K-pop sensation (G)I-DLE is back with a bang, as they drop their highly anticipated third English digital single, “I Do.” Released on July 14, 2023, this track serves as the pre-release single for their upcoming English EP, titled ‘HEAT.’ The talented girl group is all set to make their mark with ‘HEAT,’ their first full English project, aiming to share the message and mission of (G)I-DLE with the entire world. With their fearless attitude and self-crafted smash hits, (G)I-DLE has established themselves as creative leaders in the latest generation of South Korean-pop acts. Now, they’re taking another giant leap forward to stay ahead of the pack.
Throughout the collaboration process, Cube Entertainment noted the profound knowledge of the music industry possessed by 88rising, as well as their strength in A&R and creative infrastructure. Yang, the group’s 24-year-old leader, primary songwriter, and producer, received special recognition for her meticulous attention to detail when it comes to every aspect of their music. Cube Entertainment considers her a true genius. While 88rising has been actively expanding its roster with talented artists from the K-pop realm in recent years, such as LØREN, Jackson Wang, BIBI, Chung Ha, and Seori, the collaboration on this EP has been in the works for a year, ever since the initial introduction.
(G)I-DLE is a five-member girl group under Cube Entertainment. The group consists of five members: Miyeon, Minnie, Soyeon, Yuqi, and Shuhua. Miyeon, with her mesmerizing vocals and stunning visuals, serves as the group’s main vocalist. Minnie, another main vocalist, adds her melodious voice to create beautiful harmonies. Soyeon, the group’s leader, showcases her versatility as the main rapper, lead dancer, sub-vocalist, and center of the group. Yuqi, with her dynamic stage presence, takes on the roles of lead dancer, lead vocalist, sub-rapper, and face of the group. Lastly, Shuhua, the youngest member known as the “maknae,” contributes as a sub-vocalist, sub-dancer, visual, and completes the group’s diverse talent lineup. Though the group initially had six members, Soojin, the main dancer, sub-vocalist, and sub-rapper, has departed from the group.
Originally debuting as a six-member group on May 2, 2018, with their first mini album, ‘I Am,’ they have made a significant impact in the K-pop scene. The name “I-DLE” reflects their focus on individuality, with the “DLE” representing their collective unity. Interestingly, the name was inspired by Soyeon’s single, “Idle Song.” Soyeon, who gained fame through her appearances on shows like Produce 101 and Unpretty Rapstar 3, has been instrumental in shaping (G)I-DLE’s identity and sound. With their latest release, “I Do,” (G)I-DLE proves once again why they are considered one of the hottest acts in K-pop. Fans and music enthusiasts alike eagerly await the full ‘HEAT’ EP, ready to be captivated by (G)I-DLE’s mesmerizing talent and undeniable charm.