South Korean sibling duo AKMU will be releasing music videos for all seven tracks on their forthcoming project, ‘Next Episode’.
This is according to a statement their agency YG Entertainment gave to News1 on July 15. The company noted that the duo have “decided to showcase seven music videos, each depicting a theme from the seven songs included in the album,” as translated by Allkpop. “Each MV will be released in consecutive order [according to the tracklist].”
At midnight KST the same day, AKMU also dropped a cinematic trailer for the album. The clip, which includes a dramatic instrumental backing track, features a number of different scenes – from an unsettling house party to a post-apocalyptic neighbourhood – that seem to preview the various upcoming music videos for ‘Next Episode’.
‘Next Episode’, which is set to be released on July 26, has been described as a “collaboration album”. Accoridng to the tracklist, the record will feature guest appearances from IU, K-R&B singer Zion.T, singer-songwriter Sam Kim, rapper Beenzino and more.
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‘Next Episode’ will also be the duo’s first project in eight months, after their 2020 single ‘Happening’. Member Lee Chan-Hyuk had also previously shared that ‘Happening’ would act as a connection to AKMU’s next full-length album. It will also be their first release since renewing their contracts with YG entertainment earlier this year.
The sibling duo previously took a two-year hiatus from late 2017 to mid-2019, while Lee Chan-Hyuk enlisted in the military. In the meantime, Lee Su-Hyun was featured on the OSTs for several hit television drama and also made her solo debut in 2020 with the song ‘Alien’.