In the image released on the popular music site, the girls were seen styling funky, retro-style denim looks from the 1980s with smoky eye make-up and tattoos on their bodies. The fashion concept for the new album is said to have been thought up by members Sohee and Yubin.
"The girls worked on the new album harder than anything they have done in the past," an official at JYPE was quoted as saying. "We ask for your strong support and attention."
Wonder Girls -- originally composed of Sohee, Yubin, Sun, Yenny and Mimi -- debuted in Korea in 2007 and quickly became one of the most successful pop groups in the country with three consecutive No. 1 singles, "Tell Me", "So Hot", and "Nobody".
At the height of their popularity in Korea, the girls and producer Park Jin-young surprised everyone by going over the U.S. where they began working as a virtually unknown pop group from Asia.
Their risky career move paid off though when the girls scored an opening gig for popular boy band Jonas Brothers' U.S. summer tour, appeared on several TV shows and became the first Korean artists to make the Billboard chart with their debut single "Nobody" in October 2009.
The quintet, with new member Lim replacing Mimi after she left the group in February, will be releasing their new album worldwide on May 16 (Korea time). The title track and its music video will be available in Korean, Chinese and English.
They will be flying into Seoul on May 17 to promote "2 Different Tears" and also appear on popular variety show "Family Outing Season 2."
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