CNBLUE Mini Magazine Interview July 2013 Issue

CNBLUE Mini Magazine Interview July 2013 Issue

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Love, Private… etc. Which is Your Type?

Yes or No?

A or B?

 

Q: Which one the type of girl do you want to go a date with?

A. Cute girl    B. Beautiful girl

Yonghwa: A. I like a cute girl.

Minhyuk: Well… I like both! (Laugh)

Jungshin: Oh, Minhyuk is a bad guy!

Jonghyun and Jungshin: We’re like a beautiful girl.

 

Q: Which one the type of girl that makes your heart aches?

A. Clumsy girl  B. A girl who can take good care of people

Everybody: B! B!

Jonghyun: This is no doubt. (Laugh)

Yonghwa: I am a bit clumsy person, so it is better if my girlfriend is not such a person (clumsy). (Laugh)

Jonghyun: Actually, Yonghwa-hyeong is a bit clumsy outside of work…

Yonghwa: Sorry! (Laugh)

Jungshin: I like a clumsy girl but a girl who able to take good care of people is better.

 

Q: Are you a clean person?

Yonghwa & Jonghyun: No~~ I’m not.

Minhyuk & Jungshin: Yes I’am.

Jonghyun: Because I don’t like to clean up the room, I try not to mess up.

Minhyuk: Me neither. Even though I don’t like to clean up the room, I try to keep it clean when I have a time.

Yonghwa: Well…, looking at it objectively, my room is messy. I know that.

Jungshin: That’s true, hahaha!

 

Q: Which one do you want to do when you go on a date with a girlfriend?

A. Holding hands   B. Arm in arm

Minhyuk: A.

Yonghwa & Jonghyun & Jungshin: B.

Yonghwa: My hand usually sweating a lot so if I would go on a date without a conversation, it’s going to be terrible.

Jonghyun: My most favorite way is to do arm in arm.

Jungshin: When I do arm in arm with a girlfriend, it seems to feel to be together.

Jonghyun: So, it is also a good way to place my arms around girlfriend’s waist, isn’t it?

 

Q: Which word who make you happier if you are said by a girl?

A. You are funny guy   B. You are the reliable guy.

Everybody: B!

Jonghyun: Korean man doesn’t like to be said “you are funny”.

Jungshin: It is happier to be saying “you are reliable guy” for me. If exactly I have a sense of humor, I am also happy to be said “you are funny”.

Yonghwa: um… However, because I think both words have good meanings, I also happy to be said A.

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Q: Which clothes do you want your girlfriend to wear for dating?

A.  a dress   B. Shorts

Jonghyun&Minhyuk&Jungshin: A.

Yonghwa: B. Don’t you think that only a girl who has a self-confidence can wear a short?

Jonghyun: I don’t want my girlfriend to wear shortly clothes such as shorts… But basically, a man wants to see that, don’t you think so? (Laugh) So I answered A, but I might answer B. haha.

Minhyuk: Oh, I don’t get it. In my image, a dress is prettier.

 

Q: Do you know all members’ love life?

Yes or No?

Yonghwa: We know but don’t know everything.

Jonghyun: Basically we don’t have secret with each other. But I don’t have interest in member’s love story. (Laugh)

Everybody: Hey! (Laugh)

 

Q: Which type do you want if you have a girlfriend?

A. A good talker   B. A good listener

Yonghwa&Jungshin: B!

Jonghyun&Minhyuk: A!

Jungshin: Depend on our accustomed demeanor, we have different answers!

Everybody: Wow!

Yonghwa: Because we (Yonghwa&Jungshin) are talkative, it’s better we would have a good listener girlfriend.

Jungshin: If my girlfriend were foreigner, I would answer A. I want to hear the story of foreign.

 

Q: Usually do you wear a perfume?

Yes or No?

Everybody: Yes.

Yonghwa: Recently, I bought new one that have smell like floral.

Jungshin: Yonghwa-hyeong is fashionable!

Yonghwa: No, I’m the country boy…

Minhyuk: I don’t like strong aroma.

Jonghyun: I have used the same one for a long time and not changed but members say it is a little like of an older man.

Jungshin: I had used several things but recently I use the one which is recommended by Yonghwa-hyeong.

Yonghwa: It is a candle aroma.

 

Q: Have you experienced blind love?

Yes or No?

Yonghwa: Even though it was an unrequited love, I would get to blind.

Jonghyun: Love is like that.

Minhyuk&Jungshin: We’re totally agreed.

Minhyuk: If I fall in love, I would love even their drawback.

 

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Yonghwa: Date Of Birth 1989.6.22  <Guitar & Vocal>

He is the eldest and CNBLUE’s leader. He is also the person who is always dependable, though, he has a mischievous side.

 

Minhyuk: Date Of Birth 1991.6.28  <Drum>

He is a little shy but his every effort to speak Japanese and his tender smile brings out our motherly instinct. He has a reputation as the accuracy on his drum.

