On Wednesday, 13 March 2019, popular K-pop musician Park Bom marked her return with the release of Spring, a single with two other songs, which in K-pop is commonly referred to as a ‘mini-album’.
Park Bom rose to fame as one of the lead vocalists of popular K-pop girl group 2Ne1, which disbanded officially in 2017.
The mini-album serves as a reflexive and cathartic process for Park with the lead single Spring being an inquisition by the musician asking if ‘bom’, which is ‘spring’ in Korean, will ever come back for her.
It is a layered question, on the one hand asking if she will ever be happy again, and the second layer is whether she will be allowed back into the industry following the 2014 controversy and her hiatus.
The mini-album is a mid-tempo R&B three-track album, which features the songs My Lover and Shameful in addition to the lead single Spring.
The mini-album is available for purchase on iTunes.
Listen to Spring below.