INFINITE is not slowing down despite the sudden departure of its lead dancer Hoya.
The agency released a statement confirming the group is indeed planning on making a comeback by the end of this year. On August 30, a source from Woollim Entertainment revealed the news to the public, in a statement they said,
“We will be able to prepare for a new album for the group following the members’ individual activities wraps up. We’re trying to aim for a comeback this year.”
However regarding information on an exact date, the agency commented, “No specific time frame has been set yet.”
Sungyeol has been preparing for an upcoming KBS drama he’s been cast in, L is busy with his overseas fan meeting tour, Woohyun is also in talks for future projects.
Are you excited for the upcoming INFINITE comeback?
I don’t know about this guys….
I am an Inspirit and I don’t know how to feel about this.
Logically, they should aim for a comeback this year, they cannot lose their momentum, Hoya’s departure may cost the group’s future if its left unhandled for too long.
Remember what happened with 2ne1? Everything fell apart after Minzy left. Of course those two incidents might be a bit different, but you cannot leave a group untreated when a member leaves… its sad, but it’s the truth.
You fear the worst here. You’re afraid that the group will forgotten and replaced with a younger male group, they want to continue to work and prove themselves.
Rebranding and song choices following Hoya’s departure is gonna feel a lot more different. Going from 7 to 6 is not easy especially if you’ve been doing it for 7 years.
I will continue to support my oppas, and I wish them the best. They must comeback this year or early next year and I understand why. I will be waiting to see what type of songs they come up with.