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CNBLUE Jung Yonghwa Interview in 10Star Asia Magazine 2015 March Issue

SONGWRITER
JONGHYUN . JUNG YONGHWA . NIEL

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From group to solo, a solo songwriter It’s a craze among boy group nowadays to go solo. Previously, many boy group member started activities either going solo or unit or creating change. But starting from Big Bang Taeyang, Super Junior Kyuhyun, Shinee Taemin, Block B Zico and others spreaded brisk as solo act. They are called “re-discovery” and portrayed a different image from their group and showed competency with no regret. In 2015, craze of member going solo is still in. Shinee Jonghyun, CNBLUE Jung Yong Hwa, Teen Top Niel are main actors. We already knew clearly their stage presence and now they sang their own composed songs, that’s their main appeal.

“So far people feeling the emotion and healing through my music. When I am down I am that way, I didn’t try to reveal my music, but later when I heard what kind of songs was worth to be heard, that’s how I plan to think twisty once.”

Through your own solo album, you feel this as your most certified work.
Rather than feeling certified. I feel like because I worked hard in making the songs, I received my payment. I heard lots of saying “This is good” around me. It will be better to think what I can give to people. Next time also, through good songs, I will develop to hear that kind of words more.

Creator is someone who has the power to feel at least two things continuously. It was fun when make it, or when it all completed you feel the thrill by receiving cheers from the audiences. Which side Jung Yong Hwa is?
Both are. I think I will be through both at the same time. If, I worked hard to create it but did not turn well, (I) will be difficult. I will be work hard more to receive lots of love. What I like the most, I do it because it’s enjoyable. When I don’t feel like it anymore. I will fold it over. When I want to do it, I will.

There is a period when you are no longer wants to do it.
Firstly, I do when I am tired. So when having loaded activities I don’t write. When all activities halted, soon I started working again. I couldn’t write continuously. It’s not like a pressing a vending machine button (songs) will come out. For now, I tried to write songs for one more album, but will it be suitable for the album, I’ll try to fix it later.

In ‘One Fine Day’ album case, from all songs in your album, is there any song that is a combination from other?
There are songs that are newly written and also revised. ‘Checkmate’ already written in the beginning, melody for ‘Mileage’ was made later.

Talks about ‘Mileage’ has come up, I heard that the songs portrayed what man these days think. All has been harmonized but that not what I mean, ‘Poor Diaper Shower’ and so the lyrics impression seems ‘tough’.
‘Mileage’ is written based on empathy of what happened in the society. (Lyrics) are not unpretentious.

Your solo album seems to overtake CNBLUE ‘Can’t Stop’ album, if the vibe in previous “Can’t Stop” album is an image of “Delicate Boy”, in ‘One Fine Day’ album seems changing to ‘A Cool Man’ or ‘Not Cool Kids are Staying’.
Yes, it’s right. However you see CNBLUE album looks like more furnished. Explanation is also that way. It was CNBLUE activities after all not me alone, I had common thought like that. Moreover seeing CNBLUE sight, I already think of the thought (solo album and) should be certain distinction. It was different system when writing every songs, but there are lots of things going on in my head so just, following where my hands going.

Perhaps, you are in the side of receiving inspiration while looking at scenery? When listening to your songs, we got the feel of a picture of scenery being painted from your songs. Although its wind or sky hovering some time we can capture natural image for sure, melody really lighten spaciousness.
Not till inspiration, but I liked those kind of things. Also while making music, I thought of how people could feel in certain season through it. ‘One Fine Day’ is a cold night, ‘Can’t Stop’ was a season changing from winter to spring.

We heard that your solo album has been concepted since 2 years ago. Is there a meter of that?
I keep on making CNBLUE songs and I also did what I want to do and there is a synergy in between. I seemed to have trapped in that. At that time I want to go hard. . . and I’ve tried many other things too. But as time passes by, those differences created music.

You said you have to make your album and thoughts of time and recent relationship, are you mentally change?
Lots of it. Especially when I look at something, music or personal life, difficult time of this and that also existed. But it all can’t be avoided. I have to fix it, that’s how life is. As time goes by. It will be okay.

You have lots of stress.
Receiving lots of (Stress) but I cannot be exposed by that. Drawing empathy from other people and giving influence as a job, I am on the side which passionately concealed those feelings. When writing songs I am not as a singer but just Jung Yong Hwa whom melted people’s heart emotionally, and I am getting closer to what audiences wanted to listen. Singer Jung Yong Hwa and the real I are different in the beginning.

In the beginning what kind of Jung Yong Hwa style will appear while making music?
I am very sharp. The genre, also conversation. (smile) I am just keep on (squat position) because I am not overweight. When I pissed off and throwing tantrum, it was real. But even I really pissed off, the song didn’t really pouring out well. That’s why I hate it more. Till now people who are listening to my music feel emotionally well and healing. When I am down I’m like that, I didn’t mean to reveal my music, but when I heard about what kind of songs would people loved, that once will twist and I’ll think about that.

