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GFRIEND

여자친구 | GFRIEND


i'm thankful to gfriend. we are gfriend. anyway, whatever it is, it's not like gfriend disappeared, guys!

thank you for always trusting me. our occupation is an occupation which we can’t say anything coolly. it’s frustrating for me too so how it must be for our fans...

if 6 of us will sing, then we have to sing (my song). my wish forever. i'm going to send it to the world with the voices of the members someday!!!!! that's my ambition hehe. they will remember everything ♡

about / members / videography / discography / storyline


following an inability to agree on new contract terms with their previous company, the groupmates decided to leave hybe in may, 2021 with handwritten letters to fans.

they are still close-knit and treating each other like members despite the disbandment. they were deciding which path to take these recent months and now all of them finally found a new home.

@yerin joined sublime artist agency. check out her recent cover "i wish" (orig. 오윤혜) and join her universe fan club and vlive channel. she's gearing up for the web dramas "witch store reopens" and "village sea cloud pension".

@sowon joined iok company as a professional actress and is set to debut in a horror rom-com in 2022 called "chilling roommate". check out her "pretend" (orig. suzy) cover.

@yuju joined konnect entertainment as singer-songwriter. follow her twitter, youtube channel and vlive channel. check out her recent collaboration "so silly".

@eunha, @sinb and @umji joined bpm as a 3-member girl group named viviz. follow their twitter, youtube channel, vlive channel, fancafe, instagram and universe fan club; check eunha's "lilac" (orig. iu) cover and umji's "rose" (orig. do) cover.

about / members / videography / discography / storyline


GFRIEND (여자친구, yeojachingu) is a generation-defining South Korean girl group that debuted in January 16, 2015 and was formed by Source Music. The group garnered momentum since their debut despite coming from a small company. The group consists of Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, Sinb and Umji.

The group is known for a unique signature sound that encapsulates a nostalgic feeling, whether it's through a dreamy, melancholic, sentimental sound presented especially through orchestral pop and ballads or a bright, energetic and funky synth-pop influenced by retro musical styles

They are recognized for their synchronized and knife-life choreography combined with a highly praised vocal delivering.

The sextet is also called a trust-and-listen artist, especially for their wistful and healing song lyrics, as well as beagle-dols, for their fun personalities.

As their debut song says I may seem like a clear glass bead, but I won't break that easily, they showed how femininity is not a weakness from the very start as they "remain powerful by changing the way the world views strength."¹

Completing five years of career in 2020, the group's agency is now under HYBE (BigHit).

The “回” (to return) 2020 series was a big step for the group and their growth as artists. The members started to have more direct input and participation in songwriting, making their music more personal and intimate than ever.

girlfriends

fandom name: buddy
fan club: weverse, previously fancafe
colors: cloud dancer, scuba blue and ultraviolet (tweet)
rhythm game: superstar gfriend
lightstick: ver. 1 (glass marble)ver. 2 (night sky)penlight

twitter lists: fanbases (updates and trans)fluff accounts
latest release: walpurgis night (november 9, 2020)
next release: rumored summer comeback in june
ways to help: cb guide ver. 1, ver. 2streaming playlists

UMJI: “We’ve been through the best of times and the worst of times together, so there’s a feeling of something really strong holding us together very tightly. Each individual member is extremely precious to each of us as a person, so I think that’s what makes GFRIEND so precious to us.”

SOWON: "Members are good to me just like real sisters. In the past, I thought I have to protect them with all my might but now, they are there for me through thick and thin."

comprehensive articles about their trajectory
reinterpreting myth with “回” series: a festival of mythical women, as reimagined by gfriend (2020, weverse): "gfriend have been borrowing women from literature and myth to be the subjects of their “回” series: ariadne and the labyrinth from the myth of theseus; the mythical siren and biblical good and evil; faust’s walpurgis night and medieval witches."new moons: the return of gfriend and why their coming-of-age is one of kpop’s most powerful forces (2018, medium): "[...] but power doesn’t have to be forceful. it does not have to be brash. it does not always arrive on the back of a crack of thunder, it can be realized even in the shape of something or someone as clear and calm as the bright, full moon."gfriend's tvtropes wiki: lots of trivia and storytelling devices from their fictional universe
all interviews | recent interviews with gfriend

gfriend members talk about new album walpurgis night, the girl group’s ode to female empowerment, and why it channels witches: "i’ve talked to friends who have listened to our songs from our debut to today. they tell me that they feel and hear their life stories in these songs,” said the vocalist. “the growth of gfriend is reflected in our individual growth as people, so that’s what i feel defines gfriend.”we asked gfriend all about their new album "回:walpurgis night"'modern witches' gfriend and the magic of collaboration: "[...] whether it’s their lively personalities, complex dance routines, or shredding guitar solos, they consistently offer more than meets the eye. but now, their intrinsic magic is in plain sight."gfriend says their 'walpurgis night' album captures their growth as artistskpop girl group gfriend on changes and ‘walpurgis night’ album

about / members / videography / discography / storyline


click in the pics to read a quick introduction

reminder that this is just general information based on a fan perspective that can be flawed since they aren't one-dimensional people and shouldn't be reduced to a persona. the members express themselves through their music, interviews, contact with fans through sns etc. you can watch their content to get to know them yourself.