 

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Jonghyun: Date Of Birth 1990.5.15  <Guitar & Vocal>

He speaks fluent Japanese and frank, so he provides a relaxed atmosphere. A hard worker that he wants to play a guitar every day. He has beautiful skins.

 

Jungshin: Date Of Birth 1991.9.15   <Bass>

He is polite and attracts people with friendly smile also. He has a nice body such as a model and his leg length are incredible.

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CNBLUE B-PASS Magazine June 2013 Interview

CNBLUE B-PASS Magazine June 2013 Interview

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– Speaking about CNBLUE’s single, we strongly imagine speeding up (up tempo song) till now. But ‘Blind Love’ is the first medium ballad. Why did you choose this kind of song as a title song?

Yonghwa: This time, we decided to change a concept, then we made a song like that. Our previous songs have offensive thought; the concept of this song is like Japan or J-Rock.

Jonghyun: I hope not only our fans but also more Japanese will listen to the song.

Jungshin: We usually choose a song in many songs composed by hyungs, so we rarely (but we did it this time) make a song after we decided the concept.

 

– Jonghyun-kun wrote the lyrics and composed ‘Blind Love’. When did you compose?

Jonghyun: January in this year? At first I put theme spring and made, so the lyrics included ‘Sakura’. It’s rare to include Sakura in the lyrics in Korea, but it’s common in Japan, so I changed.

 

– I see! I want to listen to CNBLUE’s sakura song.

Jonghyun: ‘Kimi ga kagayaku yo~ (you are shining~)’ like this kind of song. Is it nice?

Yonghwa: Honestly, I couldn’t catch the meaning from the first lyrics. haha

Jungshin: The new lyric is easier to sing. It adapts how to sing.

Jonghyun: If I have another chance, I’ll make sakura song. I kept the melody by imagining spring as it is; I wrote the lyrics what we can feel no matter what a season is. This song is a lost love song, but it is abstract.

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– About Japanese lyrics, did you translated from Korean, or directly write in Japanese?

Jonghyun: I wrote it in Japanese. It doesn’t include so much difficult word, does it? It’s nothing much.

 

– Do you think ‘I can’ (for writing lyric directly in Japanese, despite the fact that Jonghyun is Korean)?

Jonghyun: But I wrote hiragana not kanji. haha

 

– What is a point of playing (the rhythms instruments)?

Minhyuk: The melody is calm and lyrics remain in our mind, so I was careful not to put too much out my strength in playing.

Yonghwa: Was bass difficult?

Jungshin: Yes it was, just what Minhyuk had said, this song is calmest among the entire single (CNBLUE had release so far in Japan). This love theme is the first in Japan. After all….. Not severe and sad, this has lyrics painful love, so I had trouble on part of expressing sound a little.

 

– The second song, ‘With Your Eyes’ is also composed by Jonghyun-kun. What is the kind of song With Your Eyes is?

Jonghyun: Melody is rock, but lyrics are expressing a life. He’s looking for a reason why I live, after all he knows what does it mean, but he doesn’t know…..I put such feeling into the song.

 

– Do you always think about your life?

Jonghyun: I suppose we surely think many things each ages. But a person like our age mentioned about life… (Sounds inappropriate since Jonghyun thinks he is too young to judge the life)  So I wrote positive elements in the lyrics. Like my age (usually thinks).

Jungshin: Solo guitar’s part of this song is really cool! During recording, Junghyun hyung was playing the guitar again and again next to me as he said how to play solo guitar. It was so cool and I recorded it on my phone, and I listened to it about ten times in a day after mastering, too. Although it has different feeling from solo guitar played by hyung till now (demo and the result is bit different), it has hyung’s color. I guess he challenged so much. It was completely manly sound.

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– Jonghyun-kun, you was being praised very highly.

Jonghyun: (Shy smile) It was rather difficult. I play this song quite rapid, but originally I like playing slow. I don’t mean I don’t like playing rapid or I’m not good. Although I made solo parts by myself, I was playing as I felt, so is it rapid likes this?

Yonghwa: My guitar sound contain as backing there.

 

– Ho~ I want to tell one sound from another. And digital manufacturing is used on the edges just light.

Jonghyun: Yes it is. This has contained since demonstration step, so this is an arranged decided from first.

 

– The third song is composed by Yonghwa-kun, ‘Greedy Man’.

Yonghwa: When I was playing with a composer, suddenly the theme of this song hit me. I began to write, I could write smoothly. I completed it only a day. I wanted to write a unique person in the lyrics, so I described a sticky man.

 

– You often write the lyrics from things in yourself, how about this time?

Yonghwa: I don’t have such strong persistent, but I have a little. I exaggerated because of lyrics world, but whoever loves one, they have such feelings even little, I think.

Minhyuk: Yonghwa hyung starts from real world, Jonghyun hyung’s lyrics has abstract lyrics. Both are interesting.

 

– By the way, you did updated a photo of your new studio on CNBLUE’s twitter, where is that? Is that your own room, or a common use studio?

Yonghwa: That is each our studio in our office in Korea. Jonghyun and I have that for compose.

