Cupid is coming for you.
This is KARA’s 2nd comeback since the departure of Nicole Jung and Kang Ji-Young in January and April 2014 respectively. A TV survival show titled “KARA Project” was held to find a replacement for the past 2 members, with Heo Young-Ji emerging as the eventual winner. With the addition of the new member, KARA returned with their 6th extended play, “Day & Night” in August 2014. The hit song “Mamma Mia” was included in this album.
“Cupid” is the title track of “In Love”, which is also KARA’s 7th mini album since their debut in 2007. It is produced by the duo of e.one, Choi Hyunjoon and Jung Hohyun, as well as EJ.SHOW. Both the song and the music video aim to exude the sexiness of the members, coupled with the unlikely combination of their fun and bubbly personality.
With catchy lyrics and melody, the song tells the story of a woman who bravely expresses her love to her romantic interest. It can be compared to the boldness of Cupid, the god of desire, affection and attraction, who shoots his arrows fearlessly to match make a couple.
Listen to the track here:
Other than “Cupid”, “In Love” features songs like “Starlight”, “Back Then (그땐 그냥)”, and “I Luv Me”. It also showcases the vocal talents in the group as a couple of duets were included in the album. The 5th track of the album, “Peek-A-Boo”, is a duet between leader Park Gyu-ri and maknae Young-Ji. The main vocal of the group, Han Seung-yoon, teams up with Gyu-ri for the 6th and final track, “Dreamlover”.
The digital and physical version of “In Love” is now available in both digital and physical music stores worldwide.
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