[STARCAST] Lee Jong Hyun’s Bucket List for a Romantic End of the Year

[STARCAST] Lee Jong Hyun’s Bucket List for a Romantic End of the Year

Hello, I am Lee Jong Hyun from CNBLUE. The of year 2013 is already not far from being over. The ‘End of the year’s mood’ is slowly rising up~ What kind of plans does everyone have for this Christmas and for the end of the year~?

 

For me, I have composed and sung the season song for the first time in this end of the year in December. From long time ago, I always used to think that I wished to compose a carol that warms the heart and my wish came true faster than I thought~ It is a song called ‘Love Falls’ and because I wanted to emphasize the romantic mood of Christmas, I made it as a duet song. With a singer JUNIEL, I also held a special activity for about a week to promote the song as a duet team called ‘Romantic J’. While singing, I thought that I will sing this song in live if I have a girlfriend.

 

Are you saying this is romantic~? Haha. For me, there is another kind of ‘Romantic’ that I am thinking of… How about you guys?

 

I am thinking that I am going to slightly reveal my romantic bucket list to wrap up the year of 2013.  B star naver

1. Decorations that can never be left out to make an end of the year’s mood!

If I have a girlfriend, I want to do Christmas decorations! In the end of the year when thinking of Christmas, I feel that ‘Christmas decoration’ is necessary as it to completes the mood. I still feel that way. Even if it is not a giant Christmas tree, I think decorations that match with places and also every little decoration are things that can add to the mood of Christmas.

I think even Christmas decoration reflects the individuality and vibe that are unique to each person so I often look in detail of what colors and the materials the Christmas tree is decorated with. Does it match me~? Haha. It is classic but no matter what, I think decoration items in Christmas trees are pretty when they have clear colors such as a red apple~ I feel like that colors such as red and gold really give the celebrating atmosphere of the end of the year.

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When the end of the year season approaches, I usually try to call people whom I am grateful for either by calling them no matter what or by meeting them in person, and when I prepare for this in advance, it is good because I do not have to rush for anything. Although there is still a concert that is scheduled, I am still currently preparing so that I do not miss the right time to show what is on my mind. Even now, I think I am not that good at choosing gifts. It is so hard for me to choose gifts. As I think about things such as ‘Are these the things that people who will receive the gift really like it, are these things that they really need” and so on, my concerns begin to multiply. However, if it could be thought of as my own skill, then it might be able to be considered as a good skill, which is to send cards I wrote myself or send messages together along with a gift. Also, the ribbon wrap that makes the gift cooler! Because I think that pretty gift wraps are as important as the content of the gift in expressing my mind, I always put a ribbon for a highlight, haha. (I am a relatively delicate man, right~?)

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If I have a girlfriend, I hope to eat a memorable dinner in such a place that is filled with a warm Christmas mood inside. I want to prepare the menu of this special meal as something that my girlfriend likes the most and also the most surprising at the same time. I think I am not going to regret it only after I prepare everything thoroughly, so even if I have to search all over the internet, I am going to come up with an incredibly fancy plan no matter what!

Especially, I wish to impress her by preparing a dessert that has a Christmas mood. I do not like foods that are too sweet but just for a memorable romantic dinner, I think it would be good to be filled with ‘Sweets’ once in a while. It seems like that there are lots of women who likes very sweet desserts (that I can never eat)~ If I am having dinner with only guys, I will never ever prepare for these desserts but I am thinking of giving it a try once in a while if I started dating someone, haha.

 

It is only my imagination for now but if I face the real situation, then I am going to become very thorough and careful~ I am jealous of all the people who are couples.
I, Lee Jong Hyun, who sings and plays the guitar in CNBLUE, might be spending the end of the year with music. But, I am trying to make time to have dinner with people whom I love and who are most precious~ Of course, I expect to have a special meal time that is filled with the end of the year mood with the members also.

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In times that wrap up the year, song can never be left out, right~?
In this end of the year, I am thinking of introducing two songs that I am going to endlessly replay. I have chosen the songs that touch the sentiment. I am thinking that these are the songs that people who are solos like me will especially be able to empathize together.

The first song is the song ‘The Blower’s Daughter’, which is a famous soundtrack of the movie ‘Closer’, by Damien Rice. Damien Rice, the sing-a-song writer who is from Dublin, Ireland, is one of my favorite musicians. I think I have to say that I was shocked the moment I listened to the song while watching the movie ‘Closer’… Until now, I still cannot forget the moment when it has touched my heart in a powerful way. I recommend this song as it softens the sentiment while wrapping up the year quietly.