sowon
kim sojung
95.12.07
@onedayxne

yerin
jung yerin
96.08.19
@every__nn

eunha
jung eunbi
97.05.30
@rlo.ldl

yuju
choi yuna
97.10.04
@yuuzth

sinb
hwang eunbi
98.06.03
@bscenez

umji
kim yewon
98.08.19
@ummmmm_j.i

they are consistently releasing content on weverse, instagram, twitter, vlive and youtube. so be sure to follow them on social media to keep up with the content!

there are youtube fan channels with bite-sized content like leadersowon. here's a messy playlist with guides and compilations.

Sowon

kim sojung | 95.12.07 leader.
stage name: sowon (= "wish")
instagram: @onedayxne
song recs: spotify playlist

expectation: a fashion icon, unapproachable leader. reality: an embarrassing and relatable leader. actually she's both, her antics are part of her charm but she can end you with a glare. gfriend's #1 scammer. she has a dog called meonji. if you google "car door goddess" sowon appears. she participated in sfw 2019. she was part of trend with me show cast: a beauty guru or comedienne?

tmi: buying short shorts because "life is short". the toilet paper in the desk computer and how the speaking english odyssey happened. if you follow her on weverse, you know she could have a struggles account just for herself.

gashina cover stageagain, but she's blonde and at gdapretend (new cover)better me (subunit fancam)some (birthday cover)

Yerin

jung yerin | 96.08.19 variety-dol.
stage name:yerin
instagram: @every__nn
vlive: yerin's channel
song recs: spotify playlist

she's gfriend's professional kisser and was mc in some shows, including gfriend's first win. she really loves pretty girls. clumsy but badass, scared of fireworks, but skinned a lizard in law of the jungle. a jokester. put everything with -rin, did a nylon photoshoot? her caption will be nylon-rin. appeared in reddit's main page a couple of times because she's a comedienne (exhibit a, exhibit b, oh you mean reddit examples? here and here, just ignore the comments). you can watch her mukbang series.

tmi: bullshitting is one of her charms. buddies call her strong woman jung yerin because she piggybacked three members at the same time. two words: airport dresses (truly a victorian lady).

u go girl cover stagespring again (collab)password 486 (kms cover)mr. mr. (cover-collab with her high school idol friends)future boyfriend (collab)pilates s (march 2021 issue, interview)

Eunha

jung eunbi | 97.05.30 lead vocalist.
stage name: eunha (= "galaxy")
instagram: @rlo.ldl
song recs: spotify playlist

a relatable bunny with a double chin, naturally cute, give the best award acceptance speeches leaving everyone whipped. she used to be in the same dance crew as sinb. eunbi line are soulmates. she has a cactus-pet named paul. loves to watch movies (letterboxd list) and play stardew valley #eunhadew_valley. she really loves food. thinks she's a morning person because she stay up all night and just go to sleep... in the morning.

tmi: hanbok popping legend. put a pic of her a twice's sana in gfriend's valentine performance. killed the other members while playing a game with the cutest yeah! and eat spaghetti in a roller coaster.

bloom cover stagelilac (cover) | released on her new soundcloud accountinvitation (gayo stage cover)inferiority complex, blossom, taxi, han river at night (collabs)i think i, je t'aime, atlantis princess, i have to forget you (covers)many osts

Yuju

choi yuna | 97.10.04 main vocalist.
stage name: yuju
instagram: @yuuzth
twitter: @konnect_yuju
youtube: yuju's channel
vlive: yuju's channel
song recs: spotify playlist

participated in kpop star 1, she’s good at pole dancing, figure skating and gymnastics, can speak english and write poems and lyrics. a thoughtful person (she went viral because of a weverse post and this video about artist-fans relationship), a sweetheart. do everything by heart. very passionate, very perfectionist. she's also very extra, but foremost a puppy.

tmi: not good with directions, one time she appeared lost in another's group video in a music show backstage. twerked on national television. her weirdness comes in the same amount of talent, so you've been warned!

heaven cover stagelove rain (solo song feat. suran)dynamite (cover)speechless (cover)downtown baby (cover)spring day is gone by chance (rework of her ost)secret (ost, she has many)

