Recently, TEEN TOP fans got the exciting announcement that the K-Pop group would be having their first comeback in four years, after their last album was released in June 2019. While only four members — Chunji, Niel, Ricky, and Changjo — remain after the departure of C.A.P earlier this year, it’s still great to hear that the group is (mostly) still together and even working on music together!
— 틴탑(TEEN TOP) (@TEEN_TOP) June 24, 2023
However, on June 26 when the official track list for their upcoming album, 4SHO, was shared, fans’ excitement turned to disappointment and even outrage upon realizing how little new music was actually on it.
The album, which is set to release on July 4, includes a total of five songs. While that sounds normal for a K-Pop EP, once you take a deeper look at the songs themselves, it’s easy to see why fans are so frustrated.
The track list includes the title song, “HWEEK”, along with the new B-side track “Next To You”. And that’s it as far as new songs go. The third track on the album is a 2023 remake of their 2013 song “Missing You”, so it’s not actually a new song.
Along with that, there’s an instrumental of the title song “HWEEK”, and finally… A sped-up version of that same song finishes out the five-track album.
— 틴탑(TEEN TOP) (@TEEN_TOP) June 26, 2023
You would think that after four years without a comeback, the group’s label TOP Media would have plenty of new songs for TEEN TOP to produce and release for the fans that have waited for so long. But the fandom’s disappointment is evident on social media, where they are overwhelmingly criticizing the label for basically only releasing two new songs.
Like im pretty sure changjo and niel at least have one composed song that can be included in this album downmedia rly doing the bare minimum for us https://t.co/BDDNermIXq
— seull (@changjogoon) June 26, 2023
album is called 4sho but they don’t even have 4 songs 💀💀💀 only 2 new songs??????? https://t.co/3KBlJLuVfu
— 💌 chunji!! (semi ia) (@chanheebbuing) June 26, 2023
What the hell is this @TOPmedia_Kr? We waited for Teen Top’s comeback since 2019 and you will only give us 2 new songs? It’s not even 6 Songs?! You only gave Chunji 2 songs on his First Solo Album and now Teen Top has 2 new songs and 1 old song they re-recorded! @TEEN_TOP 🙃😭 https://t.co/oukZca56Xo
— 신화🧡+TOPBros💜💙💛💎🌹 (@SHCJAngelOT6) June 26, 2023
Teen Top has the best r&b slo-jam remixes in kpop and we get a sped up ver. of a song in 2023.
Life is rough https://t.co/mbSQ1gMrBi
— K-Pop BBQ (@kpopbbq) June 26, 2023
— STAN TEEN TOP (@ferlyy99) June 26, 2023
I literally have zero expectation yet topm still manage to disappoint me😂😂 like the fuxk was this???? two songs????? which weren’t made by my boys??????? https://t.co/i9etJnFv8I
— EV (@aoiffeshadow) June 27, 2023
i’m sorry y’all but I NEED MOREEEE we waited too long for this to only get two songs?! 😭😭 https://t.co/a6ZK94eUtF
— straight for changjo | TEENTOP COMEBACK (@nielismybbygrl) June 26, 2023
The track list for 4SHO even became the topic of a post on Reddit, where fans and netizens alike share their anger about the situation.
We hope that “HWEEK” and “Next To You” are absolutely amazing songs for the sake of TEEN TOP’s fans!