News of the fromis_9 comeback were first reported by Korean news outlet SPOTV News, who claimed that the group would release a new single on September 1.
A Pledis Entertainment representative later confirmed the report in a separate statement to Sports Kyunghang, stating that the girl group are currently “working with a goal of making a comeback in early September”, per translations by Soompi.
fromis_9’s comeback announcement came after Pledis had confirmed yesterday (August 16) that it will now manage the girl group. In a statement, the company said that the transfer of the management was due to a “reorganisation” of the group’s previous label, Off The Record Entertainment.
“We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of fromis_9,” Pledis write. “We will spare no effort to ensure that fromis_9 can continue to thrive in all their diverse activities and achieve their next level of growth as artists.”
The nine-member group’s upcoming return will be their first in four months, with their last release being the single-album ‘9-Way Ticket’ in May this year. The project featured lead single ‘We Go’ as well as two other tracks, ‘Airplane Mode’ and ‘Promise’.
fromis_9 was formed and debuted in 2017 through the Mnet reality TV programme Idol School. Comprised of members Lee Na-kyung, Baek Ji-heon, Lee Chae-young, Park Ji-won, Jang Gyu-ri, Song Ha-young, Lee Sae-rom, Roh Ji-sun and Lee Seo-yeon, the group were previously under the wing of Stone Music Entertainment, before moving over to Off The Record after the company’s launch in 2018.