Sinb

hwang eunbi | 98.06.03 main dancer.
stage name: sinb (= "mystery")
instagram: @bscenez
song recs: spotify playlist

a brilliant dancer, she was a trainee known for her dancing skills and dances since her childhood. can be a strict dance teacher, but most of time she's a cutie. she was a child model and starred in a kids show (this and her graduation day's wig still haunt her). sinb and eunha were childhood friends. potterhead. she has a dog called angkko. funny withouth even trying, a living meme. she is not here for our bullshit and we love her for that.

tmi: don't be fooled by sinb's savage compilations, she's a baby wanting the members' attention. she and angkko have the cutest and funniest interactions (angkko's instagram, yeah...). she likes to tease us before the comeback. be prepared!

no. 1 cover stagesweet but psycho (dance cover)tap in (dance cover)artist of the month (studio choom)like a dream (ost)confession (ost)wow thing (sm station collab)

Umji

kim yewon | 98.08.19 maknae and ace.
stage name: umji (= "thumb")
instagram: @ummmmm_j.i
song recs: spotify playlist

a clever girl. she was street casted by soumu. she likes disney, can speak english and plays piano. umji and yerin share the same birthday date. as a buddy once said gfriend has only six brain cells and all of them belongs to her. a sweet girl with a sweet voice who also likes to expose her members. talks with buddies on weverse everyday. she's growing up fast but will always be buddynation's baby. she loves buddies so much it hurts.

tmi: she's so put together all the time so watch her being done with an artificial intelligence, pouring melted candle down the sink and accidentally throwing her mic in the middle of a performance (her reaction is the cutest thing). she did many covers in her very last vlive, she and yuju like to show her song versions that didn't make it.

twenty-three (21) cover stageeve love, a christmas gift song she wrote, composed and co-arranged!!!lemon (cover)welcome (ost)the way (ost)madeleine love (cover)put your records on (cover and video)thinking out loud (cover)flower garden (bts video editing)


FANDOM NAME: BUDDY
FAN CLUB: WEVERSE, previously fancafe
COLORS: cloud dancer, scuba blue and ultraviolet (tweet)
RHYTHM GAME: SUPERSTAR GFRIEND
LIGHTSTICK: ver. 1 (glass marble)ver. 2 (night sky)penlight

FANBASES: @gfriendaily; twitter lists: update / translationsfan content.
LATEST RELEASE: walpurgis night (november 9, 2020)
NEXT RELEASE: rumored summer comeback in june
WAYS TO HELP: comeback guide 'ver. 1, ver. 2', streaming playlists.

a/n: hello! we have created the subreddit r/gfriendverse to promote interactions and discussions between fans. please join our community! we would be very happy to welcome you. feel free to share your thoughts and start discussions threads. you can introduce yourself and chat with fellow buddies in the pinned discussion thread.

join r/gfriendverse for our album discussions series!! (season of glass, flower bud, snowflake and lol threads already out)a compilation of post disbadment messages from people who worked with the group, appreciation from staff, managers, stylists etc. that will make you fall even deeper for them (to this day they still post throwbacks... they are so loved!)an updated twitter thread with all the post disbandment drama with the company, don't hesitate to ask us questions through our twitter, curiouscat or subreddit.

COMPREHENSIVE ARTICLES ABOUT THEIR TRAJECTORY:
2020: Reinterpreting myth with “回” series: A festival of mythical women, as reimagined by GFRIEND (2020)
GFRIEND have been borrowing women from literature and myth to be the subjects of their “回” series: Ariadne and the Labyrinth from the myth of Theseus; the mythical Siren and Biblical good and evil; Faust’s Walpurgis Night and medieval witches.
2018: New Moons: The return of GFRIEND and why their coming-of-age is one of Kpop’s most powerful forces (2018)
"[...] but power doesn’t have to be forceful. It does not have to be brash. It does not always arrive on the back of a crack of thunder, it can be realized even in the shape of something or someone as clear and calm as the bright, full moon."

# GFRIEND's TVTROPES: lots of trivia and storytelling devices from their fictional universe

ALL INTERVIEWS | RECENT INTERVIEWS WITH GFRIEND

i. GFRIEND members talk about new album Walpurgis Night, the K-pop girl group’s ode to female empowerment, and why it channels witches
"I’ve talked to friends who have listened to our songs from our debut to today. They tell me that they feel and hear their life stories in these songs,” said the vocalist. “The growth of GFRIEND is reflected in our individual growth as people, so that’s what I feel defines GFRIEND.”
ii. *We Asked GFRIEND All About Their New Album "回:Walpurgis Night"
iii. 'Modern Witches' GFRIEND and the magic of collaboration
"[...] whether it’s their lively personalities, complex dance routines, or shredding guitar solos, they consistently offer more than meets the eye. but now, their intrinsic magic is in plain sight."
iv. GFRIEND says their 'Walpurgis Night' album captures their growth as artists
v. K-pop girl group GFRIEND on changes and ‘Walpurgis Night’ album

the group is known for a unique signature sound that encapsulates a nostalgic feeling, whether it's through a dreamy, melancholic, sentimental sound presented especially through orchestral pop and ballads or a bright, energetic and funky synth-pop influenced by retro musical styles

they are recognized for their synchronized and knife-life choreography combined with a highly praised vocal delivering.

