It had been rumored since last week but it was made official today. Guitarist member, Oh Won Bin (18 years old) has left F.T. Island with effect from today as their music label, F&C Music cited the earlier as being unable to agree with and adapt to the style/direction that F.T. Island was adopting for their music.
A representative from F&C Music announced this morning, “Guitarist Oh Won Bin will leave the group (F.T. Island). Oh Won Bin made the decision after thinking over it for a long time and we decided to accept it.” Despite his departure, plans for F.T. Island to release a mini-album in mid-February will continue as planned with a new member, Song Seung Hyun drafted in as a replacement.