Jonghyun: Thanks for that, I can concentrate to compose better these days.

 

– Do Jungshin-kun and Minhyuk-kun have each?

Minhyuk & Jungshin: Yes we do.

Yonghwa: Because of limited number (the rooms); members who compose take a priority. If they began to compose, may add rooms or share.

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– As far as I look at the photo, A PC in front of Yonghwa-kun showed sound data, do you often input data when you composed?

Yonghwa: When I make a demo, I often use my PC to input sounds of strings and synthesizer.

Jonghyun: I input all the sounds except guitar and piano. I guess such a way (how to compose) is the way I do more these days. I input drum and bass into a PC, I only play the guitar. Of course we play our instruments during recording.

Yonghwa: As we composed, Jungshin and Minhyuk often drop in.

Minhyuk: I don’t interfered atmosphere of the song, I tell frank impress ‘good’ or ‘not good’.

Jungshin: I have liked ‘Greedy Man’ since Yonghwa hyung had composed, so I felt wasteful that the song is b-side, not a title song.

 

– I’ll ask about world tour. It’s already started, didn’t it?

Jungshin: Yes it did, we already visited Taiwan (April 6th) and Singapore (April 13th). Once we have finished promotion in Japan, we’ll visit Thailand and Hong Kong, and Korea. It may continue even more countries.

Jonghyun: In Japan, We’ll change set list from world tour one and hold concerts in summer.

 

– What difference between world tour and Japan tour?

Yonghwa: in world tour, we’re mainly play Korean songs; basically we don’t sing in Japanese, we sing Japanese songs translated English or Korean.

Minhyuk: At first we research representative foods to use for (topic) MC in live, and we remember trendy words from some countries.

Jonghyun: Ah~ I can’t remembered many trendy words, I forget all….

JungshinS: ‘Thank you lah~’ this is Singlish.

Yonghwa: It’s Singaporean English. Seem ‘lah~’ added the end of word. ‘I think lah~’

 

-Speaking of world tour, I have seen at Korean article before, you might build a school in Africa by world tour’s profit.

Jonghyun: Yes we are. The first school is already built; I hope the second will be soon.

Yonghwa: I have been interested in charitable activity, but I didn’t know how. There is a person familiar with it around us, so we come to join it through our music activity.

Minhyuk: We couldn’t have visited yet, but we saw the photos.

Jonghyun: The name of the school is CNBLUE SCHOOL!

Yonghwa: Burkina Faso in Africa has a serious poverty; many children can’t go to school. So we collect fund-raising as we hold world tour and we ask fans to help, I hope we can help even a little.

Minhyuk: We are visiting many countries for tour, so I want to visit Africa this year.

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-I heard Yonghwa-kun made the school song.

Yonghwa: Yes I did, I want to tell them ‘You aren’t alone’, so I composed with the theme ‘You&I’. Though children there may be not able to catch the meaning of lyrics yet, I created positive lyrics and melody like they can feel their hopes and future from music.

 

-I listened to the story associated the world now, as a contrary story, I’ll ask you about street live, the starting point of CNBLUE. It appears to come into fashion in Seoul these days. If you hold street live again, where and how do you want to hold it?

Yonghwa: If we hold it in Korea, it’s interesting to hold communicating with other bands in Hongdae where street live exactly come into fashion now.

Jonghyun: I want to hold street live very much. Wherever in Japan, Korea or other countries, I want to hold in a place we don’t know. It’s very fresh for us.

Minhyuk: I want to hold in front of people in a country that doesn’t know us at all. I think it’s more meaningful and interesting to be able to remember past feelings such as how we let people who don’t know us to turn around.

Jungshin: That’s how we consider where we are right now after major debut, we must really go to the place where people don’t know us to hold street live like atmosphere in the past.

Street live will cause traffic jam or trouble…. It’s if many people gather, haha

 

-Lastly. It becomes customary at B-PASS, request or ambition to staffs!

Yonghwa: Oh, it’ll be ambitions. To get rank 1 of Billboard chart and realization to hold live in (New York) Times Square! Please look forward to it!

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Special Column ‘Greedy CNBLUE’

-By ‘Greedy Man’, Please tell me your ‘Greedy’ things.

Minhyuk: I think that desires change. Recently we moved into new office and house in Korea. In past no matter we would sleep together in the same room, but now we have our own rooms that have enough space, I feel happy to be able to take a rest calmly. I would have desires to other things in spite of I was unconcerned with a small space. But I’m full to have space for life more than materialistic desires.

Jonghyun: I think so. It’s the best in our house because we aren’t so often to have this thing. It’s most comfortable, so a room bears in our feelings, what a more several things go well.

Minhyuk: I really appreciate that we can visit Japan or foreign countries, but we have to stay in the hotel for a long time as we are in foreign countries for a long time. I felt relieved when we go back to our home.

Yonghwa: When we are in Korea, we usually stay our home except for our schedule. Perfectly indoor. In foreign countries, we don’t have enough time, so we usually stay a hotel after all. I always have a desire if we have more time, in Japan, too.

