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    Ong Seong Wu To Star In Upcoming Netflix Film "Seoul Vibe," And 5 More K-Pop Stories You Need To Read

    An action film featuring Ong Seong Wu speeding through the streets of Seoul? Count us in!

    1. Actor and soloist Ong Seong Wu announced he will star in the upcoming Netflix film Seoul Vibe.

    2. A.C.E took their musicality to new heights this week with their single "Higher!"

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    It's A.C.E's world and we're all just living in it. The five-member group from Beat Interactive released their fifth mini-album, SIREN:DAWN, this week and it is truly a treasure trove of tunes that need to be part of your world.

    While A.C.E is traditionally known for their powerful and bombastic title tracks like "Savage" and "Cactus," the group dived headfirst in a brand new direction with their new single "Higher." Effortlessly blending future bass and house genres, the smooth title track tells a tragic tale full of love and longing that you'll find yourself listening to over and over again.

    Leaning into the album's underwater theme, the song's lyrics depict a fractured relationship filled with regrets and missed opportunities through the use of numerous nautical references. "We're in danger now," sings Chan at the beginning of the track. "Holding you in the rough waves and pushing them away." As the couple attempts to hold onto one another amidst storming seas, they quickly realize that they're fighting a losing game. "The deeper you dive, the deeper you sink," Donghun adds. "We're trapped in a tragedy."

    A.C.E's light, lilting vocals make this track even more poignant, especially as its message transitions into one of eternal love and admiration that remains long after the end of a relationship. "Callin’ you, but you are not answering. Yeah, you keep living your dreams," Donghun sings. Wow and Chan join him in wishing the other person nothing but the best despite their heartache, adding: "When the familiar wind blows / you'll know it's me." Vulnerable, poignant, and heart-rending, "Higher" is A.C.E at the top of their game.

    This week also saw the release of Pink Fantasy's "Poison" and Tomorrow X Together's "0X1=LOVESONG (I Know I Love You) (feat. Seori, ph-1, and Woodie Gochild)," so be sure to check out those songs as well! 🎶

    3. SEVENTEEN performed "Ready to Love" on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week!

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    It's been a busy week for SEVENTEEN. Not only did the thirteen-member group show off their incredible synchronicity, strong vocals, and effortless stage presence in a powerful performance of their title track "Ready To Love" on Jimmy Kimmel Live, but they also earned added the title "quadruple million seller" to their name after their eighth mini-album, Your Choice, sold over 1,050,000+ copies in its first week.

    In addition to their performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, SEVENTEEN also announced that they will be holding an in-person and online fan meeting from Aug. 6-8. Titled SEVENTEEN in Carat Land, the event will be held at the Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul, and you can find out more information how to purchase tickets here.

    But the fun doesn't stop there! SEVENTEEN will also perform on MTV Fresh Out Live on Jun. 25 (aka today!) at 3 p.m. EST, so don't forget to tune in!

    4. Golden Child announced they will hold a concert in July!

    [📢] 2021 GOLDEN CHILD CONCERT 'Summer Breeze' 온/오프라인 티켓 오픈 안내⛱ ☀️ 공연 일시 : 7월 17일(토) / 18일(일) PM 2:00 ☀️ 예매처 : 인터파크 티켓 ( ▶ ▶ #GoldenChild #골든차일드 #Summer_Breeze

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    You heard that right, Goldenness! Golden Child is ready to start the summer off right with announcement of their upcoming concert.

    The group's two-day Summer Breeze concert will be held on Jul. 17 and 18 at 2 p.m. KST (1 a.m. EST). In addition to being held in person at the Blue Square Mastercard Hall in Seoul, the event will also be held online, allowing fans from all over the world to tune in and watch the group perform their favorite songs.

    According to My Music Taste, the concert is 120 minutes long and subtitles in both Japanese and English will be provided for online viewers. You can find out more information about the event, including how to purchase tickets, here!

    5. Red Velvet's Seulgi and NCT's Taeyong danced together to NCT's "Make A Wish!"

    6. And SF9, TWICE, SHINee, and more announce new music is on the way!


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    * SF9 shared a mysterious schedule announcement written entirely in runes (with a key for you to translate) as they prepare to release their ninth mini-album, Tear Drop, on Jul. 5. They also released a prologue video (above), concept photos, and three title posters too, so be sure to check those out!

    * AleXa shared a concept trailer, comeback teaser, and concept photos ahead of the release of her second single album ReviveR on Jul. 1.

    * Epik High revealed they will release their first-ever single "비 오는 날 듣기 좋은 노래 (Rain Song)" featuring Colde on Jun. 29.

    * FIX, assemble! CIX revealed they will release a new single titled "Tesseract" through the Universe app on Jul. 1 per Herald Pop. The single is produced by Hui of the K-Pop group Pentagon and Minit.

    * Super Junior's Kyuhyun shared a video on Twitter to announce the release of his upcoming summer single on Jul. 5. While the song's official title hasn't been revealed yet, it is part of Kyuhyun's ongoing 2021 Season Project in which he releases a new song for every season and follows his previous winter single "Moving On" and spring single "Coffee."

    * DIA's Yebin revealed she will make her solo debut with the single "Yes I Know" on Jul. 7. "I wanted to be the first to tell Aid (DIA's fandom name) and congratulate them," she wrote on Twitter. "Please look forward to it a lot!"

    * Soloist and B.A.P member Moon Jong-Up revealed the promotional schedule for his upcoming new album, titled The 1st Mini Album [US], on Jul. 8. He also announced an online and offline fan meeting, summer in the moon, which will be held on Jul. 3!

    * TWICE announced the release of their third Japanese album, Perfect World, on Jul. 28 by sharing some gorgeous concept photos! They also revealed they plan to release their first all-English single in September.

    * SHINee's back! The group released multiple concept images ahead of the release of their upcoming Japanese album, Superstar, on Jul. 28.

    * According to Newsen, EXO's D.O will make his long-awaited solo debut "in late July."

    That's it for this week! Have a lovely weekend, and be sure to catch up on last week's news if you missed it! ✨