NewsMusic NewsLOONA make their much-anticipated return with ‘PTT (Paint The Town)’
Their fourth mini-album ‘[&]’ is out now
South Korean girl group LOONA have made their much-awaited return with ‘PTT (Paint The Town)’, the title track from their fourth mini-album ‘[&]’.
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The seven-track project is the first since ‘[X X]’ in 2019 to feature group leader Hasuel, who had been on a legnthy hiatus due to personal reasons. The new mini-album also includes the groups second English-language song ‘Dance On My Own’, following ‘Star’ from their 2020 release ‘[12:00]’.
‘[&]’ dropped alongside a powerful music video for ‘PTT (Paint The Town)’. “We don’t stop until the sun goes up / Put it all down and dance / No way you can make us stop / We’re about to paint the town,” the girl group sing on the song’s infectious chorus.
In a previous interview, vocalist Kim Lip called ‘Star’ a “gift” for fans from “faraway places”. They also expressed their gratitude to fans, adding that the song’s popularity on Billboard’s Pop Airplay Chart was “a result of how our hearts and Orbits’ (the name for LOONA’s fans) hearts connected”.
The K-pop girl group were also recently named as ambassadors for Korean culture abroad, following boybands Stray Kids and ATEEZ, who held the role in 2019 and 2020, respectively. LOONA are expected to promote Hallyu and Korean culture overseas with the new appointment.
LOONA were first introduced by South Korean agency Blockberry Creative through an extensive pre-debut project that spanned a total of 18 months from 2016 to 2018. LOONA subsequently made their official debut on August 20, 2018 with the single ‘Hi High’ from the mini-album ‘[+ +]’.