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Yonghwa to Minhyuk
MH has a good body balance.
His face is very small, right?
So sensitive, good person.
Such cute atmosphere, he is manly when he plays drums.
He is younger but he has strong will, he can do what he should do exactly.
He is too much into game, the best gamer among members.
His secret is, he has no volume of hip! (laugh)
My hip is cute (laugh).
I wanna recommend a lady as MH’s girl friend, earnest/diligent, innocent and elegant person.
Yonghwa hyung is reliable, deep emotionally and kindly person.
Really a perfect person.
Has nothing as bad point.
(YOnghwa: that’s right! I’m a perfect almost like not a human (laugh))
Perfect! Ah! He has thicker legs compared with other members (laugh)!
A lady who suit Yonghwa hyung is, younger, charming person.
He gave me many advise about acting a lot.
He always helped me in my heart.
(Yonghwa: I didn’t help you! Just played together!)
Jonghyun to Minhyuk
Minhyuk is really earnest.
Too earnest, so I think sometimes he should be relax.
The most neat person among us, like a “mother” in our dorm.
Minhyuk and Jungshin are cleanliness freak.
They can cleaning, washing and cooking.
If I and Yonghwa hyung doing those, get in the way (laugh)
For Minhyuk’s girlfriend, sincerely person is good.
And then, innocent!
He is too ernest so I think younger girl is better for him..
Minhyuk to Jonghyun
Jonghyun hyung is frank like a neighbour brother, manly, dependable in a pinch.
I’m playing or fooling around with Jungshin or Yonghwa hyung, with Jonghyun hyung, I’m talking about music.
Exchanging our fav music for example, because of Jonghyun hyung’s influence, I’m also listening “ONE OK ROCK”.
When I make a song, the two hyungs give me advices.
Anyway, Jonghyun hyung, always stays at home without clothes..
I think, a women who have a thought of herself would suit Jonghyun hyung.
Yonghwa to Jonghyun
Jonghyun really loves music, always playing guitar very hard.
But he is playing guitar too much, really noisy!!!
From early morning till midnight, keep playing..
But I and JS never wake up.
(Jonghyun: I’m a short sleeper, so I’m playing guitar (laugh))
Mine and Jonghyun’s ideal type of woman is the same!
Not physical appearance, but personality.
We are like mature and cheerful person.
About Jungshin, he is tender so if he meets playgirl, he will spend hard time so we are worried.
Jonghyun to Yonghwa
He is older, so neat person about work also.
I have matured thought so I can talk well with Yonghwa hyung.
He is funny!
Actually he has childish side, frolic/playful, so I wonder if he would be tired.
He can keep sleeping never end.
He sleeps on his face down, so I’m afraid that he might not breathing!
Jungshin sleeps more than hyung.
By the way, my secret? I wanna say by myself!
I’m naked at dorm.
Only wearing pants (laugh).
For Yonghwa hyung, listen to his story well, funny, strong-minded woman is better!
If I’m not a singer, I would studying music at musical college while playing guitar.
My father said to me “Man should be strong!”
I’m going to gym with members, I like exercise!
I will going for snow board with members and manager.
Yonghwa hyung is the best player of snow board, we others are almost same.
Manager is good like a pro snow boarder!
If I have a girlfriend, I want chocolate of course , I wanna make and sing a song for her.
My ideal date is, well, go to Onsen(spa) in Japan.
If robot like a Doraemon is exists, I want “Jonghyun’s robot” same as me!
Then when I’m tired that robot can works instead of me!(laugh)
If I’m a girl,I wanna choose Minhyuk as boyfriend. Ah no, husband.
because he’s earnest.
Jungshin is a younger brother because he is charming.
Yonghwa hyung is boyfriend.
Funny and reliable, so good for boyfriend.
If i’m not a musician, maybe I will go to university, while studying seriously, I wanna enjoying CC (=Campus Couple)!
Going faculty of Economics was my dream since I was young, but I could not..study..so much..
But, my music result always had “A” rank!
