CNBLUE Blind Love Release Event by Excite Music

CNBLUE Blind Love Release Event by Excite Music

‘Fans are the best for me’ (Yonghwa)

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‘Blind Love’ Release Event, Communication at a Close Range

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‘There aren’t 5000 people, are there? 500 people, right?’ The cheers of the fans are so amazing that Jonghyun asked this in spite of himself. The purchasers of ‘Blind Love’ who won the lottery, gathered for ‘CNBLUE 5th Single “Blind Love” premium release event. With their precious tickets, their excitement was wrapped in the Nikkei hall all the time.

With the first song, ‘Where you are’, the atmosphere in the venue heated up fast. They played ‘I’m sorry’ as the second song, and sang it together with the fans, so their sense of unity was increasing. Using all of their body, the members played in front of the stage and performed with gestures on a simple stage which only carved CNBLUE. Between the songs, Jonghyun told the fans ‘Let’s sing as usual!’ and they played ‘Kimio’ as a band arranged version, which was different from the acoustic version at the previous fan meeting. Minhyuk looked back and said ‘This has a different attraction!’ in excitement.

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When they played ‘Time is over’, cheers like screams rose when only the title was announced. The bass sound played by Jungshin was vibrant in red lightings, which made a tense situation. The raps was strong, the singing was beautiful and the shouting was sharply, Yonghwa handled his voice well. We could feel a variation between his and Jonghyun’s warm voice, and could feel the several expressions of their songs. Yonghwa highly stirred up ‘Everybody in my head!’, the song changed into ‘In my head’ and all their excitement climaxed. Minhyuk greatly brought down his drum stick and showed dynamic drumming. When Yonghwa noticed ‘Next is the last song’, the audience looked reluctant. Finally it was the ‘main song’ of this day, ‘Blind Love’. ‘This song was the first song at the fan meeting, but today is the release event, so we prepared it as the last song. Please listen!’ said Yonghwa, while he continued speaking, he started playing a sound in blue lights. Yonghwa began to sing softly and warmly, which was different from the high tempo songs. It was fresh for me, and leaded us. Jonghyun’s beautiful falsetto and their calm playing were comfortable. It left a comfortable aftertaste.

After a short rest, the talk corner started. When the members appeared on the stage again, ‘Blind Love’ was played. Jungshin adjusted it, and then fans began to sing with him  too. It looked casual, but it was an impressing scene. MC Ayugai Ken asked ‘You stood in front of fans, How do you feel?’ Jungshin answered ‘It’s great!’ Yonghwa said ‘I for once felt big, like this venue is, but I’m impressed that I hear that the fans here are lucky fans.’ The MC asked ‘In this visit, what gave you an impression?’ Members revealed they had taken a walk together, shopped, ate in restaurants and so on. About the visit to Shabushabu, Jonghyun sayed ‘I like ponzu! Gomadare, too!’ (these are Japanese condiments) Yonghwa made us laugh ‘I like sukiyaki the best of all Japanese food. But it takes a longer time to cook sukiyaki than shabushabu, and I can’t wait when I’m hungry.’ Then, about the shooting of the ‘Blind Love’ music video, Yonghwa revealed ‘I felt cold when we were done shooting outside because of the heavy wind!’ ‘But I watched the music video later, why is it so short…!? Although I only had outside shooting.’ He talked about his shock and induced laughing. Jonghyun said that he was worried about Yonghwa and asked ‘Are you OK?’ when Yonghwa finished his shooting and returned. And he answered ‘I don’t know…’. This episode gave us a concrete imagine of this situation. It was such a bitter experience, but it paid off, ‘I could shoot with a sad expression, since it is a ballad song.’ Yonghwa said.

They reported about the decision of the Zepp tour and held a lottery for the poster present, the event reached it’s end. ‘I’m happy to make this live with the lucky you. We’ll meet at the Zepp tour! (Jungshin)’ ‘We’ll come soon for the Zepp tour. It was fun today, too. I’m looking forward for seeing you the next time!’ (Jonghyun) ‘I’m happy to be able to see your expressions. Really, fans are the best for me.’ (Yonghwa) ‘During a short time, we really heated up! We’ll meet at Zepp!! (Minhyuk)’ They said their last greeting, and the event finished. They made us feel a story in the live flux of their limited songs and showed friendly parts during the talking time. When the 4 members with a sparkling personality gathered, I again thought about how bright the light CNBLUE was.

