What Happened With Boy Band ZE:A And Their Members?
Those who have been K-Pop fans for a while now, starting from early 2010 let’s say, must have heard about ZE:A, the boy band that was really popular for the songs “Mazeltov,” “Here I Am,” “Breathe,” and many more. They have also reached the highest rank in K-Pop music charts and gained more fans that are called ZE:A Style.
These days, ZE:A has been focused on the members’ individual activities and promotions although there is no official statement from their agency if the band will be disbanding soon or not.
In this article, we’re going to provide you with the latest news about how ZE:A’s members are doing with their solo careers? Let’s not wait any longer and check out the article below!
ZE:A’s Latest Comeback
The group whose name holds the meaning “Children of Empire,” ZE:A, was known to have their latest comeback with their song, “Breathe,” which is one of the tracks of their second Korean EP titled First Homme released on June 2nd, 2014.
As reported from an online media, ZE:A released a 30-second teaser trailer on June 2nd, 2014, for their upcoming comeback with “Breathe” that attracted their fans as the group finally made another appearance with a new album and music video. The music video was released on June 6th, 2014, and for this album, the band collaborated with the famous producers Brave Brothers and Battle of the Stars which created a great dynamic and a style of music that will make you dance.
The story in the “Breathe” music video shows us each member living in a different world as the background filming switches into various futuristic themes. The members look very fresh while wearing suits and changing into casual boyfriend material styles. In this album, ZE:A’s Kevin was involved in writing the lyrics of one of their songs titled “ONE.” This comeback is one of their long-awaited and most anticipated ones as they were on a 10-month hiatus while preparing this album.
ZE:A made their 1st comeback stage with “Breathe” on M! Countdown that was aired on June 5th, 2014. Their fans were cheering along throughout the performance. This turned out to be their last promotion as a whole group because, in the past, no one knew that it would be ZE:A’s latest comeback before deciding to take another hiatus.
A few hours before First Homme album was released, ZE:A’s leader, Junyoung, wrote a special message to their fans that they will work hard in this comeback with their best performance. Let’s read the message below:
This afternoon, our long-awaited new album, First Homme, will be released in a few hours. I apologize for not communicating with our fans and not updating a single thing on SNS since I started to feel burdened somehow. I stopped communicating with our fans and as time passed, I needed time to get used to being in this situation. I had a lot of thoughts in myself and I started to flashback to the time when ZE:A was still a trainee until we debuted.
It made me so emotional seeing how we are now and thought about the passion we had back in the days that led us until we could pursue our dreams together. I don’t want to look tired and I’m trying to comfort our members just like they are my brothers, but I’m very sorry that I can’t even take care of myself.
During the times when we prepared for this album, I realized that I’m the one who was comforted by the members and I could lean on them. I never showed my weak side and pretended to be the strongest but I just realized that the members and our fans are giving me strength when I can’t hide my weakness anymore.
When we spent time working on this album, it made me think that so many things were precious in my life… I will work hard for this promotions and thanks to our fans that will wait for us and our members who are really cool and reliable. I really hope that this time is a period for us to enjoy and be happy together. As we were able to feel this energy again, we promised to work hard with passion and deliver in a grateful way for people who love us too^^ We will make a cool comeback for our fans.
– ZE:A’s Junyoung
Do you think the letter that he wrote for his fans is hinting that the group will have an unknown period of hiatus? Although there is no official statement about ZE:A’s hiatus after this promotion with “Breathe,” the group still held their comeback stage in some music programs.
Check out ZE:A’s comeback stages with “Breathe!”