Nature (Hangul: 네이처; Stylized as NATURE) is a South Korean girl group formed by n.CH Entertainment in Seoul, South Korea. The group debuted on August 3, 2018, with the single album Girls and Flowers (기분 좋아), accompanied by the lead single “Allegro Cantabile (너의 곁으로)”. The group has three sub-units – Charming, Twinkle, and Cutie. Currently, with Loha being a new addition to the group, she has not been placed into one of these sub-units as of yet.
In June 2018, n.CH Entertainment, a South Korean talent management and television production company founded and headed by former SM Entertainment executive Jung Chang-hwan, announced that it will launch its own all-girl group, NATURE, in August.
On August 3, the same day as the group’s debut single’s release, the lead single, “Allegro Cantabile” had its music video released as well. The music video features the current 8 members, as well as former member Yeolmae, who departed from the group quietly before debut. The songs were re-recorded to only feature the current 8 members, and the music video was re-structured to only include close-ups of the current members, and Yeolmae is only present in the choreographic segments. The lead single “Allegro Cantabile” is a remake of the opening to Nodame Cantabile, a popular anime, which was previously recorded by Suemitsu & the Suemith. The group has performed the song through busking performances, as well as on various music shows, including MBC TV, Music Bank, Inkigayo, Arirang TV, and Mnet, where they had performed the song frequently since August 4.
On August 24, three weeks after the music video’s original release, the group released a Dance Practice Version of “Allegro Cantabile”. Nature won their first award, “New Artist of the Year”, on August 30, at Soribada Best K-Music Awards. On September 3, a month after its release, the group announced on their official Facebook page that the “Allegro Cantabile” Music Video had reached over 2 million views on YouTube.
Towards the end of August, the group began a special project called “Pop Cover Project”, where the girls vocally cover a popular pop song and perform a dance sequence. The project consists of 5 covers.
– The first video was released on August 28th. It was “Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles.
– The second video was released on September 8th. It was “My Sharona” by The Knack.
– The third video was released on September 13th. It was “Shut Up and Let Me Go” by The Ting Tings.
– The fourth video was released on September 17th. It was “Rhythm Nation” by Janet Jackson.
– The fifth video was released on September 20th. It was “Kiss” by Prince.
On November 4, Nature via their Naver officially announced a new member, Loha as part of the group and introduced her through a live greeting. The next day, the group began teasing their second single album on Facebook, Some & Love, which was released on November 22, 2018. On the same day, the music video for the lead single, “Some (You’ll Be Mine)”, was released as well. This was the first music video to feature new member Loha. A Performance Version of the music video was released on December 3rd.
On January 15, Nature released a music video for the B track, “Dream About You”, to their previous second single, Some & Love. The video features the group dawning blue tutus in a dream-like environment. The video signifies the first time the group has incorporated an object into the complete choreography a ‘magic’ star-wand. A Performance Version of the music video was released on January 25th.