If I got a week holidays, I wanna go to UK.
I like London’s atmosphere, I went there when I was junior school, though, I didn’t know it because I was too young at that time.
And I wanna meet my old friends.
All of them goes to army they will back soon, though.
If I have a girl friend, choccolate is not important, I wanna go on a date!
My ideal date is, I’ve never thought about it since I have no girlfriend.
In winter, I wanna go to snow board together, in summer, I wanna go to see the ocean
If I have a robot like Doraemon, umm..
I’m happy if I have a tool which can express inside of my heart/thought by music.
If I’m a girl, I wanna be Yonghwa hyung’s lover!
He is funny and will lead me.
Husband, Jungshin is best, since he can hear wife’s voice well (laugh).
Reliable brother is, Jonghyun hyung!!
My ideal type is a woman who has beautiful eyes.
Personality is important rather than looks/appearance.
Listening senior Kband “NELL” songs these days. it makes me heal!
If I’m not a singer, umm I cannot imagine.
I was thinking want to be a singer only since I was junior high.
I think I would spend usual days while playing with friends.
But still I can’t imagine!!
If I got a week holidays, I wanna do snow board at Hokkaido.
I started snow boarding when I was 6years old, I love it.
Busan has less snow, though, there are many sky resort near Seoul, so I often go there when I have spare time.
If I have a girl friend, at Valentine’s day, wanna eat steak, and go to cafe.
I would choose a perfume as present.
I’m happy if my girlfriend uses my favourite scent!
Valentine’s memory..? I have no special memories (laugh)!
I wasn’t popular when I was a student, I’m not familiar with such events, like Christmas.
If I have a robot like Doraemon, I want a tool for fly like airplane.
Then I can go everywhere, right?
If I have that tool now I wanna go Europe.
If I’m a girl..husband is nothing (among the members)(laugh)!!
Boyfriend, Minhyuk is better.
Jungshin and Jonghyun are just friends (laugh).
I don’t know.
My ideal type is a woman who has long hair and feminine.
Listening John Legend “P.D.A.” these days.
*I wonder how many interview they had in that day, ’cause with the same cloth I already post many, lol*
Rough Trans Credit ketch burning
Yonghwa: 2012年の4月ごろに作った曲です。「Where you are」（2ndシングル）もそうだったんですが、この曲もメロディーよりリズムからまず作っていきました。曲のテーマが最初に浮かぶと、書けるのが早い んですね。ジョンシンが最初に聴いて、すごく気に入ってくれた曲でもあります。
Yonghwa: もちろんあります。それは誰にでもありますよね？ 歌詞自体は、周りの人が忙しそうに仕事をしているのを見ていて、浮かんできた想いを綴ったものなんですが。
