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Flower Bud is the second mini-album by South Korean girl group GFriend.
Release and Promotions
On July 13, 2015, Source Music announced the upcoming release of GFriend's second mini-album, "Flower Bud". The album was released as a digital download on July 23, and was released in CD format on July 27. The music video for lead single "Me Gustas Tu" was produced by Zanybros and directed by Hong Won-ki. One of the settings is a "dream-like" forest with the members wearing white lace dresses and rompers. "Me Gustas Tu" is the second song in the group's "school series" and represents a trip during summer vacation. The group's "pure" image was complimented by powerful dance choreography, rare for a girl group with an "innocent" concept. The choreography was created by Park Jun-hee, and the most notable part involves Yerin vaulting over Umji, while Yuju slides underneath in a split! It took the group three months to perfect the difficult moves!
GFriend promoted the album with performances of "Me Gustas Tu" on various music shows, starting with M Countdown on July 23. On September 5, they performed the song at an SBS Radio event in Inje, Gangwon Province. The stage floor was wet due to the rain, and Yuju slipped and fell eight times during the performance, while SinB fell once. A fan posted a video of the performance to YouTube, which subsequently went viral, boosting the group's popularity. Promotion for the album ended the next day, with a performance of "Glass Bead" and "Me Gustas Tu" on SBS Inkigayo.
In January 2016, "Me Gustas Tu" was one of the songs broadcast via loudspeaker across the Korean Demilitarized Zone, as part of South Korea's anti-Pyongyang propaganda program "Voice of Freedom". The broadcast was a response to a North Korean nuclear bomb test.
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|Sowon • Yerin • Eunha • Yuju • SinB • Umji|
|Studio Albums||LOL • Rainbow|
|Mini-Albums||Season of Glass • Flower Bud • Snowflake • The Awakening • Parallel|
|Singles||"Glass Bead" • "Me Gustas Tu" • "Rough" • "Navillera" • "Fingertip" • "Love Whisper" • "Summer Rain"|