Celebrate Girls’ Generation with their new album Forever 1.
By: Adriana Chavez
15 years ago Girls’ Generation changed the Kpop game and cemented themselves as the ultimate girl group. The members TAEYEON, SUNNY, TIFFANY, HYOYEON, YURI, SOOYOUNG, YOONA, and SEOHYUN make their awaited return with Forever 1 showing that they still have the star power to celebrate their anniversary.
Girls’ Generation splashed onto the scene in 2007 with their single “Into the New World.“ The group rose to further stardom with their hit single “Gee” in 2009, claiming the top spot on music shows for weeks. Girls’ Generation soon after went on to break records and successfully expanded to Japan and became prominent figures of the Korean Wave expanding across the world. With their music videos hitting 100 million views on YouTube and the members successfully venturing into acting and other solo projects, Girls’ Generation helped inspire and open doors for other girl groups leaving behind a musical and cultural legacy.
After their last album Holiday Night in 2017, Girls’ Generation is back with Forever 1 which seamlessly picks up where the girls last left off. The album kicks off with the track of the same name. Bringing some nostalgia by sampling their debut song, “Forever 1” is a heartfelt song where the members share their love and appreciation to everyone who has stood by them all these years.
In true Girls’ Generation fashion, “Lucky Like That” is an upbeat track that highlights their cheery good-time vibes. But if you need a song to head to the gym or simply strut around your room, “Villian” and “You Better Run” will get your heart pumping.
Fans are in for a treat with “Seventeen” as TIFFANY and SOOYOUNG both participated in the songwriting process. The song has a coming-of-age message that reminds the listener how much growth can happen as the years go by.
While they are queens of the dance tracks, Girls’ Generation also brings the heat on their ballads and slower songs. The R&B track “Mood Lamp” sets a warm atmosphere with the lyrics about protecting the person they love with cozy mood lamps. “Closer” is a slowed-down track about a love confession then “Summer Night” keeps it breezy with a dreamlike beat.
The album wraps up in the best way with two dance tracks that showcase the dance anthems Girls’ Generation is known for. “Freedom” lives up to its name and will have
you living in the moment. “Paper Plane” closes out the tracklist with a blend of synths and bass sounds and all the members sing a message of support to push through any challenges. Forever 1 serves as a love letter to fans for their support over the last 15 years. Girls’ Generation not only gives new songs to have fun with but shows that they still got it.
Celebrate 15 years with Girls’ Generation by picking up the physical copy of Forever 1 at the SM Global Shop. The album comes with exclusive goodies including a poster, a photocard and more. So grab a CD player and get ready to party alongside these legendary icons.
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