One thing that is interesting, ‘Ski Resort’s Good-Looking Guy’ pictures wake the entertainment industry in the foot who are behind, paying tailored to your music.
The chance to access to music were many when I was a kid. I learned piano and clarinet, as well as vocal. I keep on doing music and getting closer to it, but I don’t have any thought of doing music as a job. When I was in 3rd year of junior high, it was the first time I received a demo program and started making songs.

Becoming a singer is not because of luck.
Of course, there is luck in it. At school time I thought Seoul was distant from here. Because of that I cannot think of becoming a celebrity at all. When I received a call from “Seoul Person” at first and wanted to cast me, I thought he was lying. I am just a frog in a well. If not because of the chance I might not think of it once.

Aa! Not long ago we did a luck and psychological test regarding it. . .
(Before we finished the question) Oo, I really liked those kind of things.

This is first time ever we did a psychological test while interviewing, Haha. Okay, let’s start. Your friend held a home party in his house. But in your way, you mistakenly dropped the cake that you’ve already prepared before. What will you do in that time? No.1, you throw the crushed cake and going to buy a new one. No.2, I eat the crushed cake, and going to buy a new one. No.3, just bring the cake and you will said, “Although it crushed, let’s just eat it together.”
No.1

Really, no.1 is your answer? The result of no.1 is, ‘You can’t think of a chance of misfortune, but you will think on how to overcome misfortune.’
Woah, it is true! I’m like that. No, luck is luck and if bad luck think of it as bad luck. True. But who will eat the crushed cake (in Busan accent). Aa, but I dropped the cake? I will tell everyone that I dropped the cake. So, I’m thinking of bringing the crushed cake over with me then. I am not buying a new one.

So the result is different though. No.3 Absolutely an accident that can’t forecasted, you turn a mistake into a luck. Because it an unpredictable incident you won’t take it negatively and said, “It’s alright, what could I do” you comfort yourself and encouragement time.
I think I am like that. But now I think I am forcibly under hypnotherapy and so I am. I am a mix of no.1 and no.3. I think like (no.1), but act like (no.3). That’s the thing I will do after all. But is it the only psychological test available? We should do it more. (smile). I couldn’t really understand the problem and I am feeling sad. Cake box, I understand that part! I think I should read tarot in the morning.

Do you like tarot kind of thing?
No, I never been there once. So I would like to go. That kind of saying really made you want to believe. Haha. This year’s misfortune, I think maybe it will happen.

So we should tell a nice talk beside you. So it will becoming good thing.
Of course. But now I am shuffling on not believing what people’s talk.

How about this year’s horoscopes prediction?
It will be good . . . It’s all good till now and I wish it will be like that all year long.

Do you on the side of feeling doubt? Although there is good thing happen you don’t seems like accepting just like that.
True, I have lots of doubts. So just like the previous psychological test I choose no.1, but I forcibly do it like no.3. I tried to think positively.

Do you have your future plan inside your head and ever imagine it?
I do imagined it, but there are also thing that I couldn’t imagine. At that time those things are going to crush. That kind of moment . . I tried to seek for help from anyone because it is still better than doing it myself.

MBC ‘Golden Fishery-Radio Star’ your company representative Han Seong Ho CEO said, “Yonghwa is trapped now”. When look at yourself now, looks like you’ve been drawn to be in line, but inside you acquired your own freedom. But if you out of it, do you have any thoughts on getting your own?
I don’t like getting on my own. After having fun and the next day,”I played well, no regret” not this kind of character but ‘What have I done, blaming self’ this kind of character, I don’t want to make any more fuss about it. I want to go without any regrets, but that’s now who I am. Rather than ‘Why I did that?’ but ‘Why did I played, why.’ Also the work I wanted to do soon seems like I can’t do it anymore. Why did I get out? I always keep this in thoughts and I am lacking off.

If we look at Yonghwa in one side seems not very comfortable with the situation. Later it will be nice to see you write and eat, we’re full with that thought already.
That kind of thoughts, I think of it a lot. But (I do this kind of work) always like a ‘candle’ I have to be there.

Citing ‘It’s Okay’ thoughts, sometimes you want to switch but you are mad of yourself.
Yes. If it’s occurred, I just sleep. If I’m not sleeping I just keep on thinking other stuff that I have to do, best thing is to sleep. I have experience other, but sleep is the best. So, the thoughts disappear.

You are entering 27 this year, 6 years counting since you debuted as singer. In the society holding an annual event to fill the firewood that slowly showing the floor again that been burnt all this time. Where do you want to put the firewood?
Aa. . . I don’t have any thoughts of it. Just me… still me, I don’t think of showing it all, when reaching 30s I’ll think about it again.

