South Korean duo AKMU will be releasing music videos for all seven tracks for their upcoming project, “Next Episode”.
This is according to a statement their agency YG Entertainment gave to News1 the 15th of July. The company noted that the duo had “decided to feature seven music videos, each illustrating a theme from the seven songs included on the album,” as translated by Allkpop. “Each MV will be published in consecutive order [according to the tracklist]. “
At midnight KST the same day, AKMU also released 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 neighborhood – that appear to preview the various upcoming clips for “Next Episode.”
âNext Episodeâ, due for release on July 26, has been described as a âcollaboration albumâ. According to the songlist, the disc will feature guest appearances from IU, singer KR&B Zion.T, singer-songwriter Sam Kim, rapper Beenzino and more.
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âNext Episodeâ will also be the duo’s first project in eight months, following their 2020 single âHappeningâ. Member Lee Chan-Hyuk also previously shared that âHappeningâ will serve as a tie-in to AKMU’s upcoming full album. It will also be their first outing since their contracts with YG Entertainment were renewed earlier this year.
The sibling duo had previously taken a two-year hiatus from late 2017 to mid-2019, while Lee Chan-Hyuk enlisted in the military. In the meantime, Lee Su-Hyun has appeared on the OSTs of several successful TV series and also made his solo debut in 2020 with the song âAlienâ.