CNBLUE EMTG INTERVIEW

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CNBLUE had released ‘Blind Love’ on 24 April

New single ‘Blind Love’ is a love song composed by Lee Jonghyun. Mild sentimental melody and vocal are indeed their style, but it’s the first time to choose love song as a single. Previously they always picked up  rock tune as a single, so this is one is must be a challenge for them. Immediately we bombard them with questions about their feeling to this song.

EMTG: New single ‘Blind Love’ is a love song composed by Jonghyun, what is intention did you have when you composed this song?

JH: Firstly, I heard this single will be  released on spring, I wanted to do something new and different. We choose love song as a single for first time, so I want not only for our fans but more people would listen to this single. For instance, when people walk around, they hear the song by chance and they feel ‘Good song’…. I want to make them feel like that, so I made such kind a song.

EMTG: This lyrics is written in Japanese, did you write Japanese at the first place?

JH: Yes I did, I wrote lyrics in Japanese at the first place.

EMTG: Wow?! Your Japanese is getting better!

JH: It’s not different…

EMTG: Did you smoothly write without taking so much time?

JH: Yes I did. It takes more time to write in Korean. It’s more difficult for me.

EMTG: This lyrics is expressed sentimental feeling.

JH: Yes it is. Such feelings are everyone goes though once at least.

EMTG: This song is sung by Yonghwa, did you receive any suggestion about how to sing this song from Jonghyun, Yonghwa?

YH: No I didn’t. Because I can sing well!

EMTG: Of course. By the way, what impression did you have when you listen to this song for first time?

YH: I thought I can sing without any pressure. Until now we always have up tempo and high key singles, but this song is medium. However, by no means this is type of my prosperity, so it’s one of my challenge.

EMTG: What do you feel about ‘Blind Love’, Minhyuk?

MH: I tried to record it by thinking simply.

EMTG: How about Jungshin?

JS: I was struggle the most among them. Firstly, regarding to recordof this song, I thought will not a particular problem. In fact, once I tried to record I didnt have enough time (to explore his bass tone more). And I felt pressure, I was completing by discussing the tone with Jonghyun hyung. I’m satisfied our with the result.

MH: Certainly I didn’t have enough time, but  I could finish recording drum early.

JS: I thought it takes more time ‘Greedy Man’ , it is smoothest among all.

JH: This single, I thought the bass tone is the most difficult.

JS: I did my best!

EMTG: Next, I’ll ask the other two songs. I thought ‘With you eyes’ has some kind of messages, it’s indeed your style.

JH: Along this time, I made these songs with all my heart. About my life… it’s strange that young man says such a thing… I wrote lyrics thinking how the life is.

EMTG: Pretty deep!

JH: Of course, I didn’t know its answer yet.

EMTG: I felt your strong message trying to have own intention.

JH: Anyway, my life is making by myself, Surely I become ash when I find this answer.

EMTG: It might be so… What did other members think about this song?

MH: I have a part I agree and I disagree.

EMTG: Oh? Whicht part is you disagree?

MH: This song is too abstract. But it’s what everyone thinks.

YH: I’m agree, this song applicable to everyone.

JH: This song has something to make us hot. I think you’re given energy by it.

EMTG: Next, about ‘Greedy man’, this was compose by Yonghwa.

YH: I don’t like writing lyrics about usual love. The theme is important for this song. This lyrics is expressed a man who has attachment.

EMTG: This was written in English, why did you choose English?

YH: English has direct style. I like it. This song  expressed the man cwho ares about his girlfriend acts and thinks ‘What is she doing now?’

EMTG: All songs have different type. Which song you can really atthachment to? I want everyone answer this question.

MH:  I attached the most to the ‘Greedy man’. And the song I can relax when I listen to  is ‘Blind Love’.

YH: After all ‘Greedy man’ because I wrote my feeling.

JH: ‘With you eyes’.

JS: ‘Blind Love’. The feeling for the song  is what someone who has a lover once. in their lifetime

EMTG: You’ll do live at many place around the world, which city are you looking forward to go the most?

JH: I have fun in every city.

YH: The city we do live (performance) for the first time, Live is always different.

JS: I’m looking forward to meet many people and doing live in each country. We went to Taiwan and Singapore after a long time, many people welcomed  us, we got into swing, so we did live as well as we can. After this promotion in Japan, We’ll go to Thailand and Hongkong and Australia, and return to Seoul.