Do you think there would be any difference from twenties to thirties?
Haaa… it’s nearing (thirties) already. Haha. Different of course. That time I will worry of other things. I think I would be comfortable with my job than now.. But I don’t know. The time flew fast.

“My twenties vibe looks like a ‘pirate ship’. It’s not smooth sailing. When the time comes to fight it will turnover, over and over again, that kind of pirate ship. Sometimes we have to be a fox, sometimes later we have to be a bear, and it’s very difficult. To live in this world it’s not an easy job.”

Jung Yong Hwa now is in twenties cruise?
My twenties vibe looks like a ‘pirate ship’. It’s not smooth sailing. When the time comes to fight it will turnover, over and over again, that kind of pirate ship. Sometimes we have to be a fox, sometimes later we have to be a bear, and it’s very difficult. To live in this world it’s not an easy job. I wanted to befriend with the society but.. It’s important to find people like magnet. It’s difficult to express this.

If its magnet it might be pushing each other. More to N pole that is pulling S pole.
Stick to pushing, properly attached. With the people that not matching wanted to walk in distance, but (N pole and N pole) there are times when both tried to stick to each other.

So it’s like that. To live in the society.
That kind of things are difficult.

So that time, so you will reveal you feeling?
No, I don’t know about people much. Who knew what’s inside. But I can reveal it with my childhood friends. Because I met them since long time ago.. After all, time is the power.

When is the moment of your life that you want to capture? The fun or tough moment, the time that you want to recall.
School time. Not that I think about that time every day is very fun. Just go to school every day, especially everyday becoming memories. I don’t want to go back to that time, because I am not a person that cannot live an ordinary day to day life.

Still, these days lots of young kids started their trainee period since they were kids and debuted, they skipped their abundance school time to become a singer.
At that time, I don’t think about music only but everything else too and I gave lots of help. I feel proud. Of course if you had an early start as singer there are plus factor in it but as time goes by there are lots of good things too. And all the time passes by … happy.

If that time didn’t exist, how will Jung Yong Hwa be now?
A big trouble. (laugh)

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CNBLUE in FNC HIGHCUT Magazine Vol 146 Interview

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Twenty one people, now it even rings from the most senior FT Island, acting group-band CN BLUE, girl who play guitar and sings Juniel, sexy and full of skills girl-group AOA, pre-debut ‘Cho’ to new comer group N.Flying. All sectors of FNC artists had gathered in one place. Average age of 24, for this pictorial the costumes concepts style is using rock-denim that represents the symbol of youth. With well dressed blue costumes, studio was full and still cold winter but outside the window spring smell already felt in nose tip. Parted as Black Hongki Team VS White Yonghwa as happy youngsters, Team Seolhyun and Minhyuk as sexy youth, Juniel and N.Flying portraying sweet youth and others portraying vary different concepts. In the same sector, we are one like a family member ‘As you can see already in our eyes’ vision and in breathing FNC Family pictorial come to an end. Selca concept decorated the cover for today’s shooting. As we see all of them, concluded with a smile. Of course, because we smile, we are youth. Reporter Lee Hwi Seung

Part 1. Team Star 5 Person Mini Interview

CNBLUE Yong Hwa

<One Fine Day> doing fine. In this album, what kind of impression do you want to make. For now, there is still a boundary between idol and artists, sort of ambiguously apart. Through this solo album activity, fans have tried the taste and content, and others also feeling content of this album.

In fact as CN BLUE main vocal you always received spotlight, and now you even succeeded with your solo album, don’t you think other members are jealous of you. Although I can’t read their feelings but they really encouraged me a lot. (laugh) Anyway as I also bring CN BLUE face it will be better to be good than ruining it. Felt some kind of burden.

As a leader and Hyung(elder brother) to your members always keep manners and major of it. We also had time when we messed with others and nuance time also arises. But we have to keep it with caution. I didn’t force the others. They following me well. And I am feeling grateful of that as an elder brother.

Distinction between Actor Jung Yong Hwa and CN BLUE Jung Yong Hwa on stage. Singer Jung Yong Hwa is what I think the best thing that I can do among others. I want to be better in acting. As actor Jung Yong Hwa I only participated in 4 drama production and it’s interesting to live as other people for a few months in a drama. If I see my drama character seems like a chance to feel “Refresh”. Because of my singing activities, I tried to work even harder in acting.

All four members becoming acting-dol, among all how will you rank their position? If we only look at one production only, it will be an ambiguous act to vote number 1. All have to follow direction of writer, different role, all four of us still lacking. We are still in the middle of finding of own style of acting.

If you can absorb ability from other members, what kind of point do you want to learn. It will be great if other members tell me if I do have that kind of ability. (laugh) I have lots of greed. Since I was a kid I always hate losing. I want to be flexible in terms.