Jonghyun: いや、僕らも同じ年ぐらいの友達と結局は同じです。夢に向かって頑張ってい ますが、ストレスはみんな同じだと思っています。“ロボット”じゃないですからね。この曲は現代人の悩みを描いていて、自分の人生ではあるけど、いろんな 状況・現実といった他のもののせいでちゃんとできない、自分の夢を叶えられない…でも諦めるのはもったいない、という思いを歌った曲にしたいな、と。そう いう状態をロボットに例えて、ヨンファお兄さんが歌詞を作ったんだと思うんですよね。
Yonghwa: 大 人になったほうがストレスが多くなるんじゃないか？って僕は思います。結婚したり子どもができたらそれに対する責任も出て来るでしょうし。小さい時にはみ んなお母さんが守ってくれますけどね。自分的には、曲を書く時に一番ストレスがあるんですけど、限られた時間の中で書かなければいけないのがストレスにな るんですよね。
Yonghwa: 例えば「Mr.KIA(Know It All)」もそうですけど、こういうイギリスっぽい曲は昔からよく作っていたんですよね。アレンジができる前までは、実はキャロルという雰囲気ではなかったんです。アレンジをやりながらどんどんそうなっていきました。
Excite: Starlit Night」は作詞作曲がジョンヒョンさんですが、どんな想いの中から生まれて来た曲なんでしょうか？
Jonghyun: アリーナツアーの中盤ぐらいで新潟でライヴをしたんですけど、すごく盛り上がって幸せだなあと思ったその夜、空を見たら偶然に流れ星を見て。その時“この 気持ちで曲を作ろう！”と思って作りました。今年一年応援してくれたファンの方へのお返しとして皆さんにプレゼントするような、“ありがとう”という気持 ちを届けたいという曲です。ライヴの最後に皆さんと一緒に歌えたらいいなあ、というイメージで作りました。だから、なるべく簡単で、だけどすごく大きな意 味のある歌詞にしました。
Jonghyun: 完全にライヴを考えながら作りましたね。難しいことは全くナシで、一緒に盛り上がれるように。メンバーに聴かせたら、「アンコールで演奏するラストソング みたいだ」と言っていましたね。この曲は、歌がすごく上手い人というよりも、純粋な声が欲しいと思ったので、デモ音源ではガイド（仮歌のボーカル）をミン ヒョクにお願いしたんです。朝早くてミンヒョクはまだ寝ていて、「ちょっとお願い」と起こしたらすごく面倒くさそうな顔をして歌ってくれたんですけど （笑）。シングルでは結局僕が歌いましたが、あのガイドソングも良かったんですよね。ミンヒョクの声はやっぱりいいなあと思いました。
Jonghyun: わざわざ「違うスタイルでやろう」という話は全然しないんですけど、別々に作る時にはただ自分がやりたいことをやるので、曲を作るその瞬間には他のものが 本当に何も見えないんです。だから、影響はあまりないですね。逆に一緒に作る時は影響を受けますね、「こういうのもあるんだなあ」って。
Jonghyun: それはヨンファも同じですよ（笑）。作り終わったものを誰かに聴いてもらいたいのは、曲を作る人ならばみんな同じだと思います。「どうですか？ どうですか？」って反応を見ながら、足りない部分は直して。
Minhyuk: ジョンシンと僕はずっとプレッシャーを感じていました。次にアドリブを振られたらどうしよう？ もうやることがない！って（笑）。
Minhyuk: 僕がですか!？ もっともっとそうなりたいです！
Jonghyun: CNBLUEとしては、今までも充分よく頑張って成長したなあと思いますので、2013年も今まで通り大きい事故もなく、健康で、もっともっと頑張れたら それだけでもいいと思います。個人的には運動が好きなので、いろいろとやりたいですね。最近は時間がなくてあまりできないので、体力もなくなって来てヤバ いんですけど（笑）。
最近はいろいろとライヴがあるので、演奏の練習をしていますね。韓国でのライヴも終わったばっかりですし、（日本での）リリースイベントもありますし （2012年12月23日）。新曲をライヴで披露する準備もしていますよ。プライベートでは今、スノーボードにハマっています。前はそんなに好きではな かったし、まだ始めたばっかりなのでそんなに詳しくはないんですけれども…。今はメンバー全員の趣味になっていますし、早く上手くなりたいのでいいセット を買いに行きたいと思っています。
みんなで一緒に住んでいるから、みんな同じじゃないかと思うんですけど、今、スノーボードにハマっています。ヨンファお兄さんがスノーボードを昔からして いて上手くて、僕たちにも教えてくれたので、好きになりました。2012年は１月1日にみんなで行ったんですけど、まだその後は1回も行ってないんです。 そのほかは、韓国で【BLUE NIGHT】というコンサートをやった時に使ったドラムパッドを今、勉強しています。練習してますが、難しくて…。機器の使い方はもう全部習得したんです けど、曲中での使いどころがまだよくわからなくて…難しいですね。
『ザ・シンプソンズ』のアニメーションは昔から好きだったんですけど、今でも放送しているんですよね。それを偶然見つけて観出して、また今ハマっていま す。1回につき1話のストーリーなんですけど、ちょっと理解できないような、ユニークなところが面白いんですよ。あとは、『ウォーキング・デッド』という ゾンビのドラマも気に入っています。ゾンビ映画よりもクオリティが高く、すごく面白いですよ。ミンヒョクから勧められたのをきっかけに観始めました。
Robot is Yonghwa’s composition. When was it completed?
