Blast from the past: K-pop group Turbo to release first new album in 15 years

December 1, 2015
Turbo (Yonhap)

Turbo (Yonhap)

It’s a blast from the past — 1990s K-pop group Turbo will return for the first time in 15 years with a new album to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

The album will be released this month and will feature Kim Jong-kook and Kim Jung-nam — the original duo that were reunited last year thanks to television program “Infinite Challenge” — and Mikey, who replaced Kim Jung-nam in Turbo’s later years.

Turbo, which debuted in 1995, made hits out of 1990s anthems like “Love Is” and “Reminiscence.” In 2000, the duo put a halt to their activities, effectively disbanding.

“Kim Jong-kook was preparing a solo album to commemorate his 20th debut anniversary, but he thought a Turbo album would be more meaningful,” a spokesman for the star told Yonhap. “Both songwriters who worked on Turbo’s past albums and newer, trendier composers are coming together for this album.”

The album will comprise of 13 new songs and three remix tracks.

Notable 1990s artists, from Jinu of Jinusean, Lee Sang-min of Roora and Lee Ha-neul of DJ DOC, will also feature.