APRIL brought us 9 things you have to focus on for their new Prelude comeback!
The new and improved APRIL are back better than ever with their 3rd mini-album, “Prelude”! We were invited to the girls’ showcase which was held on January 4, 2017 at the K Art Hall located in Seoul. The original members, NaEun, ChaeWon, YeNa and JinSol were accompanied by their new members ChaeKyung and Rachel! The group’s new lineup showcased their new album, as well as their spectacular team work throughout their showcase.
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In order to bring the FINEAPPLEs closer to their APRIL girls, we bring you the complete coverage of the girls’ “Prelude” showcase!
APRIL’s “Prelude” Showcase
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1. FAIRY STORY
The girls began the showcase with the cutest photo time. APRIL entered onto the stage to pose for their photos, and we’ve never seen a purer and more beautiful fairies in all of the K-Pop lands. The 6 girls were dressed in matching white dresses that were full of cute laces and frills. To showcase Prelude’s soft youthfulness, they donned a matching wavy hairstyle. From cute to lovely poses, each member embodied the definition of fairies as they sent out hearts and aegyo to the crowd!
2. NEW STORY
Not only are the girls back with new music, but two new members! It’s taken a while, but ChaeKyung finally found her own home within the APRIL girls. Although she may be a new member, she’s the oldest fairy, as well as the member with the most experience. Even after her multiple group adventures, ChaeKyung adapted well into the group and fit right in as APRIL – maybe her previous experience standing on their first concert stage helped! The second new member brought in a refreshing ballet image, as well as the most precious dimples! Rachel‘s every movement felt like a ballerina’s dance. Not only did she well support her older sisters, but her ballerina experience helped give the group a more graceful image!
3. NAEUN STORY
Although each of the 6 girls showcased some of the most beautiful image changes, NaEun seemed to have grown the most elegant. With her long graceful legs and long flowing hair, she matured into a gorgeous goddess among adorable fairies. Her new image turned 180 degrees from her “Tinkerbell” phase to fit right into the girls’ new “Prelude” era. NaEun’s new found improved beauty will definitely be a focal point for the new album!
4. APRIL STORY
Forget the candy cutesy Tinkerbells. APRIL’s back as graceful and beautiful ladies in love! The first stage by the APRIL fairies was the album’s new title track, ‘April Story’. The girls sang of their hidden feelings that had blossomed as a one sided love, but their crush is in love with another. Each member was right on point with their perfectly synced routines and ear soothing vocals. While falling in love with the girls’ performance, we couldn’t help but notice the girls’ signature choreography routine. With innovative and interactive choreography, the girls brought another round of bright choreography that was full of fun energy!
5. JINSOL STORY
JinSol is definitely one of the best maknaes ever seen! She perfectly embodies the cute image that we all love and adore in maknaes. From start to finish, JinSol continually flashed her adorable smiles and bright energy. While the girls introduced a preview of their album, JinSol couldn’t keep still for one second! She would sing along and lighty shake to the beat. Here’s to another maknae on top! JinSol gained much love and fame for her appearance on “Girls Spirit” this past summer, and she’s just recently been named the next MC for the kid-popular show, “Boni Hani”.
6. FIRST PLACE STORY
The responses to the girl’s album has already been through the roof! With netizens hailing ‘April Story’ as the group’s turning point into fame, the girls revealed their high hopes for the “Prelude” album. ChaeWon admitted that among themselves, the girls compliment each other for their continual improvement. ChaeKyung chimed in to add that she can’t help but have high hopes for the album. When she first heard the song, she instantly fell in love with it! She revealed that if they happen to get 1st place on a music show, they will dress up in hanboks and hand out rice cake soups to their fans.
7. DANCE STORY
To better introduce their new song, APRIL carefully broke down their key dance points for ‘April Song’. The girls want their FINEAPPLEs to focus on their KoongKoongDdaDda dance, Don’t Cry dance, and Ballet dance! From fancy hand gestures to the ballet solo by Rachel, follow the girls’ main dance points to fully appreciate their new comeback!
8. HOPEFUL STORY
APRIL revealed their hopeful dreams for the rest of 2017. YeNa began by expressing her wish to achieve an all-kill on music charts this year. ChaeWon continued by saying how she wishes APRIL could be one of the most iconic girl groups that people think of 2017. It appears that the girls’ hopeful wishes will come true, because NaEun revealed that she’s frequently had worrisome dreams before, but as soon as 2017 began, she’s only had the sweetest and happiest dreams! Let’s hope that 2017 will be the year for the APRIL girls!
9. WOW STORY
To close out the night, APRIL performed their sub track, “WOW”. The girls changed into bright and casual outfits for their second stage. As the bright and funky beat started blasting in the background, APRIL showcased their sub-track performance that were full of cute and youthful choreography. ‘WOW’ literally had us saying “Wow!” when YeNa and Rachel took the center stage to showcase their rap! We can’t wait for you to fall in love with APRIL’s ‘WOW’ just as much as their ‘April Story’!