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KARA releasing a full album

Posted by diopatra on July 25, 2009

Original Source: cooltrack
Tracklist translated by whaleatape @ KARAholic
Descriptions translated by cactus @ KARAholic

Arising to a girl group that represents Korea after releasing 2 mini albums [Pretty Girl] and [Honey] in the first half of 2009, KARA are due to release their second full album, [Revolution].

The title of the new album [Revolution] captures the meaning of their changes, both musically and visually, and also, the changes could be noticed by the earlier still cuts which have been released before the album release.

The new full album [Revolution] contains 10 tracks, including the title track [Wanna] and 7 other new songs as well as additional bonus tracks. Title track [Wanna] was composed and produced by the same producers, Han Jaeho and Kim Seungsoo, of [Pretty Girl] and [Honey], and is considered to be worthy of success hat-trick in addition to their previous hits songs. This track is a pop-dance song, based on speedy yet strong beats, as well as provocative synth sound. It also contains impressive, wonderful chorus and complete, well thought-out song development with meanings, and further displays the members’ matured voice. [Mister] was also produced by the same combination of Han Jaeho and Kim Seungsoo, and is a Euro-pop dance song based on Electronica sound. Furthermore, this song was in the competition along [Wanna] to be the title track of the album due to its impressive funky groove, and its display of Kara’s confidence as their new charm.

Trendy medium-dance ballad song [Magic], which shows a new side of Kara, has its focus on the smooth and matured vocal of Kara. The song represents Kara’s innocent and clear image well, as it contains emotional lyrics and pretty melody, which also brings a deep emotion of yearning, along with the string instrumental from 20 members of a fine Orchestra, which also enhances the dramatic song’s completeness.

Other than those, the album contains [Secretly Secretly] which is a combination of sad lyrics and bright melody; [AHA], which contains lovely lyrics and melody, yet is dynamic and has impressive song arrangement; [Let It Go], based on a stylish yet strong pop-style song, which is a song audience has never seen from Kara before; and as well as [Take a Bow], a cool-pop dance song with exciting beats. On top of that, the title song, [Same Heart], for a rhythmic game ‘Imusician’ which captured attention of the game-players and other listeners, and the instrumentals for [Wanna] and [Magic] were added to the album.

01. 미스터 (Mister)
02. Wanna (Title Song)
03. 마법 (Magic)
04. 몰래몰래 (Secretly Secretly)
05. Let It Go
06. Take A Bow
07. AHA
08. 똑 같은 맘 (Same Heart)
09. Wanna (Instrumental)
10. 마법 (Magic) (Instrumental)

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What is “silent” Kara doing during the girl group uproar – “An Upgraded Kara is coming.”

Posted by diopatra on June 18, 2009


Link: newsen
Link by: anne
Translated by tinggg @

What is Kara doing during the girl group flood?

One of Korea’s 3 big girl groups Kara is preparing for their comeback in July. However, everyday the topic is discussed that versus other girl groups, they have been rather quiet in their activities. SNSD has a new album, Wonder Girls are causing a stir in their US entry, and new girl groups such as 2NE1 and 4 Minutes are catching the attention of the public, but Kara seems to be rather calm.

After ending promotions in April, all that’s been heard is that their comeback would be in the summer and nothing else, causing fans to be even more curious as to their ongoings.

Kara’s management DSP Media said on the 16th, “They are currently working on their comeback album, and the making of their title song * is near completion.”

He continued to say that Kara’s comeback will be in mid to late July. For Kara’s sake, there’s a lot of leisure time beforehand, and there’s no need to make a fuss about it. With a thick fanbase, they’re confident about their new album, and aren’t too worried about joining the girl group war.

“Kara will upgrade from their current cute and lively image with , which will strengthen Kara’s concept. Please look forward to it.”

*There’s no great translation for “이라며”-it’s simply a form of the verb “to be” and a conjunction.

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KARA’s MetaFriends first episode on May 26, Picnic, Styling, MT, Open Concert

Posted by diopatra on May 21, 2009

thanks to mae@KARAholic
translated by coffeebeanie@KARAholic

The fans have waited long for this. Girl group KARA who have been garnering much love and attention due to and will have their friend finding project show MetaFriends which will air its first episode on May 26, 4pm on MTV. 5 lucky fans will be chosen by the end of the show, who will have the privilege of being called KARA’s friends.

The first episode entitled “I’m meeting friends..” will be aired on Tuesday, May 26, where the members will meet the fans who tried out for the program.

120 fans have gathered for this first episode where they will show off their individual talents to be able to win the hearts of the girls, who will then have to pick 15 people to move on. The talents ranged from lifting 30 kg weights to tarot card reading, showing the unique abilities of the fans.

Who is an ideal friend for KARA?
When asked about the qualities they look for in a friend, member Seungyeon answered “I may seem bright and cheerful, but actually, I’m really a quiet person so I’d like someone sincere and serious as a friend.” while Nicole said “Someone who will be on my side even though I make mistakes”. Hara and Gyuri added “Someone who has a happy face, like they’re smiling all the time.”

Picnics, Stylings, MT, and also, KARA’s first open concert
The lucky 15 will spend 5 weeks with KARA, embarking on different missions together, until only 5 remain.

They will go on a picnic in an amusement park, the fans get to style clothes for the girls, practice lines together for a CF, and also go on an overnight MT trip.

On the last episode, KARA will hold their first ever open-concert, where the 5 winners will be introduced on stage as the members’ friends. Binggrae, MTV and Metacone will be preparing for these events until the 24th.

The producers behind the program says “Because of their busy schedule, the members of KARA do not have enough time to meet up with friends, so this is a great time for them to make friends and spend time with them. And the fans who are together with them will be able to see a different side to KARA which they won’t usually be able to see on TV. Also, KARA will hold their first ever open concert, and so the members also invested a lot of time and effort in the program.”

KARA’s MetaFriends will be shown every Tuesdays on music entertainment channel MTV at 4pm and will be composed of 6 episodes in total.

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Park Jun Gyu: KARA’s Nicole is a daughter of my good friend

Posted by diopatra on May 11, 2009

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Actor Park Jun Gyu revealed on Quiz! Sixth Sense broadcasted last May 10 that KARA’s Jung Nicole is actually the daughter of his close friend.

In the part of the program where they had to guess which team didn’t know the correct answe, Park Jun Gyu commented “I want to save Nicole”, which aroused the curiousity of many as to why he felt that way. He explained “Nicole is the daughter of a girlfriend”. He quickly added “Not like a girlfriend, but a close friend who’s a girl. (Nicole’s Mother) was my childhood friend and we’re really close. I’ve had the chance to see Nicole ever since she was a small girl, and she was really cute even back then. It amazes me that she has come this far and is in this position right now.”

But although he wanted to save Nicole, who was on the show for the first time, from being eliminated, her and her partner, comediene Yoo Se Yoon was the first team gone.

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KARA – Jung Nicole on ECORRE

Posted by diopatra on May 6, 2009

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