Welcome to October, TasteMakers! As the colder days loom ahead of us, it’s time to sit back with a hot cup of tea and get cozy in anticipation of this month’s stellar K-pop lineup.

We have an exceptionally explosive lineup of comebacks to look forward to this month featuring some of the hottest solo acts, the long-awaited return of an iconic group, an unexpected but most welcome collaboration, and some of the biggest boy groups in the industry 🤯

Here are some upcoming acts you’ll definitely want to mark on your calendar:

October 1

Chen (EXO)

EXO’s Chen makes his comeback with the release of his second mini-album Dear my dear. Brace yourselves for some sentimental ballads that are guaranteed to keep you warm this month - listen to the album highlight medley and title track “Shall We” below:

October 2

Jeong Sewoon

Starship Entertainment’s Jeong Sewoon has made his first solo comeback with the release of his mini-album Day. His soft tunes are the perfect accompaniment to a rainy day - listen to title track “When It Rains” and get ready for emotions to run wild.

October 3

Chungha x Rich Brian

It’s the collaboration we didn’t see coming but the one we all needed; soloist Chungha and 88 Rising rapper Rich Brian have finally dropped their single “These Nights” to everyone’s delight. The smooth track has us reminiscing about sunsets, late night drives, and hot 80’s vibes. Guess who’s been smashing the replay button? 🙋 If you haven’t already, watch the music video for “These Nights” below! 👇

October 4

SuperM

SM Entertainment’s latest boy group is set to debut with their first mini-album today! Featuring SM superstars Taemin, Baekhyun, Kai, Lucas, Mark, Taeyoung, and Ten as members of the group, we’re super excited for this drop. Judging from the teaser for the title track “Jopping”, we suspect you will be too!

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B-Bomb

Block B’s B-BOMB also makes his return with the release of his solo single “Finale”. If you haven’t already, make sure you listen to the preview of the track below - we’re already in love with the cool, nostalgic vibes given off by the rock instrumentals. Catch the release of “Finale” at 6:00 PM KST tonight 💣

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October 7

AB6IX

They’ve recently wowed fans with their collaboration with Lizzo - now, AB6IX is gearing up for their first comeback with the release of their full album 6IXENSE. Check out the album track list and teaser schedule below!

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Paul Kim

Singer-songwriter Paul Kim is also set to return on this date with a full album that is sure to warm our hearts this autumn. The release of Heart, One will mark his first new album release in 2 years. We’re listening to Hotel del Luna OST track “So Long” in preparation of what is sure to be another chart-killing release - check it out below!

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October 8

ATEEZ

ATINY everywhere are screaming because ATEEZ IS BACK! 🙌 Our favorite monster rookies return to close up their Treasure series with the release of their 1st Full Album TREASURE EP.FIN : All To Action. We personally can’t wait for this release as the teaser pictures and videos have had us collectively shook for this past week.

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Remember that you can still pre-order the album here to receive an MMT-exclusive photo card!*

* While stocks last

October 9

Stray Kids

While we’re still riding out the concert high from their latest world tour, Stray Kids are back to please Stays worldwide with the drop of their new single “Double Knot”. We’re already sure that “Double Knot”, which was co-composed and written by members Bang Chan, Changbin, and Han, will be a straight banger. Their highly anticipated digital single will be released on October 9; in the meantime, check out the intense music video teaser below!

October 11

Daehyun

The former B.A.P member is finally making his long-awaited comeback! Daehyun will be releasing his first single album “Aight” on October 11. Stay tuned for the music video, which will be released at 12:00 PM KST.

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October 13

HEIZE

It-girl Heize is making a comeback with her fifth mini-album on October 13. Titled “만추” (Late Autumn), we’re already excited for the major autumn vibes we’re bound to get from this album.

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October 14

Super Junior

The OG icons of K-pop return with their ninth full length album Time_Slip on October 14. We’re super keen for this release as it will be the first to feature all nine active members after the completion of their military enlistment! You can listen to featured tracks “The Crown” and “Somebody New” below as we get ready for their much-anticipated return!

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LIM HYUNSIK

BTOB’s Hyunsik will also be making his comeback with the release of his first solo album RENDEZ-VOUS. The talented vocalist is said to have participated in the songwriting and composing for the title track - more details will be released as October 14 draws near. In the meantime, you can listen to his self-composed solo track “SWIMMING” to prepare yourself for his soulful vocal prowess.

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October 15

N.FLYING

N.Flying is also joining the October comeback lineup with their 6th mini-album Yaho (夜好). The album, which features title track “Good Bam” (written and composed by N.Flying leader Seunghyub, by the way!), will drop on October 15 at 6 PM KST. Check out the full track list below 👇

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October 21

NU’EST

Pledis Entertainment has confirmed that NU’EST will make their comeback with the release of a new album on October 21. Watch the stunning pre-trailer below - is this a new chapter for NU’EST?

TXT

TOMORROW X TOGETHER a.k.a. TXT also return with their first full album The Dream Chapter: Magic on this date. TXT have already drawn a huge interest with hits like “Crown” and “Cat & Dog”, so we’re excited and curious to see what the BigHit boys bring us next. If you haven’t already, watch the mesmerizing concept trailer below ✨

October 22

DAY6

MyDays, rejoice! We’ve been seeing mysterious advertisements featuring the band’s logo along with this date pop up in subways all across the country, and now their comeback has been confirmed 🙌 Day6 will be dropping a brand new album on October 22. Stay tuned for more details!

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October 28

MONSTA X

MONSTA X has also confirmed their comeback with the release of their mini-album Follow: Find You. You can “Follow” their comeback with the teaser scheduler below, which shows that we’re in for a treat all throughout this month in the lead up to October 28. Monbebe, mark the dates 🖊👀

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TO BE ANNOUNCED:

WINNER | Brown Eyed Girls | Taeyeon | IU

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*This comeback list is not inclusive of all October comebacks and debuts. All images, gifs, and videos are copyright to their respective owners.