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CNBLUE Can’t Stop Promotional Photo

The first teaser image of CNBLUE 5TH Mini Album ‘Can’t Stop’, ‘Before Sunset in NY’ taken on Brooklyn Bridge is revealed.

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cantstop6The second teaser image of CNBLUE 5th Mini Album ‘Can’t Stop’, ‘Before Midnight in NY’ taken at Time Square, New York is revealed.

Individual jacket photos of CNBLUE 5th Mini Album ‘Can’t Stop’ are revealed for the first time via CNBLUE facebook. Wish you like the pics of CNBLUE on Brooklyn Bridge.

CNBLUE 5th Mini Album Love is …. Naration Teaser

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Watch the teaser here

cantstop16Here is a picture of CNBLUE members practicing for their comeback show~ Please look forward to SBS CNBLUE All-live comeback show, ‘Can’t Stop’ which will be aired on March 2!

cantstop17Track list map of CNBLUE’s new album ‘Can’t Stop’ was revealed through Daum Music! Let’s take a look at artistic track introduction, made by Jung Yong-Hwa!
PS Which song do you most look forward to hearing?

 

Star Reaction about Can’t Stop

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Can’t Stop 1st teaser

Watch the teaser here

Take a close look at some of the key points from CNBLUE’s new album, ‘Can’t Stop’!

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Key verses of the songs from CNBLUE’s 5th MINI Album, ‘Can’t Stop’ is revealed~
Please enjoy the highlight medley of ‘Can’t Stop’!

Watch the teaser here

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‘Can’t Stop’ Album Package Preview Image

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Source CNBLUE Official Facebook

Compiled and Reposted by Tara Lee @ cnboice/bpb decoded

 

 

 

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[Translation] Excite Music Interview

CNBLUE is a strong rock band from Korea. They have trained their music skill as a street musician in Japan for half a year in June 2009. They did also have their music activity in the small venue. They officially debuted on January 2010 in Korea with their mini-album ‘Bluetory’, and also debuted in Japan on October 2011 with the single ‘In My Head’. Now they are grown to a popular band based in the world. Their documentary film ‘The story of CNBLUE/NEVER STOP’ was revealed on 17th January. We, Excite Music staff, got a chance to interview them who are coming to Japan for the movie’s PR.

Excite: When the offer of the documentary film comes first, what do you think about it?

Jonghyun: I think it is too early for us. But since we can film a documentary again, not only this time, it would be good if this film takes part in the process of growing. The title is very ‘NEVER STOP’(Laugh). Because the camera crew filmed lots of video, I thought it was too much(Laugh). But I felt sad when the filming was over.

Minhyuk: I worried first how I should be taken. When the filming was finished, I felt sad too. The camera crew had followed us wherever we were going. In fact, I felt it was annoying (Laugh). But when it was finished, I worried that they had taken the scenes they needed.

Excite: How do you feel after watching this documentary?

Minhyuk: I feel ashamed because my face came up on the big screen.

Jungshin: I also feel ashamed and I wonder to appear on the screen of a theatre. And then, because we have shown our natural self, this film is well made.

Excite: There is a scene in which you visited Shinjuku which is the place that you have had a street performance. We think the street performance was such a hard experience for you, but were there any encouraging events?

Yonghwa: When we did a street performance for the first time, some Korean college students stopped to watch our performance. It was very happy for us.

Jonghyun: Yeah, we were agonizing to keep our performance in that situation because nobody watched our performance. But when we were going to finish performance, they stopped to watch us. It was a great encouragement to us.

Excite: Did you interact with other bands?

Jonghyun: No, we did our utmost to play with each other.

Jungshin: While we were appearing at live house, there was a band who was interested in us. Because we were not good at Japanese, even though we (CNBLUE and the other band) could not communicate, they helped us. They gave us advise and a drink. It was a big help to us.

Yonghwa: They have given us half-finished drinks (Laugh) Of course we received it.

Excite: We were impressed by a scene in which Jonghyun said “I felt to be taken as Vocalist from our band”. It was because Yonghwa had decided to appear in the drama ‘You Are Beautiful’. Now all members are active as an actor, but why are you keeping band activity?

Jonghyun: Because we like music very much, so band activity is not as much work as a hobby. Since music is our favorite, we are keeping to do that.

Excite: Even if you have had something bad, playing with members is fun and you can forget it while playing?

Jonghyun: The stress that I usually have goes away when I listen to music or when I have a concert.

