K-pop star Jeon Somi announces comeback with new single, ecstatic fans say 'We are ready'
Jeon Somi is gearing up for a comeback, sending fans into a frenzy over her return. The Canadian-Dutch-Korean singer-songwriter, based in South Korea, shared a teaser poster for her upcoming single on Twitter on Tuesday, July 14. Before the song's release, Somi is set to begin shooting an upcoming broadcast of MBC's South Korean talk show 'Radio Star'.
Filming will take place on Wednesday, July 15, with the episode airing at a later date. Somi's comeback single is scheduled to be out on Wednesday, July 22, at 6 pm KST which is 5 am EST. The poster features a stunning pic of the singer with her name in bold at the bottom right and a sword image on the bottom left.
Fans on Twitter are going wild over the announcement. "OUR PRINCESS @somi_official_ IS BACK!!!," declares a fan while repeatedly chanting "SOMI COMEBACK." in all caps. "SOMI IS COMING YALL come to save 2020 queen," says a fan, while another writes, "WE ARE READYYYYYY." Another fan says, "Omg! Most awaited!!!! congrats Somi!!" Another fan says: "Somi debuted with two songs..left for 13 months...and now she is coming back with ONE song. Being a woman under YG or their subsidiary just sounds like hell..." This comment refers to her contract under YG Entertainment's subsidiary label The Black Label.
Somi first debuted in the music industry as part of the South Korean girl group I.O.I. which disbanded in 2017. With several collaborative musical engagements in the following years, it wasn't until February last year that Somi would become a solo artist when she signed with The Black Label and released her debut single 'Birthday'. The song released in June 2019 along with an accompanying music video. She made her first music show appearance as a solo artist on MBC's 'Show! Music Core' the same month, performing both 'Birthday' and its B-side 'Outta My Head'. Apart from its enormous love from fans, 'Birthday' earned markable critical success as well. It debuted at No.51 on the Gaon Digital Chart for the week ending June 15, 2019, and in the following week, it ascended to No.22. It placed at No.8 on the Download Chart and at No.79 on the Streaming Chart. 'Birthday' topped major South Korean charts, including Mnet, Bugs and Soribada.