announced
After announcing their album with an introductory trailer, Enhypen released their promotional calendar on their official social media platforms. The boys are set to release their three concept mood-boards on September 23, 27 and 30 respectively at 12 am KST (11 am ET) on all three days. Following that, they will release their tracklist on October 4, 12 am KST (11 am ET).
The three concept photos will release on September 24, 28 and October 1 at 12 am KST (11 am ET) while the teasers for each concept will release on September 24, 28, and October 1 at 6 pm KST (5 am ET). Each of the three concept films will release on September 25, 29 and October 2 each at 12 am KST (11 am ET).
The Album preview will release on October 6 at 12 am KST (11 am ET) while the first official music video teaser will release on October 8 at 12 am KST (11 am ET) and the second official music video teaser will release on October 10 at 12 am KST (11 am ET). Following this Enhypen's official album and music video will release on October 12 at 6 pm KST (5 am ET) after which they will appear on a comeback showcase on Mnet at 7 pm KST (6 am ET).
#ENHYPEN DIMENSION : DILEMMA Promotion Calendar#DIMENSION_DILEMMA pic.twitter.com/Q2K2RWfmU8— BELIFT LAB (@BELIFTLAB) September 17, 2021