The I-K girl pop group will be back with new music in August.
On July 18, the South Korean news media Asia today reported that the group of six-member rookie girls will return in the summer next month. IVE agency Starship Entertainment responded to the report via Newsenconfirming that “VAT is working hard to prepare for the goal of returning in August,” he translates Soompi.
More details on the release date and format of the project are expected in the coming weeks.
The next release will mark the group’s second project of 2022 girls, arriving just four months after their second single ‘Love Dive’. This project was the follow-up to their December 2021 debut single “Eleven”.
In a four-star review of ‘Love Dive’, NME Collaborator Tássia Assis wrote: “If ‘Eleven’ was submerging a toe in the bewildering waters of IVE, then ‘Love Dive’ is the ultimate and luxurious dive.”
In May, the sextet performed for the first time abroad at the inaugural KPOP.FLEX festival in Frankfurt, Germany. IVE opened the two days of the K-pop festival, performing songs like ‘Love Dive’, her B-side ‘Royal’ as well as her debut single ‘Eleven’.
The IVE is led by former IZ * ONE member An Yu-jin, and is completed by former IZ * ONE member Jang Won-young, along with members Gaeul, Liz, Rei and Leeseo. They are the third group of girls to debut under Starship Entertainment after SISTAR and WJSN.