CLOSE UP CNBLUE
Special interview with CNBLUE who will start the concert tour in Japan with their new album ‘Wave’!
Their involvement in the music world and themselves of each member, etc.…
Korean handsome 4 members rock band, CNBLUE. They joined a-nation and Summer Sonic in August that these are popular rock festival in Japan, and they showed their high music skill and performance to not only their fans but also to the music fun.
Their new album will be released on September 17th!
We talked about their new album, rock festival, and their concert tour that will be started from October.
What is the concept for your new album ‘WAVE’?
Yonghwa: In a word, ‘exhilaration that we feel’. This time, we made this song to have clear, fresh and refreshing image.
Minhyuk: All of songs that were composed by Yonghwa-hyeong and Jonghyun-hyeong are good as we couldn’t choose the lead song!
Jungshin: We were really thinking about it and finally chose ‘Radio’ that was composed by Yonghwa-hyeong. This song has the melody such feelings as running fast and the fresh sound, we could show our new dimension. And this is so cool song as I can image that we’ll jump with fans during our concert!
Yonghwa: I made this song that is rock and dancable with incorporating our taste into the trend of rock music now.
What is your memory for recording?
Yonghwa: This song has the chorus part like “wow wow~” though, the recording for this part was taken longer than I sing 1 song.
Who was to blame?
Yonghwa: Jungshin! (Everybody laughed)
Jungshin: Because I love this song so much, I felt became more and more hyper. I only ran around in emotional circles.
How many hours did it take?
Jungshin: 15 min?
Jungshin: Eh? It would be taken so, wouldn’t it?
Yonghwa: (Deep Breath) I can only say he worked hard for a long time.
By reading the lyric, it seems to be love song as well as not a love song…
Yonghwa: In my feeling, it’s like the feeling to reminisce about the analog days, not about a woman.
Minhyuk: But I think your (interviewer) point of view isn’t wrong. Our song sounds like a love song, but actually, most of our songs are like looking back ourselves or sing about painting a vision of the future.
Yonghwa: Exactly, in this time’s our album doesn’t have lots of love songs. ‘Still’ ‘Truth’, and ‘lonely night’ are love song that were composed by me.
Jonghyun: My composed song ‘How Awesome’ expresses the relationship of our fans and us. Depends on the situation or the feeling, our song has various faces, and it’s our lure.
Where do you write the lyric?
Jonghyun: In the airplane. Because we go to overseas frequently. The memo application on a cell phone is very useful.
Yonghwa: I write a lyric in the overseas hotel by using notebook at night. I wrote ‘Control’’s lyric in Japan.
If the environment changed, the idea could come into your head. By the way, let us know your ‘WAVE’ things after your album title.
Jonghyun: I am interested in a philosophy now. It is the question of human’s essential. The meaning that I am here now or the meaning I am alive…
Yonghwa: Aristotle ~! Socrates~.
Did you find the answer?
Jonghyun: If I could find the answer, I am not here (Laugh). I am looking for the answer while reading a book, search by internet and talking people. But the more I think about it, the more I don’t get to understand.
Minhyuk: It comes out soon. Because it is too difficult (Laugh).
Well, What kind of things is Minhyuk-ssi interested in?
Minhyuk: well… What is…
Jungshin: Ikebana! (Flower arrangement)
Minhyuk: Ahaha. I like flower. I get some flower from a market and arrange them myself. I learn to arrange them on my own, so I want to take a class and learn about it. Anything else I can say, I want to do clay shooting.
Jungshin: Minhyuk has a great deal of curiosity.
Yonghwa: He is on the way to find his own hobby. This is kind of the journey what fit for him.
Minhyuk: Yes I am. I want to find a hobby that I can keep it though my life.
Well, what is the WAVE that has come now among you guys?
Jungshin: ummmm, maybe nothing (Laugh) Because Yonghwa-hyeong and I are busy for drama shooting, we can’t take a time to do something with the other member.
Minhyuk: We used to play basketball together, but (pointing at Yonghwa and Jungshin) they don’t come back home at all.
Jonghyun: So, I am happy. Freedom~!
Jungshin: He said like that though, when we are not in a dorm with other work, he sends us a message ‘I love you’. Jonghyun-hyeong seems to get lonely easily.
Jonghyun: (with a serious look) Why do I send a message ‘I love you’ to members… oh, I run into a philosophical issue again. I can’t sleep today too.
Do you live together?
Jungshin: Yes. But we say it’s time to start to live apart.
Jonghyun: Yonghwa-hyeong and I live together for about 8 years.
Yonghwa: So long? It’s from I was 20 years old, so about 5 years, isn’t it?
Jonghyun: Oh? Sorry~.
If you lived apart, you would get miss to each other.
Yonghwa: I’d be better off on my own. Just kidding (Laugh). If we lived apart, it would be meaning only change the place that we sleep, so nothing will change.
Jungshin: If we lived apart for real, we would realize whether or not we miss to each other.
Jonghyun: We might understand the importance of the other members.
After that, there will be a chance to live together again?
Everybody: It never happens!
It would not have to be completely denied (Laugh). So, you can gather together only when having a concert. You joined the festivals a-nation and Summer Sonic in August. How do you think about them?
Minhyuk: It was fun! That says it all. I really had fun because it’s a chance to show our music not only our fans but also general people.
Jungshin: Since many bands joined in these festivals, we got inspired by them a lot.
Jonghyun: Since we experienced various festivals, we could come to be enjoyed the unique atmosphere offestivals. I enjoy the interaction with other Japanese band members.
Arena tour will be started from October.
Jonghyun: Our motto ‘Anytime to enjoy’ won’t change. Since it’ll be held in autumn to winter, we want to make our concert to be felt the sense of the season.
Minhyuk: It’s like the outside is cold, but inside the venue is hot. We hope the fans feel warm inside their hearts then.
The first place for your concert tour is the mecca of rock, Budokan.
Yonghwa: We are so proud that we can stand the stage of Budokan that has a long history. But our stance for music will never change. Since we will make unforgetable stage for the people who came our concert, we want everybody come to it. Here, say something, Jungshin!
Jungshin: Please come to our live, please~~!
Q1. What are you doing in order to keep your beautiful skin?
Q2. What kind of make-up do you like to have for a girl?
A1. I take lots of water. Not juice or tea, just water. And I try to use good quality moisturizing cream. Because I have dry skin, I have to moisturize to my skin.
A2 . It’s better to less is more, a gap between makeup face and no makeup. I like natural make-up . I don’t want to feel disappointed with unpainted face
A1. I drink a Chinese herb tea brewed by my mother. I don’t know what kind of Chinese herbs in it though, I believe it’s good for my health and drink it.
A2. I like no make-up face or light makeup. I think it’s better not to strong eye lines. The man thinks so, right?
A1. I remove my makeup certainly. Because I was said that cleansing cream and oil disagree with my skin at a dermatologist, I remove makeup without them, wash my face twice. Wash my face thoroughly first, and next gently.
A2. I like light makeup. But if the girl does a sexy makeup, I might get excited.
A1. I use moisturized cream every day and sleep well. I think sleep is the best for skin condition. When I slept well, my skin is resilient
A2. I don’t know about girl’s makeup well… Suffice it to say that I like better light eye makeup. I don’t like eyelash like false eyelash. It seems like bird’s wing.