KBS's 'Listen Up' is a survival battle program in which 10 top domestic and foreign producers aim to dominate the music charts. The producers' new songs are released online and offline, and the final 1st place is decided through a battle.
On this week's episode, Kim Seung-soo from JYP Entertainment said that he wanted to break the stereotype of remakes. Instead of making past songs fit the current music trends, he wanted to do the opposite; he rearranged Lee Hyori's '10 Minutes' with an early 90s new jack swing and presented a sexy yet energetic stage with LABOUM.
As previously reported, LABOUM faces rumors of disbandment after the acquisition of their company. While their brother group TRENDZ remains active on their group socials and with their schedules, Listen Up marks the end of LABOUM's known schedules. Solbin herself confirmed on Wendy's FM’s radio show Youngstreet that after promoting her newest drama 'Brain Your Choice of Romance Season 2', she has no schedules.
LABOUM last came back with Blossom on November 3, 2021. Earlier this year, it was announced that they would be coming back during the summer months, but that time never came. Many fans expected an explanation about the delay in the comeback, but Interpark Music Plus never responded; some fans believe that the members catching COVID during their production period caused the delay.
While their company previously denied the rumors of disbandment, the lack of posts on the group's socials and the ending of their schedules could be the company's way of silently disbanding the girl group.