Last Dance ((G)I-dle song)

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"Last Dance"
Promotional single by (G)I-dle
ReleasedApril 29, 2021 (2021-04-29)
Music video
"Last Dance" on YouTube

"Last Dance" is a song by South Korean girl group (G)I-dle produced by GroovyRoom and written by Kriz and Soyeon, released on April 29, 2021, as the fourth promotional single through Universe, a global fandom platform created by international video game developer, NCSoft.


In November 2020, NCSoft and its subsidiary Klap announced that they will release the K-pop entertainment app Universe, an all-in-one platform that allows global fans to enjoy various online and offline fandom activities on mobile, combining the latest IT technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI).[1] On November 16, (G)I-dle was the fifth artist to join the platform.[2] The app was launched on January 28, 2021.[3]

On April 19, 2021, Universe announced that they have decided to release "Last Dance (Prod. GroovyRoom)" without Soojin following her, at the time, temporary hiatus from the group which was announced in early March.[4][5]

"(G)I-dle finished recording "Last Dance (Prod. GroovyRoom)", making the music video, and creating additional content in February, and we had planned to release them at the end of April. However, an issue related to (G)I-dle's Soojin occurred in March, and the group is currently working as a five-member group. Universe discussed with (G)I-dle's agency Cube Entertainment about the song and music video, and considering the contractual relationship with distributors and partners and both tangible and intangible losses, we decided that it would be difficult to re-produce everything again. Therefore, we have decided to adjust the existing structure."

— Universe announcing the song released by (G)I-dle's five active members, [6]

The statement concluded that the song's composition and lyrics have been modified. Pictorial, making-of video and music video was also re-edited and will centre around the remaining members.[6] The song has since become their first release as a quintet following the announcement of Soojin's permanent departure from the group on August 14, however, she can be seen in the music video.[7]

(G)I-dle became the fourth act to participate in the Universe Music series after Iz*One, Sumi Jo and Rain, and Park Ji-hoon.[8][9][10]

Music and lyrics[edit]

"Last Dance" is a deep house pop song that provides fun listening with chic and powerful vocals and rap. The song was produced by hip-hop producer GroovyRoom and written by the leader of (G)I-dle, Soyeon and multi-talented female singer-songwriter Kriz with lyrics suitable for the song concept of dark witch.[11] The song has the beats per minute of 116, is in the key D major and has a duration of 3:04.[12]


On April 20, Universe released the cover image of the song.[13] The same day, a promotional schedule for it was posted on the Universe's social media accounts.[14] Concept photos for the song were released on April 21 and 22.[15] In the pictures, the five members wore unique crowns which exude dark charisma yet dreamy charms.[10] The next day, a prologue film entitled The Witch Queen was released and it features the group members who have transformed into witches wandering the cursed forest in the dark to seek out the hidden queen. At the end of the video, the witches face a deer that glows brightly, and the fairy tale video ends.[16]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits are adapted from Tidal.[17]

Song credits[edit]

  • (G)I-dle – vocals
    • Soyeon – producing, songwriting, rap arrangement[11]
  • GroovyRoom – producing, record engineering, instruments
  • Kriz – songwriting

Visual credits[edit]

  • Illumin – music video director[18]

Music video[edit]

Prior to its release, the song was accompanied by two music video teasers released on April 26 and 27, respectively. The first teaser presents a reversal charm with a black and white concept. (G)I-dle exudes mystical charm with a noble, pure white dress while showing dark charisma with intense black costumes in a fantastical forest brimming with what seems to be a swarm of fireflies. At the end of the video, the members are seen gazing at a mysterious sparkling sphere.[19][20] The second teaser features the group performing the sword dance and at the end of the video, a short passage with a highlight along with the signature sound of GroovyRoom.[21] The official music video was released on the Universe app on April 29 and a preview of the video was released on YouTube the same day. Directed by Illumin,[18] it features the group wandering through a dense forest in the middle of the night while following a mysterious compass. The music video also features scenes of the individual members in a dimly lit laboratory filled with strange experiments.[22] The video was (G)I-dle’s last music video as a sextet, before Soojin’s departure from the group in August 2021.


