The release of (G)ID-LE’s highly-anticipated all-English EP HEAT has been rescheduled. 

88rising announced the changes on Friday, August 18. 

“We are working hard to put the final touches on the EP to ensure the best quality for (G)I-DLE’s fans around the world,” they explained.


Instead of its initial schedule of September 8, HEAT is now slated for an October 5 release. 

Following the news, the Asian-focused music company asked the fans for their continued support and understanding. 

What makes HEAT special? 

One of the reasons why fans are looking forward to HEAT is because it’s in collaboration with 88rising. The said label is home to a multitude of Asian artists, including K-pop stars Chungha and Jackson Wang. 

Additionally, HEAT will also be (G)I-DLE’s first all-English EP since debut. It’s also the first for Cube Entertainment in the company’s 17-year history. 

As for what fans can expect in HEAT, the EP will reportedly talk about “feeling confident and bringing the spirit of an endless summer with you wherever you go.” 

According to 88rising’s executive vice president John Yang, the (G)I-DLE members were “full of excitement and positivity” for their collaboration. 

In July, (G)I-DLE released I DO,” the first single from HEAT. The music video for the English track features an extraterrestrial being falling in love with a human. 


The group also released a second music video I DO,” which featured Thai actors Tu Tontawan Tantivejakul and Dew Jirawat Sutivanisak. 

HEAT will come after (G)I-DLE’s sixth mini-album I FEEL, which was released in May. 

Featured image: (G)I-DLE in a concept photo for their ‘I Feel’ album. Credit: Facebook/(G)I-DLE