Jungshin: I want to go shopping more in Japan. I want to take for a walk in a town. Like indies days.

Minhyuk: I want to do so, but I want to go to a travel, the better. Wherever it’s as long as has the beautiful view.

Jonghyun: I want to go to hot spring. I love it!

Yonghwa: Near to the Mt. Fuji… Hakone!

Jonghyun: It sounds good!

Jungshin: We went to hot spring during arena tour last year. Can we go when we’ll hold tour this time? Actually to take a hot spring seems to be in the main winter, but it’s not connected with us, haha

Jonghyun: Talking of my materialistic desire, I often buy a wrist-watch. Because I’m a man. I buy it when I feel that it fits me, I’m not so particular.

Yonghwa: I like watch, too. We are 4 members like it, right? I suppose all men like it. Even if I put up with buying clothes, I want to buy a wrist-watch. Can women understand this feeling?

Minhyuk: Many men invest in a car or a wrist-watch. What I can say first, my watch is the cheapest of all us, haha

Yonghwa: Who has most expensive watch…. It’s secret.

Minhyuk: Mine is the cheapest.

Yonghwa: We have already heard! haha About a number, I have most watches? But a few.

Jonghyun: Talking of a desire about time, what do we want to do? For example, if we are general persons, what do we want to do?

Jungshin: If I have girlfriend, I will go out on a date such as going to sea or sauna.

Yonghwa: I want to be a business owner. It had been my dream.

Minhyuk: I want to be an office worker.

Jonghyun: It’s like you!

Yonghwa: A public worker! Minhyuk should be a public worker.

Jonghyun: Such as a complaint officer for citizens.

Jungshin: Such as patrolling.

Yonghwa: When it becomes at 6 pm, you quickly leave the office, hahaha you only work during certain time.

Minhyuk: I have a good or not, I properly do what I can….

Jungshin: I want to work in a sitting position.

Yonghwa: Ah, how about a person in entry gate, in the immigration bureau.

Jonghyun: But you don’t like a work in a standing position, do you?

Yonghwa: No, it is in a sitting position.

Jungshin: Umm~ but it seems to be bored. How about Jonghyun hyung?

Jonghyun: I…..let’s see, I want to do anything, whatever I hit on. I think it’s a luxurious desire.

 

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CNBLUE, Long Live Youth Rock and Roll

CNBLUE, Long Live Youth Rock and Roll

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This spring, they released a new album and also toured around Asia. Due to the 4 comprehensive developed members, allowed CNBLUE’s youth rock and roll to remain on the spotlight.

Doing happy music:

Q1: New title song, is composed by Jonghyun, what is the theme for the song?

Jonghyun: Firstly, I heard that the song will be released on spring, so i thought of trying a different style. As this is the first time we’ve decided to release a love song as title song, so I want to let Boices and more people to listen to. For example, when people heard of it on the street, they’ll be like “Ah, this song is nice” or something like that…I was with the thought of “I want to compose such nice songs” while composing Blind Love.

Q2: What impression did member have when listen to this song for the first time?

Yonghwa: I feel that this song can be singing easily with any vocal. Most of our other songs are usually emotional and has  very high pitch.  But this song’s pitch is medium . But I am not specialised in such songs, so it is a challenge for me.

Jungshin: From the very start, I thought that there wouldn’t be any problems with the recordings. But after we started recording, we realised that there is not enough time. So we are very stressed, but as we work with Jonghyun hyung, and record the song, we’re all very happy with the final result.

MinHyuk: There isn’t enough time but for the drum part is completed quite quickly.
Q3: This new album has got 3 songs, and 3 of them are of different genres. Which song do you put in most feelings when you hear it?

Minhyuk: The song that i put in most feeling is With Your Eyes .  When I listen to who makes me more relaxed is Blind Love.

Yonghwa: My self-composed song (Greedy Man).

Jonghyun: For me is With Your Eyes.

Jungshin: For me is Blind Love. I feel that no matter who, also wishes to have true feelings when they met the person they likes.
Q4: Can you share your feelings before debut, that period of time back when you’re in Japan.

Minhyuk: Once, when we were performing on the street of Japan, we were caught and went to the police station. Back then our japanese weren’t that good, thus caused miscommunication. After we took our passports, the problems are then smoothly solved. After that, the Japan polices even treated us cola!
Q5: 4 of you had drama experiences and achieved an excellent result. Are there any roles do you want to try?

Jonghyun: I want to try action movies. Just like those that Jackie Chan filmed, with dress suit.

Jungshin: I want to try being a murderer. As the first time I act was acting as someone from a wealthy family, rebellious and is not sensible. So for the next time, i want a totally different role.

YongHwa: Because I’m a cheerful person, so I want role that is like my character.

Minhyuk: Recently, I watched a lot of literature and art movies, the picture is very mellow, and quiet. So if there is chance, i want to try a refreshing role.
Q6: Have you thought of how will you be like in 10 years?