The second song has sad lyrics but I think it is good to listen to it for many, many times during this season. It is the most famous song of Christmas seasons ‘Last Christmas’. There are a lot of carols and Christmas songs on my mind but the best song in my mind I think is always this song. When it is the end of the year, I am happy but when I think about how this year have gone by too fast, there is always a little bit of loneliness left in my mind and I think it is the song that slightly consoles such a feeling.

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The weather recently have got colder and because of the snow, it really feels like ‘Winter’ and maybe, this Christmas might be a White Christmas! I hope everyone have a romantic and happy end of the year with family, lovers and friends whom you guys love.

 

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‘Apa Khabar?’ CNBLUE Greets thr Press Bafore Their World Tour in Malaysia

‘Apa Khabar?’ CNBLUE Greets thr Press Bafore Their World Tour in Malaysia

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Korean popular boy band CNBLUE finally made their second appearance in Malaysia after this year’s Golden Disc Award which was held in Malaysia too back then in January. The boys were welcomed by over 100 of fans who flooded the airport to meet them.

A press conference was held at Grand Hyatt Hotel a day before their Blue Moon World Tour in Malaysia. CNBLUE’s members entered the press conference room in high spirits. They greeted the press with “Apa Khabar” and introduced themselves in English before pursuing with a short Q&A session. With bubbly and friendly personality, CNBLUE’s members managed to make the press conference really lively and happening.

Check out the Q&A session during the press conference below!

MC: How do you feel about Malaysia so far? Probably the weather or the food.
A: The weather is just like Korea now and we are here for our very first, our very own concert in Malaysia so we have so much expectation.MC: Have you tasted the food yet?
MH: I would try ‘Satay’. I have not tried it yet before this. I like all the skewered type of food so satay will be the number one thing I would like to try.

MC: Yonghwa, you have written many tracks for CNBLUE, so where and when do inspiration happen when it comes to your song writing?
A: It’s not like I plan or anything, but these inspirations just come naturally. It depends on what type of music I listen to, so it really depends on the environment. Sometimes I get inspiration for the lyrics and sometimes I get inspiration for others.

MC: Jonghyun, you’re a judo goal medalist in your school, so can you take on a bad person when you’re in a top situation?
A: Well now I have a lot of security brothers around me, so I don’t think it’s necessary for me to take action.

MC: Jungshin, you are the youngest but also the tallest. So much so that you have also walked the runway as a model for some big fashion events. Will you get into disagreement with your team members? Will you go like “Hey, I am the tallest”?
JS: NO~ (in English)
MC: You’re a really nice person
JS: Thank you~
Q: Do you have any fashion advice for your teammates?
A: Well it’s not quite an advice but whenever we go, for example Japan, We gave some ideas to our stylists that I would like to wear something like this and like that.
MC: You guys are amazing; don’t you (press) think so?
Press: Yeah~
Yonghwa: Yeah I know~

MC: Minhyuk, you acted in Korea’s popular drama. Which is your first love? Singing or acting?
A: My first choice is always the band. That is always my priority.

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[Questions from press]

Q: Your start evolving around this year. How do you describe your style?
Yonghwa: Appearance or fashion?
MC: Fashion
Yonghwa: Well thanks to our stylists, who style us nicely. But usually whatever we wear… ummm I will stop here (laughs)Q: Yonghwa and Jonghyun are successful singer song writers, so what about the maknaes (Minhyuk and Jungshin)
MH: Usually I take notes on the lyrical idea that I get time to time but we are still in the learning process and Yonghwa is teaching us really much but we usually edit songs together. So whenever we are doing work together I get to learn more. So by that time I reach their level, maybe we will have some songs written by ourselves here.

Q: What inspired the name BLUE MOON for your tour?
A: Blue moon only comes once in a while but you know sometimes these two moons appearing together called Blue Moon so since it’s gonna be our very first world tour, we want our tour to be very special so we name it Blue Moon

Q: In the next few days, you will be releasing your Japanese albums. Any plan to release Korean album near future?
A: We don’t write songs or make songs whenever we want to make a new album. We are always writing songs so when we are ready, and the right time comes then we will release our album. So every time constantly we are preparing for our new album. So I wouldn’t say that by this specific day we will release our album. We are always working on it. We hope it will release sooner too.

Q: How do you make sure your songs are different from other boy bands so that you’re CNBLUE.
A: Well, I don’t really have a clear definition of what is CNBLUE’s color for our music, but I guess our songs are very catchy and easy to sing along. Also, when you just hear our music, you can feel it’s CNBLUE’s song.

