Controversial girl group T-ara is looking for a fresh start on the charts with a new sub-unit, T-ara N4.
Controversial girl group T-ara is looking for a fresh start to return to the top of the charts with a new splinter group called T-ara N4. The group’s name is said to be shortened from “T-ara Brand New 4.” Featuring members Ji Yeon, Eun Jung, Hyo Min and Areum, the sub-unit group's new single "Countryside Life" (referred to as "Jeon Won Diary" in Korea and on the K-Pop Hot 100. The easier-to-digest title for Westerners with "Countryside Life" is taken from the single's EP title.) is their first attempt to return to the public's good graces after a major controversy when member Hwayoung's contract was terminated.
Who's the best example of a major success in K-pop? PSY of course! It’s rumored that label Core Contents Media recruited the “Gangnam Style” music video director, Jo Soo Hyun, for their new visual. The clues are there as the video is fun, colorful and features several fun, easy-to-copy dances to go along with the video. Although, T-ara N4 kicks it up a notch as the dances are quite physically demanding and, for the most part, do not stop.