On January 4, Seven Seasons announced via Block B's official fan cafe:
"Hello, this is Seven Seasons.
After a lengthy discussion about each member's future plans and activities, the company has come to an agreement with Block B members Jaehyo, B-Bomb, and U-Kwon that their contracts will come to an end, and the members will not renew.
We would like to deeply thank Jaehyo, B-Bomb, and U-Kwon for working with us for a very long time, and we intend on sincerely cheering them on in their future promotions.
We also ask fans that you continue to send your unchanging love and support toward the three Block B members, who will be entering new chapters in their careers.
Meanwhile, Jaehyo, B-Bomb, and U-Kwon will be leaving Seven Seasons after approximately 10 years, after all 7 members of Block B initially joined the label in 2013. In 2018, Zico became the first member to part ways with Seven Seasons during the group's first contract renewal period. In 2021, P.O. also parted ways with the label shortly before beginning his mandatory military service.