Swedish K-pop fans may have spotted one boy band last week.
On Monday, Korean media outlets reported that YG Entertainment’s boy band WINNER was in Stockholm last week to shoot new music videos for the group’s upcoming album. The quintet will make a return in November.
According to the K-Pop Herald , WINNER will return with dual lead tracks, “Sentimental” and “Baby Baby Baby.”
WINNER’s November return to the K-pop scene after over a year since their first release was announced in September.
YG Entertainment had previously postponed WINNER’s return until after the debut of iKON, the company’s latest male K-pop group. iKON debuted on Oct. 1 with the first half of their album, “Welcome Back.”
The two idol groups initially made their debuts on MNET survival shows, “WIN: Who Is Next” and “Mix & Match,” where YG Entertainment formed the two idol groups based on challenges and competitions.
Yang Hyun Suk, the entertainment company’s CEO, took to Instagram last month and wrote, “You will be astonished by what WINNER will bring in November.
The exact timeline for WINNER’s comeback has yet to be announced by YG Entertainment.
This will be the first album by WINNER since they made their formal debut last year with “2014 S/S,” which also featured two title tracks, “Color Ring” and “Empy.”
Since the release of their album last year, WINNER has been working on new music and promoting overseas. Several members have appeared in dramas, on Korean variety shows, or in fashion ads.
Tamar Herman is a multi-media journalist and the co-founder of KultScene. She is a freelance writer and copy editor, and has written for MTV Iggy, Noisey, and Paste Magazine.