K-pop fans, mark your calendars! Starship Entertainment’s sensation, IVE, has announced their much-anticipated comeback with a new album titled ‘I’VE MINE,’ slated for release in October 2023. Adding to the excitement, the group will pre-release three singles — Either Way, Off the Record, and Baddie — ahead of the album launch.
The first track, Either Way, will drop on September 25, followed by Off the Record on October 6 and Baddie on October 13. IVE has already teased fans with ‘Coming Soon’ posters for each of these singles, heightening the anticipation.
Since their debut in December 2021, IVE has been on a meteoric rise. Their debut single, Eleven, not only entered the Billboard Global 200 but also topped various Billboard charts in the U.S. and Japan. Their subsequent releases, Love Dive and After Like, have garnered similar acclaim, with Love Dive even being named Song of the Year at multiple award shows.
IVE have also announced their first world tour, aptly named ‘Show What I Have,’ further cementing their place in the global K-pop landscape. It looks like an extremely busy time for IVE as they prepare for their comeback album promotions.
In other news …
Netizens Buzz Over IVE’s Wonyoung and Yujin’s Alleged Drifting Friendship
The DIVE community is buzzing with speculation about the friendship between IVE’s Wonyoung and Yujin. A recent post on an online community forum titled “Annyeongz seem like they’re not that close” has fans talking. The post suggests that the duo, once inseparable during their IZ*ONE days, may not be as close as they used to be.
Netizens have offered various opinions on the matter. Some argue that the post forces the idea that the two are not close, while others suggest that it’s natural for relationships to evolve, especially in a work environment where they are together 24/7. Some even speculate that Wonyoung may be drawing boundaries, while others think their silence could be a sign of their closeness.
The discussion has sparked a range of reactions, from those who think the speculation is unnecessary to those who feel it’s a topic worth discussing. The debate has also raised questions about the nature of friendships in the entertainment industry, where public perception can often influence personal relationships.
Whether Wonyoung and Yujin’s friendship has changed or not, the conversation around it reflects the intense interest and emotional investment fans have in the lives of their favourite idols.