As IZ*ONE’s inevitable disbandment comes closer, the K-Pop girl group released a touching tribute for their fans who have shown them support in the past few years.
Counting down the days until the group officially bids goodbye to their fans, IZ*ONE sprung a surprise by releasing a special video for the song called “Parallel Universe” which the girls first performed during the show called “ONE THE STORY.”
The four-minute clip featured behind-the-scene clips of the girls during rehearsals as well as footage from the show which included messages to fans.
Last March, Off the Record and Swing Entertainment issued a joint statement that all activities and content related to IZ*ONE will officially end in April.
“As officially announced on March 10, the IZ*ONE project will end in April.
IZ*ONE’s official fan cafe, content, and social media will operate until the end of the project, and future plans [for these platforms] will be announced via a separate statement later on,” the two agencies said in a statement as translated by Korean entertainment site Soompi.
The statement continued with a message thanking fans who have helped IZ*ONE in their growth as artists.
“We once again thank WIZ*ONE who always show support, and Off The Record and Swing Entertainment will always support the IZ*ONE member who will grow further as artists. We ask that you show much anticipation and support for the new sides that the IZ*ONE member will show from now on.”
Composed of Jang Won-young, Sakura Miyawaki, Jo Yu-ri, Choi Ye-na, An Yu-jin, Nako Yabuki, Kwon Eun-bi, Kang Hye-won, Hitomi Honda, Kim Chae-won, Kim Min-ju, and Lee Chae-yeon, IZ*ONE released songs such as “Panorama,” “The Secret Story of the Swan,” “Fiesta,” and “La Vie en Rose,” among others.
Formed as a temporary project group in the Mnet idol program Produce 48, the group officially debuted in 2018.