In variety show, you always show Park Young Gyu impersonation as your individual skills. It’s been so long and wondering if you research for a new one. I don’t practice to show off individual skills. (laugh) I always did Park Young Gyu impersonation in front of my friends since I was a kid. I did in variety show and the reaction was good, suddenly became burden. I am the style to do impromptu kind of act. I am also wondering when my new individual skills will appear. (laugh)

Until not long ago, you exercised hard and your evolution becoming hot topic between fans. Sure, it is. (laugh) If the season came to exercise again my face started to aged. Once I start exercising again, I severely did 2~3 hours a day. My mom said it will be great if I gain my face fat again.

I heard that you really like basketball since you were a kid. Do you ever think of being a basketball athlete? When I was in elementary school, I thought of being an athlete because of my height that keeps on growing. I also did free-style basketball on the street. Now I am in middle-school. Friends who are shorter than me started to overtake and started blocking. Since that time, I folded to become a basketball athlete. (laugh)

Part 2. Common Questions

What is the most recent song from musician that you loved these days?
Yonghwa : Amy Winehouse- Rehab
Minhyuk : JJ Lin – The Romantic
Jungshin : Michael Bolton- How Am I Supposed to Live Without You
Jonghyun : Richekotzen – All songs to you

All cameras in this world including (smartphone) are gone, now only left polaroid camera in my hand and will be the last in mankind. Polaroid film too only the last one and what are you trying to capture at the very last moment? What is the reason?
Yonghwa : My face only.
Minhyuk : Mountain & river or a lake& grass field picture that included my family, I want to put out it because my family likes nature so much.
Jungshin : My family’s picture, then as I want.
Jonghyun : The time that I saw in front of me now.

People aged and can get Alzheimer. When all memories in my brain are all gone, till the very end only one memory that you can remembered, what will it be? What is the reason?
Yonghwa : Memory as a kid, really cool back then.
Minhyuk : People I loved, capturing the hearts of people I loved again will be difficult. Because of that, I want to remember the most.
Jungshin : Harmonious time of our family. Love of the family.
Jonghyun : My confidence.

I want to marry the person I love. What kind of romantic proposal that I most dreamt of?
Yonghwa : Singing my own composed song and sings it to her Live.
Minhyuk : I still don’t know. When the time comes, I’ll tell you.
Jungshin : I never thought of it but without decorating and in the middle of having dinner conversation?
Jonghyun : Whatever she wants.

2014, FNC Family Concert “FNC Kingdom” has started in Japan and finished in Korea. Is there any special performance that you’ve been preparing to show for audiences in Korea?
Yonghwa : Live.
Minhyuk : There is none like individual skills. But collaboration stage that we couldn’t show until we are trying to show it then.
Jungshin : No individual skills. Because we do the concert in Korea I am feeling grateful.
Jonghyun : Enjoy the concert!

Part 2. Who do what best?

FNC family whose brain is the sexiest?
Rank 1: Lee Hong Ki (5 votes)
Rank 2: Cha Hoon (4 votes)
Rank 3: Jong Hoon, Yong Hwa (3 Votes)

FNC recent handsome guy and pretty woman are .. and ..
Rank 1: Jong Hoon (9 votes) & Seolhyun (9 votes)
Rank 2: Jonghyun & Minhwan (3 votes) & Hyejeong & Choa (4 votes)

Better than die, the person that really hates of eating alone that will ask anyone to accompany him/her and casually treat them within an hour in FNC is?
Rank 1: Jaejin (6 votes)
Rank 2: Hongki, Seunghyun, Yonghwa, Minhyuk, Jonghyun (4 votes)

When there is no activities, the person that stay at home and just doing nothing is?
Rank 1: Jonghyun (6 votes)
Rank 2: Minhwan, Yonghwa (4 votes)

If you are not a singer or celebrity but a doctor, last year Ebola Virus strikes Africa and which members have high possibility to go there to help them?
Rank 1: Seolhyun (5 votes)
Rank 2: Jonghoon, Cha Hoon (3 votes)

I am want to do unit duo with ( ) in FNC.
Rank 1: Jonghyun (4 votes)
Rank 2: Seunghyun (3 votes)
Rank 3: Minhwan, Jimin, Choa, Jaehyun (2 votes)

I think ( ) will be the one who is getting married first in FNC.
Rank 1: Jonghyun (6 votes)
Rank 2: Chanmi (4 votes)
Rank 3: Hongki, Jaejin, Minhwan (3 votes)

If I am FNC Director along with member ( ) want to have a lifetime contract.
Rank 1: Yonghwa (3 votes)
Rank 2: Hongki, Minhyuk, Jungshin, Choa (2 votes)