I made it around April 2012. Like “Where you are (the 2nd single)”, I also wrote the rhythm before writing the melody of this song. When I’m inspired with the theme first, it’s very easy to write it. Jungshin loved it a lot when he first heard it.
It’s sounds like a grown-up’s song.
Yonghwa: I’ve grown up a little (laughs).
Did you purposely try to express those sentiments?
Yonghwa: No, of course it came naturally.
(Laughs) The lyrics seem to portray the inner conflict of someone whose wishes aren’t realized by their own will. Have you ever experienced it yourself?
Yonghwa: Of course I have. Hasn’t everyone? Though the lyrics were actually inspired by those around me who are busy working hard.
It seemed like you were on the right track in 2012, even topping the Oricon chart. It comes as a surprise that a song like this was written in the middle of such (a success).
Jonghyun: In the end, we’re just like people our age. We’re trying hard toward our dreams, but we’re stressed out just the same because we’re not ‘robots’. This song describes the concerns of modern day individuals. Although it’s our own lives, many circumstances of reality limits what we can do; but no matter how our dream is stalled, we cannot give up. I think Yonghwa hyung figuratively wrote the lyrics about such situations.
Minhyuk: I think most people would sympathize with these sentiments. I didn’t have such a conflict recently, but sometimes it’s quite hard to do so many things for the year-end TV shows (laughs).
Jonghyun: I’m sure even elementary schoolchidren and kindergarteners would have these concerns.
It seems these feelings grow more as you get older, don’t you think?
Jonghyun: The older you get, the more obstacles you face in reality. It’s not just me alone but happens to those around me too, so perhaps that’s why these concerns get bigger over time.
Minhyuk: As for me, it might be harder for those who are younger. I feel like I’m more relaxed as I get older, though this is just my personal thoughts.
Is it because, no matter what others say, you feel that “I am who I am”?
Minhyuk: I’m not sure, but I think that once you grow up, your horizon of thought becomes wider.
Then would you say that you’re very broad-minded?
Minhyuk: I’m still not there yet (laughs).
Jonghyun: I assume that we get more stressed out because the older we become, the more responsibilities we have. When we’re little, the adults protect us and we’re not responsible for anything.
Yonghwa: I think we get more stressed out as we mature, more so than when we’re little. If we get married or have children, the responsibilities to such things will follow too. When we’re young, our mothers always protected us. I’m most stressed when I write songs, because I need to finish them under a time restraint.
Do you ever have trouble deciding between the songs that the fans want and the music that you want to create?
Yonghwa: No, I don’t have pressure about that.
Then, as a creative artist, are things going well as you want?
Yonghwa: Yes, they tend to.
So things are sound that way. What are the things that you wanted to express through your vocals and instruments?
Jonghyun: The theme follows the lyrics, so if the lyrics are sad, the instruments are played in a sad way, and if the lyrics are fun, the performance is also very lively.
But you also need to express the feelings that are not always simply sad or fun.
Jonghyun: Right. I’m not sure what it is, I played as if I can’t stand it. Perhaps the sense of urgency? I didn’t think about this during the recording, but listening to it after I finished, it sounded like the B part I sang sounded a bit overdone.
I guess you invested that much emotion into it. How about the drums?
Minhyuk: The song written by Yonghwa hyung was so great by itself, so I just felt good while playing the drums. I tried to give as much support, but the ideas suggested by Yonghwa hyung on the drums sounded much better and fun. So I wasn’t much of a help (laughs).
“Ring” is written by Yonghwa too. I love the “Fufufufufu~” part, it sounds like you’re relaxed and humming.
Yonghwa: This song was written while making “Robot”. I wrote the melody first for this one. I was very laid back and it came to me naturally. “Fufufufufu~” (sings) The warm feeling was key in arrangment. It’s about a guy who has the innocence of a child.
