Super Junior to drop their 15th Anniversary album 'The Renaissance', here's everything you need to know

Super Junior to drop their 15th Anniversary album 'The Renaissance', here's everything you need to know

Super Junior are dropping a new album!

In celebration of their 15th year as a group, Super Junior have quite the plans instore for their ELFs (fans of Super Junior).The band is gearing up for their 10th album entitled The Renaissance, which follows the group 2019 album, Time Slip

Here's everything you need to know about Super Junior's The Renaissance:


RELEASE DATE

The Renaissance was originally slated for release in late December 2020, but after a statement made by LabelSJ, the group's exclusive record label from SM Entertainment on 9 December, the album drop has been pushed back to January 2021. 

Read LabelSJ's official statement here:

Hello, this is Label SJ. First, we apologize to the fans who have been eagerly waiting for the new album.

Super Junior’s 10th full album, which was scheduled for release in December, has been postponed for release in January 2021.

The decision was made inevitably in order to create a more complete album, as it is an important album that celebrates Super Junior’s 15th debut anniversary. We ask fans for their kind understanding.

While album’s release has been postponed, Label SJ is preparing to release new content for pre-release tracks, such as the live clip for “Raining Spell for Love” that was revealed on December 2, and various other promotions each week until the official release of the album.

The detailed promotion schedule will be posted on our social media channels every week.

Please look forward to Super Junior’s 10th full album “The Renaissance” that is slated for release in January, and we once again ask fans for their understanding.

Thank you.

An official release date for The Renaissance will be announced within the coming weeks.

As February draws to a close, Super Junior has confirmed the release of The Renaissance. In a Twitter post published on 28 February, the group announced that the upcoming record will drop on 16 March at 4 PM (TH/ID Standard Time), 5 PM (PH/SG/MY Standard Time). 

 


CONCEPT TEASERS

The Renaissance marks not only Super Junior's 10th album but also the beginning of a new chapter for the group.

On 9 November, the group unveiled the album trailer that takes on the concept of a classic fairytale. Narrated by the members, the trailer follows the story of three men - 'Versatile', 'Beautiful', and 'Passionate', all of whom have varying personalities. The three embark on a journey together, often followed by hardship and adversity but eventually ends with a bright new path and promising adventure.

The trailer roughly recounts the story of Super Junior and their last 15 years together, which ultimately is the main story and inspiration behind The Renaissance

Watch the album trailer here:

Days leading to the release, Super Junior has unveiled some of the concepts they have in store for their fans. 


TRACKLIST

Days ahead of the highly-anticipated album release, Super Junior unveiled the tracklist of The Renaissance. The record will feature 10 tracks, including 'The Melody', 'Burn The Floor', and '하얀 거짓말 (Tell Me Baby)', all of which previously released. 


SINGLE RELEASES

Kicking off their 15th-anniversary celebrations, Super Junior released the first single of the new album, '우리에게 (The Melody)' on 6 November. Co-written by members Leeteuk and Yesung, 'The Melody' is said to be a fun, nostalgic track that revolves around the group's past 15 years and their wishes for the future.

The music video takes a trip down memory lane, seeing pictures and videos of the group from the last 15 years.

In addition to the music video, Super Junior also released an exclusive behind-the-scenes video where they do an interview for the track and shared some of their favourite moments of being in the band. They even shared some of their wishes for the group for the next 5 years, and what they have planned for their 20th anniversary.

On 2 December, Super Junior also released a live performance of their remade version of '사랑이 멎지 않게 (Raining Spell for Love)', a song off of their 7th album MAMACITAThe track was originally a smooth R&B record but their new version features added synths and piano melodies. 

On 15 December, Super Junior teased fans with a trailer for their new performance video for the track 'Burn The Floor', coming as the lastest glimpse into The Renaissance. The video sees the members perform choreography in a dimly lit room. 

The performance video for 'Burn The Floor' is slated for release on 16 December at 6 PM KST. Watch the video here:

On 23 December, ahead of the holidays, Super Junior gifted fans with an animated music video for the latest single off of The Renaissance entitled '하얀 거짓말 (Tell Me Baby)'

Leading up to the album release, Super Junior is teasing another single off the album. Entitled 'House Party', the song is said to be a funky dance track. The song will drop alongside the album on 16 March at 4 PM (THT), 5 PM (PHT/SGT), 6 PM (KST/JPT).


SUBUNITS

The Renaissance will see Super Junior divided into three subunits, seemingly names after the three characters in the album trailer. 

The first subunit, the 'Passionate Unit', has been revealed today (14/12) with members Donghae, Leeteuk, and Siwon

The 'Versatile Unit' has been unveiled on 21/12, featuring members Shindong, Eunhyuk, and Kyuhyun

The 'Beautiful Unit' was announced on 28/12 with members Heechul, Yesung, and Ryeowook.


LYRIC NOTES

Super Junior have periodically been releasing lyric notes pages teasing their upcoming tracks. Check them out below:


REMEMBER 15 PHOTOBOOK

Continuing their 15th anniversary celebrations, Super Junior has released a special edition photobook package entitled Remember 15 that includes a photobook, an interview book, a memory box, a photo card set,  a selfie sticker set, a mini brochure, and a messenger leaflet.

Pre-orders for the Remember 15 photobook package started on 12 November via SM's Global Shop. Shipping for the photobook will start in February 2021.


'HOUSE PARTY' MUSIC VIDEO

Super Junior have been on a roll promoting The Renaissance. This time they are turning things up with the official music video for their single 'House Party'.

Check out 'House Party' below.


Watch this space for updates.


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