Unsurprisingly, the eight remaining members of Girls' Generation had to address the topic of Jessica's departure before the press during their showcase for their latest release on July 7. This is the first time they'll be releasing an album in Korea as eight rather than nine.
Regarding this, Taeyeon said, "We did not want to disappoint our fans, so we rolled up and stuck together more as we prepared, and this became a chance for us to become stronger. Since we've prepared so diligently, it was a shame to show just one song, so this time, we ended up trying out three songs [for title tracks]." The girls said it was a shameful thing that had happened, but the eight of them have gotten an even stronger bond together.
Yuri said, "Seeing as how each member had a long training period, we're fairly good at both singing and dancing. When we were able to separate the members into [three groups of three], we had no time to stand out, which had been a shame, but I think we've now gotten the time to show each member's charm."
Regarding the changes in choreography and singing parts, Girls' Generation said, "It's a secret of the business world, so we can't say in detail, but it's a lot easier to dance with an odd number [of people]. Eight is an even number, so making the dance movements is not easy, but we will work hard."