On June 9, the now three-member group held a showcase for their eighth mini album “Mirror,” marking MBLAQ’s comeback after a 14-month hiatus.
During their break, the group experienced rather dramatic changes in the member lineup when members Lee Joon and Thunder chose to leave the group after their exclusive contracts with J.Tune Camp expired last December.
When asked how the remaining three members – Seungho, G.O, and Mir – handled the situation, Seungho confessed, “To be honest, we went through an extremely tough time, and it was also exhausting to reorganize everything for a fresh start. But I feel encouraged now that we have our new image.”
G.O continued, “It was an emotionally draining experience. I tried to deny reality by living in a virtual world, but I am back now. It’s a game. If you don’t focus on anything significant for a long period of time, you start having bad thoughts. Eventually, you will have to suck it up and do something. I started looking back at my life as I got stuck in that cycle. I think I took love and interest for granted back then. Now I have learnt from my past experiences.”
Finally, Mir shared about his hardships, “The past six months were difficult for me. I didn’t even go out that much. I drove down to the countryside and basically became one with nature.”
Meanwhile, MBLAQ is set to hold comeback stages on this week’s music shows, as well as launch other promotions for their new album.