(G) I-DLE’s Minnie and Anne-Marie teamed up for a new single called “Expectations” which is out now.
The song has been released today (March 9), along with a retro-look music video. The clip shows the two singers using split screen as they perform the sidetrack on separate layers: “Maybe we’ll meet again / Hey, look at you sitting here / All alone / Lost in your hopes / I can’t help you with that”, they say.
Expectations” was first announced on February 23 through (G)I-DLE and Anne-Marie’s official Twitter pages, where the title and release date were revealed along with the new song’s artwork.
This comes after South Korean media reported on February 15 that the two singers had recently finished working on an upcoming collaborative single, including filming for an accompanying video. However, Marie and (G)I-DLE have not confirmed that a music video for “Expectations” has been released.
While Marie has collaborated with K-pop idols in the past – most notably boy group SEVENTEEN on the band’s 2022 solo release “_WORLD” – her upcoming collaboration with Minnie reportedly marks her first original collaboration.
For Minnie, her work with Marie will mark her first official solo music since joining (G)I-DLE in 2018. Despite this, Minnie has released a handful of singles as part of various K-dramas over the years. . over the years, including for Link: Eat Love Kill and My Dangerous Wife.
In other K-pop news, veteran girl group Apink will be releasing a new mini-album in April. The group’s record label IST Entertainment has yet to release any additional details about the new album, such as a track list and release date.
Not only will Apink be returning to music for the first time as a five-member group after Son Na-eun left the group last year, but it will be their first music since they released the special album ‘Horn’ in February 2022. That record included the lead single “Dilemma”.