HYBE unveiled its first female group, LE SSERAFIM, on Monday amid great anticipation from music fans around the world. The six-member group, consisting of Miyawaki Sakura, Kim Chaewon, Huh Yunjin, Kazuha, Kim Garam and Hong Eunchae, released their debut album, “Fearless.”
The first two are former members of the now disbanded girl group IZ*ONE, while Huh participated in the K-pop audition program “Produce 48.” The upcoming EP depicts the story of the six members who “move forward without fear and without being influenced by other people,” according to the agency.
Including the title song, the EP has a total of five songs in various genres, such as alternative pop, disco-punk and R&B. The other four are “The World Is My Oyster,” “Blue Flame,” “The Great Mermaid” and “Sour Grapes.”
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Bang Si-hyuk, who is the mastermind behind BTS, participated in the production of the title song and “The Great Mermaid,” while members Kim Chaewon and Huh Yunjin wrote the lyrics for “Blue Flame.” “Fearless” is a punk-based alternative pop genre number driven by strong bass lines and “groove” beats, according to the agency.
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The EP sold more than 380,000 copies in pre-orders as of last Friday, the agency said, as it attracted high anticipation from K-pop fans. After the release, the group will hold an online and in-person performance for fans at Jangchung Arena, an indoor sports stadium in Seoul that holds 4,000 people.