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Reposted by Tara Lee bpb decoded

 

CNBLUE Interview on PATi PATi PRIME Volume 1, 2013 Issue

CNBLUE Interview on PATi PATi PRIME Volume 1, 2013 Issue

‘Groovy CNBLUE’ Feature summer single

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CNBLUE will release a single just like the summer, ‘Lady’ on July 31st. About this ‘Groovy CNBLUE’ song that has disco atmosphere, we threw ‘Lady’ questions associated from the lyrics at them.

As a part of world tour, CNBLUE hold Zepp tour in Japan this summer. Moreover they will appearat summer festivals. They release a groovy dance tune ‘Lady’ as if we begin to dance in the summer live. A party at night, A lady is made a target, she is already mine… We set the song that is the sexiest in CNBLUE songs as a theme, probed into their private.

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‘Lady’ is the word that fits the song the best.

– New song ‘Lady’, did you make this song with awareness that this is released in Japan?
Yonghwa Not especially. I’m not particular about where the song will be released. I release completed songs at release season.

– Were you aware of the single released in summer?
Yonghwa: Yes I was. In fact when I was writing a song like ballad, but it doesn’t suit summer, so I omitted it this time.

– What is a theme of ‘Lady’?
Yonghwa: When we go to summer festival, everyone dances and livens up the atmosphere, like club. I wrote with such a portrait. We will play at summer festivals this year, this song is like disco and we can feel coolness, so it’s just like a summer.

-What is the root of this title?
Yonghwa: ‘Lady’ is the word that fits the song the best.

– How do you feel after you play it?
Minhyuk: This song is fun. While playing we’re liven up because rhythm of this song is disco..
Jonghyun: In fact I didn’t make songs for a while after I made ‘Blind Love’ though I already start to make again. I felt something is lacking, so I was studying music. In the mean time, I left songs making to Yonghwa. Then he completed very good songs. When I listen to ‘Lady’ for the first time, I felt it’s groovy song. It has sexy atmosphere, too. It is like summer, isn’t it?
Yonghwa: Because this song is cool and fresh.
Jonghyun: I felt the disco song like it also suits summer. Rhythm is good, isn’t it?
Jungshin: Mwo?
3 members *except JS*: hahahahaha! ‘Mwo?’

– What, what is it?
Jungshin: I say ‘Mwo’ from a habit before I start to talk. I’m being made fun of it by members (wry smile)
Jonghyun: ‘Mwo’ is Korean, ‘Nani?’ in Japanese.
*’What?’
in English* (so bunny buin, lets follow him saying ‘mwo’ before start talking, kkk)

– I see (laugh) How do you feel after you play ‘Lady’, Jungshin?
Jungshin: Just like other members had said, I felt it’s just like summer. There were originally two versions about rhythm in this song. The other one is a little difficult.
Yonghwa: We felt guy while listening its one, but the playing is complicated.
Jungshin: And another one is now disco rhythm. This song became groovy because rhythm was decided this version. That’s why I’m looking forward to playing it at live.

Perspiring on the nose is the sign of ‘I love you’ (laugh)

– Well, I’ll ask you from lyrics of ‘Lady’. At first, what kind of ‘Lady’ that appears in front of you,  and you feel ‘I want you’?
Yonghwa: If she is so cute, I might think too much and feel much pressure (laugh) the best person is who agrees with each other. I guess Minhyuk’s thought is so, isn’t it?
Minhyuk: Yes. Most important thing is her personality. First when we’re directly meet, whether we can understand or not, it’s important. And I like a person who has pure eyes.
Jonghyun: Mine is feeling *his important point*
Yonghwa: It’s just a feeling~~ (suddenly started to sing ‘feeling’)
Jonghyun: If our feelings coincide, I can understand her without doing nothing.
Jungshin: I…… I like a person who is whiter than me.
Yonghwa: Such people are many! (laugh)
Jungshin: And a person who agrees with each other, and…
Jonghyun: Despite his appearance, he has lofty ideal. He is most particular of all.
Jungshin: Because I’ve not kept company with so many women, I become  too much.