Year Organization Category Result Ref.
2021 Asian Pop Music Awards Best Arranger (Overseas) Nominated [23]


Chart (2021) Peak
South Korea (Gaon)[24] 142
US World Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[25] 16

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Distributor
Various April 29, 2021


  1. ^ Nam, Jeong-seok (November 5, 2020). (여자)아이들 수진 측 "모든 활동 중단, 당분간 5인 체제 활동"(공식입장 전문) [NCsoft launches K-pop specialty app and starts music business in earnest]. The Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  2. ^ Lee, Joon-Hyun (November 16, 2020). (여자)아이들, 글로벌 엔터 플랫폼 '유니버스' 합류…글로벌 대세 재입증 [(G)I-dle, joins the global entertainment platform 'Universe'... Global trend reaffirmation]. Korea Economic Daily. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  3. ^ "NCSOFT Launches K-POP Mobile Entertainment Platform UNIVERSE". PR Newswire. January 28, 2021. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  4. ^ Hwang, Hye-jin (March 4, 2021). (여자)아이들 수진 측 "모든 활동 중단, 당분간 5인 체제 활동"(공식입장 전문) [(G)I-dle Soojin side "halted all activities and schedules and will go on a temporary hiatus as (G)I-dle will continue their schedules as 5]. Newsen. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  5. ^ Ziwei, Puah (April 19, 2021). "Soojin removed from new (G)I-DLE song following her bullying controversy". NME.
  6. ^ a b Jung, Yu-jin (April 9, 2021). (여자)아이들, 수진 제외한 5인 체제로 유니버스 음원 발매[전문] [(G)I-dle Universe music released as a 5-person excluding Soojin [Professional]]. SpoTvNews. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  7. ^ "Breaking: Soojin Announced To Be Leaving (G)I-DLE". Soompi. August 14, 2021. Retrieved August 22, 2021.
  8. ^ Hwang, Yoo-mee (February 2, 2021). "[Today's Kpop] Rain teams up with Jo Sumi". The Korea Herald. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  9. ^ Jeong, Hee-yeon (February 23, 2021). 박지훈X이하이X프라이머리, 3월 4일 신곡 ‘Call U UP’ 발매 [Park Ji-hoon x Lee Hi x Primary, new song'Call U UP' released on March 4th]. Sports Donga. Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  10. ^ a b Cheon, Seol-hwa (April 23, 2021). (여자)아이들, 신곡 ‘Last Dance (Prod. GroovyRoom)’ 콘셉트 포토 공개 [(G)Idle, new song'Last Dance (Prod. GroovyRoom)' concept photo released]. Star Daily News.
  11. ^ a b Jung, Ha-eun (April 29, 2021). (여자)아이들X그루비룸, 오늘(29일) 유니버스 뮤직 신곡 'Last Dance' 발매 [(G)Idle X Groovy Room, released today (29th) universe music new song'Last Dance']. Sports Seoul.
  12. ^ "Key and BPM of Last Dance by (G)I-dle". Retrieved April 30, 2021.
  13. ^ "UNIVERSE MUSIC - (G)I-DLE "Last Dance (Prod. GroovyRoom)" Cover Image". Universe Official. April 20, 2021 – via Twitter.
  14. ^ "UNIVERSE MUSIC - (G)I-DLE "Last Dance (Prod. GroovyRoom)" Schedule". Universe Official. April 20, 2021 – via Twitter.
  15. ^ "UNIVERSE MUSIC - (G)I-DLE "Last Dance (Prod. GroovyRoom)" Concept Photo 1". Universe Official. April 21, 2021 – via Twitter.
  16. ^ Kang, Bora (April 24, 2021). (여자)아이들, 'Last Dance' 프롤로그 선공개…신비로운 여정 [(G)Idle, 'Last Dance' Prologue pre-release... Mystical Journey]. Single List.
  17. ^ "Last Dance by (G)I-DLE". Tidal. April 29, 2021.
  18. ^ a b @by.illumin (April 29, 2021). "by.illumin for @into__universe @official_g_i_dle". Archived from the original on December 25, 2021 – via Instagram.
  19. ^ Kim, Hye-jeong (April 27, 2021). 여자아이들 ‘라스트 댄스’ MV 티저 공개 [(G)Idle 'Last Dance' MV teaser released]. Sports Khan.
  20. ^ Mariel, Abanes (April 27, 2021). "(G)I-DLE unveil mystical teaser for new song 'Last Dance'". NME.
  21. ^ Kim, Nayul (April 28, 2021). (여자)아이들, 'Last Dance' 퍼포먼스 티저 공개..29일 발매 [(G)Idle,'Last Dance' performance teaser released..released on the 29th]. HeraldPop.
  22. ^ Mariel, Abanes (April 29, 2021). "(G)I-DLE drop fantastical music video for 'Last Dance'". NME.
  23. ^ 【APMA 2021】亚洲流行音乐大奖2021年度入围名单 [[APMA 2021] Asian Pop Music Awards 2021 shortlist]. Weibo (in Chinese). November 30, 2021. Archived from the original on November 30, 2021. Retrieved November 30, 2021.
  24. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart – Week 19 of 2021". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). May 2–8, 2021. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  25. ^ "World Digital Song Sales – May 15, 2021". Billboard. May 12, 2021. Retrieved May 12, 2021.

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