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「僕にはファンが一番」(ヨンファ)
『Blind Love』発売記念イベント、至近距離での交流

「5000人じゃないですよね? 500人で合ってますか?」とジョンヒョンが思わず口にするほど、この日の歓声は凄まじかった。 「Blind Love」CD購入者の中から抽選により高倍率を潜り抜けて当選したプラチナチケットを手に、【CNBLUE 5th Single「Blind Love」発売記念プレミアム・イベント】に集まったファンたちの熱気が終始、日経ホールを包み込んでいた。

1曲目の「Where you are」から瞬時に会場は温まり、韓国で1位を獲得したナンバー「I’m sorry」を2曲目に披露すると、ファンは韓国語でともに歌ってみせて、一体感も加速度的に増していく。目立った装飾はなくCNBLUEという名が刻ま れただけのシンプルなステージに、手振りを交えて熱くパフォーマンスしたり、前へ歩み出て全身でプレイしたりするメンバーらの姿がよく映える。曲間のブレ イクでジョンヒョンが「いつも通り一緒に歌いましょう!」とファンに呼びかけた3曲目の「kimio」は、前日のファンミーティングのアコースティック仕 様とは異なり本来のバンドアレンジで披露。ミンヒョクは「違う魅力がありますね!」と直後のMCで興奮気味に振り返ってみせた。

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曲名がコールされただけで悲鳴のような歓声が沸いた「Time is over」は、赤いライティングが緊迫感を醸し出す中で始まり、ジョンシンの爪弾くベースの音色が心地よく躍動する。ラップは力強く、歌は艶やかに、シャ ウトは切り裂くように鋭く、変幻自在に声を操るヨンファ。ぬくもりを感じさせるジョンヒョンの歌声との対比、絡み合いにもメリハリを感じられたし、歌の 様々な表情を味わうことができた。昂ぶった状態のまま、ヨンファが「everybody in my head!」と煽り、「In My Head」へとなだれ込むと、盛り上がりはピークに。ひときわ大きくスティックを振り下ろすダイナミックなドラミングを見せるミンヒョクの勇ましい姿も印 象的だった。「そろそろ最後の曲ですね」というヨンファの予告に観客たちは「え~!」と心底名残惜しそうな声を挙げたが、いよいよこの日の“主役”となる 楽曲「Blind Love」へ。「ファンミーティングでは最初の曲でしたが、今日はリリースイベントなので最後に準備しました、聴いてください」(ヨンファ)という言葉に 続き、青い光の中、曲が響き始める。アッパーな楽曲で見せる姿とは異なる、優しいトーンでそっと歌い始めるヨンファの佇まいが新鮮で、引き込まれる。ジョ ンヒョンの美しいファルセットも永く耳から離れなかったし、落ち着いた演奏も心地よく、心地よい余韻を漂わせるエンディングだった。

小休止の後、トークコーナーがスタート。一旦ステージを去っていたメンバーたちを再び呼び込む際に流れた「Blind Love」に合わせてジョンシンが口ずさむと、リリース直後にも関わらず、ファンが重ねて歌い出して大合唱になっていたのも、何気ないけれど感動的な光景 だった。「皆さんの前に立って、いかがですか?」という司会・鮎貝健の問いに対し、「最高です!」とジョンシン。「昔はこれくらいの大きさの会場が大きい と思っていましたが、今は(当選した)500人がラッキーになる、と聞いて、感動しています」と感慨深げなヨンファ。「今回の来日で印象に残ったこと は?」との質問には、4人で散歩し、ショッピングや食事をしたことなどをメンバーが口々に披露。しゃぶしゃぶに行ったと明かし、「ポン酢大好き! ごまだ れも好き!!」とジョンヒョンが語ると、ヨンファは「日本の食べ物の中で僕はすきやきが一番好き。でも、すきやきは(しゃぶしゃぶと比べて煮えるまで)時 間がかかるから、腹ペコの時は待てない(笑)」と笑わせた。また、「Blind Love」ミュージック・ビデオ撮影のエピソードとして、ヨンファは、「外での撮影は風が強く寒かったです!」と告白。「でも、(完成した)ビデオを観 て、なんでそんなちょっとだけ…!? 僕だけ外で(撮影を)やったのに」とショックを受けたと語り、笑いを誘った。撮影から戻ってきたヨンファに「大丈 夫?」と尋ねると、「分かんない…」と答えた、というジョンヒョンの明かした秘話が、その状況をより具体的にイメージさせてくれる。つらい体験(?)が功 を奏し、「(バラードに合った)悲しい表情で撮影することができました(笑)」とヨンファは締め括った。

