Perhaps realizing that the company’s entire business model has essentially boiled down to “Bae Suzy,” JYP Entertainment recently announced that it would be organizing a comeback for the Wonder Girls, the once popular K-Pop group who went to America and were promptly never seen again*.
However, this won’t be an ordinary Wonder Girls comeback. First, the roster will only feature four members – Yenny, Lim, Yubin and a returning Sunmi as former member Sohee left JYP Entertainment to pursue an acting career in 2014. Secondly, the Wonder Girls will be returning to the K-Pop spotlight as a band. Be still my beating heart.
JYPE also confirmed that the Wonder Girls will be forming a band as rumored with Yenny on keyboards, Lim on guitar, Sunmi on bass, and Yubin on drums.
I mean, this is likely a gimmick designed to pump the most minimal of hype into a comeback that only die-hard Wonder Girls fans were clamoring for but let’s look at the positives here.
1. Yubin returning to K-Pop
2. Yubin returning to K-Pop to play drums
3. YUBIN PLAYING DRUMS
4. Me dying from the indescribable happiness at seeing Yubin play drums.
5. Did I mention Yubin? Cuz she’s coming back. And she’s gonna be banging away on some drums.
Hey, if AOA won’t pursue the whole band concept any further than I’m glad that someone else is, even if it’s the reconstituted bits of the monument to JYP’s American Dream.