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CNBLUE Interview in Mini Magazine 2015 May Issue; “WHITE”

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CNBLUE Mini Mag May 2015 WHITE
We are telling you what is going on in CNBLUE with their last single CD in 2015!!
CNBLUE appeared on mini magazine after such a long time. We interviewed their latest news including solo activity.

Question *(CNBLUE was given 10 questionnaires and they answer it randomly as they pleased):

1. What did you eat yesterday?

Jungshin: We went out for eating Ramen last night. So, my face is puffy with it.

2. What have you been on your holiday?

Yonghwa: I have not had holidays recently… So, I want to have holidays… (Laugh)
Minhyuk: Since I don’t like a cold season, I stayed in my home. But Spring already has come, I have to wake up (Laugh)

3. What did you surprise to?

Minhyuk: The experience in Laos and Cambodia for TV program’s shooting. I was able to experience of difference the life and culture.
Jonghyun: When the shooting for MV, it was a rainy day, but it was used a convertible for it. So, I made a lot of noise to raise my spirits (Laugh)

4. What was your rare experience recently?

Yonghwa: Releasing my own solo album. Since this was the first time for me to all work myself, this has been the rare experience.
Jonghyun: Watching the production process of Yonghwa’s solo album. It was fun watching someone play a guitar.

5. What did your last cooking?

Yonghwa: I made sunny side up for lunch. It was so so (Laugh)
Jonghyun: Ojingeo-poskunppa (오징어볶음=Sweet and Spicy Saute of Squid) I am good at cooking actually.

6. What did you laugh about?

Minhyuk: It’s not a loud laugh, but we always laugh when we get together.

7. Who is your highly recommending artist and song?

Yonghwa: Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson. I went to see Bruno Mars’s concert in Korea.
Minhyuk: Kim Kwangsuk-ssi.
Jungshin: Jung Yonghwa who has released his own solo album! And I like Coldplay.

8. Do you have some changes about the musical environment around you?

Yonghwa: The environment hasn’t changed, but my feeling changes every single day. What’s my feeling now? A secret (Laugh)
Minhyuk: Since I can relax myself, I like the slow tempo song. But I came to listen an electro, hard rock and hip hop recently.
Jonghyun: Sam Smith and White Snake. I’ve listened old song, ‘Crying In The Rain’ by White Snake is so cool!
Jungshin: My fans gave me a bass guitar, recently. I’m very happy with it.

9. What do you want to brag to the members?

Jonghyun: I’ve made about 30 songs within a week (Laugh).
Jungshin: My dog Simba’s weight is 28kg at age 7 months! Is this worth brag? (Laugh)

10. What do you want to say to members with using just one sentence?

Jungshin: When we have each own solo activity, I feel lonely to not meet them! This is true!

Your new song ‘WHITE’ that was composed and wrote by Jonghyun and Yonghwa is so cool!

Jungshin: When I heard this song, I thought Jonghyun-hyeong can make a song such as it. This was surprising for me.
Minhyuk: This was different from our song ever. Since this has lots of synthesized sounds, I thought this was surely our song? (Laugh)
Jungshin: Jonghyun-hyeong had already put the synthesized sounds from the time it was a tentative song. That sounds were fresh for me!
Jonghyun: I haven’t wanted to put synthesized sounds in this song at first, but I tried to make it what I want while I composed. I have thought that if fans thought this was not like CNBLUE, but finally, I was able to make a good song for a concert.
Jungshin: I always say this, but I am excited about how this song works for our concert!
Yonghwa: oh~~~, good comment (Laugh). I think this might a song different from so far, but this is good for us to try something new.
Jonghyun: When we had a concert at the end of last year, I thought I wanted to have more exciting. If fans heard this song, they surprised and might think that Jonghyun got the crackers (Laugh).
Jungshin: Everybody knows that~ (Laugh).
Jonghyun: Yes, I am insane (Laugh)

The lyric is powerful, isn’t it?

Jonghyun: The lyric has a profound meaning. The lyric has a profound meaning. This song’s sounds is good for a concert, But I think if I wrote a lyric like mild, it would be too much. So, I wrote this lyric philosophically little bit.
Yonghwa: We have decided the concept of this album ‘color’, and then we thought about the lyric.
Jonghyun: There are light’s three primary colors, and it became white if we mixed them. But if we mixed all of colors, it became a black. I got an idea from there and wrote a lyric that we can live more simply.
Yonghwa: We choose ‘WHITE’ because it has a meaning of ‘Light’
Jonghyun: I’ve been get stuck how I should simplify expressions.
Jungshin: I was surprised about this lyric because they don’t seem to write such a lyric.

