The image, which was released via Woolim Entertainment’s official social media services, has the members staring at a camera as a group, which the agency said was to hint at the chemistry of the six. The album will be released on Jan. 8.
|Inifite (Woolim Entertainment)|
The K-pop act’s new album will mark its third full-length studio album, and the first record as a six-piece group. Hoya officially left the team in August after failing to reach an agreement with the agency on contract extension.
The incident was publicized in the local media as a case of the infamous “seven-year jinx,” referring to many K-pop acts disbanding or having members leave the team around their seventh year. The seventh year is conventionally when a K-pop group’s record deal with an agency expires, although some like S.M. Entertainment mandates a longer period.
By Yoon Min-sik