KEY POINTS

  • GOT7 dropped the first teaser of the new album Sunday
  • GOT7’s last group project was in February 2021
  • The group unveiled a new logo last week

K-pop act GOT7 announced the release of their new album over a year after they left JYP Entertainment in January 2021.

The group will now be releasing a self-titled album on May 23 since leaving the studio that launched their careers in 2014.

On Sunday, the group dropped the first teaser for their new EP produced by Warner Music Korea via Twitter.

The simple teaser contains the group’s new logo written on a green backdrop, the group’s official color. It also has the release date and the names of the group members: Jay B, Mark, Jinyoung, Jackson, Youngjae, Bambam and Yugyeom.

GOT7’s last group project was the song, “ENCORE” which was released in February 2021 while their last physical album, “Breath of Love: Last Piece” came out in November 2020. Despite leaving JYP Entertainment, the group emphasized they have not disbanded, adding they would make regular group activities.

Ahead of the album’s release, GOT7 unveiled a new logo and launched new social media channels on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. The group’s new Instagram and TikTok handles are both named as “GOT7 is our name.” GOT7’s new logo is a variation of the group’s old logos, which reflects the group’s history, Koreaboo reported.

After leaving JYP, members of GOT7 particularly Mark Tuan, Jackson Wang, Bambam, Youngjae, Yugyeom and Jay B have embarked on solo recordings. Meanwhile, Jinyoung chose to concentrate on acting and has appeared in the dramas “Yumi’s Cells” and “Yaksha: Ruthless Operations.”

Jackson Wang recently appeared on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” where he revealed his parents' reaction to his pursuit of music.

“They were really against me, they were like, ‘You’re out of your mind,’” Wang told the show host Kelly Clarkson when she asked how his parents took it when he chose music over sports at a time when he was preparing for a supposed fencing match in London for the 2012 Olympics.

He added, “My principal told me, ‘This is the worst decision you’re ever going to make in your life,'” he said, adding, “Then, after I debuted as a singer and went back and had a concert, I invited him and he said, ‘Jackson, we believed in you.'”

GOT7 GOT7 arrives at the 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards(MAMA) Red Carpet at Nagoya Dome on December 4, 2019 in Nagoya, Japan. Photo: Jun Sato/WireImage