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Weekly Music Video

Today's video is Don't Recall by K.A.R.D. They are a Korean group which consists of 4 members, J.seph (real name Kim Tae-hyung), Somin (full name Jeon Somin), B.M. (real name Matthew Kim but is also known as Kim Jin-seok or Woo-jin) and Jiwoo (Jeon Jiwoo).* I've just read that there's also a "hidden" member, Heo Younji who sings with the rest. She hasn't appeared in any videos so far.

K.A.R.D are unique since they are a mixed gender group. While it's more common in the UK (3 groups I can think of off the top of my head are Hear'Say, Liberty X and Clean Bandit), in South Korea they tend to have girl groups or boybands. There are also other European groups such as Aqua and Vengaboys. (I couldn't think of an American pop group with both male and female members but I thought there must be at least one! Let me know if you know of one).

Each member represents a letter of the group's name and a card in a pack of playing cards- B.M. represents K and the King card, J.seph is A and the Ace, Somin represents R and the BlackJoker and Jiwoo is R and the ColouredJoker. Hidden member Youngji/Young-ji is D, I think. Somin used to be in girl groups Puretty (now disbanded) and APRIL and was also in Baby KARA (she competed on the TV show Kara Project to find a new KARA member). Young-ji also took part and won, becoming member of KARA in 2014. The group is currently inactive.

K.A.R.D debuted in December with their first project single  K.A.R.D  Project Vol.1, which featured the song Oh Na Na. I think a "project single" isn't a proper release because they haven't made their official debut. Maybe it's to kind of test the waters and see what the response to them is. Oh Na Na featured Young-ji.

This is their second project single K.A.R.D Project Vol. 2: Don't Recall which came out this month. Click "Subtitles/Closed Captions" for English subtitles! :)





Update 5/3/17: There's now another music video for Don't Recall called "Hidden Version" and it's an English version of the song! :) Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWWLZOQKo78



For more on K.AR.D visit these links:

Official FB: https://www.facebook.com/officialkard/

Article: http://www.kpopmap.com/kard-kpop-profile/




*Korean names have the surname first.

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