Beside as FNC Family, member ( ) receiving much attention as celebrity.
Rank 1: Yonghwa (8 votes)
Rank 2: Hongki, Jonghoon (4 votes)

FNC best acting-dol is ( )
Rank 1: Jungshin (6 votes)
Rank 2: Minhyuk, Jaehyun (4 votes)

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CNBLUE Jung Yonghwa in HIGHCUT Magazine Vol. 144 Interview

HIGH CUT VOL.144 (26)

COVER CUT
EDITOR Lee Hwi Seung
PHOTOGRAPHER Mok Na Jung
STYLIST Lee Hye Young
HAIR Im Hye Gyung
MAKE UPLee Sun Mi

“First time shooting a pictorial. Because afraid of camera, I really want to runaway.” 5 years ago, one day on November 2009, <You’re Beautiful> ‘Milk Man’ along with <HIGH CUT> that’s how I recalled that first shoot. That day, the first time we saw Jung Yong Hwa, such a lively boy like his nickname. Now its time to remove that prince image inside the fairytale. It’s left with a rough male to shoot a water scene that requested exposure. “I supposed to prepared my body shape from a month ago, I want to show but there is nothing to show now” I don’t have confidence. I change into sleeveless top to show my body shape and come out “Is this really okay?” that what I asked. To calm woman’s heart with a quiet muscle. Sofa and sofa, I was told to move between space and space. With all power, I lied down on sofa and wildly breathe rested on. With two hands supported my body to show my arm muscles. Inside the black&white photos moving freely and more of variable face than in the drama. February 2015 I will remembered this day. Finally Jung Yong Hwa that becoming a male One Fine Day. Reporter Lee Hwi Seung.

About 5 hours of pictorial shooting process facing a seated Jung Yong Hwa. In this pictorial seems like a hunky man showing his forearm as a point but during interview he showed a 27 years old youth image. CNBLUE Leader and main vocal Jung Yong Hwa back with first album. Title track “One Fine Day” so different from CNBLUE. Instruments strengthen Jung Yong Hwa sweet timbre vocal. In this album from lyrics and arrangement made by himself, exceptionally among singer, 8 songs with own arrangement showing his unlimited competency as singer-songwriter. Rather than his thick lips a shy smile is more suitable for Jung Yong Hwa Interview. Reporter Jo Kyung Lee.

Few days ago, in<Radio Star>program seems to be severe. Han Seong Ho Director “Between Lee Hong Gi and Jung Yong Hwa who will be inherit this company” pointed to Jung Yong Hwa.

In fact, this is really become severe. <Radio Star> If I talk more in that program seems bad. My relationship (With Lee Hong Gi) is good and we’re doing fine.

After that program aired, reaction on Han Seong Ho Director was hot. He looked more of people from variety than person who affiliate artist and we were surprised of that.

Before his appearance, our director like any director from other company, he was also felt dignity and weight also. Somehow still it’s the company representative who went there. I hope that the program will go well through his riprap style. When it aired, none of us watched the broadcast but when we don’t packed schedule, we think of it. One representative said, I don’t want to say formal greeting here. <laugh>

There are lots of dash woman but you keep on rejecting, it was called “Incarnation of self-management”
(dash) there aren’t a lot . . . Self-Management as a Blood Type A, I don’t express my feeling much. I am on the side which will not choose the thing that I will regret later.

Your ideal type now?
My ideal type is Kim Yuna. I saw her once when filming CF, looks like I am seeing her inside a glass bar. Although we are close (in distance) but I can’t get closer. Her pose is extraordinary.

‘Our loving memories, our precious time, I still cannot forget’. You directly wrote your own lyrics for your album title track.
I wrote lyrics based on background experience. I thought that by writing lyrics though own experience, people will feeling more empathy.

All 10 songs in your album is important, other than your title track, the track that you have most affection.
All of the songs that I wrote are important but these days I like last track 27years. Old time memories, I got to remember memories when in school time or childhood.

Yoon Do Hyun, Verbal Jint, Yang Dong Geun, JJ Lin and Peter Mallick, you have collaborated with artist from many kinds of genre.
‘Cruel Memories’ I imagined that Yoon Do Hyun Senior will sing when I wrote the songs. Fortunately, I am grateful for all seniors who did great in my album. So we met that day, wrote lyrics and record together in recording studio. Yang Dong Geun Hyung (big brother) we did <The Three Musketeers>we often wrote lyrics for “Mileage”. And now that I think about that, for the rap section Yang Dong Geun Hyung wrote about 2~3 hours and send it to me.

You used to do activities as singer in group but now you do it alone.
When I won no.1, lots of people giving me support in our agency’s Katalk Room. Usually when I was doing solo activities, I don’t meet them often so we are contacting each other in Katalk. On top of it, our member did sent message vote. (laugh)

I heard that as CN BLUE leader, members are doing well on their own.
It’s not that I am saying ‘No’. But I’m the type to do things slowly one by one and I will say no if can, so the members like ‘If Hyung (big brother) don’t do it … we also…’ I think of that way.