Is that image a reflection of yourself?
Yonghwa: I’d say yes. Though I said I was mature just a while ago… (laughs)
It’s great to have both sides (laughs). How did you feel the first time you heard this song, MH?
Minhyuk: When I first heard it, it sounded like a Christmas carol to me.
“Starlit Night” was written by Jonghyun. How did you write it?
Jonghyun: In the middle of our Arena tour, we had a concert in Niigata. Feeling really excited and happy that night, I looked up at the sky and saw the shooting star. At that moment, I thought, “Let’s write a song with this inspiration!” and wrote it. It’s a present to the fans who loved us this year, expressing “Thank you”. I made it thinking it’d be nice to be able to sing it at the end of our concerts. So I made it as simple as possible, but with meaningful lyrics.
I can hear claps and get a warm vibe, like many people are singing as one.
Jonghyun: I made it completely for lives. Nothing hard, so that everyone can bring up the atmosphere. I let the members hear it, and they said “It sounds like an ending song for the encore.” I thought it would suit someone who has an innocent voice rather than someone who sings well, so I had Minhyuk sing the demo version. He was still asleep in the early morning, so I woke him up asking, “I have a favor to ask.” It seemed bothersome to him a little. (laughs) I ended up singing it in the single, but that guide song was nice. Minhyuk’s voice was good indeed. *unfortunately, Minhyuk voice wasn’t there at all when the song is complete :(*
Minhyuk: Thanks (laughs). I remember I woke up to sing, but when I went back to bed the melody kept resounding in my head so I couldn’t sleep.
As musicians, Yonghwa and Jonghyun have very different styles. Are you influenced by one another?
Yonghwa: No! (laughs)
Jonghyun: It’s not that we purposely say “let’s do different styles”, but we do what we like so nothing really enters our minds when we write songs. I think that’s why we’re not very influenced by one another. Unless we make something together.
Yonghwa: Wherever we go, Jonghyun would let others listen to his songs and asks, “How does this sound?” (laughs)
Jonghyun: Yonghwa hyung’s the same (laughs). I think all musicians would like others to listen to their songs after writing music. I ask, “How is it? How is it?” to get their responses and fix whatever’s not good enough.
I watched your concert in October at Saitama Super Arena. The stage organization was very nice, and reconfirmed that you’re a great rock band. I was surprised how non-vocal members were all very good at singing.
Yonghwa: We’re all good singers (laughs).
Jonghyun: No, we’re pretty bad! *I do feel that lately Jonghyun getting more funnier than before, he trying to joke around more*
It’s a shame Jungshin isn’t here today… *definately*
Jonghyun: Jungshin used to be the worst of all of us, but he’s improved a lot.
Yonghwa: He tried hard, so now he’s confident. Nowadays, when we sing all together all we can hear is Jungshin’s voice. * and I wish him sings more*
Your teamwork during the talk portion and the improvized singing was impressive.
Jonghyun: (Ad-lib singing) received so much applause the first time that we had to keep doing it afterwards.
Yonghwa: We were actually running out of repertoire, so we were on our toes! (laughs)
Minhyuk: Jungshin and I were under pressure the whole time. When I was asked to do the ad-lib next, I was like, what do I do? There’s nothing else left! (laughs)
Could you tell us your resolutions for yourself and CNBLUE in year 2013?
Yonghwa: Whether in Korea or Japan, I want to perform at a bigger venue. As for myself, I want to go snowboard. It’s so much fun, I’m into it!
Minhyuk: I wish CNBLUE got even bigger. Not only in Korea and Japan but I wish we could be a renowned band worldwide. As for myself, I want to train more on my drums and get more private time for myself.
Minhyuk, you seem to have grown up a lot!
Minhyuk: Me? I want to be even more mature!