the sextet is also called a trust-and-listen artist, especially for their wistful and healing song lyrics, as well as beagle-dols, for their fun personalities.

as their debut song says i may seem like a clear glass bead, but i won't break that easily, they showed how femininity is not a weakness from the very start as they "remain powerful by changing the way the world views strength."¹

completing five years of career in 2020, the group's agency is now under hybe (bighit).

the “回” (to return) 2020 series was a big step for the group and their growth as artists. the members started to have more direct input and participation in songwriting, making their music more personal and intimate than ever.

memoria arcsnº episodes
memoria in chuncheon 4 episodes
memoria in yangyang 6 episodes
one-half (dorms arc) 3 episodes
memoria in gapyeong 7 episodes
buddy high school arc 3 episodes
new year's party arc 2 episodes
the cooking show arc 2 episodes
detective arc 2 episodes

Kim Sojung
stage name: sowon (= "wish")
leader
95 liner, sag, infp

expectation: a fashion icon, unapproachable leader. reality: an embarrassing and relatable leader. actually she's both, her antics are part of her charm but she can end you with a glare. gfriend's #1 scammer. she has a dog called meonji. if you google "car door goddess" sowon appears. she participated in sfw 2019. she was part of trend with me show cast: a beauty guru or comedienne?

tmi: buying short shorts because "life is short". the toilet paper in the desk computer and how the speaking english odyssey happened. if you follow her on weverse, you know she could have a struggles account just for herself.

instagram | song recs playlist | +

gashina cover stage
again, but she's blonde and at gda
pretend (cover)
better me (subunit fancam)
some by bol4 (birthday cover)

Jung Yerin
stage name:yerin
variety-dol
96 liner, leo, enfj

she's gfriend's professional kisser and was mc in some shows, including gfriend's first win. she really loves pretty girls. clumsy but badass, scared of fireworks, but skinned a lizard in law of the jungle. a jokester. put everything with -rin, did a nylon photoshoot? her caption will be nylon-rin. appeared in reddit's main page a couple of times because she's a comedienne (exhibit a, exhibit b, oh you mean reddit examples? here and here, just ignore the comments). you can watch her mukbang series.

tmi: bullshitting is one of her charms. buddies call her strong woman jung yerin because she piggybacked three members at the same time. two words: airport dresses (truly a victorian lady).

instagram | song recs playlist | +

u go girl cover stage
spring again (collab)
password 486 (kms cover)
mr. mr. (cover-collab with her high school idol friends)
future boyfriend (collab)
pilates s (march 2021 issue, interview)

Jung Eunbi
stage name: eunha (= "galaxy")
lead vocalist
97 liner, gem, istp

Choi Yuna
stage name: yuju
main vocalist
97 liner, lib, enfj

Hwang Eunbi
stage name: sinb (= "mystery")
main dancer
98 liner, gem, isfj

Kim Yewon
stage name: umji (= "thumb")
maknae
98 liner, leo, infj

on may, 18 tenasia leaked the news that the group was leaving their company. source music minutes later dropped the official statement that the group would disband on may, 22 and cleared up their schedules.

a day later the girls posted handwritten letters on weverse saying their goodbyes to fans (they made posts on weverse and instagram as well).

the company confirmed the contract renewals were being discussed until the last moment and both parties couldn't reach an agreement. aside from this everything else is speculation, do not believe them as factual.

it was considered a shocking disbandment for fans, non fans and journalists, because the group didn't show any sign of coming to an end so soon and everything happened overnight and unceremoniously.

one month later the girls still taking a time for themselves and didn't share any plans about their future and new agencies.

check @gfriendaily to keep update with all the things the girls are saying and sharing with us as well as their individual instagram accounts (they have been doing lives and replying to fan messages). you can join r/gfriend or r/gfriendverse if you want a place to discuss with fans. there is a twitter thread with all the post disbandment drama with the company and refunds. don't hesitate to ask us questions through our twitter, curiouscat or subreddit.

umji: “we’ve been through the best of times and the worst of times together, so there’s a feeling of something really strong holding us together very tightly. each individual member is extremely precious to each of us as a person, so i think that’s what makes gfriend so precious to us.”