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    Super Junior makes K-pop history with new album ‘The Road: Keep on Going’

    Jie Ye-eun

    ANN/THE KOREA HERALD – K-pop guru Super Junior has returned to the stage with new songs, setting a remarkable record as the act with the most full-length albums under SM Entertainment.

    The nine-member group held an online press event on Tuesday ahead of its new album release. Leeteuk, Eunhyuk, Kyuhyun, Donghae, Siwon, Yesung, Ryeowook and Shindong attended the event, with Heechul absent due to a schedule conflict.

    “Although there are several artistes with long-running music careers under SM, Super Junior has become the first group to reach 11 full-length albums. The new release means more to us. We’ve prepared a lot for the album since Super Junior appears to have decorated a page of K-pop history,” the act’s leader Leeteuk said.

    The band’s new album, Vol 1 The Road: Keep on Going, marks a full-group return following the single The Road: Winter for Spring, released in February. The second volume of the album will be out this year, the group said.

    Donghae said, “The album’s title means that Super Junior’s path will continue. It is about our past, present and future journey.” Ryeowook added that the group had recently joined SM’s “culture universe”, with the bandmates depicted as “space travellers”. After travelling to several planets, they reunited for the new album, he explained.

    Super Junior during an online press conference for the group’s 11th full-length album ‘Vol 1 The Road: Keep on Going’. PHOTO: LABEL SJ

    Leading the five-track album is Mango, a funk-based pop song with heavy, rhythmic bass and synth sounds. The song is a confession of love in a sweet-but-aggressive way.

    The four other tracks are Don’t Wait, My Wish, Everyday and Always. Aiki, from female dance crew Hook, directed the lead track’s performance.

    With the album release, the group is also about to embark on a world tour titled Super Show 9: Road, starting today with a three-day concert at Jamsil Arena in Seoul.

    The group will visit countries including Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia and Japan, as well as places in Europe and South America, Leeteuk explained. The upcoming tour will be the first time in three years the group holds in-person concerts.

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