Spring (April EP)

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Spring
April 2nd mini album Spring.jpeg
EP by
ReleasedApril 27, 2016 (2016-04-27)
Recorded2016
Genre
LanguageKorean
Label
April chronology
Dreaming
(2015)
Spring
(2016)
Prelude
(2017)
Singles from Spring
  1. "Tinkerbell"
    Released: April 27, 2016
Music video
"Tinkerbell" on YouTube

Spring is the second mini album by South Korean girl group, April. The album was released digitally and physically on April 27, 2016 by DSP Media, and is distributed by LOEN Entertainment.[1] It contains six tracks, including the lead single, "Tinkerbell".[2][3] This was the last release with former member Hyunjoo, who officially departed from the group on October 29, 2016 due to illness and to focus on achieving her acting career.

Background and release[edit]

On April 4, DSP Media announced through a teaser poster that the group will make a comeback, on April 27. The poster shows a frame of flowers with texts on the inside and a drawing reminiscent of a butterfly wing.[4] DSP Media also revealed various of photos and video teasers for "Spring" album.[5]

The concept for this album is a fairy-tale concept, using different flowers that is linked to the group's name "A.P.R.I.L": A is for "Apricot Blossom", P is for "Peony", R is for "Rose", I is for "Island Poppies" and L is for "Lily".[3][6]

The album and music video for "Tinkerbell" was released on April 27, 2016.

Promotion[edit]

The group held a comeback showcase for "Spring" on April 27, 2016 at the Lottecard Art Center, the showcase was also aired at Naver's V App.[7] The group started their first week of promotion, and made their first music show performance on Mnet's M Countdown with "Tinkerbell" on April 28.[8][9] It was eventually followed by appearances on KBS's Music Bank,[10] MBC's Show! Music Core[11] and SBS's Inkigayo.[12]

On May 12, DSP Media announced that member Hyunjoo will temporarily halt all her activities with the group. According to the agency, Hyunjoo has been suffering from breathing problems and frequent headaches, which have made it difficult for her to perform on music shows. As Hyunjoo’s health is their utmost priority, they have decided to make her rest for the time being, and the group continued promoting "Spring" with only 4 members.[13]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Wake Up"ZigZag NoteZigZag NoteZigZag Note3:17
2."Tinkerbell" (팅커벨)e.onee.onee.one3:21
3."M.F.B.F. (My Future Boyfriend)" (내 미래의 남자친구에게)G-High, Lee Joo-hyung (MonoTree)G-High, Lee Joo-hyung (MonoTree)G-High, Lee Joo-hyung (MonoTree)2:58
4."Open Your Eyes" (눈을 뜨면)SEIONSEIONSEION3:50
5."Jelly"e.onee.onee.one3:44
6."Tinkerbell" (instrumental) e.onee.one3:21
Total length:20:41

References[edit]

  1. ^ "에이프릴(APRIL) 2nd Mini Album `Spring`". Melon. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  2. ^ Park, So-hyun (2016-04-27). "에이프릴 오늘(27일) 미니앨범 공개…사랑스러운 매력 발산". XSPORTSNEWS.
  3. ^ a b Jeong, Sol-hee (2016-04-27). "에이프릴, 오늘(27일) '팅커벨'로 컴백…앨범 완성도 높였다". OBS NEWS.
  4. ^ Yoon, Sung-yeol (2016-04-04). "에이프릴, 27일 컴백 확정..걸그룹 인기 바통 이어받나". Starnews. Naver. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  5. ^ "April Reveals "Spring" Album Preview". soompi. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  6. ^ "에이프릴, 오늘(27일) '팅커벨'로 컴백…앨범 완성도 높였다". The Star. 2016-04-27.
  7. ^ Lee, Ho-yeon (2016-04-27). "에이프릴 나은 "인형 같은 무대의상, 다음엔 제복도 입어보고파"". Herald Pop. Naver.
  8. ^ Kim, Ye-seul (2016-04-28). "'엠카' 트와이스 러블리즈 에이프릴, 걸그룹 3파전 개막". BIZENTER.
  9. ^ Jang, Ahram (2016-04-28). "'엠카' 에이프릴, 4월 끝자락에 컴백…'팅커벨' 강림한 줄". XSPORTSNEWS.
  10. ^ Jang, Ah-reum (2016-04-29). "'뮤직뱅크' 컴백 에이프릴, 봄 삼킨 핑크빛 청정돌…발랄". news1.
  11. ^ Lee, Heun-ho (2016-04-30). "'음악중심' 에이프릴, 이렇게 청정한 소녀들 본 적 있나요?". tenasia.
  12. ^ Kwon, Su-bin (2016-05-01). "인기가요' 에이프릴, 꽃향기 풍길 것 같은 팅커벨". news1.
  13. ^ Kim, Kyung-min (2016-05-12). "에이프릴 현주, 건강악화로 잠정 휴식 "4인 체재로 활동"". XSPORTSNEWS.

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