From left, Korean girl group KARA members Jiyoung, Nichole, Gyuri, Seungyeon and Hara. [DSP Media]

K-pop girl group KARA is coming back to the local music scene next month, breaking one year’s hiatus.

KARA has confirmed their comeback with the fourth studio album in September and released a teaser image of five KARA members donning men’s suits through their agency DSP Media’s press release Monday morning.

Breaking the one-year hiatus since their fifth mini-album “PANDORA,” the upcoming record is the group’s first full-length album in two years after “STEP.”

During their tight filming schedule of cine-drama “Secret Love,” helmed by acclaimed TV producer Kim Gyu-tae, KARA members were busy collecting their ideas for the new album, a DSP official was quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, the five-member group is set to drop on August 28 their new Japan album “FANTASTIC GIRLS,” which includes their recent hit singles “Thank You Summer Love” and “Bye Bye Happy Days.”

Reporter. Lee Hye Ji hjlee@tenasia.co.kr

Couretsy of DSP Media