“Sunmi has wrapped up filming for the new track’s music video, shot in Croatia,”

Abyss Company

Singer Sunmi is set to release a new single in June, it was announced by her agency Abyss Company on Friday.

The upcoming release will come eight months after the release of Sunmi’s eighth digital single, ‘Stranger’, which was released in October last year.

The song, which will be composed by the singer herself, will feature feelings unique to her, Abyss Company said in a press release.

Sunmi made her debut as a member of the girl group Wonder Girls under the JYP Entertainment label in 2007. She left the group in 2010 to pursue her studies and launched her solo career in 2013 with her first single ’24 Hours’.


선미 (SUNMI) – ‘열이올라요 (Heart Burn)’ Music Video

Who is Sunmi?

Sunmi (선미) is a South Korean singer-songwriter under ABYSS Company. She is a former member of the girl group Wonder Girls.
She made her solo debut on August 20, 2013 with the digital single “24 Hours” and Sunmi originally auditioned for SM Entertainment, up to the stage where it would be decided whether or not she would become a trainee. But an SM employee who was moving to JYP Entertainment scouted her and suggested that she audition there, and she passed that audition immediately, becoming a JYP trainee.

She debuted as a member of Wonder Girls on February 10, 2007 with the group’s first mini album The Wonder Begins and on January 13, 2010, JYP Entertainment announced Sunmi would be leaving Wonder Girls in order to focus on her academics. After completing schedules in February, she officially left Wonder Girls.

Following a three year hiatus from the music industry, on August 5, 2013, it was announced Sunmi would debut as a solo artist. Her debut digital single, “24 Hours”, was released on August 20th then on June 24, 2015, JYP Entertainment announced Sunmi would be rejoining Wonder Girls. She made her official return as member on August 3rd with the group’s third studio album Reboot.

On January 26, 2017, JYP Entertainment announced that Wonder Girls would be disbanding after she and Yeeun decided not to renew their contracts with the agency and the group’s final single “Draw Me” was released on their tenth anniversary–February 10, 2017.

On March 14, 2017, MAKEUS Entertainment announced that Sunmi had signed on with the agency. Her first single album under the agency, “Sunmi Special Edition ‘Gashina’”, was released on August 22, 2017, releasing her next single, “Heroine”, on January 18, 2018. The two songs were included on her mini album Warning, which was released on September 4, 2018, with the title track “Siren” and four other new tracks.

On January 16, 2019, it was revealed that she would embark on her first world tour. The tour kicked off in Seoul at Yes24 Hall on February 15. The tickets in multiple North American cities were sold out. Originally, shows were announced in North America and Asia only, but additional dates for Europe were added. The last show took place in Seoul, at the same venue as the first show, on June 15. She then released the single “Noir” on March 4, in the midst of her world tour. The song’s lyrics and music video touch on the dangers of taking social media too seriously and of needing likes, comments, and subscriptions to validate one’s worth.

“Lalalay”, another single, was released on August 27, 2019. Sunmi said she got inspired by Mexico when she performed there during her tour. The starting point of the song was the word “Lalalay”, “which is about knowing when to really let loose” and, in folk music, is another name of the traditional Korean wind instruments taepyeongso, then, releasing her first OST track, a song titled “Gotta Go” for the web drama XX, on February 6, 2020. Two days later, a special performance video of the song was also released on Muply’s YouTube channel.

On June 29, 2020, she released her fifth digital single, “Pporappippam”. Described as a love song with a summery feel, the track is lighter than her previous releases and intended to give a sense of emotional relief and escapism to her fans amidst the difficult times of the COVID-19 pandemic. On August 19, 2020, Sunmi released a special video for her unreleased song “Borderline”. The track was first performed during her tour and its lyrics touch on the topic of mental health.

On February 2, it was announced that the preparations for her next comeback, to be released later in the month, were almost over and on February 9, a poster was released, announcing the comeback date to be February 23. On February 15, the single was revealed to be called “Tail”. Its title track, inspired by Catwoman, is about freely and confidently expressing one’s feelings for someone.

On July 14, ABYSS Company announced that she was preparing for her next comeback, to be released in August. The release date was revealed to be August 6 with the first comeback teaser, on July 19. The next day, a second teaser revealed the comeback to be a mini album titled 1/6. On October 5, that her first-ever online concert, titled ‘Good Girl Gone Mad’, would be held on October 30. Tickets were sold through Weverse Shop from October 7 to the day of the concert.

On October 8, Sunmi announced her seventh digital single, “Go or Stop?”, would be released on October 11. The single was released as part of a collaboration with DWG KIA, a League of Legends esports team who won the 2020 world championship. Sunmi’s ‘Good Girl Gone Mad’ concert was held, as planned, on October 30, and followed with a thirty minutes live. The performances were pre-recorded, and often made use of XR technology. The theme of the concert was polarity, Sunmi’s double-sidedness, with different parts of the show being associated with opposing keywords like light and shadow, wound and healing.

On March 2, Sunmi announced she would releasing the single, “Oh Sorry Ya”, on March 8 as part of Spotify Singles and onJune 16, Sunmi released a comeback teaser for the single “Heart Burn”, set for release on June 29, then on November 7, 2022, Sunmi announced she would releasing her first LP album, B-Side, sometime in February/March 2023. Pre-sales ran from November 22 to 25 through the Weverse shop for Miyane members. It was released on March 20, 2023 to celebrate her 10th debut anniversary.

On March 14, 2023, Billion Music announced that Sunmi and rapper Be’O will be releasing the digital single “Billion Music Project Vol.1” on March 22. On September 19, ABYSS Company announced that Sunmi is preparing for her comeback scheduled for October. On September 27, it was announced that Sunmi will be releasing the digital single “Stranger” on October 17. On May 3, 2024, ABYSS Company confirmed that Sunmi is planning to release a new song in June.

From The Kpoppie Newsroom