|Singer Chungha will release her first studio album "Querencia" on Feb. 15. Courtesy of MNH Entertainment|
By Lee Gyu-lee
K-pop artist Chungha is gearing up to release her new studio album "Querencia," set to hit the shelves Feb. 15.
The singer dropped the album's cover image on her official social media account, Wednesday, giving fans a glimpse of her new project.
This will be her first studio album since she debuted as a solo artist in June 2017.
The album will have 21 tracks, including the lead single "Bicycle" and two pre-released songs from May and July last year ― "Stay Tonight" and "Play" featuring Changmo.
Another track "X" will be pre-released Jan. 19.
"Chungha has worked hard through her music career to gain a foothold as a solo female artist," the singer's agency MNH Entertainment said. "And with Querencia, she will once again show her growth as an artist."
The singer originally planned to release "X" in December and the album this month. However, the agency changed the release schedule after she tested positive for COVID-19 early last month.
The agency shared the new release date Monday, noting that the singer was ready to kick off promotions for the album. She appeared at the Gaon Chart Music Awards ceremony Wednesday to receive the artist of the year award (September) for her collaboration song "Bad Boy" with Danish singer Christopher.
Chungha was thrust into the spotlight after competing on the Mnet's popular survival audition show "Produce 101" in 2016. She debuted as a member of the project girl group I.O.I, consisting of the top 11 finalists from the show.
She began her solo career after the group disbanded in 2017 and has since released several hit songs, including "Snapping" (2019).