The K-pop landscape is heating up, with both seasoned and young performers releasing new music in February.
Epik High kicks off the month with the release of their extended play (EP) “Strawberry,” which features GOT7 member Jackson Wang and Hwasa of the female group Mamamoo.
The EP arrives nearly a year after “Epik High Is Here (Part 2),” the second installment of the band’s tenth studio album.
BSS, a trio made up of Seventeen members, will release their album “Second Wind” on February 6. It is the sub-first group’s appearance since its debut in March 2018.
Korean rapper Lee Youngji and Norwegian vocalist Peder Elias appear on the three-track EP.
Meanwhile, Ha Sung-woon, a former Wanna One member who is presently completing his required military service, will release a digital song called “Snowy Stars” on February 8.
Key, a part of the renowned boy band SHINee, will launch “Killer,” a repackage of his sophomore album “Gasoline,” on February 13.
The repackage includes three new songs in addition to the 11 tunes from “Gasoline,” which was published in August 2022.
TripleS, a girl group, will make their debut with “Assemble” on the same day.
According to a Korea JoongAng Daily article, the act is supposed to feature 24 members, but only 10 will take part in the debut.
The 4-member Asian sub-group Acid Angel, who produced the track “Generation,” helped TripleS first come to public prominence last year.
The single albums “Teddy Bear” and “W.A.Y” from the female groups STAYC and Tri.be, respectively, will be released on February 14.
The following day, female act Purple Kiss will release its fifth EP “Cabin Fever,” while TNX, the first idol group formed by “Gangnam Style” hitmaker Psy, will release its first EP “Love Never Dies.”
The Boyz, a prominent boy band, is set to release their eighth EP “Be Awake” on February 20.