CNBLUE EMTG INTERVIEW

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CNBLUE had released ‘Blind Love’ on 24 April

New single ‘Blind Love’ is a love song composed by Lee Jonghyun. Mild sentimental melody and vocal are indeed their style, but it’s the first time to choose love song as a single. Previously they always picked up  rock tune as a single, so this is one is must be a challenge for them. Immediately we bombard them with questions about their feeling to this song.

EMTG: New single ‘Blind Love’ is a love song composed by Jonghyun, what is intention did you have when you composed this song?

JH: Firstly, I heard this single will be  released on spring, I wanted to do something new and different. We choose love song as a single for first time, so I want not only for our fans but more people would listen to this single. For instance, when people walk around, they hear the song by chance and they feel ‘Good song’…. I want to make them feel like that, so I made such kind a song.

EMTG: This lyrics is written in Japanese, did you write Japanese at the first place?

JH: Yes I did, I wrote lyrics in Japanese at the first place.

EMTG: Wow?! Your Japanese is getting better!

JH: It’s not different…

EMTG: Did you smoothly write without taking so much time?

JH: Yes I did. It takes more time to write in Korean. It’s more difficult for me.

EMTG: This lyrics is expressed sentimental feeling.

JH: Yes it is. Such feelings are everyone goes though once at least.

EMTG: This song is sung by Yonghwa, did you receive any suggestion about how to sing this song from Jonghyun, Yonghwa?

YH: No I didn’t. Because I can sing well!

EMTG: Of course. By the way, what impression did you have when you listen to this song for first time?

YH: I thought I can sing without any pressure. Until now we always have up tempo and high key singles, but this song is medium. However, by no means this is type of my prosperity, so it’s one of my challenge.

EMTG: What do you feel about ‘Blind Love’, Minhyuk?

MH: I tried to record it by thinking simply.

EMTG: How about Jungshin?

JS: I was struggle the most among them. Firstly, regarding to recordof this song, I thought will not a particular problem. In fact, once I tried to record I didnt have enough time (to explore his bass tone more). And I felt pressure, I was completing by discussing the tone with Jonghyun hyung. I’m satisfied our with the result.

MH: Certainly I didn’t have enough time, but  I could finish recording drum early.

JS: I thought it takes more time ‘Greedy Man’ , it is smoothest among all.

JH: This single, I thought the bass tone is the most difficult.

JS: I did my best!

EMTG: Next, I’ll ask the other two songs. I thought ‘With you eyes’ has some kind of messages, it’s indeed your style.

JH: Along this time, I made these songs with all my heart. About my life… it’s strange that young man says such a thing… I wrote lyrics thinking how the life is.

EMTG: Pretty deep!

JH: Of course, I didn’t know its answer yet.

EMTG: I felt your strong message trying to have own intention.

JH: Anyway, my life is making by myself, Surely I become ash when I find this answer.

EMTG: It might be so… What did other members think about this song?

MH: I have a part I agree and I disagree.

EMTG: Oh? Whicht part is you disagree?

MH: This song is too abstract. But it’s what everyone thinks.

YH: I’m agree, this song applicable to everyone.

JH: This song has something to make us hot. I think you’re given energy by it.

EMTG: Next, about ‘Greedy man’, this was compose by Yonghwa.

YH: I don’t like writing lyrics about usual love. The theme is important for this song. This lyrics is expressed a man who has attachment.

EMTG: This was written in English, why did you choose English?

YH: English has direct style. I like it. This song  expressed the man cwho ares about his girlfriend acts and thinks ‘What is she doing now?’

EMTG: All songs have different type. Which song you can really atthachment to? I want everyone answer this question.

MH:  I attached the most to the ‘Greedy man’. And the song I can relax when I listen to  is ‘Blind Love’.

YH: After all ‘Greedy man’ because I wrote my feeling.

JH: ‘With you eyes’.

JS: ‘Blind Love’. The feeling for the song  is what someone who has a lover once. in their lifetime

EMTG: You’ll do live at many place around the world, which city are you looking forward to go the most?

