Spring (April EP)
|Released||April 27, 2016|
|Singles from Spring|
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. It contains six tracks, including the lead single, "Tinkerbell". 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
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. DSP Media also revealed various of photos and video teasers for "Spring" album.
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".
The album and music video for "Tinkerbell" was released on April 27, 2016.
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. 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. It was eventually followed by appearances on KBS's Music Bank, MBC's Show! Music Core and SBS's Inkigayo.
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.
|1.||"Wake Up"||ZigZag Note||ZigZag Note||ZigZag Note||3:17|
|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)||SEION||SEION||SEION||3:50|
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