On October 12th, girl group GFRIEND announced they would be releasing their 3rd full album, ‘回: Walpurgis Night’ in November. Check out the Korean notice made on their fan platform, Weverse down below!
GFRIEND ‘回: WALPURGIS NIGHT’ ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENT NOTICE:
The notice states that pre-orders for the album will commence on October 19th. This marks the end of the group ‘回’ (meaning “to return” in Chinese) album trilogy that started with ‘回’: Labyrinth’ mini album, featuring the title track ‘Crossroads’ released in February this year. Following that, the Source Music/Big Hit Labels group in July dropped their 9th mini album, ‘回’: Song of the Sirens which highlighted a huge concept change with their lead track, ‘Apple’. Known for their innocent or melancholy releases, the group took on a sexier confident image for the single, transforming into witches. Reports state that with this upcoming album, they will reach a peak in their change, further expanding their growth. Members were also reported to have participated in the track’s lyrics and production.
The term ‘Walpurgis Night’ refers to a festival held in Northern Europe and Scandinavia to commemorate the death of Saint Walburga.; a nun who cured the illnesses of residents. Other areas believe the day symbolises the night of witches, which could link back to the group’s story through this album series. To celebrate, people usually dance and light up bonfires.
The album announcement shocked fans as the group usually have two comebacks a year; one between January and March, with another in July or August. The group have not had three Korean comebacks since 2017. Along with this, the fact that it is a full album is equally surprising as their last full album was only at the start of 2019 with 2nd album, ‘Time For Us’. Before then, the group had not promoted a full album since 2016, three years prior.
Ahead of the album’s release, the six-member group are also holding an online concert, ‘GFRIEND C:ON’ on October 31st. Tickets are available for purchase on the Weverse Shop.
GFRIEND‘s 3rd full album, ‘回: Walpurgis Night’ is scheduled for release on November 9th!
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Written by Derek
Edited by Lindsay