CNBLUE is a first Korean rock band who doing a World Tour. Right after debut, they are known as an alternative rock band, they released medium tempo love song this time. We interviewed them about the new song “Blind Love” composed by Jonghyun.
“Blind Love” was released on April 24th. It is their 5th single CD who first time contain love song and a medium tune song for CNBLUE.
Jonghyun: This is kind of “spring” song. At first, I’ve written this song’s lyric in impression of Sakura (cherry blossom). But I didn’t want to make this song for only “spring”, so I’ve changed the lyric.
When I listen to this melody, I feel like seeing cherry blossom petals swirl.
Jonghyun: Well, the original lyric was “you are shining in swirling petals~”. However some of my Japanese friends and our staff said there are lots of Sakura songs in Japan. So I’ve changed it.
Jungshin: Since this time’s the title song has a different image from our previous songs, I was worried that people who listened this song feel a little confused. But it is a love song and melody like J-pop, so I think Japanese Fan will likes this song.
Minhyuk: This is an easy listening song. We also felt fresh feeling.
Yonghwa: We had strong songs up to now, though we have tender song this time. You can feel different style of us.
Almost of your songs were rock tune after your major debut in Japan.
Yonghwa: Yes we are. Most of our songs we’ve written are about a positive thinking like “HOPE”.
Did you need courage to make such a medium tune love song as a title song?
Jonghyun: It seemed a “challenge” for me. We try a ballad as a rock band.
Yonghwa: Ummm, it was like one of temptation rather than challenge for me.
What song who comes into your mind immediately as a rock band’s ballad song?
Jonghyun: Bon Jovi “Always” and Oasis “Don’t Look Back In Anger”. These two songs are great as ballad songs.
Yonghwa: Bon Jovi “All About Lovin’ you”.
Jungshin: Bon Jovi is good and MR.BIG.
Minhyuk: Every song that they have said until now (Minhyuk had the same opinion with Jonghyun and Yonghwa).
Jonghyun: See, ballad song is important one for a rock band. I hope our song will be so.
Since this song’s lyric is almost written in Japanese, it’s easy to understand for Japanese fans.
Jonghyun: This song is the love song that anyone has experienced once and has a nostalgic feeling. “No matter how far our distance is, I always love you~”.
The couple in this song already broke up, didn’t they?
Jonghyun: Yes, they did, seems sad though. I would be lying if I said they don’t break up. Even though they broke up, love is blind. This is why “Blind Love”
Then we would like to interviewed you about “With Your Eyes”.
Jonghyun: Actually, we were divided between “Blind Love” or “With Your Eyes” as a title song. In fact many staff chose “With your eyes”.
“With Your Eyes” has more CNBLUE’s sound.
Jonghyun: I think so. “With Your Eyes” is also a good song. “Greedy man” was composed and written a by Yonghwa though; all songs “Blind Love”, “With your eyes”, “Greedy man” are have a good lyrics.
Did you write a lyric of “With Your Eyes” purposely for “Love”?
Jonghyun: No. It’s about a “Life”. I can not surely say “A life is like this” in my age. However this is a message that “Since it’s your own life, you must have responsibility for your life”.
Then what about “Greedy Man” composed by Yonghwa?
Yonghwa: This song describes a message “where are you? ”, “I’ll keep loving you”. A lyric of biased love is more interesting than a lyric that say straightly “I love you”, and I think listener also feels so toward this song.
I see. After you released this single, you are going to do World Tour and then ZEPP tour in Japan.
Yonghwa: We just take a step toward the world including Japan. We’ll always do our best.
Do CNBLUE members give support to “Blind Love”?
Jonghyun: Of course they are.
Yonghwa: What do you mean by “Love is Blind”?
Does it like a straight love. No cheating?
Jonghyun: Yes it does.
Jungshin: It doesn’t mean that you give up your job and to be besotted.
Nobody is here like this type (cheating, besotted and giving up)?
Jonghyun: Because everybody works hard.
Yonghwa: We have to keep working hard while we are young.
Source PATi PATi Magazine June Issue
Scanned by rin
Trans by Satomi @cnboice