Although the writing has been on the wall for an eternity, reanimated corpse incarnate KARA is now officially done as a K-Pop entity.
DSP Media released an official statement on the conclusion of long-time KARA members Gyuri, Seungyeon and Hara’s contracts, allowing the grand beast to find its final resting place.
“[The three] who have been with DSP Media for 9 years and ‘shared the sweet and bitterness of life’ together with the agency, Gyuri, Seungyeon and Hara’s contracts terminated on January 15.”
“The three people who have been DSP’s artists until now, have decided to immerse themselves in activities in a different field, in order for personal growth. The agency will generously support and wish the best for their future.”
The label also mentioned its incredibly vague plans for surviving appendage/ghost limb Youngji:
“She will show a better side of herself as this company’s artist. She will work hard and we will do our best to help Youngji in her growth. Lastly, we sincerely thank the many fans who have given generous love and support towards Gyuri, Seungyeon and Hara for the past 9 years, and we ask for lots of support towards the members in the future as well.”
R.I.P. my original K-Pop baises (“Lupin” and “Step” were the first two K-Pop songs that I can safely say that I loved). The ride has been wonderful and the group will definitely be missed. While KARA’s discography runs deep, here are the tracks that I will remember most fondly (including K-Pop, J-Pop and the group’s solo releases under KARA) in semi-order of goodness.
“Jet Coaster Love”
“Go Go Summer”
“Guilty” – Seungyeon
Every time I watch this, I really want a whole Seungyeon rock album.
“Lost” – Nicole
Perfect in every way.