Jonghyun: I think we’ve done well as CNBLUE and progressed much over the years, so it’d be enough to continue what we’ve done without any accidents and in good health. For myself, I like excercising so I want to try many things. I can’t do much these days due to busy schedules, it’s a shame my stamina can’t catch up with everything (laughs)
My Boom- introducing what CNBLUE’s into these days!
Lee Jong Hyun (Guitar&Vocal): Practice of performance, Snowboard
Lately we have some concerts, so I practice performance. We just ended concerts in Korea, and we are going to hold release event (in Japan) (as of 23 December 2012). We are preparing to unveil new songs live, too. As for my private time, I’m into snowboard now. I didn’t like it very much. I just started and don’t know well yet, though… Now it is a hobby of all of us members. I want to become skilled soon, so I want to go buy a good set (of tools).
Jung Yong Hwa (Guitar&Vocal): Anime “The Simpsons”, Drama “The Walking Dead”
I’ve liked “The Simpsons” since long ago. It’s still on air, so I began to watch it one day and got into it again. Each episode has its own story, and its unique sense of humor is really funny. And I love this zombie drama called “The Walking Dead”, too. It’s even better than zombie movies, really interesting. I began to watch it on MH’s recommendation.
Kang Min Hyuk (Drums) Snowboard, Drum pad
I guess all of us are the same because we live together, but I’m into snowboard now. Yonghwa hyung has done snowboard for a long time, and he’s great at it. Because he taught us, I came to like it. In 2012, we went snowboarding on 1 January all together, but we have never been there since that time. Other than that, I’m learning drum pad that I used at BLUE NIGHT concert in Korea. Although I practice, it’s difficult… I have already learned how to use the instrument, but I’m not sure where I should use it in songs… It is difficult.
*This article indeed long but for me it’s kind of pretty short. since I always so love with their interview in every of Japanese medias. As fans, I can see what they are thinking in their songs they promoted rather than their opinion about someone else songs or what happening in the showbiz stage. I was so upset with their interview for Re:Blue, I almost can get enough information about those new album. All of Korean media concern were their privat life not the album content 😦 ah one more, sorry for the highlight, I cant help myself*
The 4th single “Robot” is written and composed by YongHwa, it’s a song that let you feel another CNBLUE’s color.
Yonghwa: Most of my songs are positive, but this song is cynical unlike usual. When I got holidays in April, I thought I was a robot because I had only one body but I had many things to do. From that, I made melody and arrangement, and finished it at once.
How long was it?
Yonghwa: I finished in about a single day.
Minhyuk: When Yonghwa let me listen to the song for first, I thought it was a very cool song. More than anything, a word “robot” was strongly left in my ears.
Yonghwa: The one who did the best reaction among us was Jungshin, but unfortunately he isn’t here today due to drama filming.
Oh, you must be feeling lonely.
Yonghwa: (Immediately) I don’t feel lonely (laugh). I don’t feel lonely at all because there is Minhyuk here today. At the last interview, there were only two, Jonghyun and me, but today there are three.
Jonghyun: But, actually I wish there were four members. CNBLUE is CNBLUE as four!
Yonghwa: No hope, Jungshin is an actor (laugh).
This is the other side of loneliness.
Minhyuk: Yes, you’re right. Because Yonghwa really likes Jungshin a lot.
Yonghwa: No, not true (laugh). And, in this song, the lyrics describe trouble of people nowadays that they can’t realize their dreams even though their lives are their own.
The sound itself has a good beat, but when you listen thoroughly, the song makes you think.
Minhyuk: Maybe you could say the sound is like robot. It’s a rhythm that there were not among our music. I have a lot of fun with playing the song.
Jonghyun: Another exciting song at live concert was born!
By the way, if you make a robot, what kind of robot do you like?
Yonghwa: A massage robot.
Minhyuk: I like it too. Actually I have had sore muscles for a long time, so I want it now!
Jonghyun: I want a copied robot from me. When I’m tired, I would give way to the copied person (laugh).
Then, can JongHyun’s copy be interviewed?
Jonghyun: Of course (laugh). If it’s possible, the copy cat would work except live performance…(laugh)
We would start with asking “are you copy or real today?”
