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[Translation | Sports Seoul] GFRIEND's 'Change and Leap', 'Long Run Project' in Full Operation.

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In their 4th year of debut, the group GFRIEND’s 2018 can be described with the words “changing” and “leaping”. They are making attempts to become a long running group and are achieving meaningful results.

[Sports Seoul - Lee Jiseok Reporter]



GFRIEND’s first official activity this year was their first solo concert at Olympic Hall in Seoul Olympic Park which went for two days from January 6th - 7th. Starting from Taiwan in February, they have begun their Asia Tour which’ll be in Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. The tour will conclude with the Encore concert at SK Olympic handball Gymnasium on September 8 ~ 9. Becoming a “concert-dol” is necessary to become a long running group, and GFRIEND have placed this as an important emphasis for this year. 

GFRIEND who are in their 4th year of debut this year made a major change in their music this year. The 6th mini album title song ‘Time for the Moon Night’ was released in April, and is a co-creation with external composer Lee Wonjung and Noh Juhwan, the in house producer of the songwriter’s music company, and not Iggy, Youngbae.

Iggy, Youngbae have made hit song after hit song starting from their debut song ‘Glass Bead’ in 2015 to ‘Me Gustas Tu’, ‘Rough’, ‘Navillera’, ‘Fingertip’, and ‘Love Whisper’, all of which were made by that composition team. If GFRIEND has laid down the foundation for growth, the in house producer will have no choice but to start worrying more about GFRIEND’s future and have plans to manage intensively. In addition, before the promotions started, GFRIEND had decided to make new changes by reshuffling several staff members including stylists.

With a more emotional and mature look compared to their usual ‘Power Innocence’, the song ‘Time for the Moon Night’ topped Korea’s biggest music site MelOn after 17 days, and was received well as it won 10 times on music shows.

GFRIEND who also released their official debut “best album” in Japan last May continued their active promotions, which was also well received as their 2x speed dance performance gained unexpected popularity.

GFRIEND will also run the strategy of ‘separately and together’, which intends to show the charms of each member to the public. The lead vocalist of the team Yuju announced her first single album, signalling her as a female vocalist

An official from the agency said, “GFRIEND who are in their fourth year of debut are making various attempts to renew themselves through various changes. They will try to be a group that can be in it for the long run.”



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They're doing well now, but it's good to change and challenge yourself for growth. GFRIEND Fighting!

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Wishing you happiness.. to GFRIEND and to Buddies!

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Buddies and GFRIEND, let's be together for a long time~ ❤️



찬란하게 빛나던 시간이었다고 맑은 여름비처럼 고마웠었다고 - "It was a bright, shining moment.  Thanks for being a clear summer rain"


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