And another one bites the dust. I don’t follow boy bands, regardless of where they are from (Taiwan, Korea, Japan, the States). But I know the basic information about most boy bands, and I tend to get really sentimental when I read about yet another one disbanding and/or losing a member. I remember finding KAT-TUN mostly annoying until Jin got kicked out, and then suddenly I found them fascinating.
After weeks of speculation, Wu Zun held a solo fanmeeting yesterday in Taipei, where he confirmed both good and bad news. The good news is that he is NOT quitting show business and moving back to Brunei to open more health clubs. Whew! The bad news is that he really did not re-sign a contract with his management and record company, and that Fahreneheit will no longer be releasing any new albums.
Wu Zun did not rule out reuniting with Aaron Yan, Jiro Wang, and Calvin Chen for promotional events and performances, but he announced that he will be flying solo from henceforth. He also discussed turning the focus of his career towards acting (oh my beautiful boy, I expect a rough road ahead – movie critics have especially sharp knives).
I know one person who’ll be a little bit sad hearing this news (my sister), and I find myself sad just because it feels like the end of yet another era. I’ve now gone through three major Taiwanese boy band disbandments – The Little Tigers in 1996, F4 in 2008, and now Fahrenheit in 2011.
There is always a possibility the record company will replace Wu Zun in Fahrenheit, or it’ll come back as a three person group. But I highly doubt that – Wu Zun was the leader and most visible member. Wishing Wu Zun all the best with his solo career!
Have an MV for Exceptionally Mesmerizing 出神入化:
[Credit: UDN news]