Super Junior, the 12-piece K-pop boyband that launched to fame with their 2009 hit Sorry, Sorry, is planning to stage a comeback later this year, reported Soompi.
Donghae and Eunhyuk, the two members of the sub-unit Super Junior D&E, revealed the plans during a press conference ahead of their headlining concert The D&E, held at the Olympic Hall in Seoul on Sunday (Apr 14).
“There are plans for a Super Junior album in the second half of the year,” revealed Eunhyuk. "We wanted to greet fans as fast as we can. Also, Kyuhyun is getting discharged from the military soon. (That means) we have to work on Super Junior's album so, in order to fit the schedule, we came out earlier than expected. It was a tight schedule but we filled the album with good songs."
Super Junior member Leeteuk, who was the emcee for the event, added, “We will work hard this year to greet fans in the second half of the year. I hope that many people will show us love.”
Asked if performing is proving exhausting due to their older age, Eunhyuk said, "This year, we're turning 34 (Korean age) and I think we're still okay. But I did wonder, 'Will it be okay to run the concert with such difficult choreography?' Nowadays, I take good care of myself by taking supplements and wearing massage slippers."
Donghae added, "I'm okay too. I think Super Junior will be fine even when we're 45. It’s not hard."
The group's last release, 2017's Play, saw only six members promoting the album. Vocals belonging to Cho Kyuhyun and Choi Siwon can also be heard on the album, though the former was fulfilling his military service while the latter was embroiled in controversy after his family's French bulldog caused the death of their neighbour.
Since their debut in 2005 and fame in the early 2010s, the group have split into five sub-units, each consisting of members from Super Junior. Each sub-unit targets different music industries and audiences, including trot, the oldest form of South Korean pop music.