On July 26, BEAST sat down for an interview with a Korean media outlet about their new album and the first major change in their member lineup.
Yoon Doo Joon said, “We knew that people would talk about [his leaving.] We accepted that as a fact. We decided to just accept it and give 120 percent. We knew lots of people would be looking at us closely after it happened but we didn’t want to get too hung up on people’s words.”
The group reiterated that it was differences in musical styles that caused the group to go their separate ways from Jang Hyunseung.
“It was a little disappointing,” Yoon Doo Joon said. “We were a little scared to go on with five members, but we didn’t want to disappoint our fans. We hope that fans can understand the hard work we’re putting in and we ask that fans continue to support Jang Hyunseung as well. We want people to acknowledge and cheer him on, whether it’s his solo album or whatever activities he pursues in the future.”
BEAST also talked about the issue of their contract expiration. “Many people feel that it’s a big issue and that it’s rapidly approaching, but we haven’t been able to talk about it much because of our promotions. We’ve discussed it among ourselves a little. We plan to work well together for as long as we’re together, so there’s no need to worry.”