You have participated in 4 dramas <You’re Beautiful><You’ve Fallen for Me><Future’s Choice><The Three Musketeers>.
There’s nothing to forget after filming dramas. To me it became a good experiences.

There is always something to regret regarding the viewers’ rating but in fact there is nothing to be controversy of that.
When the time as a student, learning about acting one by one, now seeing script and felt the emotion to fit the character. Somehow it will the character that I acted so I have to express the right emotion too. Sometimes we cannot get by learning. The style that I want to be, I also don’t learn songs, although I’ve learn earlier that still minus, I am the style to be gaining more by myself.

You already did the first step well but sometimes if you move to other spot you are feeling in heavier level. At that time, you want to leap over the difficult part.
Because of that, I will do it (alone). Pleasure when jump, I want to enjoy the exaggeration, I am not the style that get frustrated easily.

Your life’s motto is?
‘Time is gold’. The meantime it clicks a day’s dome I write lyrics. I thought time shouldn’t be wasted just like that. If I am doing other hobby or activities, it wil be a waste. And if I have those time I will use it to write songs and doing any other things.

We’re back to talk about your solo album, on the day of ‘One Fine Day’ released got number 1 spot on ITunes chart in 7 countries such as HongKong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Macau, etc. 7 February on number 1 Billboard World Chart, and on China Gaon Weibo number 1 in 10 weeks. You’ve called as‘Greater China Prince’.
To tell you the truth, I am truly grateful. Chinese fans are really passionate and active. They came to Korea and even in my birthday they put an Advertisement on subway. I also felt that way when having concert in South America. Because Korea is the motherland the feels is natural, but to received such a great reaction abroad its still fascinating to me.

After debuting 6 years ago, you finally held you solo concert titled “One Fine Day” from 27 February. You will be visiting 6 countries and 8 cities on this Asia Tour.
Doing live band instruments as background for a concert but during solo tour I will bring alongwith session and band to bring out different colours. It will be different from CN BLUE as a band. I will be playing new songs live, although it became more burden to me but I’ll challenge myself and expected much from it. I prepared the best well.

CNBLUE group activities, drama, solo album release, solo concert, etc, you have expand formidable activities.
It looks like I have lots of greed. And I want to make it happen. My solo already started and already started acting, I still want to expand and do it well in every sector.

Sure is tiring.
Few years I’ve been sowing my greed but it still not over yet. You should do it while in your twenties. Looks like bulldozer push stick. Sometimes there’s also tiring time. It led to frustration at that time but as time goes by it’ll like calluses and stay there.

What did you do to when frustration came?
I sleep, and I feel better when waking up. I am not the type to think deeply on problem so I feel better after waking up. It because I don’t have any thoughts while sleeping.

You still haven’t fulfil your greed to star in movie.
I want to try a movie. Not long ago, I met Director Kim Han Min from movie <Roaring Currents>. I said New Year greetings and got to sit beside him during one event. Although its our first time meeting, we changed phone number and sometimes called each other. After finishing my activities, I would like to give him a call and asked to join me to have soju together.

Latest entertaining movies that you watched.
I enjoyed movie <Her>. It’s about cyber love but the materials is exciting. Cinematic colour really pretty.

You took role of 1 man show MNet <Jung Yong Hwa Hologram>. Plan, composition, production, shooting, appearance you did it on your own. How was it?
It is very real. Super fun. At first I think a lot on ‘How will I shoot this’ but after shooting it becoming more comfortable. I used Go Pro at first then changed it to camera. It was a fun shoot. During reality program you forcibly had to make it entertaining made it burden to me, but I didn’t feel it at all. I don’t do it by feel. Although it becoming burden at the beginning, but there’s nothing artificial so I don’t have to talk and burden lesser. Shooting was comfortable.

Is there any actual public opinion of Jung Yong Hwa that people misunderstood?
In general it’s about my prince image, they thought I am smart. But I think that you will be surprised of my real self in <Hologram>. Its non-purpose for my prince image, it doesn’t really matter, but I wanted to normal human. Also with my close friend to create “sesame bonding”.

Before your debut, you said you liked Girls’ Generation, girl group you like recently.
Now Girls Generation has become close confederate and the feel now and then is different. I am close with Tiffany and everybody evenly close. Recently my favourite girl group of course, family company AOA, but nowadays girl group like AOA till G-Friend all sweet and pretty.

If you go to Music Broadcast, there are lots of your junior.
I’ve become a Sunbae (Senior). Nowadays, because they still young they used to 90 degrees bow when we greet. This time while promoting my solo album, I rarely can go outside the waiting room. Lots of junior came to give their CD and said greetings to me.

