M.Pire is a 7 member group that debuted on 1st August 2013 under Benjamin Entertainment with the single, Carpe Diem. I think they definitely have a lot of potential and they do have a growing number of fans. Their songs do vary in their themes which I find is very interesting and does allow them to attract a larger audience and fan base. They also have very strong choreography in their videos which is an added bonus for their audiences to see.
There are 7 members and they are; Taehee, Yooseung, Haru, Red, T.O, Jerry and Lumin. The leader, Taehee was also a former member of the trio BB.Boys before becoming a member of M.Pire and is the lead-vocalist. Yooseung, another former member of BB.Boys, debuted as an actor in the 2013 drama “Hundred Year Inheritance” and is one of two rappers in M.Pire. Haru did modelling before starting as a trainee and debuting with M.Pire and is a sub-vocalist. Red, the only Chinese member of M.Pire, studied at Konkuk University in Seoul before joining and debuting with M.Pire and is the other sub-vocalist. T.O was a previous trainee of B2M Entertainment and a rumoured member of a ‘male Spica’ group before joining M.Pire and is a main-vocalist. Jerry was originally debuting under Dona Entertainment with a 6 member boy group named ‘Doctor K’, but unfortunately the project got cancelled. He also trained as a backing dancer before debuting as an idol and is the second rapper in M.Pire. Before his debut Lumin debuted in a musical, ‘Elisabeth the Musical’ on March 1st 2001 as the character Rudolf. His idol debut was with F.CUZ from January 2010 to August 2011 but before that he was a popular ulzzang and had a solo career under the stage name “U”. Lumin, who didn’t join M.Pire until their second single, New Born, is also the other lead-vocalist, along with leader Taehee.
They released their first single, Carpe Diem, on 1st August 2013 with the song “We Can’t Be Friends” as the title track. The second single, New Born, was released on 30th October 2013 and their most recent song is “She’s Not Like That” from the new single, Rumor, released on 15th May 2014, and the title track has been gaining some love from fans.
M.Pire have been gaining some recognition and do have big potential and deserve a lot more attention. I think that M.Pire are a very good group and have released very good songs so please don’t hesitate to check M.Pire out!
Kirsty H. – May 2014