Amidst Girls’ Generation Disbandment News: `Catch Me If You Can' Soars in Music Charts; Fans Ecstatic
Though one member's missing from the popular all-female K-pop group SNSD and news about an eventual Girls' Generation had fans worried, there's no stopping the favorable reception to their new track, "Catch Me If You Can."
The Korean version of the upbeat song has gotten over 5.5 million views on YouTube in a span of three days. Music critics have also noted a silver lining in the cloud caused by one member's departure - some of the girls were allowed to shine in terms of vocal quality and more lines.
SM Entertainment confirmed the official departure of Jessica Jung during the last quarter of last year, much to her fans' disappointment. That turn of events brought down the members of SNSD to eight. Fans came in full support when Jessica issued an official statement confirming that she will no longer be part of the group and will be focusing on her fashion business.
Though she has been sorely missed by fans, the remaining members went on to perform in shows. "Catch Me If You Can" has climbed various music charts in Korea since its release. The Japanes single is slated for release by the third week of April. Girls' Generation's tremendous popularity became quite evident when the DVD and Blu-Ray " The Best Live at Tokyo Dome" soared in Oricon charts.
Meantime, a video uploaded by Sooyoung on Instagram featuring herself with Yuri and Hyoyeon that used the hashtag #SHY sparked rumors that a new group may be in the offing. At the rate various K-pop groups have been disbanding, it looks like fans have become wary of another of their favorite all-female artists regrouping or evolving into solo acts.
Among the K-pop female groups that have recently disbanded are F-ve Dolls, GLAM, Bob Girls and Jewlery. During summer last year, Girls' Generation members were asked if they ever considered disbanding. Some of them replied that Girls' Generation disbandment had crossed their mind but that was all there was to it - a passing thought.