On January 6, various media outlets reported that SHINee have confirmed their long-awaited comeback for next month in February.
Since then, a representative from SM Entertainment has stepped up to respond to the rumored news. According to SME, "It's true that SHINee are preparing to release a new album. However, we will announce specific comeback dates when they are set."
Meanwhile, during the first ever '2021 SMTOWN Live: Culture Humanity' online concert aired back in January 1, SM Entertainment excited fans with a dramatic teaser video for SHINee's return as a group this year. This year will mark SHINee's first promotions as a group in approximately 3 years.