– Then, if you meet a ‘Lady’ whom you felt ‘I want you’, how do you approach her?
Minhyuk: I catch her soon.
3 members: whew~~ (laugh) how manly!
Minhyuk: Oh why? I catch her as my girlfriend.
Yonghwa: I don’t understand him well. If I feel positive, I approach her, but if I don’t feel so, I don’t by the situation or atmosphere at that time.
Jonghyun: Feeling is important for me, so if I like her, she should like me. Special approach doesn’t need. It’s rare only one side like her, isn’t it?
Yonghwa: Really? I don’t think so~ (laugh)
Jungshin: I can’t approach someone at all.
Yonghwa: In case of Jungshin, his perspiring on the nose is the sign of ‘I love you’ (laugh) (All were staring at Jungshin) Look~, hahahaha, he is just sweating on his nose.
Jungshin: No I’m not! (laugh)
Minhyuk: Jungshin sweats on his nose only when he sees a picture of hot food.
Yonghwa: Human tells his mind with words, Jungshin can tell his mind with his nose without speaking! (All burst out laughing)
Jungshin: So, when I meet you, I’ll say ‘Annyunghaseyo~’ (covering his nose with his hand) from now on. (All laughing hard)
Yonghwa: Shall I buy any deodorant for nose? (laugh)
Jungshin: (laugh) By the way, my answer to the question is ‘I can’t’. I couldn’t talk with women well before. I can do it now as might be expected. But I guess I can’t do anything if there is a woman on my heart in front of me.
– So, who is the activist to woman all of you?
Jonghyun: I think such person is no one among us.

-Well, who changes a sexy man in the night, not on the stage?
Yonghwa: Firstly, a man doesn’t feel other man sexy, I don’t know it well.
Jungshin: We’re not sexy, only noisy men in the night. (LOLOLOL)

– Who is the sexiest on the stage?
Yonghwa: (immediately) No doubt, it’s me!
Minhyuk: Yes, he is. His action one by one,
Jonghyun: Sexy.
Yonghwa: Ah~ Sexy moving like that naturally appearance, hahaha (laugh) I usually hide all the points.
Jonghyun: hehehe (laugh) I see. I think everyone who works hard is sexy. But Jungshin is all in sweat when he plays bass hard, so this point is uncool (laugh)
Jungshin: What!?
Jonghyun: But okay. Jungshin hascute (smile)

-‘Lady’ is groovy music, do you sometimes go to a club and spend the ‘party’ night?
All: No, we don’t.
Jungshin: Not club, we dance in a house or car, don’t we?
Yonghwa: A car leaps because of it (laugh)
Minhyuk: We’re listen to music which makes us dance and we move.

-When you play ‘Lady’ at summer festivals or tours, members and audiences will become like a party.
Yonghwa: Let’s dance hard!

 

 

 

 

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CNBLUE Interview on B-PASS Magazine September Issue

CNBLUE Interview on B-PASS Magazine September Issue

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The 6th single “Lady”, All 3 songs in the single are mainly written and composed by Yonghwa, it’s quite Yonghwa’s world! At first, about ‘Lady’, it was completed by fresh rock tune.

Yonghwa: I was conscious that it will be released on summer.

Minhyuk: We want to listen to lively rhythm in summer, don’t we? This song has speed and power like summer. I’m sure you can feel coolness.

Jonghyun: That’s why many rock festivals are held in summer. Summer of rock.
From the lyrics, I find a man who leads woman like ‘Follow me’. Is your experience reflected it?

Yonghwa: To write lyrics, we depend on our own experience at any rate. It may be contained a little, but not 100%.

So, may I catch this song as love song?

Yonghwa: Yes, but I didn’t take priority over love lyrics. The lyric was born beyond my thought I want to put suitable lyrics on melody.

Jungshin: I feel the lyrics fit the melody. How should I put it in, the speed of melody linked with the feeling dashing for a lady well? This is a fresh love song.

The expression ‘like summer’ appeared many times, what kind of situation do you feel well-matched if you listen to this song?

Yonghwa: (He was thinking with humming refrain) Listen in the beginning of a hot day!! I’m sure we forget the heat and become refreshing day!

Jonghyun: In the car. It’s the best to listen to it during driving. It sounds good we listen to it driving along the coast.

I’ve thought this song is just for driving. All of you have a driver’s license, don’t you?

Jungshin: Yes, we have. Recently, I drove to Hangan (A large river in Seoul) with Yonghwa hyung. We drove to the riverside, parked a car and took a walk. We went back to home as we drank coffee in a car. It’s in Seoul and near places for us, but I felt it was fun to drive with favorite music all the way. I’m glad if you listen to the songs in such a situation.

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Er, did you drive, only by two men?

Yonghwa: (wry smile) Is it strange!? Well.. We’re often drive only with men.

In term of your age, it’s a little wasteful in my opinion… (laugh) It’s relieved for fans.

Jungshin: Don’t catch it suspicious!!

