IZ*ONE’s Yena is ready to release her own music for the new year. According to her agency, they stated, “Yena will release her debut album, ‘’ˣ‿ˣ (SMiLEY)’, on January 17 at 6 PM KST”. Prior to the announcement, a coming soon image was released online.
After revealing her new album date, they dropped a time table to start counting down the days until her official debut.
According to the time table, she will drop concept photos, a track list, music video teasers, a visual film, lyric poster, album concept film, highlight medley, and more before the official album and music video release.