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IVE’s ‘I’VE SUMMER” Comeback Teaser Reminds People of THIS Disbanded Girl Group

One of IVE’s “I’VE SUMMER” comeback teaser photos garnered attention as it reminded people of a disbanded K-pop girl group. Curious? Continue reading to know what made them think of the previous artist.

IVE’s “I’VE SUMMER” Comeback Teaser Reminds People of THIS Disbanded Girl Group

Since early this month, IVE has been releasing teaser pictures and clips for their second comeback with another single album titled “After Like.” The album is a follow-up to their smash hit “LOVE DIVE,” released in March.

IVE SUMMER

(Photo : Facebook: IVE)
IVE’s ‘I’VE SUMMER” Comeback Teaser Reminds People of THIS Disbanded Girl Group

On Aug. 4, the “I’VE SUMMER” comeback teaser photos featuring the entire group were revealed after a series of individual pictures of the members.

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In the three images, the six IVE members are seen wearing all-white outfits and giving different poses to the camera while on a cargo bed and the green grass.

IVE SUMMER

(Photo : Facebook: IVE)
IVE’s ‘I’VE SUMMER” Comeback Teaser Reminds People of THIS Disbanded Girl Group

In particular, one of the images shows the new girl group lying prone on a white sheet spread on the green grass. This certain photo was shared on the online community Nate Pann by a netizen who asserted it reminded them of a disbanded K-pop girl group.

Titled “Seeing IVE Reminded me of GFRIEND,” the post talks about how one of IVE’s “I’VE SUMMER” comeback photo made the netizen remember GFRIEND, who unfortunately ended their group activities in May of last year.

IVE SUMMER

(Photo : Facebook: IVE)
IVE’s ‘I’VE SUMMER” Comeback Teaser Reminds People of THIS Disbanded Girl Group

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The Nate Pann user wrote, “It gives me the GFRIEND vibes. It reminds me of ‘Me Gustas Tu’s album cover, so I like it.”

The album cover the netizen was referring to is the picture below. It is for GFRIEND’s second extended play, “Flower Bud,” which features the title track “Me Gustas Tu.”

GFRIEND Flower Bud

(Photo : Twitter: @GFRDofficial)
IVE’s ‘I’VE SUMMER” Comeback Teaser Reminds People of THIS Disbanded Girl Group

In the image, the GFRIEND members can be seen lying on their bellies on a colorful sheet and showing bright smiles. Other notable things are the colorful sheet being spread on the green grass as well, and GFRIEND consisted of six members like IVE.

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GFRIEND Flower Bud

(Photo : Twitter: @GFRDofficial)
IVE’s ‘I’VE SUMMER” Comeback Teaser Reminds People of THIS Disbanded Girl Group

Under the Nate Pann post, some netizens commented that the IVE’s “IVE SUMMER” comeback teaser looks the same as GFRIEND’s “Flower Bud” album cover. Below are a few of the comments:

“It looks the same. They must’ve looked at GFRIEND and plagiarized them.

“Oh, what the? It’s the same.”

“IVE’s teaser does give off a GFRIEND vibe.”

“It gives me nostalgic feelings.”

“I’m a Buddy, and I like it since they remind me of GFRIEND’s debut days.”

However, the Nate Pann post has since been deleted.

Do you agree that IVE’s “I’VE SUMMER” comeback teaser photo exudes a GFRIEND vibe during their “Me Gustas Tu” era? Let us know what you think in the comment box below!

IVE’s “LOVE DIVE” Enters All Circle Charts

In other news, IVE’s “LOVE DIVE” consistently demonstrates its popularity in South Korea as it secures another spot on different Circle charts.

IVE LOVE DIVE

(Photo : Twitter: @IVEstarship)
IVE’s ‘I’VE SUMMER” Comeback Teaser Reminds People of THIS Disbanded Girl Group

For the week of July 24 to 30, “LOVE DIVE” ranked No. 23 on the Circle Album Chart with 6,082 copies sold and claimed No. 22 on the Retail Album Chart with 4,078 copies sold.

Moreover, the album’s title song (also called “LOVE DIVE”) held onto its position at No. 2 on the Global K-pop Chart and stayed strong at No. 3 on both the Digital Chart (with over 24 million digital points) and the Streaming Chart.

IVE LOVE DIVE

(Photo : Twitter: @IVEstarship)
IVE’s ‘I’VE SUMMER” Comeback Teaser Reminds People of THIS Disbanded Girl Group

On the Download Chart, “LOVE DIVE” maintained its position at No. 24, while the track reached a new peak on both the BGM Chart and the Bell Chart at No. 55 and No 18, respectively. On the contrary, it dropped to No. 11 on the Singing Room Chart and climbed down to No. 88 on the Ring Chart.

Finally, IVE climbed to No. 13 on the latest Social Chart.

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