ITZY Shares Thoughts After New Album Release And What They Want To Show Through ‘CHECKMATE’

The Title Track ‘SNEAKERS’ Provides A Refreshing Energy To Dispel The Scorching Heat, And The New Performance That Takes Advantage Of The Song’s Upbeat Atmosphere Is Attracting K-Pop Fans All Over The World.

Recently ITZY made a comeback with their newest mini album “CHECKMATE” and the title track “SNEAKERS” which was released on July 15 at 1 pm KST. The song “SNEAKERS” gives off refreshing energy to dispel the scorching heat, and the new performance taking advantage of the song’s upbeat atmosphere is attracting K-pop fans all over the world. As of July 14, the new album has surpassed 720,665 stock pre-orders, which is a new personal record for the group.

Ahead of its release, the ITZY members shared insights about their new mini album “CHECKMATE”. When asked how they felt about a comeback after 10 months, Yeji replied, “It’s been about 10 months since the first full album “CRAZY IN LOVE” was released in September last year, and it’s the first comeback in 2022, so I’m really excited and looking forward to it. “, expressing his anticipation about meeting fans.

When asked what kind of image they want to show through this album, Chaeryeong commented, “The new album ‘CHECKMATE’ is an album with a total of seven songs in various genres including the title track ‘SNEAKERS’. Full of color that only ITZY can show of what fans like, what we want to try, and what we haven’t shown before. Through this album, I want to show that ITZY is a team with various charms!”

Yeji also introduced the title song by saying, “The new song ‘SNEAKERS’ is a song with a message to run further together until the moment you feel the most free, wearing sneakers that make you feel comfortable. We compared being free-spirited to sneakers, but we hope that those who listen to the song will find their own sneakers that make them feel free.”

When asked where I wanted to go if I had sneakers that I could carry everywhere, Lia replied, “If there are sneakers that can take me anywhere freely, I want to visit the modern era. I was intrigued because this is an era that often appears in films, and I really wanted to experience what it was like to live in that atmosphere.”

While the youngest member Yuna turned 20 years old (in Korean reckoning) this year, she was asked how she felt when she received many congratulatory messages from fans at their fan meeting. “Thanks to MIDZY who has always been with us, my teenage years were full of happy and proud memories. At the same time, I’m excited to fill my 20s with happy times with MIDZY. Yuna is more mature in her 20s.” many things, and I think she will be able to move forward confidently together with members like her sister. And MIDZY is looking for the answers on her own. Please look forward to Yuna in her 20s too,” he exclaimed.

Meanwhile ITZY will be embarking on their long-awaited first world tour, starting with the Seoul concerts on August 6 and 7. Shin Ryujin expressed her feelings by saying, same time. “We are preparing a show that MIDZY will love. I want to present our performance to fans as soon as possible and enjoy it together. See you in the concert hall!” he concluded.

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