Ayo, GG! There will be new music from South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation this year, though it’ll be from an altered line-up from what fans are familiar with.
SM Entertainment announced on Monday (Aug. 27) in South Korea that five members will release a new album in September. The sub-unit of Girls’ Generation will be known as Oh!GG and features Sunny, Taeyeon, YoonA, Yuri, and Hyoyeon. They will release their first digital single as a quintet on Sept. 5. It will be titled "Lil' Touch" and feature a b-side "Fermata."
Girls’ Generation was originally formed in 2007 by SM as a nine-membered team, and became an octet in 2014 with the departure of former member Jessica. Last October saw Tiffany, Sooyoung, and Seohyun opt out of renewing their contracts with SM Entertainment to pursue solo ventures. The eight-member line-up is still considered the primary team of Girls’ Generation, and Oh!GG is considered a sub-unit made up of the five members remaining under SM.