Girl group STELLAR has dropped a steamy teaser for forthcoming comeback track, “Mask.”
The four-piece act courted controversy with its last single, “Marionette,” released in February this year. The song was held up as an example of all-female K-pop acts taking the so-called “sexy concept” a step too far. The dance moves for the 19-rated “Marionette” video and promotions stoked anger among some K-pop fans, even prompting government standards regulators to step in. The girl group was also accused of using overtly suggestive marketing strategy in the track’s promotion.
However, it seems that STELLAR has not attempted to tone down its image with its latest release, as the “Mask” teaser features similarly risqué dance moves, and features member Minhee wearing a monokini.
The “Mask” music video will be released on August 21, and the girls are scheduled to debut the track on music show “M!Countdown” on the same day. The group also released a behind-the-scenes teaser image on STELLAR’s official Twitter page.