(G)I-DLE is ready to make 2021 their year with the release of their fourth mini-album, I Burn, on Jan. 11!
The album features six tracks that were written, composed, and arranged by members Soyeon, Yuqi, and Minnie which all depict the aftermath and eventual acceptance of a painful breakup. Its lead single, "HWAA," is a moombahton track that compares a breakup to a bitter winter that leaves one's heart "covered in white snow." Instead of dwelling on the pain of the past, the group sets fire to their memories so that they can bloom again — or fall in love — in springtime.
At the group's press conference, leader Soyeon revealed that the album's three key concepts — winter, fire, and flower — help complete its unique storyline of pain, beauty, and personal growth. "Rather than delivering a message, we wanted to share the sentiments of separation," she explained. "'Winter' represents how someone's emotions become frozen cold because of a breakup, while 'Fire' is the will to melt the frozen heart. 'Flower' is the new love that comes once we have fully confronted a breakup."
This week also saw the release of AleXa's "Never Let You Go," Victon's "What I Said," and Treasure's "My Treasure," so be sure to check those out too! ✨