Of course (laugh). I just felt you’re close too much.

Jungshin: Oh, that point (laugh)

Also this MV expresses a sensation of a band well. What do you think when finishing the MV?

Yonghwa: Well, it is worked out a visual plan and even only playing scene is nice enough.

Minhyuk: Especially, the lighting is good. I’m satisfied with the point that visual and stimulating effect combines the speed of song and playing well.

Jungshin: We are putting on the costume that we put in on MV today. People who haven’t watched it yet, please check it out.

The second song ‘Don’t care’, it’s also written lyrics and composed by Yonghwa. The lyrics is your proud English, the contents are nice!

Yonghwa: I made this song around spring. I was conscious of melody and lyrics that suit an acoustic guitar with my message ‘Look out around you more’ for people who live busy alone every day. (so is it about why you so depressed at that time Yong?)

A little negative lyric on minor cord and the lyrics with strong will when cord changed, melody and lyrics linked well. I feel that lyrics were written in advance, but composing was the first, isn’t it?

Yonghwa: Yes it is. ‘Don’t care’ is revision ‘I’ from ‘I don’t care’; I think my own feeling appears ‘I’ in the lyrics. I send my messages to listeners or myself. A wave of my usual feeling may links with melody and lyrics.

Other members, what part do you feel sympathy in the lyrics?

Jonghyun: ‘You don’t know the beauty of life’, I think our ‘beautiful life’, and how to live is just now. Though we have hard time in our own way, I think its beautiful life to recognize that we are blessed now than to sigh over that only good things or only hard things happen.

Jungshin: Originally, the lyrics were like 1 kilometer, a few kilometers…

Jonghyun: What’s it?

Yonghwa: Ah, that’s episode (laugh). We were wondering that Jungshin and I write the lyrics together, but I quickly completed it by myself (laugh).

Jungshin: Hyung said ‘let’s write lyrics together’, we discussed many ideas. ‘This is interesting’ ‘How about it?’ like these. After that, I wrote as hard as I can. The distance between separated her and I am a few kilometers, I can’t see you anymore… maybe a theme like that, the title might be ‘3 kilometers’… I showed hyung my lyrics with full confident…, but he said ‘I already wrote’ (laugh). I was really shocked although my idea was good!(All members burst into laughing)

Yonghwa: Really, your idea was good. I’ll use it soon. (Yongie, as bunny buin here I’d really want to hear what Jungshin’s lyric is looked like, maybe pretty please?)

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If it became lyrics, atmosphere is quite different.

Yonghwa: If his lyrics became this song’s lyrics, the second song also were love song.

Minhyuk: I prefer Yonghwa hyung’s lyrics though (laugh) But, new melody may be born based from Jungshin’s idea.

And the third song ‘Monday’ is also written lyrics and composed by Yonghwa. The title is Monday, but relaxed acoustic melody is comfortable as if we want to listen to it on Sunday. Meanwhile, I agree the idea of lyrics that everyone feels lazy in Monday morning, too.

Yonghwa: Thank you. The theme of this song is a dilemma frompeople who have to get up at the same time every day like a businessmen or students.

Theme is different, but in term of a dilemma in general public, it is a little similar with the idea of the 4th single ‘Robot’.

Yonghwa: Yes, a dilemma is deplored in Robot, but this time is milder.

Also, I like your sense that you use the keyword ‘time machine’ as a stuff of flight, not the scene talking about a dream (laugh)

Yonghwa: Such people can’t enjoy with all their hearts on Sunday night, so I guess they want to fly from Sunday night to Friday night by time machine.

By the way, today is Monday, what time did you get up?

All: about 10:30 am?

Minhyuk: in case of work, we often get up at six or eight like the lyrics. Especially in Japan.

So, could you get up early when you were student like the lyrics?

Yonghwa: I don’t remember how I get up back then. If I were told that return to the past, I can’t get up early like then every morning again! (He suddenly talked with Busan accent)

Which were you got up by, an alarm clock or your parents?

Yonghwa & Jungshin: By my mother.

3 members: Minhyuk, you had got up by yourself, hadn’t you?

Minhyuk: Yes, I set an alarm and tried to get up by myself. But only when I can’t get up, my mother came to get me up.

Jonghyun: I got up by myself because my parents went to work from early morning.

Jungshin: Jonghyun hyung regularly gets up even if his sleeping hours are short. He seems a light sleeping.

Jonghyun: I’m jealous with you because you can sleep anywhere.

Jungshin: Yeah, I seem to be able to sleep anywhere (laugh)

Yonghwa: You can sleep for hours deep like for 10 hours.

