ANN/THE KOREA HERALD – Co-ed quartet Kard last Wednesday made its full group comeback after nearly two years with the new album Re:, through which the group hopes to embark on a new start of their musical journey.
The four bandmates, consisting of two female members Minseo and Jiwoo alongside male members BM and J Seph – said they felt like they were redebuting in preparing the new album, so named the album Re:.
“When you add the prefix ‘re-’ in front of a verb, it means to do that action again. As we’re returning after a long while, we’re here with a refreshed mind and passion, which was best described with ‘re-’,” BM said during the act’s comeback press conference in Seoul last Wednesday afternoon.
“We felt like we were starting again and wanted to do really well this time,” Jiwoo said, adding the album signifies a “restart” and “redebut”.
The group is making a complete comeback as a group one year and 10 months since the single album Way With Words released in August 2021. This was the longest hiatus the band has been on since its debut in 2017, mainly because of J Seph’s mandatory military service. J Seph was discharged from the Army in April, and the four bandmates have been working tirelessly since to prepare the summer comeback.
Rather than drifting afar, the four said they have become even closer during the break. They said they talked with J Seph over the phone for an hour or two almost every day and even went to watch a musical he starred in while with the military.
They had rarely talked about their music work during the break, and when they did start to discuss their next project after J Seph’s return, the bandmates said it hit them how much they had been missing each other.
“I really missed the four of us working together, and somehow this passion shared by us really showed when we prepared for the album. The vibe itself was great and it naturally resulted in an album that we were 100 per cent satisfied with,” Minseo said.
J Seph said the teamwork among the four was also exceptional this time.
“Our zeal and aspiration to make our own (music) was melded into the album. We kept on encouraging and complimenting each other, and although we could have clashed and conflicted, I think we understood and cooperated with each other the best with this album,” he said.