Wave (stylized in all-caps) is the first Japanese EP by IVE. On April 1, 2023, it was announced that IVE would be releasing their first Japanese EP, Wave, on May 31. The EP contains two original songs including the title track “Wave” and Japanese versions of “After Like”, “Love Dive”, and “Take It.” It will be released on May 31, 2023 with “Wave” serving as the album’s title track. The physical release comes in ten versions: Limited Edition A (CD+Blu-ray), B (CD+DVD), C (CD+Photobook), Regular Edition (CD only), and Full Production Limited DIVE Edition (CD only) with six member-specific versions, only available for DIVE Japan members to purchase. The music video for “Wave” will be pre-released on May 9, 2023 9PM (JST).
IVE (아이브) is a six-member girl group under Starship Entertainment. They debuted on December 1, 2021 with their single album “Eleven”. Their name is an abbreviation for “I Have”. On January 1, 2023, the group announced through their official Japanese website that their first Japanese digital single, “Love Dive -Japanese ver.-“, will be released on January 16. On January 3, the group announced the design of their official light stick. On March 24, Kakao Entertainment announced a new partnership with Columbia Records with aims to manage IVE’s global promotions such as music distribution, local marketing and promotions. On April 11, 2023, Starship Entertainment released a statement stating that Rei will be taking a break from schedules due to health reasons related to abnormal symptoms such as heart palpitations and stuffiness.
“Wave” – 2:55
“After Like -Japanese ver.-” – 2:56
“Love Dive -Japanese ver.-” – 2:57
“Take It -Japanese ver.-” – 3:25