JH: I have nothing to say because they had said everything.

EMTG: Okay. I want to see your live in Japan. I looking forward to it!

My first impression while I’m editing this interview for cnboice I was pretty shock due to the most of their thought in this interview almost the same way I thought when I wrote Blind Love review.

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Trans by May @cnboice

Edited and Posted by Tara Lee @cnboice/bpb decoded

CNBLUE ANNAN MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

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Jungshin

A funny prince who looks like a model

‘I like a prosperous place, I recommend Gangnam area. It attracts with  many hotels and shopping spots!’ He introduced Seoul. By the way, if you have Japanese girlfriend, what kind of date do you want? ‘Firstly, we will go shopping at Kalosukil. There are many stylish shops, we are holding  hands and date slowly ( not to rush to do anything). I want to eat Choppal together. The shop I often went is in Seoul, that shop has the best vegetable choppal! I’m sure she will glad!’

He is talkative and get rid his cool looks. ‘Among the  members, Yonghwa hyung and I who talk much!’ They are often playing around, today too! ‘We are liven up with rubbish talk at house and scene! For instance, when we get up in the morning, Jonghyun’s dark ring are terrible, so other 3 members poke his into. Furthermore he said, ‘we attack Minhyuk  because of his small face, we’re like a child? ( laugh) If there are tv programs about our life, I think it becomes pretty popular.’

CNBLUE had released mini album ‘Re:BLUE’, which was very meaningful product. ‘In Korea, the song made by members hadn’t been a title song, but we can make “I’m sorry” composed  by Yonghwa hyung as a title song. I do feel we can grow up, we could carry out hard schedules with smile and possibility thinking about the bad things.’

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Jonghyun
A man who can speak Japanese well and has his own way.

Jonghyun looks gentle and serious. But once the interview had started, ‘Instantly, I’m usually playful.’ haha. He replied with fluent Japanese! ‘We’re really funny! and friendly. We can laugh by looking at each other face. But we become so cool in stage. sometimes ourselves think “Who are we?” By the way, Yonghwa hyung is  funniest, naturally, but Jungshin becomes talkative except at the stage (but I think jungshin is quite talkative at the stage too). Minhyuk is boringsome  person even if he makes the effort for not to. I’m pretty funny, but I usually hide it!’

He plays the guitar and composes songs. He even plays the guitar in the dressing room. ‘But  sometimes I want to do a thing besides playing  guitar. Then I watch movie on pc. Recently “Black&White”, which was released last year who captivated  me.’

Which moment who  moved you recently? ‘I did live at Saitama Super Arena last year, we can play at big stage.. like a dream. I play the guitar lying on the stage as my performance, shouting to the audiences telling them it  was amazing! It was valuable experience for me.’

He often goes to a certain place in private. But ‘I often go there now, to the…’ He cut off his word. Please tell to anan’s reader! ‘Um.. a mountain near Myundong, it’s the best for driving. I can refresh my feeling by going there, so I often go there to see stars with members when I have trouble with my work. I’m going once in a month. That place is fits enough for date!’

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Yonghwa
Their (CNBLUE’s) ‘Hyung’ covering by kindness.

As the leader, Yonghwa leads the members. In photo shoot session, he had follow the request well, pulled Minhyuk’s hand and hummed with Jungshin, relaxed atmosphere.

According to him, we could felt that he was really enjoying being with other 3 members. ‘I make fun with other members when they acted  amusing (in a drama), but I don’t praise them on purpose when they acted well. I want them to grow up strongly. Haha he told his unique theory as a leader. Is he strict? But sometimes he shows kindness by making and treats members Toppoki. How about its taste? ‘They said “good”. I have a confident to make Toppoki well.’

We asked him about the place who had associated  memories with, he replied ‘Hongdae’ with his pure eyes. ‘Hongdae was the place where we met for first and we acquired experience. Can be means, CNBLUE had started from there. When we visit (Hongdae), we remember  those days. There are many live-houses, but Hongdae is a date destination for young people. Go there if you visit Seoul.’

Then,  if you have a girlfriend, do you want to take her to Hongdae? ‘Not all the way there. I’m happy to go to anywhere else with my girlfriend!’

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Minhyuk
His smile that melt our heart♡

‘I’m very happy we can be on the cover of anan which Kimura Takuya appears too!’ Minhyuk smiled.