Excite: The first half of your world tour was filmed in this documentary and the last half of it will start next week. By going around the world, are there any changes in your mind?

Yonghwa: Especially nothing. I feel everybody loves my obsession with music, so I have thought that I will do what I want to do.

Excite: What is your obsession with music?

Yonghwa: Composing music, writing lyrics and arranging a lot of music.

Excite: Does this mean that it’s not perceived differently according to the country?

Yonghwa: Yes, it does.

Excite: I see. At the end, please message fans about your documentary film.

Jungshin: This is a movie that has depth, as it’s a work different from a variety program or fiction. Because our natural selves were filmed in it, it would make our fans happy. We keep going our way, please give your love to us. Our Best Album named ‘PRESENT’ is going to be released on the 5th of Februar.

Yonghwa: Exactly, this is the best album that has gathered our Korean songs, please listen to it!

Movie Information

Reveal: the 17th of January~

Official website:http://cnblue-movie.jp

Twitter:@cnblue_movie

Facebook:facebook.com/cnbluemovie

Source: Excite.co.jp

Translated by Satomi @cnboice

Posted by Linda @cnboice


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CNBLUE Rocks LA

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At first, CNBLUE’s Blue Moon concert at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles looked like any other K-pop shindig. Hordes of fans streamed into venue, and the crowd surrounding the merchandise table resembled an amorphous blob rather than an organized line. Fans passed out signs to hold up during the concert, and the girl to my left offered me lightsticks. When the Blue Moon video kicked off the night on the ever-present jumbo screen, I settled in for what was sure to be an enjoyable, yet familiar, K-pop concert.

And then CNBLUE took the stage and all that changed. It has been a week since the band graced L.A. with their presence, yet I am still buzzing from the experience.

In 2012, CNBLUE came to L.A. for a joint concert with FT Island, and impressed our writers, despite a shorter set. Fast forward to 2013, and they’ve got their own world tour and full two and a half hours onstage. As far as K-pop “world tours” go, Blue Moon was pretty sizable. After stopping in numerous Asian countries and Australia, the band started the 2014 leg with New York and L.A., and recently finished the tour in Mexico, Peru, and Chile.

The thing that struck me the most about the show was how different it is to listen to CNBLUE live. I have been to a good amount of K-pop concerts, with all the remixes, special stages, and bedazzled costumes, but CNBLUE blew me away without the pyrotechnics. The concert was downright subtle in terms of visuals, comparatively speaking, but it packed a punch in terms of sheer performance quality.

Due to restrictions on music shows and the pre-recorded nature of MVs, when watching an idol band on screen there is always the sense they are “faking it,” even though everyone knows they play live. CNBLUE did manage to play live during their last promotion cycle — a victory for sure — but there were still restrictions regarding movement, camera angles, timing, etc. All of those went away at the concert, and the audience got dynamic songs, with extended guitar and drum solos, and the band demonstrated an impressive musical prowess.

The set started off strong and fast with songs like “Where You Are,” “Naran Namja,” and “Coffee Shop.” From this first part, a personal favorite was “Wake Up,” where the band showed off all their rock chops and got the crowd pumped up.

It was fun to see the distinct physicality each of the members had when playing, which showed how much they were into the music. Yonghwa was all over the stage, charisma tumbling out him. He had the unique ability to give attention to each section of the audience, while still remaining intimate. It probably helped that the venue felt cozier, and Yonghwa clearly thrives in the kind of environment that allows him to interact on a personal level. Jungshin was all over the stage as well, but in a meandering, cool way, with his expressive hands on the bass drawing focus. Jonghyun anchored both of them by mostly staying in place, and despite some issues with his foot pedals at the start, it was apparent how technically precise he is as a guitarist, and how prominent his parts are in the music. Minhyuk also impressed by playing the show pretty much straight through, without ever losing his ease and playfulness on the drums.

Next came the slower songs. While I usually think of CNBLUE’s harder, faster material as their signature sound, their quieter numbers convey a lot of emotion and delicacy, which was amplified live, from Yonghwa’s keyboard solo “Feeling,” to Jonghyun’s mellow “These Days.” A stand out in this section was “Y, Why”

CNBLUE ended the concert with a bang after another round fast songs, including their recent hit “I’m Sorry,” and then did favorites like “Love Girl,” “Love,” and “Try Again, Smile Again,” for their encore.