JH: I have fun in every city.

YH: The city we do live (performance) for the first time, Live is always different.

JS: I’m looking forward to meet many people and doing live in each country. We went to Taiwan and Singapore after a long time, many people welcomed  us, we got into swing, so we did live as well as we can. After this promotion in Japan, We’ll go to Thailand and Hongkong and Australia, and return to Seoul.

JH: I have nothing to say because they had said everything.

EMTG: Okay. I want to see your live in Japan. I looking forward to it!

My first impression while I’m editing this interview for cnboice I was pretty shock due to the most of their thought in this interview almost the same way I thought when I wrote Blind Love review.

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Trans by May @cnboice

Edited and Posted by Tara Lee @cnboice/bpb decoded

CNBLUE PATI PATI MAGAZINE INTERVIEW

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After releasing two singles and a full album, CNBLUE concludes their enthusiastic activity in 2012 with upcoming single! As YongHwa told “rock sound of typical Jung YongHwa’s style,” the new song “Robot” is a new style rock tune featuring his unique groove. Inspired by a variety of music, he fused together and made his own “rock.” Let’s see the very first story of this song blazing the trail.

— In the past interview, you told “CNBLUE’s style is to have a variety of ‘colors.’” This new song is also such kind of song.

YH: Yes. “Robot” is a rhythmical song that is added more pop elements into the past pop rock style. The second track “ring” is a sweet-bitter song with Christmas-like mood, meaning keep loving even when you are separated.

JH: The third track “Starlit Night” is written by me. Through this song, I hope to tell “Thank you” to fans at the end of the year.

— In the contrasting songs, what image did you have while working on the title song “Robot”? 

YH: I wrote “Robot” after we made “Hey You.” I’d say it is rock sound with the typical Jung YongHwa’s style that you can enjoy groove, not only it has rock side. Because not anyone else but I wrote the song, the melody and the style is what JongHyun and I can sing and play the best.

JH: I appreciated the lyrics and prepared for recording. Because I liked the lyrics of this song especially.

MH: Me too, though this is a pleasant song making our body move, but I really understood the lyrics.

JS: Yes. Probably because I knew YongHwa’s feeling when he had thought of the theme of “robot,” his feelings and message comes across strongly, I think.

— Yes. Although your past works have various messages, I’m impressed that “Robot” has serious expressions that is different from the others.

YH: Surely, you could feel a little stronger impression from “Robot” than the past songs. This lyrics describes most people’s reality that they can’t do what they want arbitrarily… Our job is one of them, right? Most songs that we released before have messages like “Positive! Go for it!”, but this lyric describes feeling of “I have no choice” as well. So, this song can be a sad song in a way.

JH: Yes. I really understood it as if it was about me.

MH: So, this may be our story, or not. But, I was persuaded by the lyrics, too.

JS: I think we can think of various things from this “Robot” lyrics. Like our reality that we cannot oppose or help but following anyone else’s opinion… I’d say through this song, we can think of the our aspect that we dislike the most, and that is meaningful.

— I see. Listeners can see their “reality” in the song and think of various things…

YH: Yes. Through this song, I hoped you to accept your aspect that you dislike the most and to think of yourself again. Everyone has his/her own pace and style. What he/she wants to do differs. However, they are bound by rules and can’t do as they like. Even in that situation, I want them not to forget a sense of themselves. This is my message that I put in this song.

— “Robot” is such a serious message song. On the contrary, the warm tone color that “ring” has is impressive. 

JH: Yes. We can sense YongHwa’s soft aspect.

MH: I thought this song has Christmas song feeling from the first impression. I attempted to play simply, so that the song can convey pure feeling. Through this song, I feel that YongHwa got wider spectrum of music.

JS: Yes. I want to listen when it’s snowing! I’m glad that this taste of song is added in our music.

