Sechs Kies member to go solo
His remake of the group’s megahit “Couple” (1998) is set to hit online music stores today. Music producer Nassun, who created Lee Hyo-ri’s 2008 single “U-go-girl,” also worked on Kang’s remake.
“We hope that the new song will evoke nostalgia from classic K-pop fans,” one of Kang’s associates told the local press.
It was also reported that rapper Bumkey had rearranged the song into a bossa nova.
The news of Kang’s return has circulated across the K-pop industry. In 2009, he was charged with fraud, and in February 2013 he was found guilty of borrowing 900 million won ($866,000) from three people and failing to pay them back. He was ordered to serve two and a half years in prison, but that was reduced to two years’ probation upon appeal.
By Kim Hee-eun, contributing writer