Upcoming K-pop girl group HOT ISSUE have released a new music video teaser for their debut single, ‘GRATATA’.
HOT ISSUE are the first K-pop group from the newly established South Korean agency S2 Entertainment, which was created by former CUBE Entertainment co-founder and Chairman Hong Seung Sung. He left CUBE in early 2020.
The teaser features the group’s seven members lounging around a large soundstage filled with old-school television sets and rotary dial telephones. The clip also hints at the potentially dance pop-inspired nature of the group’s debut song, which seems to feature a whistle melody as the hook.
S2 Entertainment originally announced HOT ISSUE’s forthcoming debut on March 7 with a teaser photo on the girl group’s Instagram page. On March 16, the agency revealed the group’s official debut date along with a mysterious image that revealed the silhouettes of its members.
The agency has since disclosed the identities of its seven members: Nahyun, Mayna, Hyeongshin, Dana, Yewon, Yebin and Dain. They have also released a slew of group and individual teasers, highlight medleys and song covers by the members.
HOT ISSUE are set to officially debut on April 28 at 6pm KST with their first-ever mini-album ‘Issue Maker’, which will include the song ‘Gratata’. The project will also feature four other songs: ‘Dunga Dunga’, ‘Hide In The Dark’, ‘Purple’ and ‘We Go’.
In other K-pop news, I.O.I are confirmed to reunite next month to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their debut. However, only nine of the original eleven-member lineup will be participating in the live broadcast, according to media reports.