Popular K-pop band Blackpink will release a new studio album in August ahead of its long-awaited world tour that will kick off at the end of the year, their agency announced Wednesday.

It will be the first album of the quartet, comprising Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa, since they released their first full-length album titled "The Album" in October 2020.

"BLACKPINK is now at the final stage of recording its new album. They will embark on the filming of a music video within this month and release new songs in August," YG Entertainment said in a statement.