Clon to return with new album in June

Mia Lee, May 2, 2017, 9:29 a.m.

Korean dance duo Clon is set to return with a new album in June, 12 since their last release. Clon’s Kang Won-rae wrote on his social media account Monday that the group has been preparing for its sixth album, set to be released in late June. “The new song will feature EDM-styled beats, co-produced by another group member Koo Jun-yup and producer Kim Chang-hwan,” Kang wrote.

“The new numbers will be similar to now-disbanded girl group I.O.I’s hit ‘Pick me,’ which also has an upbeat electronic melody.”

He also said the duo had finished recording two songs for the album.

Kang and Koo debuted in 1996 and rose to fame in the late ’90s with hits such as “Funky Tonight” and “Cho Ryun.” The duo earned a reputation for its powerful dance performances and catchy songs, but halted activities after a tragic motorcycle accident left Kang paralyzed from the waist down in November 2000.

The upcoming album is the first in 12 years, since the group dropped its fifth album “Victory” in 2005, with Kang performing from a wheelchair.

Kang said the group is also planning to hold a special concert, as last year marked its 20th anniversary. 

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