Girl Group of the Week: DreamCatcher

L-R: Yoohyeon, Siyeon, Sua, Dami, Gahyeon, Handong, Jiu

Dreamcatcher Profile

Dreamcatcher [드림캐쳐 – ドリームキャッチャ] Members: Social Media + : Members:

Dreamcatcher is a 7-member group under Dreamcatcher Company, formerly HappyFace Entertainment. Before debuting 5 of the members (JiU, SuA, Siyeon, Yoohyeon, and Dami) had previously debuted in a different HappyFace group called MINX where they released 2 singles before HappyFace then added 2 members to the lineup (Handong and Gahyeon) and redebuted the group under their current name with a rock-horror concept which was completely different from their previous work.

On January 13, 2017, the group debuted with their single album Nightmare and the title track Chase Me, which kicked off the groups Nightmare era. Later that April, the group release their second single album, Nightmare: Fall Asleep in the Mirror and the title track Good Night. They released thier first mini album that year in July called Prequel and its title track Fly High. The group then go on tour from September to February of the following year.

In January of 2018, the group release a digital single to celebrate their 1 year anniversary called Full Moon. In May of that year, they release their next mini album, Nightmare: Escape the Era and its title track You & I. This release marked the end of the Nightmare era. The group then went on their next tour from July til August. In September, they release their 3rd mini album Alone in the City and its title track What. On November 21st of that year, the group makes their Japanese debut with What – Japanese Ver.-. This marks the groups signing with Pony Canyon which lasts until 2021.

January of 2019 brings the groups second anniversary and another special single to celebrate, this one titled Over the Sky. They then release their 4th mini album, The End Of Nightmare, in February, along with its title track PIRI. This is when the company changed its name to Dreamcatcher Company. The group releases their 2nd Japanese single, Piri~Fue wo fuke~ (~笛を吹け~) -Japanese ver.-, in March of that year. The group then goes on their 3rd tour from March til December of 2019. While on tour, the group releases You and I -Japanese Ver.-, in August and their first full Japanese album The Beginning of the End in September. In September, the group releases their first special mini album, Raid of Dream, and its title track Deja Vu, which was a collaboration with the King’s Raid mobile game. The title track was used as the games theme song.

In February of 2022, Handong is placed on inactive status due to her participation in Youth With You 2, an idol survival show based in China. That month they release their first full Korean album, Dystopia: The Tree of Language and its title track SCREAM, which kicked off their Dystopia storyline era. In March they release the Japanese single Endless Night. The group then collabs with soloist AleXa and boy group IN2IT to release a COVID-19 education and safety song. They then get their second video game OST in July titled R.o.S.e Blue, for the game Girl Cafe Gun. In August the group releases the mini album Dystopia: Lose Myself and its title track BOCA. In October, Handong officially returns to the group after a year. They then release the Japanese single No More in November.

In January 2021, the group releases their 6th mini album Dystopia: Road to Utopia and the title track Odd Eye. This marked the first korean comeback since Handong’s return. In March they released the Japanese single Eclipse. The groups second special mini album, Summer Holiday and its title track BEcause, were released in July.

The second leg of the groups Dystopia storyline kicked off in April of 2022 with the release of their second full-length album, Apocalypse: Save Us and its title track Maison. This release was the group’s first music show win after 6 years of being active. In October of that year they release their 7th mini album, Apocalypse: Follow Us and its title track, Vision. The group while on the European leg of their 2022 world tour, announced that all 7 members had renewed their contracts with Dreamcatcher Company, a full 2 months before they expired.

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