Release Date: January 21, 2019
- Stick Out
In August of 2017 FNC Entertainment released a teaser for a new 11-member girl group with the announcement of the first three members (Yuju, Jiwon and Bora) following shortly after. However nothing was heard from FNC after the reveal of Jiwon in October 2017 leading to speculation that perhaps this group had been put on the back burner or shelved.
Just over a year later on November 20, 2018 FNC Entertainment revealed a teaser image for a now 10-member group called Cherry Bullet. The day after the first three members of the group were announced. May and 2 members from the previous announcement, Yuju and Jiwon.
Over the next 2 days the remaining members were revealed. Haeyoon (Fans of the music reality show Produce 48 will immediately recognize her.), Lin Lin and Chae Rin were revealed on November 22 and the final four members Kokoro, Mi Rae, Re Mi and another from the announcement in the previous year, Bora were revealed on November 23.
They made their official debut on January 21, 2019 with the single album Let’s Play Cherry Bullet and the lead song Q&A. (released January 6, 2019)
There are three songs on this single the cover the basics of what a K-Pop girl group usually end up releasing sometime in their life cycle. You have the funky and cool lead song Q&A and its retro video game concept video. Following that is the mid-tempo pop song Violet that shows the softer side of the group. And finally, the more conventional and cutesy sounding Stick Out to round things out.
Of the three Q&A is the strongest track and the one that Cherry Bullet are actively promoting at the moment. What the other two songs do for you will depend on what you are in the mood for. While they are not on par with what could be technically called the “a-side” in Q&A, they both have their own charms that make them worth listening to.
Overall Let’s Play Cherry Bullet is a pretty good start for FNC Entertainment’s newest girl group. They may be one to keep an eye on if you are short of female idols to follow.