Although there is hardly a set season (let alone a date) for a comeback, it appears that SNSD will be making a new album at some point in 2015.
Yuri spilled the beans at a press conference for the upcoming variety show ‘Animals.’ The group sounds like its not in a rush to release something anytime soon.
“We’re slowly preparing a Girls’ Generation album. Definitely by the end of this year. We’re working hard to show you all a more mature side. Look forward to it.”
The 2015 comeback should be notable for a couple of reasons. Firstly, SNSD has shown a grudging willingness to try new sounds over their past couple of comebacks which is a trend which will hopefully continue this year. “I Got a Boy” was, if nothing else, interesting and “Mr. Mr.” was pretty fantastic. It will be intriguing to see how the group’s identity grows as it is still trying to shift from their “impossible porcelain princesses of pretty” image which they crystallized in 2009-10 to something more, to use Yuri’s words, mature.
Secondly, while it likely won’t factor into whatever creative direction SNSD chooses, this will also be the first SNSD comeback since Jessica Jung was ousted from the group. If nothing else, the comeback will provide endless amusement for every perceived slight or reference that the song makes towards that fact.