CN Blue return with first project in three years, ‘Re-Code’

Their first release following Lee Jong Hyun’s departure.

After three years, South Korean pop-rock outfit CN Blue have finally returned with a brand-new project titled Re-Code.

The follow-up to their 2017 album Stay Gold also marks the group’s first comeback as a trio, following guitarist Lee Jong Hyun’s exit in August 2019. Lee departed CN Blue after he admitted to involvement in a chatroom with other K-pop stars where illicit sex videos were shared , as the South China Morning Post reported.

Re-Code’s lead single, “Then, Now and Forever,” is a breezy alt-rock tune co-written and -produced by frontman Jung Yong Hwa. On it, the band reflect on losing someone close to them. “Sometimes I’m fine / Sometimes I miss it madly / Sometimes I want to forget it / It’ll all be over soon,” Jung belts on the chorus.

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The project dropped alongside a video for “Then, Now and Forever,” which captures Jung and co jamming in an art studio, decked out in matching white and navy suits. Watch the video for it below:

And stream Re-Code here:

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