Because you are so busy, you don’t have time to date.
Of course, what should I say here. (laugh)

 

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CNBLUE Lee Jungshin in Cosmopolitan 2015 April Interview

AFTER WORK
Entering 6 years of debut, the title ‘CNBLUE goddes’ bassist’, and added one more ‘Rising Actor’. After packed schedule, listening to music and drink coffee alone, and a man who usually do cooking.

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Jang DukHwa

“After finishing schedule, I am just drinking coffee on my own and have time to think by myself, what my plans in the future, when listened to music I liked Hard-Core Music, often cook fried rice or simple egg dish, when I give my dish to people and they eat deliciously I am feeling proud.”

You are really an ice-breaker model. ‘Lee Jung Shin is a real model’ making people confused of that statement.
Haha. Really? My height is just a bit tall so there a say like that. First time in my career I did a health screening. My height is growing. 188,3cm. Now it’s left 1,7cm to reach 190cm, I don’t want to grow anymore because I am giving my waist herd more.

How will you give herd?
‘If I give herd to my muscle, I won’t grow anymore right? With that thoughts I exercise harder.

When you have a day for your free time, what are you doing?
In a day without schedule, I am just drinking coffee alone at home and do lots of thinking about this and that. I am planning what I will do next. I like listening to hard-core music.

What kind of music you mainly listen?
I liked Pop music. I also liked Coldplay like genre and listening to lots of band music. I also search for K-Pop no.1 songs on chart and often listen to any kind of songs I’ve found.

The way you turn over the fry-pan just now looks different. Did you enjoy cooking?
Aa, I always good at turning over the pan like this. Somehow because now I live with my own brother, we often cook what we want to eat. Although it’s just fried rice or egg dish but there is a basic for everything. We’re not that good but we enjoyed it much. When people that I gave my dish ate it deliciously I am feeling proud. This is how mother’s feel? Haha.

We’re following your twitter. Looks like you like to update a lovely daily look. We have fun looking at it.
I didn’t know why people enjoy SNS that much at first. Previously football coach Ferguson posted this ‘SNS is a waste of life’. I also felt motion of that words, but nowadays it really a SNS time and I don’t want to do it alone and I felt that I have to do the same thing too. And so I started twitter and it was fun. There I am bound and when I feel it I do some update too. Sometimes when man posted their selca I was just like, ‘What’s wrong with him’. Now that I am posting the same thing, I becoming them. Haha. However it will look it might be prejudice only.

But everytime celebrities posted something in SNS once, it become one article with one photo and also reported and feeling a bit inconvenience.
Of course, long time ago I don’t have that star thoughts and just posted a photos, also update what I want to write but now I have to think what kind of side I wanted to show. I also have to make sure each word I want to post first. That what I see, words that saves you later.

Do you also following other SNS?
I followed fashion brand Valentino and fashion photographers. Because I have high interest in fashion and photography. Moreover I don’t have much interest in other celeb on SNS.

In 2010, you were debuted as singer in CNBLUE and started your activities at 20, now you’ve become 25, on top of that besides being a singer also an actor. Is there any difference between now and then?
Somehow, right now I become mature than before. Of course I am thinking to grow more in the future but I still don’t know. What I will learn, what experience will I got that were a lot and now I becoming an adult. I think that the time when I started acting was my life’s turning point. Debuting as CNBLUE and carrying singer activities, it always been a dream for me to act. And finally a perfect chance came to start, and I love to carry on activities as an actor. Acting is really fun and I want to do it more.

Your last drama <Thank You, Son> a rebellious temperament repeater role, ‘cheeky’ you received praised because you did well portraying your role. What is the secret to deepen your character like that? Is there any side that is similar to your real character?
Of course not. I did a throughout research to the character and I also imagine to live as that person too. On the spot, I asked the director, writer, and others also staffs I asked them a lot on how this character should act. I attempted this and that to fit the character. I love it and happily did the role.

As we see you act, do you ever thought ‘I feeling suitable in this field’?
I don’t have that much confidence now and I still don’t know, but one thing for sure is that I love acting. I think this was what I want to do much in the future.

The more you like to act, the more you see people who worked in this field. Looking at other production, I want to do that kind of acting. Do you ever feel that way?
I really like Kimura Takuya. I fell in love at first sight? Drama <Pride>.<Hero><Hundreds Millions Stars from The Sky> through that drama production Kimura Takuya character really showing his charms. So these days I learn to act more. Later when I am older and acting to that character, I will be feeling happiness.

It’s already half way of your twenties and soon will reach thirties, do you ever think about that? What kind of man do you want to be?
I want to be a man who knows loyalty and love. I had lots of flaws and good at grabs around people and it will be great if I discover people’s flaws and engage more. It will be cool to age to be that kind of man.