Yonghwa: I think we’ll still be like this, playfully and happily doing music together. We might still live and do music together. Then ride on our personal helicopter and go around for sightseeing, this is just a dream! (laughs)

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CNBLUE Oricon Style Interview

CNBLUE Oricon Style Interview

CNBLUE whom the 5th single CD is well received.

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“When you heard this song, I want you to think that it is a good song.”

 

“Blind Love” is a new type love song written by Jonghyun.

Jonghyun: I made this song only for our fans but also for such as the people who walk around. Almost people like a love song, I have written this song with simple word.

We can actually visualize the scene. Is it a story that is still thinking of the person who broke up? I feel wistful but warm.

Jonghyun: To begin with, I like such a song.

Yonghwa: Love song~. It’s good.

Jungshin: The lyric is worth to listen to.

Jonghyun: Depends on the situation, I think the impression of lyric might change. It has an image of nostalgic, warm and shiny feeling.

Minhyuk: We played this song for fans for the first time on the other day; I felt that atmosphere is different from live and recording. I could get into this song and raise my spirits because we have a lighting and special effect on live.

Jonghyun: I was happy that fans had felling for this song and sung it with us.

Yonghwa-san, what did you feel when you sang this song?

Yonghwa: The melody is simple and the lyric is easy to memorize, so I was able to finish to recording it faster than usual.

How long did it take to make this music?

Jonghyun: I had a rough image since the end of the last year and I made a serious attempt in one week in January. I had made it on the back stage of the award ceremony on year-end though, I was asked to do it on the staircase because there are lots of groups there. I made a melody on there, and when I went back to home I arranged it.

But it was noisy there isn’t it?

Jonghyun: I didn’t care about it. Sometimes I sing to myself in front of others.

Jungshin: I am annoyed with it.

Yonghwa: It is a little awkward

Jonghyun: Seriously?  I am sorry.

Jungshin: Just joking.

Yonghwa: It’s okay!

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Oh, good. Well, next is about “With your eyes”. It is also composed by Jonghyun. But this song is an aggressive rock tune and it has a different image from “Blind Love”.

Jonghyun: Yes, it is totally different.

And the lyric were all written in English.

Jonghyun: We can not surely say “This is the life” in my age such as 23 or 24 years old. However this is a message that “Since it’s our own life, Let you do it by yourself! But it doesn’t make only yourself and it is difficult to find an answer of life, let’s find it out together.”

It has a big theme of life starting from love.

Minhyuk: This time’s our single CD has good lyrics.

“Greedy man” was composed by Yonghwa that has rock tune.

Yonghwa: I made this story attached with love. I can say this is enjoyable love song.

Jonghyun: Our single includes different variations music in each time though; there are especially different types at this time. You could feel “This is CNBLUE.”

 

“We are progressing towards the future, we want to be shown evolved CNBLUE”

Now you are having a world tour, I heard you make a big wave in each country.

Jungshin: We had had a live in Taiwan and Singapore, and next up is ZEPP tour in Japan, we will go to Thailand and Hong Kong. Since every time fans give us rapturous welcome, we are looking forward to going there and our spirits are raised high. We can feel we have a good live.

Whenever you have a live, we can see your evolution as a band.

Minhyuk: The live tour in Japan is a live house performance after a long time for us. The stage is close to the fan, we are looking forward to doing it.

We are excited for ZEPP tour. By the way, from “Greedy man”, what are you greedy for?

Yonghwa: (quickly) for sleep!

Jungshin: Me too. I have 100 % desire for sleep.

Junghyun: I have the strongest desire for sleep among members.

Minhyuk: Me too, desiring for sleep.

Yonghwa: Sleeping is more important than eating for us now.

Jonghyun: It is happy to sleep without thinking anything.

Oh, you look so tired…

Jungshin: From the beginnings, I like to sleep.

Have you experienced that because a song comes up with your head, while you were trying to sleep, you couldn’t sleep?

Jonghyun: Yes I have. If I try to sleep while music is playing, I keep listening to this music, so I cannot sleep. I always keep in silence.

Have you ever had a dream to be pressed by producing a music, or coming up with a song in your dream?

Jonghyun: No, I have actually not, and I don’t want to have such a dream.

Yonghwa: I have never seen a dream about music.

Minhyuk: Me too.

Jungshin: I don’t remember almost what I’ve dream of.

Yonghwa: But I may want to see a nightmare.

A  nightmare?  Does it seem that there is nobody in live?

Yonghwa: Oh, no, no, I don’t want to see it. I would like to see that a ghost comes, or having an experience what I cannot experience in the reality.

Jonghyun: I may have desire for eating than sleeping. I think I am a light eater but I can get a good power from eating a delicious food!

At last, in “Blind Love”.  The main character is still thinking of the person who broke up. Are you the person who keeps to having a memory of the love? Or are you the person that can be switched feeling immediately?

Jonghyun: I think it depends on the other side.

Minhyuk: I would like to memorize only a good memory.

You just do daringly don’t you?

