GOT7 is set to return as a full group with new music next month, according to New Media.
South Korean media JoyNews24 announced today (April 22) that the K-pop boy group will be making a “full group comeback” in May. The news site also claimed that the band are currently in the “final stages of preparation” for a “new album”, citing unnamed music industry officials.
JoyNews24 also reports that due to the group’s impending return, all members’ solo activities will be “on hold for the time being” so that they can focus on the group’s upcoming return to music.
None of the GOT7 members have officially confirmed the comeback plans, at the time of writing, however, member BamBam hinted at the possibility on Twitter. Shortly after the news broke, the Thai-born singer tweeted an enigmatic “7”, potentially in reference to the band.
—BamBam (@BamBam1A) April 22, 2022
Even before this tweet, BamBam hinted at a potential GOT7 comeback in recent weeks. One such incident includes a fan asking the K-pop idol for a possible time frame for a comeback, to which Bam Bam responded by simply nodding, seemingly acknowledging the fan’s speculation.
— 파비♥️ปาวี (@pviiig7) April 17, 2022
If the news of GOT7’s comeback turns out to be true, it will be their second music as a full group since the seven members left longtime agency JYP Entertainment in January last year, their first being the single “Again” in February 2021.
Since leaving JYP, the members of GOT7 have embarked on new record deals and solo endeavors. In recent months, Mark Tuan has released a slew of English solo singles in preparation for an as yet unnamed album, with Jackson Wang doing the same.
Meanwhile, Yugyeom, JAY B, Youngjae, and BamBam are focusing on their solo music careers in Korea. On the other hand, Jinyoung has been involved in a number of acting projects, including roles in Yumi’s Cells and Yaksha: Ruthless operations.