Star Empire Entertainment announced their project to make a co-ed group consisting ZE:A’s Kevin, 9MUSES’s Kyung-ri, and rookie artist So-jin. They debuted on September 3rd, 2014, with the release of the track “Knock.” Days before, they released a photo teaser with racy images. Each member seemed to show off their sexiness, including Kevin. He was topless and lying on a bed with a girl with a black tank top.
A day after the first photo teaser was released, they released another photo teaser showing Kevin getting more intimate with a girl in different photos, indicating Kevin has a two-timing relationship with the two ladies. The song itself was said to be a song about a love triangle and was composed by Rado, the one who was responsible for SISTAR’s “Touch My Body” and Trouble Maker’s “Now” with the sexy concept.
In the photo teaser, Kevin sure teased us with his glorious upper body. Even though he didn’t frankly show his abs, we have to agree that we got a nice glimpse of his upper body.
They released the music video on September 3rd, 2014. There was a bed scene where Kevin was being intimate with his fellow member at a different time.
In the dance practice, Kevin showed off his dancing skills, as expected from the lead dancer of ZE:A. He also showed the chemistry between him and the female members.
We can see the choreography for the song was sensual and sexy. In an interview with Newsen, Kevin confessed that he was a bit embarrassed to perform the choreography on stage. Since the broadcasted version focused on where they touched, he became more careful. He admitted that he used to be confident but recently he has become shyer and has reduced the amount of touching. At the end of the interview, Kevin promised to show confidence and impressive performance with Kyung-ri and So-jin. Let’s check out the live version in their debut stage!
Kevin’s House in Australia
Star Empire Entertainment had been updating fans with Kevin’s and Min-woo’s trip since November 30th, 2014, to Australia. It was said that both of them stayed at Kevin’s house in Australia during the 15-day trip. On December 22nd, 2014, the video of their trip finally revealed Kevin’s house. It regained attention because Kevin’s two-floored house looked luxurious. Min-woo seemed to take a selfie with the house and Kevin on the stairs in front of the house.
Kevin Talks About ZE:A’s Disbandment and his Solo Career
On May 16th, 2017, Kevin had an interview with Kultscene. In the interview, he mentioned things about his current status. At the time, he had officially become a host of SBS’ PopAsia Live, which he started hosting on May 29th, 2017. He was confident with his previous hosting experience in Arirang Hotbeat because he received a lot of positive feedback from the audience.
When asked about the reason for going back to Australia, Kevin mentioned about ZE:A’s disbandment. He said after the disbandment, he wanted to come back to Australia because he had been away for 10 years. ZE:A was rumored to be disbanded in February 2017 following the expiration date of their contract with the agency. Even though ZE:A’s contract has been expired since January 6th, 2017, the agency hasn’t said anything about the group’s disbandment. Instead, two months later after the rumor, they said that the group would make a come back at the right time.
Regarding his solo career, Kevin shared his thoughts about making a single or full album in Australia. Previously, he had released a solo track featuring rapper Jucy titled “Collection” on April 21st, 2016, under his former agency. The song was inspired by a fashion show that he went to and he got a sudden thought of the word “collection.” He hoped his fans would look forward to his style of music.
Kevin finished his job at the SBS PopAsia in July 2018. On August 14th, 2018, he followed through his promise to make a song and released a solo music video “New Rack” on his personal YouTube channel. He showed off his English speaking skills, considering the song lyrics are completely written in English. The song is carrying an R&B vibe to it. In the music video, he showed us his fresh new look by dying his hair blond and surrounding himself with ladies in a car.