SEOUL – South Korean band GFriend presented on Monday their new EP “Labyrinth,” marking a return to the music scene after a seven-month break with a more mature work.
The girl band also presented the choreography of the song which gives the EP its title.
The six-song EP, which is already out for sale, came out on the fifth anniversary of the band’s founding.
“We have been working really hard and I think we’ve improved our performance,” Sowon, the band’s leader, said during the presentation in Seoul.
Another member of the girl band, SinB, said that it is “one of the most powerful choreographies we have done until now.”
During the event, GFriend sang and presented the video for “Crossroads,” a sentimental yet energetic song that revolves around key moments in women’s lives, according to the band’s Yuju.
The group was formed in 2015 by Source Music, a small label that still managed to rocket the girls to fame.
The members also turned up to the presentation with new looks. Eunha sported pink hair and Yerin blue extensions.
“Labyrinth” is GFriend’s first work since Big Hit Entertainment, the producers behind BTS, bought Source Music in July.
The band has directly collaborated with Bang Si-hyuk, a famous composer and CEO of Big Hit, Sowon told the media during the presentation.
Bang has taken part in the writing of the lyrics of the songs “Labyrinth” and “From me” from the new EP.
With Big Hit in command, it seems like the label has sought to start building a more complex narrative with “Labyrinth,” following the style of their successful boy bands BTS and TXT.
“I think the difference is that we have tried to make a more rounded album. All the stories of the songs are connected, and that is different from our previous albums,” said Eumji, who at 21 is the youngest in GFriend.
Eumji also said GFriend did not know anything about any plans for collaboration with Big Hit groups.
“The truth is that we do not know. We are Source artists and we have to focus on that,” she said.