May is turning out to be a busy month for K-pop comebacks!
Last week was the beginning of a rush of comebacks that is going to continue into May. A lot of the top K-pop groups are releasing albums and special collaborations, and many well known artists are making their solo debuts.
Here are all of the comebacks and debuts lined up this week!
ASTRO – GATEWAY (“Knock”)
ASTRO comes back with their seventh mini album, “GATEWAY“! This comeback marks Moonbin’s return to group after a hiatus beginning with the group’s last official promotions, making it even more meaningful for AROHA. The album is lead by the title track, “Knock”.
Taeyeon – “Happy“
Taeyeon of Girls’ Generation is finally releasing her new single, “Happy“! Originally set to be released on her birthday, the release was pushed back due to her father’s passing. “Happy” is about the excitement and positive feelings about being with the ones you love, and is meant as a special gift to her fans.
FANATICS – Plus Two (“Vavi Girl”)
FANATICS comes back with their second mini album, “Plus Two“! The comeback is lead by their title track “Vavi Girl” and based on the two sets of concept photos, both cute and strong, will show of a lot of the girls’ different charms!
IU – “EIGHT (Prod. & Feat. Suga of BTS)“
IU releases a new single on May 6! “EIGHT” is a track both produced by and featuring Suga of BTS! Fans’ excitement grew as soon as this single was announced, because news reports said IU will be releasing music with a new style thanks to Suga’s participation. What kind of song do you think they will release?
BOL4 – “Leo feat. Baekhyun of EXO” Pre-Release
BOL4 is making her first comeback following Woo Jiyoon’s departure from the group, leaving Ahn Jiyoung as a solo artist under the group’s original name. This does not mean that Jiyoung will be alone, though! On May 7, BOL4 is releasing “Leo” featuring EXO‘s Baekhyun as a pre-release single to her upcoming album! With BOL4 known as a “digital monster” and Baekhyun’s explosive popularity, fans from both sides are excited to see how well this song might do!
Moon Jongup – Headache
Moon Jongup, a former member of the group B.A.P, makes his solo debut with “Headache“! Jongup has always been known for his energy and overall performance on stage, so everybody is excited to see him back to making music. Based on the music video teaser, we can look forward to an upbeat, energetic track!
NATTY – NineTeen
NATTY is likely one of the most well-known trainees in the K-pop industry, having made a name for herself through her participation in “SIXTEEN”, the show that is responsible for creating TWICE! Although NATTY did not make the final line-up for the JYP group, she is finally making her debut as a solo artist with her song “NineTeen“! It’s expected NATTY will show off a wide variety of her charms, from soft and girly to powerful and mature!
This week is just the beginning of comebacks by a ton of big-name groups, from MONSTA X to NU’EST, and from DAY6 to TOMORROW X TOGETHER and NCT 127! May is turning out to be the battle of the boy groups, who do you think will come out on top?