Jonghyun: If we memorized only the good memory, we can forget bad memories, can’t we?

Yonghwa: I memorize everything. I can’t believe that the person who forget the memories.

These your thinking reflects to your song?

Yonghwa: Yes, I don’t always think or remember about our memories. But our experiences are refracted. In our music even these are good or bad

Jungshin: I don’t remember the all memories, but I remember the impressive, happy thing. I can remember. That the saddest memories instead.

Jonghyun: Of course. We are here now because there is past. The past is also important, but we are progressing towards the future rather than live in the past! After a world tour, you can see we’re grown up.

Minhyuk: Let’s enjoy ZEPP tour together!

Yonghwa: We are doing our best to be shown evolved CNBLUE.

Jungshin: We’ll express the cool of CNBLUE with sounds. Have a fun!

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CNBLUE Blind Love Special Release Event

CNBLUE Blind Love Special Release Event

Release Event 5th Single Blind Love Special was held on 27th April at Nikkei Hall, Tokyo. This was special event that only 500 fans were invited there. In the venue who looked like a live house.

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Fan’s handclap made a warm atmosphere

After 3:00 pm, the light in the venue was start to shine on, it started with Yonghwa’s guitar play and “Let’s start!” The first song was “Where you are”.  Fans sang it with them in the red light and it made the atmosphere high. After they said “Hello everyone, we are CNBLUE”, they looked around.

Yonghwa: “We’re happy to hold such a small stage after a long time!”

Jungshin: “Very lucky, you are.”

Yonghwa: “We can see all your face, today!”

Jungshin: “Yes, we can.”

On the previous event, they had live in front of 5000 fans (5000 per show and they had held twice a day so in total there 10000 audiences) at Tokyo Kokusai Forum Hall A. However, fans who had been invited on that day is 500 people, it is one-tenth. This 500 people had a very special time about an hour. These fans’s handclap made a warm atmosphere in “I’m sorry” and “Kimio”

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Jonghyun: “I always think everybody is very good singer.”

Minhyuk: “We also played ‘Kimio’ with acoustic Ver. On yesterday’s fan meeting though, these have a different charm.”

Yonghwa: “We are going to show you different set list from yesterday. We played and sang Korean songs yesterday but we are playing lots of Japanese songs today.”

Then they showed dynamic playing on “Time is over”, Yonghwa screamed “Everybody In My Head~~” and “In My Head” was played which is their major debut song in Japan. The last song was “Blind Love” that was released 24th April.

“This is the most important song for today’s event. Yesterday we played this song first but today are a release event for this song, so we put it into the last song. Did everybody listen to this song already? Did you memorize the lyric? Let’s sing together.” Yonghwa said.

Yonghwa had sung with his powerful voice in another song but he used his tender voice such as  Jonghyun’s in this song. Other members expressed their own feeling with their instrument, these made the deep music.

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We can hear their breathing directly— Special space for limited 500 people

After the live, they had a talk time & lottery for gifting time.  They appeared again with “Blind Love” as back sound music. When Jungshin started to sing “Blind Love”, fans followed him in chorus. Jonghyun saw that and said “this is a good song, isn’t it?” with his big smile.

Yonghwa: “Once I felt 500 people are a lot for us, but now I heard 500 people are lucky fans. I’m very happy to hear that.”

Minhyuk: “Everybody can see my face well; it is happiest thing for me.”

Jonghyun: “We can see all fans’ faces, so we have to do our best.”

And then they talked about their day-off.

Jungshin: “We went to shopping and ate something without a manager.”

Minhyuk: “I ate Isaki (The name f fish) Sashimi for the first time with Jungshin. I like Tuna Sashimi too but Isaki was very delicious. I like fish more than meat.”

Jungshin: “I like Tuna Sashimi.”

Jonghyun: “I prefer meat. We ate ShabuShabu with Ponzu, It was excellent! It would become the popular item if there is Ponzu in Korea.”

Yonghwa: “I like Sukiyaki.”

Jonghyun: “Sukiyaki the best food in Japan for Yonghwa.”

Yonghwa: “But when I am starving, I cannot wait to be cooked.”

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They told the secret story about the MV for “Blind Love

Yonghwa: “We did outside shoot; it was very windy and cold day. Only me who was shooting long time, but my scene was used a little only.”

Jungshin: “Because of you are the main characters, you should bear it.”

Yonghwa: “But because of it, I could make sad expression.”

Next, they handed fans an autographed poster as a gift, and they talked about ZEPP tour in Japan.

Jonghyun: “We go back to our first objective when we play at live house. We’ll able to see all fans’ faces as today.”

Jungshin: “I was happy to make a live stage together, today. We’ll meet at ZEPP tour again.”

Yonghwa: “I was happy to see your expression on live. Fans are most important for me!  Let’s meet at ZEPP!”

Minhyuk: “It was a short time but it’s been a blast. We’ll meet at ZEPP tour on summer!”