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夏からのZepp Tourが決定したことを改めてファンに報告しつつ、サイン入りのポスタープレゼントの抽選会を経て、イベントはラストへ。「ラッキーな皆さんと一緒にラ イヴを作れて、うれしかったです。夏のZeppで会いましょう!」(ジョンシン)、「またすぐZeppで来ますから。今日も楽しかったです、次もよろしく お願いします!」(ジョンヒョン)、「今日は皆さんの表情が見えて、うれしかったです。本当に、僕にはファンが一番です」(ヨンファ)、「短い時間ですけ ど、本当に盛り上がりましたね! Zeppで会いましょう!!」(ミンファン)とそれぞれに感謝を込めた挨拶をし、イベントは幕を閉じた。限られた曲数の 中でもライヴの流れにストーリーを感じさせ、トークでは気さくな親しみやすさを垣間見せたこの日。それぞれに個性を磨いた4人が集まった時、CNBLUE というバンドが放つ光とはこんなに眩しいものなのか、と改めて思わされる1時間だった。
(取材・文/大前多恵)

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Source Excite

Trans by Satsuki @cnboice

English edited by Linda @cnboice

Reposted by Tara Lee@bpb decoded/cnboice

 

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CNBlue Members Name Ideal Types But Get Stonewalled by a Question

CNBlue Members Name Ideal Types But Get Stonewalled by a Question

Four-member pop-rock band CNBlue named their ideal types but were left speechless with a question about girls. Girl groups, in particular. The band were guests on MBC’s “Section TV” on April 14 for its “Starting” segment.

After interactions with students for the segment, guitarist and vocalists Jung Yong Hwa and Lee Jong Hyun, drummer Kang Min Hyuk and bassist Lee Jung Shin sat down for an interview, with questions raised from the students themselves.

The members revealed that when they are together, they do talk about women, like how males usually are. The host then asked them to name their ideal types. Lee Jung Shin’s answer was Lee Bo Young, with whom he acted in the weekend drama “My Daughter Seo Young.” The bassist said, “I think it’s because she’s not very typically just feminine. That’s her charm.”

Lee Jong Hyun named A-list actress Jeon Ji Hyun for “everything” she is, while Jung Yong Hwa’s was champion ice skater Kim Yuna. Jung Yong Hwa said, “She has overflowing charisma on ice. She looks good.”

For his part, Kang Min Hyuk did not put a name to his ideal type, but someone “bright and pleasant.”

However, a question that stumped the CNBlue members was “Who is your closest girl group?” The members all stayed silent and the only answer was Kang Min Hyuk’s sigh.

Meanwhile, CNBlue has completed the second leg of its “Blue Moon World Tour” in Singapore on April 13, which will continue on to Bangkok for the next stop in early May. The band is set to release their fifth major Japan single “Blind Love” on April 24.

 

Source Soompi

Posted by Tara Lee @bpb decoded

CNLOVE WITH BLIND LOVE

Yuhuuuuu finally after waiting for a long time, Blind Love official PV was released today, although I already watch the MV but for sharing in this blog, I  prefer to wait the official release.

Speaking about this new single that surprising me due to the whole song did not meet with my expectation but strangely I did not mind at all. This title track, Blind Love is just a rock slow and has a ballad vibe. Not surprise since it was Lee Jonghyun who composed and wrote the lyric. To be honest, once FNC Ent Japan revealed about the new single, I was confuse, judging from the title it supposed to be down beat song but usually the title track is fierce one, so, how Blind Love will be?

Then, they did release ringtone for the song, well, it crazy!!! I just addict to the song until now.

Discussing about the MV, I, personally like the concept, silhouette and using the other character as background for the whole song, but I miss something there. They seems too focus on to Yonghwa which I am hardly to catch the other members especially Minhyuk. The case also for Jonghyun’s solo guitar, there was no chance to see it clearly.

Overall the MV telling exactly what the song delivered, it seems either CNBLUE or the girl stay inside each other mind. Blind Love lyric is about the one whom unable to move on and keep the love inside her/him even though they are already parting. Wonder if it Jonghyun’s self experience isn’t? well yeah it could be, since he ever revealed that sometimes he still remember his ex, but don’t know which one, he got 8 though, hahaha

Well, just enjoy the MV and take your guitar strumming along them and feel how emotional Yonghwa and Jonghyun are like I did once I listen to its ringtone. Ah, speaking about this, at first this song remind me about Japan in the fall but in the MV it was cherry blossoms who appearing instead! Yah now it is spring which best known for cherry blossoms seasons in Japan. And for those who unable to enjoy the beauty of cheery blossoms, just listen to this song once you are outside and playing your guitar under the blue sky.

