Legendary second-generation K-Pop group KARA recently reunited for their 15th anniversary and had many fans walking down memory lane as they reminisced on their 15-year history during promotions for their special anniversary album.
The group promoted their title track, “When I Move,” and appeared on multiple variety programs to commemorate their reunion, and it seemed like no time had passed as the members effortlessly slipped back into their beloved roles in KARA.
One of the shows they made an appearance on was IU’s Palette with fellow second-generation artist IU.
KARA and IU frequently crossed paths during their promotions and became close friends as they worked towards their dreams.
While catching up on their decade-long friendship, KARA and IU discussed the group’s iconic discography. KARA shared their true feelings about the many concepts the group rocked over the years and named the ones that impressed them the most.
The group named some of the most memorable concepts, from their cute concept for “Pretty Girl” to their dark, mature concept for “Lupin” to the backward choreography for “Mister” that had the nation dancing along.
KARA’s hit song “Mister” was released in 2009 and quickly became a massive success. When speaking with IU about the hit song, KARA recalled how it changed the course of their career but revealed that it wasn’t originally meant to be heavily promoted.
IU credited the song as the start of KARA’s “second generation,” and the group agreed. They shared that “Mister” was actually a b-side track when it was released, and their title track was originally “Wannabe.” While “Wannabe” saw success, music shows noticed the positive feedback “Mister” received and asked the group to promote their then-b-side track instead.
Although they had already prepared to promote “Wannabe” as their title track, KARA rolled with the change and began to focus on “Mister.”
Thanks to the fateful decision to switch their title track, KARA further cemented themselves as a lasting group whose songs and choreography continue to be cherished.
Check out the article below for more on KARA’s current thoughts about their past concepts: