fans were at a loss when pop group JLS apparently released a new song that marked a genre change and undermined expectations

JLS, who finished second in the 2008 edition of The X-Factor, is known for its pop and R&B sound

The group that includes Peterborough-born star Aston Merrygold has had success with hits like “Beat Again”, “Do You Feel What I Feel” and “Everyone In Love”?

Although they haven’t released any new music since 2013, the band announced in an interview last year that they will be making a comeback

A new title appeared on their artist pages on both Spotify and Apple Music last night that could be described as an artistic reinvention

The single was titled “Time” and had an album cover with JLS branding For fans hoping for more of the same from the group, so good so far

An additional surprise, however, was that the new version was actually a drill track

Drill is a sub-genre of rap

for those of you who don’t follow developments in the hip hop world

It originated in Chicago about a decade ago and inspired the British drill that has since played a prominent role in London

The drill is delivered in a gritty, low-key manner, reflecting the often harsh realities of life for its performers

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Twitter users were quick to respond to the new title as the group’s fans couldn’t quite believe what they were hearing, while other commentators doubted whether it was actually performed by JLS

One said, “Of anything that’s set to happen in 2020-2021, JLS making drill music is the most unpredictable thing I’ve ever seen “

Another made the rather hilarious comment of “JLS is doing a drill I’m dead I think my heart won’t beat again”

“Why on earth did JLS put out a drill song? 2021 is getting stranger by the day, ”remarked another

While Aston’s recent appearance on The Masked Singer had changed his and the band’s attitude towards music, no one expected Drill to mark JLS’s return

The student publication notes that the band and their management have not confirmed or denied that the track is theirs at the time of writing, it remains available on music streaming platforms

However, The Tab article states that the new JLS release is actually a song called “Look” recorded by artists Switch and J9

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It actually seems to be the song that somehow ended up on the JLS streaming services page

It remains to be seen if the site was hacked by JLS or if someone made a mistake while uploading it

Anyway, it seems Aston, JB, Oritse, and Marvin haven’t reinvented themselves as rappers


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