Anyway, their voice success melting my ears 🙂

*my friend @riotanitnot, I borrow your idiom, kkkk CNLOVE = BLIND LOVE, love you <3*

Video credit warnermusicjapan

Posted by Tara Lee @bpb decoded

CNBLUE 5TH JAPANESE SINGLE – BLIND LOVE

After about a month since the first announcement about the new Japanese single, finally today FNC Japan reveal jacket album plus track lists which I screamed a lot when read it! Here is the complete list plus new photos 🙂

BLIND LOVE

Tracklist:

– Blind Love

  • Composed by Lee Jonghyun and VINYL HOUSE
  • Lyric by Lee Jonghyun

– With Your Eyes

  • Composed by Lee Jonghyun
  • Lyric by Lee Jonghyun

– Greedy Man

  • Composed by Jung Yonghwa and Kim Jaeyang
  • Lyric by Jung Yonghwa

With Your Eyes Instrumental

*At first I thought it was a mistake for instrumental was With Your Eyes and not for the title track*

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This new single will drop on the store at April 24th, 2013 and Blind Love ringtone will be released on March 30th.

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Limited Edition – A [CD + DVD] WPZL– 30563/4 ¥ 2.520 in tax.

  • Including Music Video and Making of ‘Blind Love’ BTS film.
  • With bonus Video Live of Music For All, All For One at Gymnasium First National Yoyogi Stadium on December 24th, 2012, featuring:
  1. Where You Are
  2. Get Away
  3. Have a Good Night
  4. Wake Up
  5. Robot
  6. Time Is Over
  7. In My Head

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Limited Edition – B [CD + DVD] WPZL-30594/5 ¥ 2.100 in tax.

  • Including Robot Release Live @ TFT Hall on December 23rd, 2012. Featuring:
  1. Robot
  2. Get Away
  3. The Way Part 1 ~ One Time
  4. Where You Are
  5. Time Is Over
  6. In My Head

 

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Standard Edition – C [CD] WPCL-11368 ¥ 1.260 in tax.

Only CD.

Buying 1 of 3 version you will be able to apply for this:

Blind Love release event will be on 27th April in Tokyo 
CNBLUE special cord reel key chain

Source cnblue.jp

Posted by Tara Lee @blue plum blossoms decoded

UNSTOPPABLE CNBLUE

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January anticipation was over with blasting emotion when Re:Blue had released. Over month starting on January 18th on KBS Music Bank and ended on February 24th on SBS Inkigayo almost everyday CNBLUE covered all over the news, television and radio. I am Sorry became one and new addiction.

And not long after, FNC had announced their world tour entitled BLUE MOON will kick off at Taiwan on April 4th. Enough? No, Taiwan, Singapore, Hongkong, Korea, Philippines and Australia had confirm to held Blue Moon and earlier today FNC Japan via their twitter had announced another shocking news!

CNBLUE will soon release their 5th major single entitle ‘BLIND LOVE’!!!

As we are all know CNBLUE has two major markets, Korea and Japanese so that they will going return as soon as their main activity in both countries finish. In this case of course after Re:Blue’s activities ended.  CNBLUE’s activities in Japan ended once they did marathon performances last Christmas, Robot release event, Music For All All For One, and Kirakira Winter.

Honestly, I don’t like with their marathon releases not because the cash I spent but more for their time to rest. If Blind Love about to release on next month, it means that all the preparation had done months ago, and again that’s means they split their selves for work. Okay, it is all about Jungshin. He definitely did Blind Love recorded during his busy times filming My Daughter Seoyoung as well as he did for Robot.

Although I always pleased with their Japanese releases and anticipated a lot their new song I still choose wait a little bit longer to change my playlist from Robot to the new one.

This new single will drop on the store at April 24th, 2013.

Here is some of the detail from Blind Love

Limited Edition – A [CD + DVD] WPZL– 30563/4 ¥ 2.520 in tax.

Including Music Video and Making of ‘Blind Love’ BTS film.

With bonus Video Live of Music For All, All For One at Gymnasium First National Yoyogi Stadium on December 24th, 2012.

 

Limited Edition – B [CD + DVD] WPZL-30594/5 ¥ 2.100 in tax.

Including Robot Release Live @ TFT Hall on December 23rd, 2012.

 

Standard Edition [CD] WPCL-11368 ¥ 1.260 in tax.  

Judging from the title, supposed the tittle track is Jonghyun’s? Well just wait on April to know the whole, see you on April! 🙂

Photo credit FNC Ent

Source cnblue.jp

Written and Posted by tara lee @blue plum blossoms decoded