Earlier this month when it was announced that SNSD would debut a new unit in 2018, there was a bunch of speculation about who that would consist of. The thing that made the most sense would be to just debut a unit with the remaining members under SM Entertainment, and that’s exactly what they’re doing with Oh!GG. The unit will be Taeyeon, YoonA, Yuri, Sunny, and Hyoyeon, and they’ll debut with the single “Lil’ Touch” on September 5.
According to a press release from SM, the name refers to the exclamation “Oh!” and the initials of the girl group’s English name. “Oh!GG” also sounds as if it’s derived from a Korean phrase, “ojida,” that is used to mean “amazing” or “solid,” while “Oh!” also happens to be the name of a 2010 single from the Korean girl group.
Until the other three (or four) members are desperate enough for a complete reunion, this is effectively what SNSD is for the time being, so what they put out as their sound should be interesting if nothing else.