5:21 pm - 06/30/2019

It's official! I.O.I (sans Somi and Yeonjung) to make comeback in October

Studio Blu is a subsidary of CJ E&M and home to Heize and Truedy. Also, seems like the first report from April turned out to be true after all.

sources: @oh_mes, @studiobluofficial
juhli More info30th-Jun-2019 04:07 pm (UTC)
- Jacket Filming and Music Video filming dates are still being discussed
- Title track decided
- Choreo ready
- Studio Blu is associated with Stone Music (they co-manage various artists like Heize together), but have only opened up SNS accounts with the announcement of the IOI comeback. It's not clear if they are an actual independent label or sth like otr
myrrhcat 30th-Jun-2019 04:10 pm (UTC)
october is pretty far away, so i'm not sure why somi and yeonjung can't join. but i'm still looking forward to it. i just worry that it'll feel bittersweet without all 11 members.
lil_poisonfrog 30th-Jun-2019 06:56 pm (UTC)
I bet YG will either have Somi make a competing comeback at the same time or she'll be laying around her dorm watching Netflix tbh
dior_chic 30th-Jun-2019 04:15 pm (UTC)
omg omg omg omgggggg

I'll miss Yeonjung :( But she does shine more in WJSN so I'm not disappointed. I know Somi is close to the IOI girls so I wish she could be part of it, but minus that she was the main member besides Sohye (sorry girl) that I didn't care for/followed much, so I prefer this version of IOI tbh.

I get to see Nayoung performing again!!! Thats what I'm most excited about. That and Chungha with the girls again :)

Who they’re working with has a lot of potential too, Very x3 and the mini was everything I wanted but this has so much potential now that the members are older

Edited at 2019-06-30 05:01 pm (UTC)
kyulkyung 30th-Jun-2019 04:49 pm (UTC)
really missed seeing kyulkyung promote in a group.. hope they'll actually put some effort into their music and promotions this time :/
miuratenshi 30th-Jun-2019 04:55 pm (UTC)
As Somi is my fave member, I’m disappointed that she isn’t taking part.

But I’m excited to see most of them together again, and watch Chungha, Mina, and Yoojung slay whatever concept they’re given.
weneedmedicine 30th-Jun-2019 05:36 pm (UTC)
Omg I’m excited since I didn’t get a chance to stan when they were active. Somi, well....whatever but it won’t be the same without main vocal queen Yeonjung.
dior_chic 30th-Jun-2019 06:21 pm (UTC)
My same reaction to Somi and Yeonjung lol
lil_poisonfrog Who do you think will be center without Somi? 30th-Jun-2019 06:55 pm (UTC)
Personally I'm hoping it's Chungha or Doyeon if they want to go purely with visuals

I'm surprised Kyulkyung is coming back but glad her agency is letting her
adenar RE: Who do you think will be center without Somi?30th-Jun-2019 08:38 pm (UTC)
Going by rankings (since that's the produce tradition) it'll be sejeong

I would like to see Doyeon get that spotlight too but at least she gets (almost more than) her fair share in WKMK!
allsugarfree 30th-Jun-2019 07:44 pm (UTC)
I get why Yeonjung can't, but Somi has more to loose by not promoting with them.

Sososo happy that we will be seeing Nayoung again though!!
lightframes 30th-Jun-2019 08:24 pm (UTC)
Uhhhhh I hope there's a gugudan comeback before then...
adenar 30th-Jun-2019 08:45 pm (UTC)
I actually get Somi's absence more than i get Yeonjung's, though I do remember how much vitriol she got in her IOI days so I can understand her being hesitant to join in when her group has consistent activities and is beginning to take off on its own merit.

Weki Meki has been doing pretty good though so I hope this doesn't push their comeback back too much :(

Here's hoping for a gugudan comeback before then, or a new subunit. Mimi/Haebin/Soyee anyone?
myrrhcat 30th-Jun-2019 10:19 pm (UTC)
omg i would be so into that subunit
coyote_revolver 30th-Jun-2019 10:35 pm (UTC)
I mean, I'm pretty sure Somi would've liked to promote with the group and that WSJN can do more than fine without Yeonjung for a bit, but greedy companies gonna greed :/

I'm really excited about this but I wish OT11 had been possible :(
frequency 1st-Jul-2019 01:58 am (UTC)
but when will we get a gugudan comeback

(i'm sorry i really don't care about IOI)
timetobegin 1st-Jul-2019 05:33 am (UTC)
Sad it wont be all 11 of them but excited af nevertheless
accioanime 1st-Jul-2019 10:09 am (UTC)
If Chungha, who is arguably the most successful out of all of them, can make it to this reunion then Somi sure as hell should be able to join, and will even greatly benefit from this. With PD101 being 4 years ago, she needs this extra nostalgia to remind people why they voted her number 1, and then maybe her next single will be number 1. I am sad Yeongjung can't join again since she already missed out on Whatta Man single.

ramenhime 1st-Jul-2019 06:59 pm (UTC)
2 of the arguably most important members not joining... chungha will carry this whole thing with chaeyeon and doyeon as the most beautiful visuals
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