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STAYC to release new music next month

STAYC are set to return with new music in July, as confirmed by High Up Entertainment.Earlier today (June 30), South Korean news outlet Ilgan Sports reported that the K-pop rookie group are currently in the midst of preparations to drop a new album in July. The publication cited insider information claiming that the six-piece have completed recording and are filming a music video for the release.In response to the report, STAYC’s label, High Up Entertainment, confirmed the news in brief statement to OSEN. “It is confirmed that STAYC will be making a comeback in July,” confirmed the label, as translated by Soompi. “They recently finished shooting the music video, and they’re working hard on the final preparations.”STAYC’s forthcoming July comeback will be their second release of the year, due to arrive approximately five months after their sophomore mini-album ‘YOUNG-LUV.COM’ in February, which featured the hit title track ‘RUN2U’.In a glowing four-star review of that record, NME’s Angela Patricia Suacillo described ‘YOUNG-LUV.COM’ as “a mature, ambitious return that ups the ante”, and proves “that STAYC have the mettle to continue pushing the envelope with every record they put out, while not having to completely reinvent themselves every time”.Meanwhile, the girl group are set to perform at this year’s three-day KCON LA convention, which is set to take place from August 19 to 21 at the Crypto.com Arena and the LA Convention Center located in downtown Los Angeles.

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Rowoon will not join SF9 during their comeback next month
Rowoon will not be taking part in SF9‘s album promotions next month.Today (June 24), the music label shared in a statement to South Korean publication MyDaily that SF9 member Rowoon would not be taking part in the group’s promotions for their forthcoming album, currently slated for release next month.“Rowoon faced an inevitable situation in which he had to work on a tight schedule due to the combination of drama filming schedules during the long-running album production period,” wrote FNC, as translated by Soompi. “As he finished the drama as scheduled, we had a deep discussion about preparing for the next album and decided that it was right to show a better performance with a better level of completion,” FNC added, saying that it was “inevitably decided” that Rowoon would not participate in both the production and promotion of SF9’s new album.“We ask for your understanding about Rowoon unfortunately not being able to participate in this album, which many fans have been looking forward to, and we ask for your generous support and interest in SF9’s comeback and other various activities.”Aside from Rowoon, bandmates Inseong and Youngbin will also not appear on the boyband’s upcoming comeback. The two K-pop idols had enlisted for mandatory military service earlier this year in March.SF9 was confirmed to be making a comeback in July as a six-member outfit, marking their first domestic release of 2022.