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In term of your work, the day may be unrelated, if I dare to say, what day does you like the best?

Jungshin: Wednesday. Friday is said ‘burning Friday’, so there are many cars and people everywhere. People are full up from the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. But, official workers work hard on Wednesday, so people are fewer crowds in the town.

Yonghwa: No, Monday is the least crowded. But I like Sunday! I’m free in Sunday night because I go home earlier for next day. Others care about next day, but I needn’t care.

Jonghyun: Although others have a day off, we sometimes can’t have it on Sunday. My friends and I don’t agree our day off.

Yonghwa: Another reason I like Sunday is because many favorite variety programs are broadcasted. Even if I don’t do anywhere, I really enjoy only watching TV on Sunday (with Busan accent)

Jonghyun: Even if I sleep because of tiredness, I wake up when TV program starts. (with Busan accent)

Minhyuk: I don’t like Monday and Friday morning because roads got choked. I like ordinary days when there aren’t so many people in the town.

As I see your lyrics, I feel your imagination is amazing. You write different themes by yourself for third parties. Especially, these days. Perhaps did you like reading when you were a child?

Yonghwa: I didn’t read so many books back then. I was told that read book by parents, if I finish reading a book; they gave me pocket money or allowed to go to play, so I kept it up. I’ve been not good at keeping sitting to do something.

Then, how was the imagination born?

Yonghwa: My parents like to make me learn several artistic things (with Busan accent). I went to learn what other children don’t learn, the instruments, arts, since I was young. So I always got A at art record. I think I was influenced by parents. Just it may be my nature!? (All: burst into laughing)

Jungshin: I know, hyung (laugh)

Now, finally summer tour. You’ll play 10 concerts at Zepp in 5 cities this year. Please tell us your enthusiasm.

Yonghwa: Talking of live, you may imagine speeding, but for a change this time, I suppose you can enjoy with relaxing. ‘Soft’ concept.

Minhyuk: We’ll tour with different construction from World tour’s and one in Japan. We wanted to change definitely.

Jungshin: The arena class venue and live house like Zepp, both have different attractions. Zepp have good acoustics and rapid feedback, so I like the size of Zepp. We will be able to show the contents that we couldn’t show or realize at arena tour last year. In a word, I guess fans and we will feel sympathy at the live.

Zepp tour is from the end of July to the middle of August, you have summer festival, and World tour starts from the end of August once again. Aren’t you confused with such busy schedule?

All: We got used to it.

Yonghwa: I can enjoy even on that situation. Before, we have done different activities in Korea and Japan, so I can switch in my head.

Jungshin: I feel this is one of the growths. It should be not easy to fit different contents of each tours. But we tried, we could. We had worries ‘can we do it?’ and we felt reality ‘If we do, we can do it’. We’ve repeated these and we come here.

For example, you play some songs both of Japan tour and world tour. Next to A is B in Japan tour, but next to A is C in world tour, in that case, have you ever nearly taken B for C?

Jungshin: I’m not that fool.

Jonghyun: Yes, I have.

Jungshin: Ah…. The fool is here (laugh) (Tom n Jerry xD)

Jonghyun: We sometimes change the set list during the tour, but I’ve forgotten it. In the new order, I had to start to play for first, but I forgot… I’ve experienced such thing once or twice. When I concentrate, I tend to make mistakes. I put set list in front of my foot, but I didn’t check it and only looking at guitar, so such accident happened. It may not happen now. I make sure to check.

Jungshin: We are busy with lives like now; I’m worried about other members’ condition more than mine. Especially, I’m worried about Yonghwa hyung’s throat state. Yonghwa and Jonghyun hyungs always work their bodies harder than me, so I’m sorry for that.

Yonghwa: I’m sorry!? We’re vocalist. So, sing instead of us, Jungshin. (laugh)

Jungshin: I just take back what I had said (laugh)

And you will appear at the festivals such as SUMMER SONIC for 2 consecutive weeks in August. You have festivals among the tour, how will you use them properly?

Yonghwa: We are working out a secret plan just now.

Minhyuk: I think each set list are important because of the difference that outdoor venue or indoor. We can show all of us at solo concerts, but we must show our music for short time at festivals, so we discuss a lot of ideas.

Jungshin: When we’re appeared at the festival in Niigata, I remember it was really fun outdoors. It was so hot, but audience is also hot, so we become hotter each other with music! There is such atmosphere. We will attack with the feeling like then at outdoor festival this year. Famous bands in the world such as Metallica, Linkin Park appear at Summer Sonic, so I’m looking forward to seeing them and I feel strange that the fact we’ll  compete with them. Honestly, I’m looking forward to it, but I’m uneasy that many audiences come or not.