Although interview started in the early morning, but he just did vigorously. ‘But I’m happiest while I sleep. haha now it’s 9 am, I can sleep until tomorrow morning. My best feeling is when I’m wrapped soft blanket. I can sleep for 10 hours, so my condition is good,  today was  5 hours only. but I’m ok, because I’m professional!’
He spent much time for sleeping even in the afternoon. ‘Hyungs practice the guitar or singing, but I just sleeping  or talking. Other members bothering  me by beating desk with drum-stick haha.’

The  memorable place is Yoido in the middle of Seoul. ‘We live in Gangnam now, I have many memories in Yoido, by  having lived there with members for 5 years. And it was easy to go to many tv stations then since it locates in the middle of them (TV Stations). I have to get up early now due to the place (TV Stations) are far from our house, and come back late…’

If you have a girlfriend, where do you want to take her for date? ‘I can’t go there if I talk about it here!’ He was bashful. ‘It’s a joke, I want to go Haneul park. Haneul means “sky”, we can see only the sky there. I want to walk   holding  hands with my girlfriend!’

Is it interlocked finger!? ‘I like to hold our hands like usual. I become to want to have a girlfriend, while talking about date.’

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YONGHWA INTERVIEW ON AJ MAGAZINE APRIL 2013 ISSUE

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Yonghwa
Guitar and Vocals in the popular Korean 4-piece band CNBLUE. As an actor, he boasts his popularity in all parts of Asia after starring in “You Are Beautiful” and “Heartstrings”. On April 24, CNBLUE’s 5th single “Blind Love” will be released.
Not your typical “K-pop idol”. He came to Japan seeking to be a musician, flew here from Korea where the band culture isn’t well established. On the streets and in live houses, he trained and experienced hardship. He’s a serious band guy.

“In Japan, there were so many unique bands that were beyond our wildest imagination. It was a culture shock. I’ve learned so much from watching other bands. I still do.”

“You Are Beautiful”, a drama he was cast in the middle of his training, was a bit hit. Riding that wave, he returned to Korea and debuted as CNBLUE. The band that performed on the streets of Shinjuku swept the Korean charts with “I’m a Loner”. Their popularity spread to Japan where they were filled up Yokohama Arena right before their major debut. Their first major album ranked top on the Oricon chart, and they also successfully finished an arena tour. Starting this April, they’re starting the first massive worldwide tour as a Korean band.

“I have no pressure at all about the World Tour. I’m excited to experience different cultures abroad, it feels like I’m going on a trip. (laughs) CNBLUE is a band, but I think our appeal to the world is that we have popular melodies that are distinctly K-pop. Of course, it’s thanks to other K-pop artists’ superb performances, and our unique position as a band within K-pop that makes us stand out. I think that the current K-pop and K-drama boom worldwide is helping us greatly in synergistic effect.”

As Asia’s top runner who aspires to venture abroad following Korea and Japan, what should CNBLUE do next?

“Recently, not only in Japan and Korea but the variations of music are becoming more and more rich worldwide. Diverse genres of music are bringing energy to the charts, and that’s what people want, too. They’d listen to CNBLUE but other music as well. That’s what I like. It’s not like I only listen to what I like, and I don’t listen to CNBLUE’s music every day. (laughs) I think it’s important to get in touch with many different kinds of music. Compared to when I debuted, the band culture in Korea has developed a lot. I want CNBLUE to be a band that leads that trend, a band that can suggest “the way” to progress forward. I have the same mindset on this whether it’s in Korea, Japan, or the world. Through our overseas activities, we are promoting Korea and Korean music, and it’s very overwhelming every time the Japanese or overseas fans support and welcome us. It’s been three years since debut, but it’s still really overwhelming. (laughs) Just this fact that I’m on the cover of “AJ” with a Japanese star, Sato Takeru, is also overwhelming. Certainly, it’s an incredible honor. The photoshoot and the interview were so much fun, I hope to have more opportunities like this in the future.”

A common denominator between Sato Takeru and Yonghwa is that they’re both actors. Although he started in a band, what are his thoughts on being an actor?

“The pressures I feel as a musician and as an actor are quite different. It seems like my fans think the the difference I feel are very interesting, and so do I. I feel that performing as an actor definitely improves my expressions and performances on stage. It’s also connected to the music I express. I also think about going overseas with acting, not just as a musician.”

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