Jonghyun: I was just kidding (laugh).
Yonghwa: But I don’t like copy cat. Massage robot is necessary!
CNBLUE’s 2012 year became a year of progress. For you guys, how was it like? Please look back on your year in accordance with “ki(glad) do(angry) ai(sad/lonely) raku(fun/comfortable)”.
Yonghwa: First, “glad” is that I could hold many concerts. There is no “angry”. “Sad” is when I stayed home alone during holidays. “Fun” is always, now, this moment…
Jonghyun: Cool! This is Yonghwa!
Yonghwa: …that is my desire. I want to think like that (laugh). Of course sometimes I have a hard time, but when I do live, everything is gone and it becomes “fun”!
How about you, Minhyuk?
Minhyuk: “Glad” is when the four members are together. There is no “angry” for me, either. There is almost no “sad”. “Fun” is still when I do live.
Jonghyun: “Glad” is when I’m on live stage. As for “angry,” I would say no angry even if there it was (laugh). “Sad” when I’m too busy and I don’t have much time to practice well. “Fun” is, me too, when I do live.
As expected, Live band CNBLUE! All of you have common in “fun”=live.
Jonghyun: To be honest, while I’m performing live, I don’t have any memory at that moment. I have many things to do, so I’m totally busy (laugh). In a sense, I realize the pleasure at once when I leave the stage. Also, when I head for encore stage, it is exciting that fans’s voice gets louder (to hear). Then, when I stand on the stage, I become absorbed with playing again (laugh). After the concert, even after I come home, a comfortable feeling of live remains. I sleep with that feeling.
Minhyuk: The happiness remains for a while.
Yonghwa: Arena Tour Live DVD will be released in March 2012, so I’d like those who came to enjoy remembering the excitement, and it would be grateful if those who unfortunately couldn’t come watch the DVD and feel CNBLUE live’s “fun”!
By the way, the New Year reminds of “Otoshidama,” the New Year gift money (kids receive from relatives or adults around them on New Year holidays) (laugh). Any impressive thing that you bought with Otoshidama?
Yonghwa: I bought clothes and something. But I saved the money properly, too.
Minhyuk: I also saved almost all.
Jonghyun: Great! I used all (laugh). But in fact, as my relatives was living abroad, the amount I got was small in the first place. So, I was so envious that friends around me got a lot.
Yonghwa: After all, I spent all the money that I saved with Otoshidama when I came to Seoul.
It rather made the way to CNBLUE. Would Jungshin save or use it soon?
Yonghwa: He would save it.
By the way, there are many musicians who spend a lot of money for instruments and equipment.
Jonghyun: That’s exactly me (laugh). I haven’t thought it’s a waste as long as it’s related to music. The more expensive it is, the more it motivates me.
Yonghwa: When I crush on a guitar, I bought it without caring about the price.
How many (guitars) do you have now?
Yonghwa: I have 7 or 8.
Jonghyun: I have more than 10.
Minhyuk: Because I’m a drummer, I have 1 drum set. I have 3 snare drums, too.
Lastly, please tell us your impression looking back on 2012 and your desire on 2013.
Minhyuk: In 2012, we held many live concerts. Through those concerts, I got a sense of self-composure little by little.
Wasn’t it hard when you do acting and band activities at the same time?
Minhyuk: To be honest, I was okay, but I was sometimes worried about Jungshin because it was his first drama. But he is working so hard.
Jonghyun: Jungshin looks matured for the first time (laugh).
Yonghwa: This year (2012) I could concentrate on music activity and I wrote many songs. I could absorb various things as an artist. Next year (2013), I want to use what I absorbed to grow more as an artist, and I also want to hold a lot of concerts.
Jonghyun: This year was a no-regrets year, so next year I will keep this pace and work hard!
Minhyuk: In 2013, Yonghwa is the Man of Year (a man who was born in a year with the same Chinese zodiac as the current year).
Yonghwa: Because I’m a snake man who was born in Year of the Snakes (laugh).