Aside from their professionalism and skill, CNBLUE connected with the audience in a down-to-earth way. The boys spoke in English the whole time, and though undoubtedly scripted, it was a sincere effort and the audience loved it. Even the short sentences, like Jungshin asking, “Are you having fun?” then pointing to himself and saying, “Me too. Me too,” created a fun atmosphere and made it feel like they honestly enjoyed being with their fans. One assumes that the boys had major jet lag the whole time, but it didn’t show it at all, and they communicated with the audience both vocally and through lots of pointing, smiling, and hand-touching. At the end, they picked up all the fan gifts thrown onstage, and Yonghwa even adorned himself with them. While all of this audience interaction probably comes from years of practiced fanservice, it didn’t feel disingenuous, but rather comfortable and happy.

CNBLUE has a reputation for having it all — they’re idols with musical talent, good looks, acting chops, variety skills, and an admirable philanthropic project. They’ve already got fans from all over the world, and this tour undoubtedly helped them snag more, and maybe it will propel them even further into stardom. But at the end of the way-too-short evening, I saw them as just a band who is great at playing music, and who loves their fans.

Readers, did you go to any of the concerts on the Blue Moon tour? What did you think?

(FNC Entertainment, Facebook, YouTube [1], [2], [3]

Article written by Miyoko for Soulbeat.com

Repost by Tara Lee @ cnboice/bpb decoded

 


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CNBLUE ELLE ONLINE Interview

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We are interviewing CNBLUE who is 4-piece Rock Band in Korea

CNBLUE, they are popular  all over the world not to mention in Japan, and they do a world tour in 2013 which is a first time as a Korean band. Their documentary film ‘The Story of CNBLUE~NEVER STOP~’ will be released on January 17th  that included not only their world tour in Sydney, Singapore and Beijing, but also their secret live in Shibuya and their home in Seoul. We, Elle, interviewing them on a visit to Japan.

“We were filmed all of our private. So I worried whether it’s okay to be revealed or not. (Jonghyun)”

—What did you think when you had offered  about to film documentary film?

Yonghwa: There are many bands to film a documentary film. Because I have been watching the backstage film of them, I was honored to make our film.

Jonghyun: I know there are several international famous band’s DVD, but when I heard that we will be taken in such a film, I thought ‘eh?’ it is great but too early for us (laugh)

Jungshin: I have watched famous band’s documentary film like Bon Jovi, too. I felt the pressure that what kind of us do we have to show. But I supposed the audience who will watch this movie want to watch us as usual.

Minhyuk: I also worried about that, but I  take it easy. So I think we were taken our  well image more on the movie).

— Because documentary film is different from TV programs, you might have a chance to be filmed your natural self or without makeup. Do you have some request such a scene wanted to be taken or not wanted to be taken?  And do you have some funny episodes?

Yonghwa: We have been taken in our home, though, does it be used in the movie?

Director: Yes. Such as the scene that Jungshin was making a Doenjang Jjigae.

Yonghwa: We have to be pretended that we are good person before. Like Jungshin’s cooking scene.

Minhyuk: Right now he was still pretending that he is good person  too (Laugh). Usually he does not to talk too much  though.

Yonghwa: I have cared about a camera because they (Camera crew) have followed us whole day. I felt a load at first, but after time passed, we could show our natural selves.

Jonghyun: We were filmed all of our private. So I worried whether  it’s okay to reveal or not.

Yonghwa: We believe the director (Laugh)

Jonghyun: I have thought that was too much to be filmed. By end of the filming, I felt sad ‘omg, this is it?’. I thought a human being was such a thing after all (Laugh).

“We are happy to leave our world tour in a video” (Minhyuk)

—Do you usually cook like that ?

Jungshin: Yes, I do.

Jonghyun: No, No, occasionally

—The movie shows the scene that you get along well. Fans may be happy to see that.

Jonghyun: Yes, basically we are close.

Minhyuk: Rather, I think that such a scene was not reflected very much.

Yonghwa: Since I am an actor… I acted (Laugh)

Minhyuk: I worried about what my scene. I think we were filmed the scene that Jonghyun-hyeong and I did a soccer game

Yonghwa: We met first in Seoul, didn’t we?

Director: The first filming was in Taiwan but we actually met in Seoul.

Yonghwa: I was surprised that there are lots of cameras. I thought, what cameras are these for?

—This documentary includes the video of your world tour that is the first time as a Korean rock band though, how do you feel about it?

