MAMAMOO'S Moonbyul Announces Second Solo Album and Concert

By Vale Papili

Raise your radishes high, MOOMOOS! MAMAMOO's Moonbyul is coming back with her second solo album!

After months of rumors and speculation among the fandom, it seems like everyone's prayers have been answered: your favorite girl crush rapper is releasing her second solo album Dark Side of the Moon and just in time for Valentine's Day!

The announcement was made through the group's official Instagram and Twitter accounts, featuring a release schedule that includes album pre-orders, a pre-release and the announcement of Moonbyul's first solo concert on April 4. 

MAMAMOO's main rapper is no stranger to solo work, making her solo debut with 2018's Selfish (the title track of which featured none other than Red Velvet's Seulgi), and having released and collaborated on a plethora of independent work outside of her group.

2019 was a year of resounding success for MAMAMOO — both as a group and through the members' solo projects — and 2020 promises to raise the bar even higher. MAMAMOO's leader SOLAR gave fans a taste of what is to come for the group's individual projects with her collaboration with soloist rapper and singer KASSY earlier this month, raising fans' expectations regarding the members' projects after the success that was their latest comeback as a group, HIP.

So far, very little is known about what Dark Side of the Moon will bring. Fans of the group are expecting to see a darker side of the rapper, a stark contrast against the bright and cheery colors that took center stage during her Selfish era. There is no doubt that Moonbyul has the talent and range to pull off a darker concept, if that is what she chooses to showcase with this album, but for the moment it is all speculation based on the art released.

With more than thirty-five song credits under her belt and a long history of raising the bar for all K-pop rappers, Moonbyul's second solo album has been long expected, and the announcement of her first solo concert coming later in the year is as surprising as it is celebrated.

Will you be pre-ordering Dark Side of the Moon? What do you think of the sudden announcement? Let us know in the comments below!

Cover Image: MAMAMOO's Moonbyul (RBW)
Written by Vale Papili

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