At ZEPP, we’ll be supposed to feel their expression and breath. We are looking forward to see them grew up. Doubtless their ticket for ZEPP tour would be premium one in all the venues.

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(Article: Ayano Hoshino)

CNBLUE Excite Interview

CNBLUE Excite Interview

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CNBLUE released their 5th single “Blind Love”. The title song is a love song that has a medium tempo and is composed by Lee Jonghyun. The lyrics draw painful feelings leaving in one’s heart. The four-on-the-floor rhythm, which are bearing a comfortable groove, the hidden “heat” is conspicuous by the regularity of that rhythm. Cool and warm, stillness and movement… such a comparison produces dynamism. It’s characteristic for CNBLUE. Eventhough the dearest person isn’t in front of me now, when I closed my eyes, she emerged in my eyes. Jonghyun told about this feeling ‘Everyone surely has one each.’ This is an “opened” song because the listeners themselves can sympathize in piles. We asked them about this single during their visit at the height of the world tour.

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Excite: Making such a love song as a single is the first time for CNBLUE. Jonghyun-san made the lyrics and music, what did you imagine when you began to compose this?

Jonghyun: When I think which song is good, it’s spring after all, so I thought it should be a love song. I made this while thinking that everyone surely has one dear memory like this lyrics. Furthermore, I currently think our fans become glad to hear this song, but also other people will feel ‘This song is good’ when they listen to it. I wanted to make such a song.

Excite: Did you mean that you had the thought ‘I want to spread CNBLUE’s music more’ ?

Jonghyun: Yes. Some people don’t like rock music, but I wanted to make a song so that even if they listen to it, they can feel ‘good’.

Excite: You do compose while playing the guitar, don’t you?

Jonghyun: Yes. In the dressing room of an award ceremony at the end of last year. It was so harried because of many people…

Excite: Your concentration is great to make a song when you’re out of your room.

Jonghyun: I often to do so.

Excite: When other members listened to this song for the first time, what impression did they have?

Jungshin: When I listened to it for the first time, it wasn’t decided that this song would be the title song yet, but I wished this song would be title song. I felt the medium tempo sounded good. Until now, many of our songs are about a dream or hope, but this song is about love, and we can feel a sign of spring. I felt comfortable when I listened to it.

Minhyuk: Honestly t was  hard to choose which song makes a title song. All songs are good and have each own atmosphere. Both ‘Blind Love’ and ‘With your eyes’ are songs which are created by Jonghyun hyung’s sensibility and these styles are like Jonghyun hyung. ‘Blind Love’ is also the song which is gaining attraction at the live concert. We usually feel music with only the ears, but we can feel several feelings and effective lighting at the live concert. The song has such an attraction.

Jonghyun: Such a love song was included in our previous albums. I had a time where only I sing, but I thought ‘How about Yonghwa hyung’s singing?’ so I tried it once.

Yonghwa: This song doesn’t have a high key, so I could sing this easily. I sang it sadly with the feeling of loss during recording. I sing while remembering this feeling at the lives.

Jonghyun: In fact, at first  I worried. Yonghwa hyung hasn’t sung many of this kind of songs and I’m better at up-tempo songs than such kind of songs. So I worried ‘What if this song doesn’t match us?’ We didn’t need worries like this because this song was exactly for us. I felt so good.

Jonghyun: This song is a love song, but it is drawn in painfulness, it’s not to ‘like’, or for fun and excitement, as if feelings stay in my memories, so one can’t go anywhere else.

*Jungshin: Nostalgic is color of this song. The lyrics originally were like ‘when the cherry blossoms have fallen, I’ll always remember’, but I changed it on my way. I wanted to write a simpler lyrics this time.

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Excite: ‘With your eyes’ is also made by Jonghyun-san.

Jonghyun: This lyric has a strong power. We are still young, so It’s wrong to positively say ‘My life is like this!’ I don’t know it yet, so I meant ‘Let’s find it together’, anyway my life is mine, so we look at it through my eyes.

Jungshin: I love the guitar solo part of this song! I remained until the end of the recording to look at it. I thought it’s different from Jonghyun hyung’s phrase until now, is this a challenge!? This new style is really nice, so I always listen to this part now.

Excite: ‘Look with your eyes!’ I felt this is a strong massage to the society. Were you able to feel sympathy?

Yonghwa: I’m against looking with my eyes! We should feel with our mind!

Jonghyun: Hahaha Both are the same. Only the face has eyes, this message is ‘Look at the things in yourself.’

Yonghwa: You meant ‘Look with your eyes and feel it!’? I correctly know this haha.

Excite: Did you ever had a situation where you thought ‘Look with your eyes more and think!’ to anyone?

Minhyuk: I think whoever has one whom I want to tell one in my life. So this lyrics tell to everyone.

Jonghyun: I have listened to music which have messages like this, it gave me a power. I had thought ‘I want to make someday.’ and I tried this time. I think I should make such music that has a theme about life when I get much older, but I was surprised it started much earlier than I thought. I don’t know ‘What is my life’ yet, so this song include hopes ‘Let’s think together’.

