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Kim Jong Kook Reveals Yoo Jae Suk Offered to Help with the Turbo Album First

Mwave by Lee, JinHo Dec 18, 2015 19:40 Updated Dec 20, 2017 14:50
Kim Jong Kook, who reunited with his Turbo members for the group′s 20th anniversary, shared the backstory to Yoo Jae Suk′s featuring.

A listening concert for Turbo′s sixth full-length album Again was held at the Riverside Hotel Concert Hall in Seoul′s Sinsa-dong on December 18, where a reporter mentioned that Yoo Jae Suk is featured on track Again, leading Kim Jong Kook to say, "Jae Suk hyung always said ′If you release an album, I will help you.′ But he would help other people and not me." He continued, "When I told him Turbo is coming back, he said himself that he wanted to do it. So that′s how his featuring came about."

Kim Jong Kook, Kim Jung Nam and Mikey, who ended their promotions as a three-member group with a millenium album in 2000, reunited as Turbo and will making a comeback with sixth full-length album Again on December 21. The album contains a total of 17 tracks, including title song Again, Hide-and-Seek and Dancing Queen. It also drew attention for the stars who are featured on the tracks, including Yoo Jae Suk, Park Jung Hyun, Lee Ha Neul, Jinu, Lee Sang Min and K.Will. Cha Tae Hyun and Lee Kwang Soo appear in the music video for Again.

Kim Jong Kook said of the casting, "Lee Kwang Soo and Cha Tae Hyun are friends of mine. I called them to film the music video, and they said yes without a moment′s hesitation."

Mikey drew laughs, saying "To me, they′re huge figures. That was my first time seeing a celebrity up close in 18 years."

Photo credit: Hea Jung Min
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