Sechs Kies to release first album in 16 years

November 23, 2016

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Yonhap) — Sechs Kies, one of the first-generation K-pop boy bands, will drop its first album in 16 years on Dec. 1, its agency said Wednesday.

The LP, “2016 Re-ALBUM,” will feature a track list of 10 previous hits by the group that have been re-interpreted by YG Entertainment’s producers. The mixing, mastering and recording of the original songs have been redone with a new take.

The upcoming album was suggested by Yang Hyun-suk, the CEO of the South Korean entertainment giant.

“Yang, who saw Sechs Kies’ concert in September, suggested the idea to produce 2016 versions of the group’s old songs, so people who are unfamiliar with the idols can learn about them,” said a YG official. The band debuted in April 1997 and went on to become one of the most iconic K-pop boy bands in the 90s until its disbandment in May 2000.

The legendary group previously topped local music charts with its latest single “Three words” released in June. The song marked the group’s first new material in 16 years after the disbandment.

The five-member act is currently working on new songs to be released next year in April, and plan to hold a 20th anniversary concert as well.

Sechs Kies' album teaser poster provided by YG Entertainment.

Sechs Kies’ album teaser poster provided by YG Entertainment.