In addition, some MV scenes and concepts are currently creating controversy onsocial networks.
At 6 p.m. on November 9 (KST), G-Friend released their third full-album “回: Walpurgis Night” with the title track”MAGO.” “回: Walpurgis Night” is the third of the 回 series following ‘Labyrinth’ in February and ‘Song of the Sirens’ in July.
“MAGO” is a disco genre track about becoming in charge of your own life. It was written by FRANTS, Bang Si Hyuk, members Eunha, Yuju, and Umji, and several other songwriters. Since the first teaser was released, “回: Walpurgis Night” and “MAGO” have left a special impression on the Kpop fan community because of their unique concept. Leader Sowon talked about G-Friend’s change of concept during the press conference to release the new album, saying: “We have been preparing very hard, so we hope everyone will look forward to G-Friend’s new charm.” Eunha continued, “This time, we are back to the disco genre. We put in a lot of effort to give everyone interesting music and performances.” Meanwhile, Umji expressed her expectation for the group’s comeback, saying, “Since we’re trying out a new concept, I want to hear responses like, ‘They did well this time too,’ ‘This is a group that takes the challenge of any concept’ or ‘This is really a new thing contained in the old things’ from the audience.” Eunha added: “Recently, there are a lot of disco songs, but I hope that we can become the leaders of the trend.”
It seems that G-Friend’s wishes had partly come true when their new song quickly received a lot of positive feedback from Korean audiences. Many commented that “MAGO” has an oddly addictive appeal, and it seems that it’s been a long time since G-Friend has come back with such a popular song.
On the other hand, there is also some controversy about Yuju and SinB’s scenes in the MV “MAGO.” A part of Korean netizens said that their dance moves are a bit too erotic, especially when they are put into the context of a pub, which can cause viewers to misunderstand the MV concept.
What do you think of G-Friend’s comeback with the new song “MAGO”?