K-pop girl group STAYC have unveiled their latest album “Teddy Bear” along with the music video for the title track.
Teddy Bear” was released in its entirety on February 14 at 6:00 pm KST and includes two tracks in total: the lead single “Teddy Bear” and a Korean version of its Japanese single “Poppy.”
In an interview before the album’s release, leader Sumin described “Teddy Bear” as the “identity of STAYC”. “The best thing STAYC continues and does is convey bright energy and a hopeful message. On our upcoming album, that vibe is really good,” he told Singles Magazine, according to a translation Soompi.
“Teddy Bear” and “Poppy” were written and composed by Black Eyed Pilseung, regular STAYC collaborator Jeon Goon, and producers Rado and Flyt. Black Eyed Pilseung are also executives on STAYC’s High Up Entertainment label.
High Up Entertainment first confirmed STAYC’s comeback in January in a statement to Sports Kyunghang. Teddy Bear” is the first time the K-pop group has released new music in about seven months, as their last album was the July 2022 single “We Need Love”. includes the B-sides “I Like It”, “Love”, as well as TAK’s remix of the previous February 2022 hit single “RUN2U”.
Tanu I. Raj of NME awarded “We Need Love” three stars, writing that it was “disappointing to find that they could be safe on ‘We Need Love'”. They added: “Despite the individual strength of its songs, ‘We Need Love’ leaves a lot to be desired as a whole. It seems to lack not only the aforementioned experimental streak associated with STAYC, but also with complexity.” the story they build”.