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[Today’s K-pop] Rose to unveil video for “Gone”


(Credit: YG Entertainment)
(Credit: YG Entertainment)

Rose will float the video for “Gone” on April 5, announced label YG Entertainment with a poster on Thursday.

“Gone” is the second track from her solo debut record, “R,” and the 33-second teaser snippet surpassed 50 million views on YouTube.

The performer sings of the sadness of finally letting go of a person who has left her. She keeps the arrangement minimal and makes the most of her moving voice.

She performed “Gone” for the first time in January at the group’s online concert “The Show,” setting fans abuzz with expectations for her forthcoming solo work. With “On the Ground,” she landed at the top of iTunes’ top songs chart in 51 regions and ranked No. 70 on Billboard’s singles chart, the highest rank for a female K-pop solo musician.

NCT Dream enjoys April Fools’ Day  

(Credit: SM Entertainment)
(Credit: SM Entertainment)

NCT Dream opened a virtual cafe in time for April Fools’ Day.

The band is releasing a series of fun videos, showing the bandmates running “Cafe 7 Dream,” on its Instagram account for five days. They each take on different roles: Jaemin and Jeno turn into baristas and whip up coffee; Haechan and Mark are pastry chefs; Renjun is a designer who decorates the place; and Chenle and Jisung oversee the operations as a manager and a researcher, respectively.

The seven musicians debuted in 2016 with the single “Chewing Gum,” and Mark is rejoining the band after 2 1/2 years as label S.M. Entertainment has decided to revoke its rule forcing members to leave the team once they turn 20.

The septet is coming out with a new album this month.

Super Junior’s Kyuhyun continues seasonal project

(Credit: Label SJ)
(Credit: Label SJ)

Kyuhyun of Super Junior will release a digital single on April 13, carrying on a seasonal project that began in July, said agency Label SJ on Thursday.

He shared a still image on the band’s official social media account to promote the single, titled “Coffee.” The song was written by Kenzie, who wrote both the lyrics and melodies for the vocalist’s hits “At Gwanghwamun” and “A Million Pieces.”

Kyuhyun has been putting out a song every three months, and the upcoming song follows “Dreaming,” “Daystar” and “Moving On.”

He is also busy promoting the band’s 10th studio album, “The Renaissance,” which came out in March. The LP topped iTunes top albums chart in 23 regions, and the video had logged over 18 million views as of Thursday.

Lee Jinhyuk to hold showcase for new EP

(Credit: TOP Media)
(Credit: TOP Media)

Lee Jinhyuk will be hosting an online showcase for his third EP, “[Scene 26],” April 5.

It will be more than an online event that introduces new music, however, according to management company TOP Media. The musician is planning to incorporate two platforms, Naver’s V Live and a live commerce platform, so fans can not only tune in to watch him discuss the EP but can also purchase it in real time.

Lee dropped the teaser trailer for his “5K” video on Wednesday, followed by the lyrics the next day, giving fans a taste of the upcoming EP.

For the new EP, he chose two concepts that were showcased through two different sets of photos -- he dyed his hair in black and silver and coolly gazed at the camera for the first but went casual and free-spirited in the second.

By Hwang You-mee