— by Hong Dam-young: Seventeen released its new album, “Semicolon,” Monday, with a message of encouragement for young people to take some time off in their busy lives.

“Just like the album’s title symbolizes a pause in a sentence, we wanted to convey a message that it’s OK to take a break from the everyday struggles and that it’s going to be a preparation for a journey called life,” said Vernon during an online press conference in Seoul on Monday…

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