Girls’ Generation (소녀시대) – FOREVER 1

South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation have released a new track titled “Forever 1” from their seventh full-length album titled “FOREVER 1.”

“Forever 1” was described as dance-pop song with “energetic melody” and “exciting festival-like atmosphere” with lyrics about “eternal love for precious people who give strength anytime and anywhere”.

FOREVER 1 serves as the group’s first music release in five years, following their hiatus after the release of Holiday Night (2017).

“FOREVER 1” celebrates the Girls’ Generation’s 15th anniversary and features a total of 10 new songs. Both the digital album and the music video for the song with the same name were made available on streaming platforms on August 5. However the physical record wasn’t made available until the 8th of August in 2022.

Both “Seventeen” and “Villain” were written collaboratively by Tiffany, Sooyoung, and other members of the group.

The album incorporates the band’s distinctive R&B, dance, and pop styles, along with vibrant synth sounds and powerful drum beats.

On May 17, 2022, SM Entertainment announced Girls’ Generation would be returning for their fifteenth anniversary with a new album in August, ending their five year hiatus. On July 4, member Sooyoung teased on tvN’s Take Care of Me This Week that the group would be releasing their seventh studio album.

On July 24, SM Entertainment announced they would be releasing their seventh studio album titled Forever 1 on August 8. A day later, the promotional schedule was released with the digital version announced to be released three days earlier on August 5 to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary.

On July 27, it was announced that Forever 1 would contains ten tracks including the lead single “FOREVER 1”, on which songwriter Kenzie, who previously worked with the group for their singles “Into The New World” (2007), “Oh!” (2010), and “All Night” (2017), announced to be participating in the album’s production including the lead single. Two days later, the mood sampler was released.[6] The music video teasers for “Forever 1” was released on July 4–5.

Prior to the release of Forever 1, on August 5, 2022, the group are scheduled to held a live event called “Girls’ Generation ‘FOREVER 1′ Countdown Live” on YouTube and TikTok to introduce the album and to commemorate their fifteenth anniversary with their fans.

Formed by SM Entertainment, the group is composed of eight members: Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun.

Originally a nine-piece ensemble, Jessica departed from the group in September 2014. Among the prominent South Korean figures and most popular K-pop groups worldwide, Girls’ Generation has earned numerous accolades and the honorific nickname “The Nation’s Girl Group” in their home country.

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