In an interview with Star News, the remaining members of BEAST talked about coming back without their fellow member Jang Hyunseung who left the group in May.
This is the first time that the group has returned with a regular album in 3 years and without Jang after 8 years together. Here’s what the boys had to say about Hyunseung’s absence.
“To go from 6 members to 5, we have to pick up the slack. We tried to share our thought a lot more and we know that Hyunseung’s absence will be visible, so we are doing all we can to make sure it’s not so obvious,” said Yong Junhyung.
Meanwhile Yoseob said that the group was down “energy that Hyunseung would bring.”
From preparing for shows and recording, the group apparently had to reshuffle a few things.
“I’m sure it’s very strange for our fans, and to fill Hyunseung’s absence is a homework cut out for us all.”
Yoon Doojoon also affirmed that the boys were not in contact with Hyunseung.
“We haven’t touched based recently, but we do hope him all the best.”
Meanwhile, the group has recently returned with a ballad album titled “Highlight.”