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'Formula of Love': TWICE announces third album, fans ask if Jeongyeon will be in it

K-pop idol Jeongyeon has gone on a hiatus for her mental health as she had panic and psychological anxiety disorders
Jeongyeon is on the poster of 'Formula of Love' (@JYPETWICE/Twitter)
Jeongyeon is on the poster of 'Formula of Love' (@JYPETWICE/Twitter)

Fans, as well as TWICE, were shocked when JYPE announced the girl group’s next projects in quite a novel way. The girl group released their first-ever English single ‘The Feels’ on October 1. And at the end of the glittery music video, we see a ‘Coming Soon’ poster of the girls in their final ending poses. At the bottom, we then see that we will be getting their third studio album ‘Formula of Love’ and a tour. However, some fans are curious whether we will get Jeongyeon in it.

Before ‘The Feels’ was released, it was reported that Jeongyeon had gone on a hiatus. The TWICE star had gone on hiatuses before and the agency finally revealed that she had panic and psychological anxiety disorders. She had recorded ‘The Feels’ in advance and so was present in it. However, she has been resting during the promotional activities. Fans were happy that she was getting the care she needed but are annoyed with how her label JYPE is handling her absence.

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Last week, JYPE announced that they would be releasing OT8 season’s greetings merch since Jeongyeon is currently on hiatus. ONCEs (TWICE’s fandom) was irked as they couldn’t fathom why the label couldn’t wait for Jeongyeon to return for the merch filming that was anyway scheduled to be released by the end of the year. They trended ‘OT9 or nothing’ as they asked JYPE to take care of all the nine girls in the group. But now, the label has already announced the tour and ‘Formula of Love’.

Release date

On October 8, JYPE announced TWICE’s third studio album ‘Formula of Love: O+T=<3’. The album is set to be released on November 12 at 2 pm KST (12 am ET) on all major music streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, MelOn and more.


Jeongyeon will be in ‘Formula of Love’

Fortunately or unfortunately, Jeongyeon will be participating in the album. In the teaser poster that was released, we see her along with her members in a chemistry lab. ONCEs hope that she was not rushed into filming several activities before she could go on a hiatus. Posters are usually shot during the filming of the music video or after recording the songs. So, it looks like she has recorded her parts in the album and will be in the music video. But since her hiatus doesn’t have a definite end date, fans do not know if she will be participating in the promotional activities or if she will be a part of the tour.  

Additionally, Kmedia has reported that the first leg of the tour mentioned in ‘The Feels’ music video will be held in South Korea. While no date has been set, TWICE will be having physical, offline concerts for three days at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul. With the pandemic getting under control in South Korea and the rest of the world, more and more artists are planning on holding live concerts and world tours in the coming weeks.