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!

Source Oricon Style

Trans by Satomi @cnboice

Edited and Posted by Tara Lee@bpb decoded/cnboice

 

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

 

CNBLUE SUMMER TOUR, ZEPP TOURS!!!

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-Hokkaido

Date :  Wednesday, July 24th and Thursday, July 25th

Place : Zepp Sapporo

 -Aichi

Date : Monday, July, 29th and Tuesday July, 30th

Place : Zepp Nagoya

-Fukuoka

Date : Thursday,  August, 1st and Friday, August, 2nd

Place : Zepp Fukuoka

-Tokyo

Date : Tuesday August, 6th and Wednesday August, 7th

Place : Zepp Tokyo

-Osaka

Date : Wednesday, August 14th and Thurday August, 15th

Place : Zepp Namba

Source: BOICE JAPAN

Trans by @ftshcnjh @cnboiceon tumblr

Posted by Tara Lee @cnboice/bpb decoded