YH: “Ring” describes a story that a man and a woman love each other but they are in a situation that they can’t be together. But, it’s not breaking up… Some people say if they are not around each other, they will be separated emotionally, too. But I don’t believe so. In the chorus, I attempted to draw feeling that he/she wants to see the dearest person positively. I put the feeling that “I want to see you soon, I want you to come to me soon” in this song.

— “Starlit Night” is written and composed by JongHyun. It’s a warm feeling song featuring an acoustic sound.

JH: In this song, I wanted to express our feelings, gratitude and affection to fans who always believe and watch us, beside us. In the real sense, this is “our song.”

MH: This is a very quiet song. Rather than we let them see or hear… I felt like to sing with everyone together.

— Your real feelings such as gratitude and affection are in the song. If you sing with everyone together at live concert, the atmosphere will be quite warm. 

JH: Yes. This song is the one we made for live concert and we devoted to fans, literally. We worked on it with imagining everyone singing unitedly.

JS: As for the music, I thought it had a similar feeling to “a.ri.ga.tou. Ver.2” in JongHyun’s recorder. If everyone sang together at live, I’d shed happy tears.

YH: Yes. I want to sing with everyone together at the next live!

In 2012, from the first Arena Tour in Japan to individual acting activities in Korea, CNBLUE has been extremely busy not only with music production but also works in a variety of fields. After interview about the upcoming single, let’s see them looking back at this year.

— You have been very busy this year too. What was especially impressive?

YH: Production of “Ear Fun” and Japan 1st album.

MH: Live tour, drama, and all activities were really fun.

JS: It was tough to do Arena Tour and drama filming at the same time. But thanks to that, I feel like I grew up more than before. So I’m glad.

JH: Above all, I was happy that I stood on various stages.

— How was the first Arena Tour in Japan?

YH: Happiness to have tour exceeded pressure.

MH: I had a lot of fun, and it was very meaningful and happy tour.

JS: Arena Tour was a challenge for us. On the last day, a feeling that “I made so much efforts!” and a feeling that I was going to miss the time filled my heart.

JH: Yes! Beyond words!(laugh)

— Then, what do you want to confess to other members before this year ending? (laugh)

YH: Nothing special. (laugh)

MH: I made a lot of jokes of members, but that’s because I like them so much! (laugh)

JS: On the tour, did you three have fun with going to a hot spring without me? I love hot spring, too! Hmph! (laugh)

JH: “Starlit Night” is a song dedicated to all fans!

— What food was the most delicious?

YH: My mother’s cooking that I ate at my family house.

MH: Sushi, Sashimi (sliced raw fish).

JH: Kaiseki Ryouri (Japanese food served at tea ceremony) when visiting hot spring!

JS: As I ate many delicious foods on Arena Tour, I don’t know what to choose. (laugh)

— If you members changed something?

YH: We all got stronger mentally and physically.

MH: I feel we became more handsome than before…? (laugh)

JH: We did become more handsome!

JS: YongHwa’s body and neck got stronger, JongHyun’s skin got whiter, and MinHyuk’s body turned yellow? Like “The Simpson’s”. (laugh)

— What kind of year do you want the next year to be?

YH: I want to have activity much more energetically. I want to make sure to keep promise with fans.

JS: I hope to produce nice works and CNBLUE become much bigger. I personally want to grow up more and more.

JH: It’s not a special goal… but I want the happiness that I feel every day to continue forever.

MH: I hope it will keep being on the rise!

— Last word.

YH: Thank you for staying together this year, too! Next year too, I will make efforts to be CNBLUE who faces music straight and hard!

MH: Thank you for watching me this year, too. From now on too, please look forward for CNBLUE’s work and live. It’s a little early, but happy new year. (laugh)

JS: 2012 was a year of full of happiness for us. How was it for you all? Next year, I hope more happiness to come to you and I hope for your good health… I hope for your continuous support for Pati-Pati and CNBLUE!

JH: Otsukare sama deshita (You(/and we) all did well/worked hard) this year. And, thank you! Next year too, I will work hard with gratitude!

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