Wayshennies have been waiting for this comeback for over a year and a half.
On November 23, 2022 at 12 M.N. KST, SM Entertainment and Label V announced the return of Chinese boy band WayV to the music scene with their 4th mini album, “Phantom”. The news was also posted on the group’s official social media accounts, along with a teaser image hinting their concept for their comeback.
This marks K-Pop group’s first release after more than a year and a half following their third EP, “Kick Back”, and 11 months after their participation in NCT’s third studio album, “Universe”.
WayV’s currently active members are Kun, Ten, Winwin, Xiaojun, Hendery, and Yangyang. Member Lucas is still on hiatus following the controversy regarding his personal life.
“Phantom” consists of 8 tracks, including the title track of the same name. WayV’s sub-unit singles will also be a part of their new EP—WayV – Kun & Xiaojun’s “Back To You”, and WayV – Ten & Yangyang’s “Low Low”.
Wayshennies have been impatiently (understatement) waiting for the return of WayV for a very long time, and now that the drought is over, they have been saying nothing but praises and of course, “finally!” Even the WayV members themselves are ecstatic to be back in the music scene.
say it ten! ‘wayv is fucking back’ 😭 pic.twitter.com/JHoiwUQpWa
— Z🐱 (@wayvcd) November 22, 2022
took me an embarrassing amount of time to understand that Ten just wanted to censor “wayv is fucking back”😭😭 pic.twitter.com/udDzdhF6eh
— ㅇㅅㅇ (@monyangcheri) November 22, 2022
wayv dropping a phantom of the opera themed song in between red velvet's cb and dream's christmas album pic.twitter.com/mgYAKqJCY9
— . (@xiaojun1000) November 22, 2022
this wayv group picture being an album version cover for opera is 😳 pic.twitter.com/Ji5yOPwLZf
— ♡ • phantom 12.9 🎭 (@angelxiaodery) November 23, 2022
WAYV FUCKING ANNOUNCED THE COMEBACK pic.twitter.com/nv88f6X0mf
— xj's • WAYV IS BACK!!! (@backtoxdj) November 22, 2022
lowlow was added on the wayv album bc it's abt the phantom being unable to keep christine. she be running when he try to get deeper. or smth idk the plot
— 🎭 PHANTOMʷᵃʸᵛ 12/9 (@wayvlune) November 23, 2022
WAYV COMEBACK!! 🤩
— Koreaboo (@Koreaboo) November 23, 2022
This album is the new album in a year and nine months since WayV's third mini-album 'Kick Back' released in March 2021, and you can meet their upgraded music and stages. WayV will be actively promoting in China.
Meanwhile, preorder starts today (23rd) on various music stores. pic.twitter.com/zRXIhS65Kw
— Dyva🌸 (@captainuwu) November 23, 2022
the designer of the mask in wayv's phantom teaser yesterday actually thought that their work would be released on 28th november (next monday) so i guess they got surprised lmao 😭😂
so the teaser was initially planned for release on monday and not yesterday? what happened… pic.twitter.com/hHaJIkBcUw
— sunnie 🎭 (@adareten) November 23, 2022
wayv’s phantom and nct dream’s christmas album being released within a week of each other pic.twitter.com/QC7mVUTk94
— ms.fishy (@chefxiaos) November 23, 2022
icb we got 7dream becoming a normal kpop group and wayv finally about to become a normal cpop group (if sm actually promotes them both well) this year alone … only good things for these boys in 2023 pls we waited this long ☹️
— ielle (@825haech) November 23, 2022
WayV comeback is real, it's actually happening, the old update accounts got resurrected, we're bouncing back, crimes are down in Weishenville, we're living in less fear now, only up from here or better days they were talking about whichever whatever pic.twitter.com/eZxmgUWdPC
— ca🎭 (@cottonkloud) November 23, 2022
Everything is looking quite good for SM Entertainment’s releases for the end of the year—Red Velvet on November 28, 2022, WayV on December 9, 2022, then NCT Dream on December 19, 2022. SM Ent. stans just keep eating it all up, huh.
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