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K-pop stars return with new ballad releases

  • Published : Nov 16, 2016 - 15:33
  • Updated : Nov 16, 2016 - 15:33

K-pop stars behind some of this year’s hit summer tracks are returning with new ballad releases just in time for the cold days ahead.

Gearing up to unveil its first EP in over a year is the ballad group SG Wannabe.

The trio revealed teaser clips for each of the tracks, including the title single “I am Missing You,” from its upcoming mini album “Our Days” on the group’s official social media channels on Wednesday morning.

SG Wannabe (Official Facebook)
Written and produced in part by SG Wannabe members, the five-track album will be available on major local music sites Saturday.

Singer-songwriter Kim Gun-mo, an iconic K-pop musician of the 1990s, will also be rolling out a six-track album Saturday. This is Kim’s first release in five years. His 13th full-length album “Autobiography” was released in 2011.

To commemorate his much awaited return to the spotlight, the 48-year-old musician will kick off a nationwide tour in Seoul on Dec. 31.

Brown Eyed Girls’ JeA (Mystic Entertainment)
Additionally, K-pop veteran JeA of the K-pop group Brown Eyed Girls is returning with two songs on Nov. 23. The currently untitled ballad tracks aim to “provide warmth and comfort during the cold winter days,” according to the singer’s management agency Mystic Entertainment on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old artist will be holding a performance with singer-producer Joker at Hyundai Card’s Understage in Itaewon, Seoul on Nov. 26 at 7 p.m.

B1A4 (Official Facebook)
Earlier this month, K-pop boy band B1A4 hinted at its comeback with a new studio album, scheduled to be released by the end of the month, according to its management agency WM Entertainment.

The album’s lead single -- a medium-tempo ballad song -- will be a self-produced track by the group’s main vocalist Jinyoung, who recently starred in KBS2’s hit drama series “Moonlight Drawn by Clouds.”

Meanwhile, the five-member act is also getting ready to host tvN’s comedy program “Saturday Night Live Korea” on Nov. 26.

By Kim Yu-young (ivykim@heraldcorp.com)