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GFRIEND makes 2019 K-Pop comeback with second studio album Time for Us featuring title track Sunrise


GFriend made their first K-pop comeback of 2019 with their second studio album, Time for Us. This is their “Midnight” pre-release promotion. Pic credit: Source Music

GFriend (often stylized in all capital letters), the popular K-pop girl group known for their vibrant songs about love and friendship, just made their first K-pop comeback of 2019 while highlighting their second studio album.

On January 14, 2019 at approximately 6 p.m. KST, GFriend released Time for Us, their second studio album. It features 13 tracks, one being an instrumental of their title track song Sunrise.

Sunrise expresses a girl’s growing feelings for someone. The song compares the person the girl is growing fond of to the sun as it has not risen yet. It was written by No Joo-Hwan and Lee Won-Jong. The latter has worked with GFriend before writing their hit song Time for the Moon Night.

Waiting for the Sunrise

K-pop fans, especially those who are Buddies (fans of GFriend) have been waiting for GFriend’s comeback since April of last year if we do not take into account their Japanese promotions.

GFriend provided more pre-release promotions which included individual photos and a “Sunrise” group photo. Pic credit: Source Music

Pre-release promotions began back in December 31, 2018. Since then, GFriend has released numerous photos and two teaser trailers of their music video for their title track song Sunrise.

Topping the charts and moving forward

GFriend is off to a good start with their recent release. Sunrise has already taken the top place on many Korean music charts. Just one day after release, Sunrise hit number one on Bugs, Soribada, and Naver Music. It hit number two on Genie, Olleh, and Mnet. Finally, it was number six on Melon.

Right now, GFriend is in the midst of post-release promotions. This will include any variety show special appearances and of course music competition shows. So far, their record for number one trophies is 15 with the song Rough.

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