Excite: ‘Greedy man’ was composed by Yonghwa-san. When was it born?

Yonghwa: This is a new song for this single.

Excite: I felt its well ventilated from fresh guitar cutting.

Yonghwa: I came up with its part for the first time. Thanks for it, I make this song from first to end. I wanted to make a simple song not especial showy. So both what I made as a demo and finished product is not different so much. In my  case, many  demo and arrange don’t have different so much.

Minhyuk: While he made the song, I listened to all parts of song in a day. From then I had known atmosphere of this song, finally completed just like first song. I’ve liked this song very much.

Yonghwa: I wanted to compose simple sound, but I wanted to write beautiful love story as lyrics.

Excite: Does it have any relation in between (Blind Love and Greedy Man) what ‘Blind Love’ lyrics is also sadly?

Jonghyun: No, not at all.

Yonghwa: I didn’t care  at all.

Jonghyun: I didn’t know other’s lyrics until it completed. I looked at his lyrics at recording for the first time.

Yonghwa: I’d written lyrics until right before  recording day. I thought sound is simple, so I write interesting lyrics, everyone can feel the real pleasure.

Excite: These 3 attractive  songs have each different personality. How do you want to give opinion to this single?

Yonghwa: Maybe everyone can listen to it with comfort and calm feeling. Our previous songs had a deep color, this single is what many people can listen with comfortable feeling. Anyway I want everyone to listen to many CNBLUE’s songs.

Jonghyun: We are ordinary  band, which has wide music. Please listen to our music!

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Excite: You’ll hold Zepp tour in summer after 2 yearsinterval. Please let us know your enthusiasm.

Jonghyun: We hold world tour now, so I thought we are too busy to hold Zepp tour. But we promised ‘We’ll hold many lives’ last year, so we want to meet you and we decided to!

Jungshin: Please look forward to Zepp tour. Please come, please!

Excite: Are you going to do impromptu corner like at Saitama super arena?

Jonghyun: No, we can’t do that anymore!

All: hahaha

Yonghwa: I started to do it, Minhyuk and Jungshin got nervous ‘Perhaps what do we do?’ I’m sure they thought so while I was doing.

Jungshin: That’s right!

Minhyuk: Yonghwa hyung felt pressure to do it alone, so he suddenly spoke to us. So I always listen his word carefully. I don’t enjoy it!

Jungshin: I look someone who is singing  with my eyes, but I absolutely concentrate to think in my brain!

Yonghwa: But if in I’m good feeling, maybe I can do. I don’t think melody especially, I sing words which I came up with before 0.1 second. I feel pressure if I think ‘I have to do’, but if I have comfortable feeling, I can do it. Because I’m genius! haha

All: …haha

Jungshin: I’m sorry~!

Excite: I’m looking forward to it!

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[My旬] [Mean : My Fashion]

We asked them about their favorite thing in what you bought these days!

 

A jacket, pants and shoes – Lee Jungshin

excite11I went shopping with members in Japan and I bought jacket and pants and shoes. A denim jacket has cool gold studs. Black pants has rare silver studs on back pocket. I bought basketball shoes, which I’m into these day. The color is purple and blue. Most important point when I buy clothes is whether it matches with me or not. So mirror in shop is important. I don’t care about any others’ idea. To be honest, even if others tell ‘It doesn’t match’, I buy it. I have my own style. As I get older, my fashion seems to be getting younger. I like comfortable fashion such as a hood or basketball shoes.

 

Meat – Jonghyun

excite15My best buying is food. What I buy almost meat. My habit is paying money when I eat with someone, so meat costs most of the money. That’s cost of meal. My habit is to treat someone. People from Busan are so, Yonghwa hyung, too. I don’t like to walk, so I don’t like window-shopping. My favorite style is uniform. I buy jacket and shoes and pants when I need these. I often wore T-shirt in summer, so I train my body. Whatever T-shirt  match , I train. It’s easier than thinking clothes I wear (he means rather than mix and match his outfit he’s likes more to match his body with the T-shirt he wears, good point).

 

Basketball shoes – Yonghwa

excite36White and navy blue basketball shoes. I bought it with Jungshin. But our interest are a little different, so we buy what we want to buy each other without talk. I think a little, then decide to buy. Before I bought so many things, some of them are what I wore only once. That’s why I became careful. Previously I liked shopping, now too. But I don’t think so ‘need’. I have so many things I want to buy.

 

A denim jacket – Minhyuk

excite22I bought denim jacket with nice detail. It’s usual comfortable jacket and not gaudy. I’ll try and fit it to various clothes. When I go shopping, my most important point is members’ advises. In case of buying expensive things, I especially ask members. I trust Yonghwa hyung’s advise the most. We have different interest but his advise is useful because he knows my style.

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*Editor and Translator’s note: the * part it should be Jonghyun’s word but on the excite music it’s definately written as Jungshin, so maybe they did mistake on that. You mau confuse since Jungshin did not wrote the lyric but Jonghyun.

 

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