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CNBLUE releases new Japanese album

By Ahn Sung-mi

  • Published : Apr 7, 2015 - 14:14
  • Updated : Apr 7, 2015 - 14:14

(FNC Entertainment)

Popular Korean rock band CNBLUE will release its new Japanese EP “White” on Wednesday, its agency FNC Entertainment announced Tuesday.

The album’s eponymous title track, which was pre-released on Japanese music site Recochoku, has topped the chart since April 1. The single also reached number one on another major Japanese music chart, HMV.

For the band‘s ninth Japanese album, all the members actively participated in composing the songs and writing lyrics.

The title track “White” is written by Jung Yong-hwa and Lee Jong-hyun, while the album‘s two other tracks -- “Irony” and “Stay Sober” -- are written by Lee and Jung, respectively.

The four-member group is expected to appeal to Japanese fans, with appearances scheduled on Japanese TV programs, including TBS “King’s Brunch” on April 11.

Along with the band’s projects, the boys will continue their solo activities. Band leader Jung is expected to perform songs from his new solo album “One Fine Day,” along with other CNBLUE songs, on April 11 at the National Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China as part of his Asia Tour.

Meanwhile, guitarist Lee is currently starring in the MBC virtual dating program “We Got Married” and is cast in the KBS2 drama “Orange Marmalade,” which will hit the airwaves in May.

Drummer Kang Min-hyuk will appear on the tvN night time food program “Wednesday Dining” on Wednesday at 11 p.m., while the bassist Lee Jung-shin is currently hosting Mnet’s weekly music program “M Countdown.”

By Ahn Sung-mi (sahn@heraldcorp.com)