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AKMU will release clips for all songs from the upcoming album “Next Episode”


South Korean duo AKMU will be releasing music videos for all seven tracks for their upcoming project, “Next Episode”.

This is according to a statement their agency YG Entertainment gave to News1 the 15th of July. The company noted that the duo had “decided to feature seven music videos, each illustrating a theme from the seven songs included on the album,” as translated by Allkpop. “Each MV will be published in consecutive order [according to the tracklist]. “

At midnight KST the same day, AKMU also released a cinematic trailer for the album. The clip, which includes a dramatic instrumental backing track, features a number of different scenes – from an unsettling house party to a post-apocalyptic neighborhood – that appear to preview the various upcoming clips for “Next Episode.”

“Next Episode”, due for release on July 26, has been described as a “collaboration album”. According to the songlist, the disc will feature guest appearances from IU, singer KR&B Zion.T, singer-songwriter Sam Kim, rapper Beenzino and more.


Posted by AKMU on Tuesday, July 13, 2021

“Next Episode” will also be the duo’s first project in eight months, following their 2020 single “Happening”. Member Lee Chan-Hyuk also previously shared that “Happening” will serve as a tie-in to AKMU’s upcoming full album. It will also be their first outing since their contracts with YG Entertainment were renewed earlier this year.

The sibling duo had previously taken a two-year hiatus from late 2017 to mid-2019, while Lee Chan-Hyuk enlisted in the military. In the meantime, Lee Su-Hyun has appeared on the OSTs of several successful TV series and also made his solo debut in 2020 with the song “Alien”.