SHINee set to drop three-phase new album ‘The Story of Light’

May 16, 2018
This teaser image of SHINee's new album "The Story of Light" was provided by SM Entertainment. (Yonhap)

This teaser image of SHINee’s new album “The Story of Light” was provided by SM Entertainment. (Yonhap)

SEOUL, May 16 (Yonhap) — K-pop sensation SHINee will return with the new full-length album “The Story of Light” this month, the first record to be released by the boy band as a quartet, their agency said Wednesday.

The first episode of its sixth LP will be unveiled on May 28, according to SM Entertainment. It will be followed by the release of the second and third episodes, each containing five tracks, on June 11 and 25 respectively.

It is the first album by the now-four-member band following the death of member Jonghyun. The vocalist took his own life in December 2017.

The band’s last album release was in November 2016.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of SHINee’s debut on the K-pop scene in 2008 with “Replay.”

“In celebration of the 10th anniversary of its debut, SHINee will present its unique colors in abundance,” the agency said. “The three-episode album has been prepared as a special gift to SHINee fans who have been together for all those 10 years.”

To mark the anniversary, the boy group also plans to host a fan meeting on May 27 at the stadium of Seoul’s Korea University.

This photo of SHINee was provided by SM Entertainment. (Yonhap)

This photo of SHINee was provided by SM Entertainment. (Yonhap)