Is the New KARA Song, “Story,” about Former Members Nicole and Kang Jiyoung? KARA Says, “We’ll Leave It to People’s Imagination”


KARA, who has returned with a new album and a new member, has been receiving a lot of attention recently for their sixth mini album, “Day & Night.”

On August 18, the now four-member group KARA has held the showcase for their sixth mini album “Day & Night” wherein they sang their title track, “Mamma Mia” as well as their other song, “So Good.” During the press conference, the group got to introduce their new member, Huh Youngji, and talk more about their new album.

During the press conference, the media talked about “Story,” one of the six songs in the mini album, which has been receiving attention for its message of pain toward a person who has left.

Popgasa translated the lyrics of the song which include lines such as:

“Our memories, our pretty recollections, 
They get far away and I can’t breathe
It seems like tears will spread and erase it
So you’re the only one I can’t tell this story to”

“Our beautifully written story
We thought it would last forever on our page
When I was with you, I never had enough time
But now even when we’re together, it’s like we’re strangers”

It was known that the lyrics of the song “Story” was penned by KARA members Goo Hara, Han Seungyeon, and Park Gyuri. The ballad sings about the feelings of someone who has separated with a loved one. Some people speculated whether it’s the group’s message to the former KARA members Nicole and Kang Jiyoung who have left the team.

Han Seungyeon said, “We made the song such that each of the three members’ stories were moved, edited, and combined in the lyrics. We’ll leave it to the imagination of the people who listen to it to think what the song is about.”

The now four-member group KARA has recently made their comeback with the song, “Mamma Mia” off their sixth mini album, “Day & Night.” After former members Nicole and Kang Jiyoung left the group to pursue their own careers, the group is now composed of former members Park Gyuri, Goo Hara, and Han Seungyeon and new member Huh Youngji.

Listen to KARA’s “Story” here: