On July 29, LOONA’s Hyunjin, Vivi, Yeojin, Gowon and Hyeju (formerly known as Olivia Hye) held ‘Orbit Sports Day’, their first fan event under new agency CTDENM at the Jamsil Student Gymnasium.
— ctdenm.official (@ctdenm) July 29, 2023
According to a press release following the event, per Joy24News, LOONA’s Chuu and Yves also made a surprise appearance. The agency shared in the same press release that the five members under CTDENM would be debuting as a new group called Loossemble, a portmanteau of “LOONA” and “assemble”.
While CTDENM’s website appears to be down at the time of publishing, fans of the group have shared screenshots of the site’s recent update re-introducing the quintet as a new act.
“In the year of great chaos, Hyunjin, Yeojin, Vivi, Gowon, Hyeju and crew sheltered in the ‘Lussemble’ spacecraft. Here they are, preparing for a long voyage searching for their friends,” reads the website’s main page.
🐱 “our group name is LUSSEMBLE. Lussemble means LOONA + assemble, that means loona is gathering together, i hope everyones like it” pic.twitter.com/0fabFSawEn
— cherrym ヴイニー 🪴 (@_vvinnyvv) July 29, 2023
The update sparked some confusion regarding the spelling of the group’s name in English. However, members Hyunjin and Vivi have since clarified on fan messaging app Fromm that the new group would be called Loossemble.
yall its LOOSSEMBLE! not lussemble… pic.twitter.com/gUNSHvyWMU
— cement bread (@kimhyjs) July 29, 2023
The trio, along with bandmates Heejin and Haseul will be releasing music under the ARTMS Project, through which Modhaus CEO Jaden Jeong has said “will continue the identity of LOONA”.
In an interview with NME, Jinsoul shared: “There’s definitely a possibility for us to keep releasing music as Odd Eye Circle. But we also have Haseul and Heejin being part of our ARTMS project, and the other new units and combinations that can be created from that remains to be seen.”