Girls' Generation members open up on scheduling conflicts and future plans as album 'Forever 1' drops
For the last five years, Sones, fans of the second-gen girl group SNSD aka Girls' Generation have been waiting to be able to see the eight members come back together. After making their debut under SM Entertainment back in 2007, Girls' Generation became one of the biggest K-pop groups in the industry with their popularity skyrocketing over the last few years.
Due to personal reasons, a few members of SNSD decided to sign new contracts with different labels and the girl group went on an indefinite hiatus. The female collective is now coming back to reclaim its title of being the Number 1 girl group to exist in K-pop as they celebrate their 15th Debut Anniversary this year. Girls' Generation will release 'Forever 1' as eight members for the first time in five years and now they have already started talking about what they have in store for their fans in the near future.
SNSD discusses working together despite scheduling conflicts
The girl group, Girls' Generation has finally come back together after their five-year-long hiatus where all members focussed on their solo activities. Be it releasing solo albums or participating in survival shows or be it rebranding themselves as the top actresses in the country, each member of SNSD has been booked and busy so much that they could not make time for a group release. Often times, when members of one K-pop group sign under different labels, it is difficult for them to match each other's schedules and get all members of one group together at the same time.
Recently, this issue was discussed by the boy group GOT7, which has all seven members under seven different labels. In the case of Girls' Generation, members Taeyeon, Yoona, Sooyoung, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Tiffany, Sunny, and Seohyun all gathered together to commemorate the release of their seventh regular album 'Forever 1' in Seoul for a press conference where they discussed their similar scheduling issues as well what fans could expect for them in the future.
Girls' Generation members share their future plans with 'Forever 1'
The press conference was hosted by SHINee's Minho where the members of Girls' Generation were asked to talk about their upcoming album. In particular, talking about the album Sunny said, "The song 'Forever 1' starts with us shouting 'Forever One' which contains an eternal promise for us to our fans." She then said, "Seeing what Girls' Generation has done so far, I felt proud. I also had time to think about what it would be like in the future." Sunny continued to speak on behalf of the rest of the girl group, "I think it will be fun for the fans to find out what we've been up to so far and think about what we have prepared for them in the days to come."
The upcoming album, 'Forever 1' is a 10-track regular album talking about which Taeyeon said, "We put great effort into it because it is one to commemorate our 15th anniversary. It is like a gift set album that contains a lot of our members' opinions." Seohyun also added to the feeling of the longevity of Girls' Generation stating how it was them against the world saying, "After working hard in their respective solo careers for the last five years, Girls' Generation gathered in a world where they all met again. It is a concept that shows we are forever one." Meanwhile, SNSD will release their seventh regular album 'Forever 1' on various music sites on August 5 at 6 pm KST (5 am ET) whereas the physical album will be released on August 8.