Girls' Generation is now gearing up for their comeback after dropping a teaser for their new reality show, "Soshi Tam Tam." But ahead of their reunion, Taeyeon released a new album, "INVU," in January and it looked like SM Entertainment didn't like it.
Taeyeon talked about the story behind the release of her third full album, revealing SM was against its launch. In fact, she still had to convince the company to let her drop "INVU."
In an interview, via AllKpop, the 33-year-old revealed that the staff members were against the release of her album and she was the only one who liked to unveil it to the public. So, she had to convince them to let her drop her new songs.
"I was confident and I felt like I had to convince and persuade the staff," she said. "I sang the song while acting to express the song a bit better."
Thankfully, it was easy to convince the staff members and much easier to work on her new album. However, they said her next goal was to satisfy the public with what she had to offer.
Thankfully, despite the worries, "INVU" became a huge success. It earned a lot of recognition and popularity, winning Gaon's Artist of the Year Award in the music category in February and ranked No. 1 in the Gaon Digital Comprehensive chart in March.
Of course, netizens agreed with Taeyeon's decision to release "INVU." In a discussion on WikiTree, they said they had no idea that SM was against the project, considering it had a good song.
Others claimed the album featured "best of the best songs" and it suited their tastes. Some even praised her concept and her hair and makeup.
Meanwhile, Girls' Generation is now preparing for their much-awaited comeback after releasing a teaser for their upcoming variety show, "Soshi Tam Tam." JTBC Entertainment released a 50-second video featuring the reunion of Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona and Seohyun.
Rappler revealed the series would follow each group member as they joined different games. It would also give fans a glimpse of their everyday lives.
"Soshi Tam Tam" is set to be out on July 5 before their comeback album comes in August. It will be the first time fans are about to see Girls' Generation together after their reunion on "You Quiz on the Block" in September 2021 and their last release of "Holiday Night" in 2017.