Singer Bang Ye-dam will release his new digital single at 6 p.m. on April 2, his agency GF Entertainment said Tuesday.  
This is the singer’s first music release in five months since his solo debut EP “Only One” dropped in November last year.

“The new song has a rhythmical and vibrant tempo in the image of a lively spring,” GF Entertainment said. The title of the song was not revealed.

Bang debuted with his first solo track “Wayo” in June 2020 before officially debuting as a member of boy band Treasure under YG Entertainment in August 2020. He left the band in November 2022, to pursue more active involvement in the production of his music. The singer kicked off his solo artist career under his current agency in November last year.
He recently wrapped up his fan concerts and meet-and-greets in Japan and Hong Kong, and appeared on two episodes of KBS music show “Immortal Songs” that aired in January and February.  

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Who Is Bang Ye-Dam?

Bang Ye Dam (Korean: 방예담; Japanese: バンイェダム; also known simply as Yedam) is a South Korean singer-songwriter under GF Entertainment. He is a former member of the boy group TREASURE.

He made his solo debut on November 23, 2023 with the mini album Only One.

2012: K-pop Star 2

In 2012, Bang Ye Dam participated in the second season of the reality show “K-Pop Star” finishing in second place and signing a contract with YG Entertainment.

2018–2019: YG Treasure Box and TREASURE 13

In 2018, Bang Ye Dam participated in YG Entertainment’s new survival show, YG Treasure Box. On the final episode, he was announced as the second member of the boy group, later called TREASURE.

On January 29, 2019, YGE announced that he would form a second group from the show, called MAGNUM and together with TREASURE, they would promote together as TREASURE 13. Unfortunately, due to scandals surrounding the agency, the debut was postponed.

2020–2022: New debut plans, “Wayo”, TREASURE, departure from YG Entertainment

On January 6, 2020, YGE posted a notice on their official website stating the group’s future plans. This included re-organizing as a 12-member group and the integration of the two units, TREASURE and MAGNUM, into only one group named simply as TREASURE.

On May 21, YG Entertainment officially announced that Bang Ye Dam’s solo single will be released in June through a fan announcement. YG explained, “We’ve been preparing Bang Ye Dam’s solo music before TREASURE was formed” and added, “We’ve decided that it would be a good decision to release a song that was completed in June, prior to TREASURE’s debut, as a surprise gift for the fans”. On May 27, the first promotional photo for the song was revealed through YG Enterteinment’s social networks.

On May 28, it was announced that the single would be called “Wayo” along with a second promotional photo posted on YG Enterteinment’s social networks. It was released on June 5.

He officially debuted as a member of TREASURE on August 7 with the group’s first single album “The First Step : Chapter One”.

On November 8, 2022, YG Entertainment announced that he, along with Mashiho, who had been on hiatus from the group since May, had ended their contracts with the company and left TREASURE. Bang Ye Dam will be pursuing his career as a producer. In a November 2023 interview, he revealed that he left the group because of he wanted to show his colors more and release music more often.

2023: Signing with GF Entertainment, “Miss You”, solo debut with Only One, fandom name

On August 24, 2023, Bang Ye Dam announced via an Instagram post that he had signed a contract with GF Entertainment to resume his activities as a solo artist and producer.

On October 30, Bang Ye Dam opened his SNS accounts. Additionally, GF Entertainment announced that he will be releasing a pre-release single “Miss You” on November 10 before making his solo debut with his first mini album Only One on November 23.

On November 24, Bang Ye Dam’s solo fandom name was announced, which was revealed to be “YeloDy”, a portmanteau of his first name and “melody”. On December 8, the fandom name was changed to “BY:D”. The name represents the idea of being together with Bang Ye Dam in the future, expressing the idea of being by his side as his most precious existence.

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