Yonghwa: Jungshin, is it so important who play at the same time with us? We only concentrate our live. We play our live with all our hearts if there is even only person in front of us…. We will try with such minds. Honestly, I want many audiences to come (laugh) (gahh he’s so strange, he seems doesn’t agree with Jungshin’s opinion but in the end he agrees LOL)

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That’s CNBLUE! Every band come with such minds, so we can enjoy the difference with solo live. I’m looking forward to it! By the way, you continue world tour lives by now; you’re the first Korean band that holds large scale world tour like this. Since you visit the world, did your visions have change?

Jonghyun: We’ve got a lot of ‘the first as Korean band’ since before. We feel ‘why so many?’, I appreciate the surrounding at first.

Jungshin: We dont feel superior to that; I wish we become a good model or aims for our junior bands.

Minhyuk: Of course it’s not only our efforts. I don’t know how much supports of staffs who give us such chances and fans who come to see us. Wherever; we don’t have conceit, I want our fans to see us and want to send other people. For it, I think it’s effective to visit many places and hold many lives.

You come here as third-years band since you’ve debuted, where will you go from now?

Yonghwa: I always say, our goal is to rank 1st at billboard chart. I feel we are getting closer and closer to it. I’ll keep saying until it’s realized.

Jungshin: There is a big senior band ‘YB’ in Korea. YB held tour in America a few years ago. I read a book about it. I felt an incentive from full their feelings. We want to try to tour in America like them someday!

Yonghwa: Our tour in only country is more times in Japan than in Korea, so we’ve studied many things in Japan. We can make the most of it surely, so we will be deeply moved if the day that we use our experiences in America comes!

CNBLUE will release their Japan 6th single “Lady” on July 31st. We let them talk about this single, which is like the summer and contains a title song that is a rock number like them (cnblue), and a world tour is going on now. And the theme of this column is the Korean ‘A test of courage’!

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Special column “Scary experience”

– In hot summers, like this year, it’s standard to do a test of courage and feel fear. Have you ever done it?

Jonghyun: It’s named ‘Guts test’ (in comparison of Japanese, words are a bit different, but the meaning is almost the same). I did it when I was a student.

Yonghwa, Minhyuk, Jungshin: I’ve never done it.

Yonghwa: Do people usually do it during summer vacation? It isn’t an extracurricular lesson, is it? I’ve never done it.

Jonghyun: Oh? Have you never done it? I’ve done it once or twice.

– We usually do it during a school trip or training camp in summer.

Minhyuk: Ah~ But we’ve never done it.

Yonghwa: If we’re belonging to YMCA or Boy Scouts, we might experience it. But we’re generally don’t do it. Where did you do it?

Jonghyun: I did it with some friends at the temple on the hill in the night. It might be different from a test of courage; we did a game in who goes back the fastest after he touched the wall.

Jungshin: In Japan, do people always do it? How to do it?

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– In Japan everyone has probably done it, I think. When we are students, a pair of both sexes walks on a dark mountain path. Also, after we become adults, we drive to a haunted place.

All: It sounds interesting~! We want to do it.

Jungshin: Shall we try to do it? At the place we’re going to for the tour, for example.

Yonghwa: Hey.. Do you think it’s fun for only men to do it? (laugh) If there were girls, we might shriek..

Minhyuk: If only men do it, they shout or cling to someone..

Jonghyun: We become sultrier. (laugh)

– So, in relation to scariness, do you watch horror movies? In Korea, many horror movies are released in summer, aren’t they?

Jonghyun: Yes, I like them. We sometimes watch a movie together, but I can’t go on watching it because of noise.

Yonghwa: Anyhow Jungshin is noisy. He always shouts at scary scenes, so I can’t concentrate on the movie. Moreover, I get more scared because of his shouting.

Minhyuk: He holds my knees.

Jonghyun: Minhyuk, you have a habit in which you muttering while watching a movie.

Yonghwa: Yeah, Minhyuk is the person I don’t want to watch a movie together with the most, haha.

While watching a movie, he talks to me about the expression of the story. What will happen next? or Look, look! And so on.

Jungshin: Yes, even watching a love story, he says the boy and the girl will surely become so.

Jonghyun: Yonghwa hyung watches a movie without saying any words. When we shout, he freezes alone (laugh).

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– Then, who is the biggest coward out of all members?

