Sechs Kies tops charts with first studio album in 18 years

Sept. 27 (UPI) — South Korean boy band Sechs Kies is making a splash with their first studio album in 18 years.

The K-pop group topped several online charts, including iTunes album charts in four countries, this week following the release of Another Light on Sept. 21, according to The Korea Times.

Another Light is the boy band’s first studio album to debut since Com’Back in 1999. The group disbanded the next year, but reunited for concerts, new singles, and a reissue album in 2016. They also released a 20th anniversary compilation album in April.

“For our fifth studio album, we took time with producers and Yang Hyun-suk to bring out the best songs that suit our style,” member Jang Su-won said at a press conference Thursday in Seoul, South Korea.

“We did not intend this, but somehow we have released our fifth album on our 20th anniversary of debut. The album is special to us,” Kang Sung-hoon added.

The Asia Economy reported Sechs Kies promoted Another Light the same day at a 20th anniversary concert. The group performed several songs, including the hits “Promised Destiny,” “School Song” and “A Man’s Path.”

“We took a break from promotions in order to prepare a better side of ourselves,” Lee Jae-jin said. “Today is finally that day. We were able to hold our 20th anniversary concert on a huge stage because of you all.”

“There were times when we were recording and it was hard and exhausting but the moment we received results, all the hardships felt before vanished and we were very touched,” Eun Ji-won said. “Thank you all for listening a lot.”

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