Momoland comes back with Newtro dance genre and retro look

Lim Chang-won Reporter() | Posted : December 31, 2019, 08:32 | Updated : December 31, 2019, 08:32

Momoland performs at a showcase event on December 30. [Photo by Yoo Dae-gil]

SEOUL -- Wearing glittering short black dresses, gloves and pink long boots to give a retro look, Momoland came back with a Newtro dance song that used brass instruments to create a funky atmosphere. This marked Momoland's first comeback as a six-member band.

"We wanted to give a different feeling from the previous songs because six people are on stage for the first time," Nayun said at a showcase event on December 30, when the girls released "Thumbs Up" that marked their first single album in nine months.

For their comeback title track, also called "Thumbs Up", they put on retro and mature stage costumes. Despite the absence of Yeonwoo, Taeha and Daisy, the girls said they tried hard to meet fans' expectations with perfect performance.

"Even though the number of members decreased, I still felt that I had to give fans energy on stage," JooE said. "There were some difficulties after being reorganized into a six-member group, but the members practiced and talked for a long time and kept up with each other. As a result, we were able to perform perfectly."

Momoland was formed by MLD Entertainment through a reality show that selected seven finalists. After their debut on November 10, 2016, the girls added two members. In August 2018, the group earned a Platinum certification by Gaon Music Chart for over 100 million streams for "Bboom Bboom".

"I was very nervous because I felt like I was going to make my debut again,"Hyebin said, expressing her wishes that the reformed group would get "sincere compliment, not an obvious one."

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