Minhyuk: So, I think in this year we will be more promising in many ways!
Yonghwa: Soon after the New Year, on 14 January, we will be releasing an album in Korea. Please keep giving your attention to CNBLUE in 2013!
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Edited and Posted by tara lee
This christmas CNBLUE has special present to the boices all around the world. Yes of course, the 4th Japanese major single Robot. Robot? Yes it is, Robot. Sounding weird? Maybe, I am thinking the same way when first time read the announcement and so does my other fellow boices. But by the time went by the feeling of strangeness turn into curiosity that run to the topmost. Moreover when the promotional photos were reveal. Everyone anticipated on how the song will be.
The scream came when Robot teaser released. Oh this is cool, when will the PV is out? That was my first reaction when watched the 0.51 Robot teaser.
Tada… The full PV was out and obviously that is another great music came from the young men who love rock music and have strong passion to create something new.
Robot single consist three new material and one instrumental of the tittle track, Robot who composed by no one else but Jung Yonghwa and Lee Jonghyun.
According to the Yonghwa’s interview, Robot is the one of the song that he and Jonghyun can play and sing well.
Robot has Yonghwa’s style, though it more poppy and less groove compare their previous three single. As well as the lyric that tells on how you placed in your own path but have no chance to make any decision on your own.
On Robot rather than about music I more into the lyric that catch my intention for the first time. The lyric make me think many, as Yonghwa’s wrote, those could happen to anyone of us and surely the situation also one common thing for everyone.
There is the time when we have to choose between our idealism and what the real thing who happening in our surrounding for the sake of survive. There will be the time we need to compromise. Sometimes we regret with our choice, but this is life that not always run exactly in our wish.
Another thing is, I think it was Yonghwa’s himself and behalf of CNBLUE member’s reflection which they are still need to compromise in many ways especially for their korean stage. They got to do what company tells and follows the what market wants. Sometimes I sense about Yonghwa’s implicit protest through this lyric.
CNBLUE’s special christmas present to the boices, yes it is, ring! By the tittle I am sure everyone sense and expecting some christmas sound. And it is! As the tittle, ring, the song has full of bell sound an it somewhat like a carol. With mild and fresh music, ring just as cool as christmas itself. Listening to this song remind me with christmas eve, when family gather with their number, tiny lamplight from all over the bare trees along the street where people walk to and fro, midnight night snowfall and sound of the bell from the distant staple.
Funky, fresh and surprising sound mix with hilarious lyric, at first when I read the lyric text I about to judge that Yonghwa already lose his sense in writing. But then again, Robot is still has his style. So my best explanation is, he wants to show another side of him. That he, Yonghwa is not only as cool and serious as people know through his song. But he is the hilarious person and musician in may ways. As Jonghyun also ever reveal that Yonghwa, though he is the eldest but most of the time he acts as the youngest.
Actually this style started by Come On, when he wrote Wake Up which was include his favourite band, Bon Jovi and Oasis. Have A Good Night when he reveals how much he love coffee (in fact he wrote about espresso instead of americano that he loves the most). And the newest, is ring, where he include Love Actually movie and pancake in his lyric.
Jungshin said it was the second version of a.ri.ga.tou and it is. With acoustic sound and mild music, Starlit Night just the another Boices’s song which Jonghyun made as gratitude to the Boice who accompany and support them endlessly.
Clapping hands from the start through the song acoustic guitar really match with the mood of the song. Even I have silly thought that Jonghyun’s voice was change. His voice pretty beautiful in this song and Yonghwa’s husky voice brings another atmosphere.
I can’t help but shed tears when I listen to it for the very first time. Moreover when four of them sang in chorus, I feel like a.ri.ga.tou sang in another version. Because lately when they’re doing live, all of the members has its solo part. Jonghyun is always has his way in mastering this kind of the sound.
So in my personal eyes, a.ri.ga.tou is the straight way for them to say thank you and Starlit Night is the sound of their expression of the CNBLUE’s star, do you know who is it? BOICE!
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