Jonghyun: I once had no scary things at all. It was okay to ride most of the vehicles in an amusement park, such as a roller coaster and watch horror movies. But since I became a adult, they are getting scarier for me.

Yonghwa: As much as, you have a right youth’s mind now (laugh). I’m more scared for cockroaches than horror movies. But Jungshin can catch them very well! (All members bursted into laughing)

Jonghyun: I once was calm about cockroaches, but now I’m scared.

– Touring so much, you stayed in many hotels, not only in Japan, but in other countries. So… it happens.. Appeared or not. (About a ghost)

All: We don’t care about it!!

Minhyuk: I’ve never thought about it, if anything, I try not to not think about it.

Yonghwa: Because we’re men, we aren’t scared for such a thing. All members have never been tied down and have never experienced it.

Jonghyun: But we’re tired and fall asleep fast, so we may have no time to feel it.

Minhyuk: What we are most scared of, is the human, isn’t it?

Jungshin: Yes, ‘A usual person’ is the scariest.

Yonghwa: There are more scary experiences in reality after all. It’s the best if they don’t happen. We rather want to be excited than scared, in the summer!

As usual, many things I could found out from Japanese magazine, and their Q an A (s) were always surprising, beside their talked about the single is the most important one for me XD. Especially when they explained one by one about the detai, really love it , and of course Jungshin’s lyric!!! I cant wait to listen to it …..

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Trans by Satsuki @ cnboice

Edited and Posted by Tara Lee @bpb decoded / cnboice

 

CNBLUE at Rock In Japan Festival

CNBLUE at Rock In Japan Festival

 

cnblue22On August 4th, CNBLUE rocked out the Lake Stage of Rock in Japan Festival. Rock in Japan is one of the biggest rock festival in Japan, being held 3 days consecutively on August first week, Rock in Japan become a pride for rock band to participated. And this year Rock in Japan become more special for me personally since CNBLUE as one of the line up.

Sceduled to rock on Lake Stage, the second biggest stage, CNBLUE posted their pride on twitter, can you guess whose hands are they?

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On the last day, the artist who appears as the 2nd performer at LAKE STAGE is 4 piece band, CNBLUE. They are not only active in Korea or Japan but also in Asia and get enormous popularity now. They got to their position at the stage kindled smoke, a brave shout “ROCK IN JAPAN!!”. The dazzling vocal relays by Jung Yonghwa (G&Vo) and Lee Jonghyun (G&Vo) led an English R&B number, “Where you are”, their performance started. Jonghyun’s guitar solo with lighting speed was awesome and changing into the next song, Yonghwa’s stirring like ‘Only music, are you ready!?’ was an expert. By Lee Jungshin (Ba) ‘s supple playing and wild beats by Kang Minhyuk (Dr), calls and responses were arisen. The excitement was getting hotter and hotter. Jonghyun told ‘A little earlier, but shall we liven up!?’ after this, hand-clap and sing-along was added skillfully.

‘We’re CNBLUE, we came here from Korea for this event!’ Music is nice all the same! (Jonghyun)’ ‘Are you hot? Be hotter. It was warm up until now. The real CNBLUE is here from now on. Today, you don’t need to work, your boss isn’t there, so let’s enjoy with all our hearts! (Yonghwa)’ It’s fun that they talked to us with Japanese. Jonghyun is so fluent that we are surprised, Yonghwa fired wise remarks ‘This isn’t beer, this is tea. Shall we go with sense like tea?’ ‘Where is the coffee shop?’. At the latter of the performance, they successively showed light and impregnable dance-rock. They carried out their words that they nicely liven and liven up. It’s excellent. After ‘I’m Sorry’, the climax was their latest single ‘Lady’. The song with falsetto chorus made us dance without choice. They will release a new album ‘What turns you on?’ on August 28th. Their performance let us expect even more steady advance.

Behind the stage, CNBLUE did as Jonghyun ever told in one of the interview that he wants to have more interaction with other performers once they participated on the Japan rock festival. And at Rock in Japan the had a shoot with Orange Range. A senior Japanese rock band to CNBLUE.

cnblue23Short after, Minhyuk updating their Daum Fancafe with selca each of the members, telling how fun and how hot the stage was. He even told  just after finishing 3rd song, they felt almost collapsed due to the summer heat. Here the selca you can enjoy 🙂

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Photo credit  Ro69.jp, @CNBLUE_4, @OR_HIROKI, Daum FANCAFE

Article Credit Koike Hirokazu

Article Trans by Satsuki @ cnboice

Edited and Posted by Tara Lee @ bpb decoded/cnboice