After leaving JYP in January, GOT7 went on their path to work on their solo acitivites. On February 19th, the members started posting hints via their official Instagram post. In a string of letters, that spelt ‘ENCORE’, the septet released hint for their first MV after a rather dramatic departure from JYP.
210219 GOT7’s IG Stories update
“ENCORE 💚” ?
— with Mark Tuan (@withyoumarktuan) February 19, 2021
There are speculations rife on the social media whether GOT7 have signed up with Warner Music Korea, since the teaser for “ENCORE” was also posted on the Warner Music Korea’s YouTube, along with GOT7’s new YouTube channel. Fans are eagerly awaiting for an official statement from Warner Music Korea and GOT7.
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GOT7 IS COMING BACK!?!?!?
okay in the midst of dying we’re still here to report- #GOT7 has opened a new YouTube channel with a fresh new logo! The channel has released an mv teaser called ‘#ENCORE‘. 😭🔥💚 pic.twitter.com/xTlQ8A7jlp
— KPOP HIGH INDIA (@kpophighindia) February 19, 2021
In a press release for the new single, Warner Music signalled a name change for the group leader Im Jae Beom, previously known as JB. He was addressed as Jay B. Minutes before the MV release, the hashtag “Encore With GOT7” was trending in India and worldwide. The heartfelt ballad is a song GOT7 wrote for their fans, the Aghases. Mark Tuan is credited as the Creative Producer and Jinyoung is credited for the lyrics. Take a look at the nostalgic music video by the septet.
All members tweeted about the music video release and added to the love and hype for the fans. Here’s a look at BamBam and Jackson’s tweet.
아직 많이 부족한 저희를 사랑해주셔서
진심으로 너무 감사합니다
앞으로 영원히 쭉~ 함께 했으면 좋겠습니다!
Thank you for always being here for us💚
ขอบคุณ อากาเซ่ ทุกคนมากๆเลยนะครับ
— BamBam (@BamBam1A) February 20, 2021
➡️ ENCORE ⬅️ pic.twitter.com/iNtbNXt17p
— Jackson Wang 王嘉爾 왕잭슨 (@JacksonWang852) February 20, 2021
The hashtag was trending in India as well, and it seems that the only way to go is up!
Fans left no stone unturned to express their love and admiration for their artists as well. Here’s a look at some of the tweets that Aghases shared:
— 🇮🇳GOT7’s Bird💚👑 (@Manu990821) February 19, 2021
Through this music video, the lyrics, and the music, GOT7 have assured the fans that they are not going anywhere. This is just the beginning and they will be back for their Aghases who have been with them through all ups and downs.