On August 5, 2022, Girls’ Generation finally returned with a music video for the title track “FOREVER1.” The song’s lyrics represent the togetherness Girls’ Generation will always have for each other and their fans. On top of this, the complete group comeback has become one of their most successful ones yet!
Congratulations! #FOREVER1** is now SNSD’s best-selling album in 1st day AND 1st week with 90,964 sales! 🥳🎉
— SNSD Charts 🛸 (@SNSDChartsbr) August 8, 2022
Many K-Pop girl groups have recently exuded strong girl-crush imagery with their debuts and comebacks. Girls’ Generation took a risk by going against the grain of what has recently been trending in K-Pop.
Even though 15 years have passed, Girls’ Generation has proven that they still exude the same innocent and light-hearted vibe that they started with, which has made fans happy!
8 women in their early-mid 30's, coming back after half a decade with a cute concept about long lasting friendship and doing it just as good as they did 15 years ago. This is the peak of kpop, nothing will ever top this. I love you girls generation! https://t.co/va21hu5O8L
— swervy stan 🏛 (@iwantamansion) August 5, 2022
Aside from the genre of the song, K-Pop fans have also made sure to highlight why Girls’ Generation are viewed as legends in the K-Pop industry.
— #FOREVER1_OUTNOW | looking for sone moots 💓 (@soshimygirls) August 5, 2022
the chorus is sung by all of them.. i feel like a lot of kpop songs since late 3rd gen have only 1-2 members singing the chorus but i miss the harmonisations that singing as a group will have pic.twitter.com/Sm2qcrifkT
— 8.5 GIRLS' GENERATION FOREVER 1 (@bugfany) August 7, 2022
The mv is telling us what the girls were doing in the past 5 years, Taeyeon is singing, Tiffany on a plane were she has been traveling a lot,sunny doing verity show, yuri is a model,Hyoyeon being a dj,sooyoung ,yoona and seohyun are actors💓
— Yara 🌧️ (@typhilic) August 5, 2022
When Girls’ Generation debuted in early August 2007, they showcased the epitome of innocence. With most of the members being 16-18 at the time, this concept was able to easily be showcased through their lyrics, fashion, and visuals.
Although the members of Girls’ Generation have shown different sides other than innocence in their careers, sticking to the original feel of Girls’ Generation for “FOREVER1” has pulled at the heartstrings of K-Pop fans everywhere, both young and old.
Seeing Girls’ Generation take the stage again after 5 years has brought K-Pop fans a great sense of happiness worldwide. The group’s legendary impact is still present today as they continue to excel in their careers.