In the recent interview you said that it’s been so long since your last relationship and you already had vague memory of it. In fact now is the season. Don’t you like the idea of relationship?
Of course I want to be in a relationship. Especially when I was alone at home, the thoughts come by. But I don’t really think that relationship is the most important thing right now. ‘Till now works come first, I am not the type to delay work to go dating. When the time come, I will do it.

What kind of woman that you want to meet and date?
In the past, a pale looking girl, in similar concrete way I have that kind of type, but nowadays it changed. The person who I can talk to is the most important thing now. It will be great if when we were together, we are able to talk and forget about our work for a moment.

Is there a time when you fallen into woman?
There was a time when I fall to that person’s charm during a talk once. I don’t know but I fell for that person’s thoughts, speech, and eyes at that time. At first I don’t attracted to her and through conversation and suddenly, ‘Oo, I am looking at a woman’ I think I have that kind of experience few times.

If you have a girlfriend on this year’s spring, what kind of date do you want to do?
I knew I can’t do it, but I want to do it. Meeting in the morning to have breakfast together, watching movies, going to cafe, and send her home. I really want to try that general kind of date. Men will like, ‘Aaa, I did that every single day and it’s boring’ but don’t you think it will make it more special? Since I cannot do it in usual.

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CNBLUE Jung Yonghwa’s Interview on AJ Mag vol.06

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Jung Yonghwa (from CNBLUE)
Born in Busan, 1989. The leader of rock band CNBLUE, and compose almost songs as a singer songwriter. They started their activity under the indie in Japan and debuted in Korea in 2010. They debuted in Japan in 2011 after their concert at Yokohama Arena. Now, they make a world their stage. Yonghwa is drawing attention as an actor too.

—Making a music without inhibition made my inside unwind.—

“My solo activity in Korea was just finished.” He said so once he sat down on a chair with a relaxing expression. When we asked him that your first album got lots of No.1 on a music program, he answered “Yes, I took four awards.” with a shy smile. Even though he is able to show off his history, he always stays cool.

Just after their debut in Japan, they appeared the TV music program ‘COUNTDOWN JAPAN 11/12’ and ‘MTV unplugged’ and more, as a first Korean artist ever. CNBLUE had also first world tour as a Korean Rock band. And now, Yonghwa is widening his appeal as a solo singer who released ‘One Fine Day’.

“A vision for solo activity has started about 2 years ago. While I have composed a song for CNBLUE, I was getting stuck, and having a conflicted feeling. So I thought if I would make a song for myself, I could see new world.”

He joined to make all songs that he collaborated with musicians who famous from Korea and abroad. The form of featuring is more frequent in Korea if they want to join it, but he chooses the form of collaboration that compose and write a lyric to each other. Because it seems he is proud of his mind as a creator.

“Because I became to compose a similar song. But I had a chance to study more about composing while collaborating with several artists. All artists who collaborated for my album were requested by me. All of them are my respecters, so I enjoyed recording, and got inspiration.”

That’s what We call being him an Asian star, collaborate not only various genres of artists in Korea, but also JJ Lin who is a famous singer in Taiwan, Peter Marick in USA and TAKURO from GRAY in Japan. Especially, Yonghwa has promised with JJ Lin that trying to make a song together someday, and realized the promise of it.

“After making a melody, I have decided the main message for this song, it is ‘ I’m always on your side ‘. I think this theme was showed in the lyric, I wanted to try making a song that can help to someone. This is a special experience for me this collaborated song was accepted in Taiwan, China and Japan.”

‘Chekmate’ has the one strong message using by three languages, English, Chinese and Korean. JJ Lin appeared in this song’s MV and came to Korea for appearing on music program with Yonghwa.

“That was the first time we actually did a performance together. Since this lyric has the kind of strong message, we were talking that we have to call all our strength into singing. Actually, JJ Lin was perfect for this, even if it was in rehearsal, it made a big impact on me. The most impressed things for me was singing together in live across a language barrier.

Because Yonghwa has liked GLAY’s ‘HOWEVER’, He asked TAKURO to be let write a lyric. It is ‘I’m glad I loved you’ that is only for Japanese version of ‘One Fine Day’. We asked Yonghwa about this song’s lyric, he answered with his breathy voice.

“At first, I couldn’t believe that he writes the lyric for me, so I have felt very weird and expect. When I saw the lyric, I was really impressed with this, because it had hearty. And another thing, I didn’t talk him the detail of my image, but he made the lyric with the same image as I thought. That was really weird.”

Yonghwa’s looks is cool, but his passion for music is very hot. He has started his solo activity for expanding the activity from a Band. How does he feel this good response?

“A solo activity is like a my homework, but I think making a music without inhibition made my inside unwind. I believe that I can give me more leeway for making a song now and then.

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