ITZY Reveals Sleek Concept Film For Upcoming Comeback With “Checkmate”

ITZY has released a stunning new concept film ahead of their upcoming mini album “Checkmate.”

The new visual features each of the members individually as they pose against a minimalist backdrop, gazing confidently at the camera as they play with glass chess pieces. “Checkmate” is set to be released on July 15 at 1 p.m. KST.

“Checkmate” will mark the girl group’s fifth mini album to date, as well as their first domestic release of 2022. ITZY’s latest release was their first-ever studio album, titled “Crazy In Love,” released last September. .

‘Crazy In Love’ was led by single ‘Loco’, and peaked at number 11 on the Billboard 200, marking their second and best entry to date. In addition to “Loco”, the album had also spawned hits like “Swipe” and “#Twenty”.

In a three-star mixed review of “Crazy In Love”, NME Contributor Tanu I. Raj had praised the album for being “conceptually and logically sound in ushering in an era of maturity” for the girl group.

Last week, ITZY announced the dates and locations for their 2022 US tour in support of their upcoming mini album “Checkmate.” The tour will kick off with a two-night residency in Seoul in August, before heading to the United States.

The North American leg of the “Checkmate” tour will feature concerts in eight US cities in October and November, including Los Angeles, Dallas, New York and more. For a full list of cities and dates, as well as ticketing information, click here.

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