According to the group’s label, KARA will continue sometime in the latter half of the year after the three remaining members do their solo activities (but please don’t ask for specifics so that DSP can back out at any time once they realize this particular ship has already sailed and sunk):
In a phone call with ‘Entertainment Relay‘, a DSP Media rep stated, “They will probably focus on their individual activities during the first-half of the year and return to fans with an album in the latter-half.” In response to the question, “Are you recruiting a new member?” The rep commented, “There has been nothing discussed about that matter.”
Basically, if there is even a chance that Hara, Gyuri and Seungyeon retain enough popularity to release a single that will make DSP one cent, they will probably hold them to it, even if most of KARA’s fans have moved on by that point. Adding new members now wouldn’t bring enough “newness” to win KARA many new supporters and its dwindling existing fan base is only going to get smaller as the present members of KARA get older. It is hard to fault DSP, given that KARA has been the label’s biggest (and only) cash cow but sometimes you have to let the amputated, mutated corpse of a loved one just die already.