LOONA are back with their long awaited fourth mini-album, [&]!
[&] is the follow-up to last October's [12:00], and marks the first comeback with all 12 members present after leader and vocalist Haseul returned from her hiatus of over a year.
[MV] 이달의 소녀 (LOONA) "PTT (Paint The Town)"— 이달의 소녀(LOOΠΔ) (@loonatheworld) June 28, 2021
LOOПΔ 4th Mini Album [&]
2021.6.28 pm6 (KST) Release#이달의소녀 #LOONA #AND #PTT #PaintTheTown
🏛 https://t.co/Lvpm85UWeT pic.twitter.com/dOqNE0uZ5Y
FOURTH MINI-ALBUM: [&]
Led by the Bollywood-inspired title track 'PTT (Paint The Town)', the seven-track project also includes an English song titled 'Dance On My Own'. It's the second English-language song from LOONA after last year's 'Star', which made it to the US Top 40 radio chart in January 2021.
'PTT' also arrived with a powerful visual that sees the girls flaunting their sharp choreography against elegant backdrops. You can check it out below.
Because [&] marks LOONA's return as a full-fledged group since 2019, Orbits (fans of LOONA) took to social media to share their love for the highly anticipated comeback.
i might get cancelled for this but i think paint the town sounds familiar. the vibes, the rhythm. everything, i can't really pinpoint what it is but i'm pretty sure i've heard it already. i think it sounds like the song of the year?#LOONA— cata (@loonasharmony) June 28, 2021
girls don't want men, girls want olivia hye #이달의소녀 #LOONA #AND #PTT #PaintTheTown #LOONA_PTT pic.twitter.com/iTNSVBxpPg— Liz ⁷ 🪐 STREAM PTT (@V4NILLAK00) June 28, 2021
CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE HASEUL AND VIVI BRIDGE??? THAT IS ICONIC #LOONA_PTT pic.twitter.com/lzSfVFJSMH— loona 😳 (@jingersoul) June 28, 2021
Aside from the mini-album's release, LOONA announced yesterday (27/6) that they will be debuting in Japan on 15 September. After a successful 2020 that saw the group charting on Billboard 200 for the first time, the girls will continue their international expansion and make their foray into the Japanese market with Universal Music Japan.
PTT（Paint The Town）Japanese Ver.がリリースになりました🎧— loonatheworld_jp_official (@loonaJPofficial) June 28, 2021
To preview their Japanese debut, LOONA have also released a Japanese version of 'PTT', as well as a special clip filmed at the teamLab Borderless museum in Tokyo. Check them out below.
CONCERT: ON WAVE [LOONATHEWORLD: &]
LOONA will also be performing an online concert later today (28/6). Titled ON WAVE [LOONATHEWORLD: &], the event will begin at 10PM KST/11PM SGT/9AM ET. Presented by K-pop concert platform MyMusicTaste, it follows the online fanmeet Premier Greeting [D&D], which took place on 27 June.
Are you ready #Orbit?!— MyMusicTaste (@_mymusictaste) June 28, 2021
If last night was amazing, get ready to be blown away tonight!
🛰️6PM KST [&] mini album drop!
🛰️10PM KST 이달의 소녀 ON WAVE [LOOΠΔTHEWORLD : &] Concert!
Don’t miss out and grab your tickets now!
🎟️https://t.co/bJEDGcEddr#LOONA #이달의소녀 #CONCERT #AND pic.twitter.com/aiDirL1Bgb
Tickets are priced from USD 19.99 (SGD 27) and you can find out how to purchase them here.
Listen to [&] in full here.