Yonghwa: I am happy that there are some countries where we have visited, and are some countries where we have not visited yet. Also, there is a country that we have our first solo concert. Since we have not known how much demand from overseas fan, we were moved that the oversea’s fans remember our songs and lyrics even though we are using different language.

Jonghyun: In fact, there are lots of scenes that not be taken about this world tour. At first I thought ‘the camera crew for this movie doesn’t come, it’s good!’. When I think back, it is better to be taken all of that…A human being was such a thing.

Minhyuk: I didn’t know when we were being filmed tho. Did I already say it? If I saw this a few years afterward, I would have felt new. Since our world tour was filmed in the movie, I think it was not leave only as memories, and was very good to be able to leave as a video.

—Do you want to say anything about your world tour?

Minhyuk: It is still going on, I want to say anything when it finished all.

Jonghyun: Still going on… (Laugh)

Minhyuk: I think we were able to have our world tour for the first time as a Korean band in our age would be very happy.

“My dream is a No.1 on the Billboard chart” (Yonghwa)

—What is your dream?

Yonghwa: To get No.1 on the Bill Board

—In doing to recording and to appear the TV as a musician, what is the show(concert) for you?

Minhyuk: I am very happy when I’m on the stage. When I do other work, I often remember that I am on the stage and I think to want to have a concert.

Minhyuk: We have many hard things while preparing for our concert. I’m getting nervous too. But when I got stressed out, I remember the happy time on stage.

Jonghyun: There are lots of type of people. In the case of us, we release a CD and doing a music activity. A CD is good, but we want the people to hear the music in concert.

Yonghwa: When I experienced a concert, I feel that I can get new myself. I don’t think I have to do that, but I feel something new  every minute.

—By revealing this movie, the people who have not come to a concert ever so far may come to your concert. Do you want what kind of person to watch this movie?

Yonghwa: I want everybody to watch this movie and to take an interest in us. It is good to be known there is a band like this.

—All members are good showing as an actor. How are you compatible with band activities?

Yonghwa: It is better for us that we have lots of experiences. Some people may say musician has to do music activity only, but I don’t think so. I am happy if I can tell the people the feeling of a joy or sadness by various scenes. Because It is only-one-time life, I want to experience a lot. And then these experiences would be reflected in our music.

Minhyuk: We cannot live to 100 years, so we  do what we want!

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Source Elle online

Trans by Satomi @ cnboice

Edited and posted by Tara Lee @ cnboice/bpb decoded


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CNBLUE Arena Tour 2013 ‘ONE MORE TIME’

CNBLUE began their 2nd Japan Arena Tour ‘ONE MORE TIME’ at Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on November 1st, 2013 and have completed the journey at Marine Messe Fukuoka in Fukuoka on December 26th. CNBLUE ARENA TOUR 2013 ‘ONE MORE TIME’ in Fukuoka, we are inviting you guys to the site of their hot last performance!

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OMT1From the leader Jung Yong Hwa, who shines even with the white t-shirt alone. So into playing the guitar~

OMT2Lee Jong Hyun, who gives off a vibe of a model on the stage!

OMT3Power up even for the last performance! The drummer Kang Min Hyuk, who does not get tired

OMT11Lee Jung Shin is also into playing the bass guitar while getting cool spotlights~

OMT12Jung Yong Hwa, who always listens closely to the audience while playing,“I also want to hear the voice of the fans!”

OMT13The entire stage, A leader Jung Yong Hwa appears on a big electronic display in black color~ It has some cool feeling!

OMT14The heat at the concert site is getting hotter~ Fukuoka Arena in which blue waves are magnificent

OMT7Blue lighting and a green laser, It is the picture of the performance hall seen from the sideways in which the lights from the fans shines mystically

OMT6The cool leader Jung Yong Hwa, who sings while playing the guitar “Are you guys having fun~?”

OMT5Lee Jong Hyun’s charismatic look, who is so into playing~

OMT4“Yes, We are also enjoying the performance” Kang Min Hyuk, who is smiling brightly

OMT8Lee Jung Shin, who plays a cool bass guitar. Him playing with excitement is shining!

OMT9One two three, scream~~! Giving off energy on the stage, and is interacting with the audience.

OMT10Lee Jong Hyun also sings a verse while interacting with the fans~

OMT15Kang Min Hyuk, who sings while passionately playing the drum~

OMTIt is an unforgettable sight which highlighted the last performance in a brilliant way.

 

Written and Photo by FNC Ent via m.star naver

Repost by Tara Lee @ cnboice/bpb decoded