Today my day started with a really bad news. There were rumours that 4minute members were thinking of disbanding and only Hyuna has renewed her contract with the Cube Entertainment. This evening, it was confirmed. There are not really a lot of people around in my country who listen to K-pop. I myself only listen to 4minute when it comes to K-pop but today I don’t think I’ll ever look back again into that industry. My journey ends here with this disbandment.
I remember my first 4minute song was ‘love tension’ and I watched it during my college class. I was amazed to see that video. The first thing that struck me was the studio and their clothes. The perfect jewellery and even their positioning in chairs and their standing positions and expressions were perfect. It’s a piece of art. The most amazing thing about this MV was the facial expressions. About the song, the song is among their best with perfect vocals of GaYoon.
One by one we listened to all the songs and got all their albums. We watched every MV for hours. I think I was crazy back then. I may have used that time to do something productive instead of attaching myself emotionally to something. I don’t regret what I did. This news is really disheartening. The intensity of emotions is same like it was at the time of the release of CRAZY and Act 7 but of course on the opposite side of the pole.
We started watching behind scenes and fun videos of theirs. We were connected so much to 4minute that it felt like we know them personally. They were the only group to have experimented on a large scale. It is evident from latest albums like crazy and Act 7. They were not afraid to try something new and separated themselves from the popular ‘cute concept.’
Having a huge fan base all over the world, they have taken this decision. I understand it because i know there is nothing like satisfaction in terms of progress. It was this what separates known and unknown. We should not forget that it was the same thing that made them superstars. I always wanted to attend their live concert but i think that’ll never happen. I always try to avoid myself from emotionally attaching to someone or something. Whenever i have tried myself to attach to someone, I’ve always been hurt and left alone. But i don’t regret this decision. I thank 4minute for leaving the legacy in the industry. 4nias will always be 4nias. For now, I’ll watch them again and after that, I’ll probably hide away the material. Maybe after a time, I’ll listen to them again but now is not the time. After all, I’m trying to instil the same thing that gave birth to the 4minute.
Goodbye 4min !