K-pop agency Modhaus has announced a new music project dubbed “ARTMS”
In their announcement of ARTMS, Modhaus clarified that the project’s name is a reference to Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt, and is not the name of a new group.
In an interview with NME, Jeong revealed that the ex-LOONA idols are working on new music via Modhaus.
Jeong also hinted at the return of LOONA’s subunit Odd Eye Circle, which included Kim Lip, Jinsoul and Choerry.
We already started recording. It felt refreshing to see the Odd Eye Circle members again in the recording studio after such a long time. During that time, their skills have improved, and their opinions have become clearer. I have been working closely with Jinsoul to develop her A&R skills. I must say, her talent in this area is quite impressive.
Jeong further teased interest in developing the scrapped LOONA album “La Maison LOONA,” also known as “LOONA the Ballad.”
The new project is the latest update on the former LOONA members following news of their legal battle with label BlockBerry Creative.
In January, some of LOONA’s former members were successful in obtaining court orders to end their contracts with BlockBerry. However, court injunctions filed by Haseul, Yeojin, Yves, Gowon and Olivia Hye were not granted.
A month later, Vivi and Hyunjin — the final two members of LOONA to pursue legal action against Blockberry — also filed lawsuits to temporarily suspend their contracts with the South Korean agency.
The battle against BlockBerry was sparked after former LOONA member Chuu was expelled from the group. Blockberry claimed that she was removed due to her “violent language and misuse of power” toward staff, which was met with widespread skepticism from fans and industry professionals.
Jeong told NME that Heejin, Kim Lip, Jinsoul and Choerry contacted him amid their fallout with BlockBerry.
At the time, the future did not necessarily mean [a] future with Modhaus. My intention was to provide them with my personal advice in choosing the most suitable management company for them. However, as our conversation progressed, it became clear that there was potential for them to continue their careers with Modhaus.
Additionally, as of Thursday, Ha-seul, Yeo-jin, Yves and Gowon launched personal Instagram accounts. They join Hyun-jin, Kim Lip, Jinsoul and Choerry, who all opened their own accounts earlier this year.