Step is the fourth studio album and third Korean release by South Korean K-pop girl group Kara. It was released on September 6, 2011. A special limited edition was available for pre-order starting August 25, 2011.
II. Background and Composition
On August 4, 2011, the group confirmed that they would be releasing their third official album in mid-September and would resume their activities in South Korea for the first time in over six months. It was also reported by industry representatives that the group had been recording songs for the album during their spare time while they were busy promoting their fourth Japanese single, "Go Go Summer!". DSP Media stated that the group were in the process of reviewing which songs to be used as the lead songs from the album. Regarding the concept of the album, the group was also faced with a choice between maintaining their usual bright, cute, and youthful concept or transforming into something new, in which they ultimately chose the latter.
The limited edition of the album contains a bonus track called "With My Heart (Dear Kamilia)", which is the Korean version of "Ima, Okuritai 「Arigatou」" from their third Japanese single. The album's title track was released as the lead single.
IIII. CD Listing for All Versions
|1||EY! OH! (Intro)||1:01|
|6||Date (My Boy)||3:22|
|7||I Am... (Ing)||3:58|
|8||Kara 4 U (Outro)||1:03|
|10||With My Heart (Dear Kamilia) (Bonus Track)||5:49|
IIIII. DVD (Taiwan CD+DVD version)
1. "Step" (Music Video)
2. "Step" (Teaser 1)
3. "Step" (Teaser 2)
IV. Fun Facts
- "I Am... (Ing) (Acoustic Version)" is a re-recorded version of a song that was previously included in the group's second mini-album "Pretty Girl".
- "With My Heart (Dear Kamilia)" is a Korean version of "Ima, Okuritai 「Arigatou」", from their Japanese single "Jet Coaster Love".