Stronger, More Flexible…
To the future
If it could be say with one word for this year’s CNBLUE, it would be “The World”. They set the world on fire while they go around the world. What is there in the bottom of “Gloval” CNBLUE?
—Now we are toward the world step by step.
2013, this year for CNBLUE had become a big year that started their first world tour that became the first step to conquer the world. This was the first time for Korean band and the historic first. But their thinking is different from around.
“If we conquered the world, we get our own jet and when want to eat Sushi, we go to Japan using it. (Laugh)” (Yonghwa)
They talk like that with a certainty even only a Hollywood star and a celebrity do such a thing. Put simply, their mind is totally different from us. They are always thinking their global activity. After all, they are the Rock Band to be selected by the world.
Since they formed a band, they had talked about their dream ‘our dream is top of the world and get a No.1 on a Bill Board Chart’. Even if somebody laughed about their dream, they might feel like that. ‘Why are you laughing?’ ‘We just talked about our dream though‘. In the 2013, their comeback album ‘Re: BLUE’ got No.1 on the International Court in Bill Board. This album’s read song ‘I’m Sorry’ that was composed by Yonghwa was gotten No.1 on chart in Korea. The ticket for their world tour that was started from Taiwan on April 6 and sold out. They went some countries of Asia and Oceania while offering an additional performance for a half year. And then in the New Year, they started it again.
The world is ‘MINE’?
“No, no, we are unworth of it yet. We are on the way toward the world step by step” (Yonghwa)
—Asiatic melody, it would not lose from our music.
4 years ago, June 2009…
How many people would have believed that CBLUE who came to Japan for practicing their music become a big Rock band pass for the world…?
‘The Story of CNBLUE~NEVER STOP~’ that will be released from Jan 17. This film will not only showing their usual life and world tour, but also their activity back then during their trainee days in Japan (indie period).
“If we didn’t come to Japan, we are not being here” (Jonghyun)
Actually, their first ballad song ‘Blind Love’ that was composed by Jonghyun and released on April, 2013 was like J-pop. But Jonghyun said ‘It is like Asiatic’. It makes sense if you hear that song in ‘CNBLUE JAPAN BEST ALBUM’ that was re-write in Korean from Japanese and released in Korea. There are both of base of J-POP and Korean music.
“Even though we arrange the song as Western music, it would not lose part of Asiatic because we are not grown up in other countries. I think our music is on the middle of Western music and Asian music. Because our music has a part of it, overseas people to come to our concert and enjoy it.” (Jungshin)
“Because both of Yonghwa-hyeong and Jonghyun-hyeong make a song in free regardless to try to make it like a Western or like an Asian.” (Minhyuk)
From the first, when composing a song, Yonghwa doesn’t have an idea ‘this is for Japan; this is for Korea, etc…’
“We can say the same about our global expansion. We have not had aware of it like ‘We aim for a global expansion from now’. I like a Western music but not place a Western music above anything else. Now we are here because we’ve been to make a good music and good sounds. This is only it. So there is no song to make for the global. Our fans upload the video that shows a reaction when they heard our song though. And then I saw our international fans sing ‘I’m sorry’, I got a weird feeling. ‘Eh, they are singing’ (Laugh) (Yonghwa)
They are still down-to-earth even they became a big band as have a world tour. In fact they were doing Zepp Tour in Japan in 2 and a half years while they were having a World Tour. To our surprise, while this tour, they had secret live at the small live house where is the first live house they have their first live. And now, they have an Arena tour in Japan that mobilize fans for concert ‘ONE MORER TIME’ They would go to top of the world regardless of nationality, place and music.
— We’ve been to make a good music and good sounds
Korea Best Album “PRESENT”
January 29 (Wed) Released
*Regular Ver. (2CD)
01. I’m a loner.
10.OVE GIRL(ACOUSTIC VER.)
02. Black Flower
04.Love In The Rain
05.Srill Love You
06.Rock n’ Roll
08.More Than You
09.Man Like Me
10. La La La
(DVD) *Only Limited Ver.
*Bonus Gift* Half Year Calendar
Limited Ver: First half of the year (Jan~Jun)
Regular Ver: Last half year (Jul~Dec)
Scanned by Nuromianchaochi
Trans by Satomi @ cnboice