What do you imagine from ‘WHITE’?

Jungshin: Pure and young
Jonghyun: Fresh
Minhyuk: I have an image like clean.
Yonghwa: An innocence. The clean person.

You’ll have a concert in Osaka and Yokohama in this April. Do you think that there are some changes for CNBLUE’s activity after each solo activity?

Jungshin: Since we have an had experience together, I haven’t changed anything.
Jonghyun: When I have been in my solo activity, I’ve felt lonely sometimes. Gathering together makes me happy.
Yonghwa: We can help each other if we gather in. I think it’s cause to synergy effect when we stay together.
Minhyuk: I think having lots of experience is good for us, and it helps our activity in invisible form. But I’m not sure how it affects CNBLUE concretely. I might be changed something through the upcoming concert (Laugh).

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Trans by Satomi

Posted by Tara Lee

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CNBLUE Interview in CanCam 2015 June Issue

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~We want to know about CNBLUE more~

The band CNBLUE who is popular not only by women, but just music fan.
This is the third time to appear on CanCam, they told us about the passion for their Japanese 9th single “WHITE” and their thinking as the men of 20’s.

CNBLUE’s PERSONAL TALK

We want to know their ‘WORK’ and ‘LOVE’

Trying to be an actor, MC and for a variety program. Yonghwa’s solo activity. They widen their appeal now.
We asked them about their work and love.

-JongHyun who attract fans with his high technique of guitar and passionate ballad song.

Their latest song ‘WHITE’ was composed by Jonghyun, and this is unusual,l but he composed this song an up-tempo number. Now he appears a drama and variety TV program WGM.

WORK:

Q1. How is your role in the drama ‘Orange Marmalade’ that will be aired in May?

The original piece is web cartoon. My part is a vampire who likes a human girl.

Q2. What do you enjoy now excluding a band activity?

A music activity is not a work, but a hobby for me though… I enjoy a martial arts, going to a gym, surfing and golf! I went to snowboarding in a winter

Q3. If you could make a group with FNC member, who would you choose?

FTISLAND’s Minhwan and Jaejin, and I want to sing a blues! Our lesson studio is next to each other. It’s okay if I will sing it, but Jaejin and Minhwan are good at singing too.

Love:

Q1. There will be such a special thing if you go out with me.

I’ll do anything for you! I’ll cooking for you, I’ll go and see you even if where I am in.

Q2. When you will get married someday, what do you ask three conditions for your partner?

The person who can respect and growing with each other. I think this makes my life beautiful. Next, the person who understands my work. We would feel lonely for each other when we work in this kind of work. But I want my partner to understand it and support me. And last one, a beautiful woman! (Laugh)

Q3. What CNBLUE’s song do you want to hear when you have a fight with your partner?

‘Blind Love’. Because I feel sad if we’ll break up, it seems like to say “be patient”. (Laugh)

*CNBLUE FAN DICTIONARY: HAND* Look at Jonhyun’s finger with playing guitar in MV or concert! Slender and beautiful fingers… You must be feeling excited with the shot of his fingers.

Jung Yonghwa who is the producer debuted in Korea and Japan.

He is a main vocalist who has the talent of composed song and write a lyric. Since he is honestly like a boy, he is loved by lots of fans. He has revealed that he loves ‘Simpsons’, he has a huge number of Simpson goods. Now he has his solo concert tour and CNBLUE’s WHITE tour in Japan.

WORK:

Q1. You have your solo activity with your 1st solo album ‘One More Fine Day’. If you would give yourself a grade, what grade?

100 points! I have felt satisfied with it. My solo concert at Budokan will held on May 6th, please come there!

Q2. There were various genre’s songs in this solo album. Which song is the most like you?

‘27 years’ Because it shows my candid feeling in my past.

Q3. If you were a drama producer, what kind of role do you want for yourself?

Well… what will I do… A main character of Love story(Laugh).

LOVE:

Q1. There will be such a special thing if you go out with me.

I’ll make a song for her. It might not a ballad!?

Q2. After one year passed on the 1st anniversary of dating, what will you do?

I’ll have a same date in a same place when we had first dated.

Q3. When you will get married someday, what do you ask three conditions for your partner?

A person who understands my work. A down-to-earth person. An earnest person. These are my credits.

Q4. When you will go pick up your girlfriend with an umbrella in a rainy day, what CNBLUE’s song do you want to listen?

‘Love Light’! When I will go to see my lover, I would feel exhilarated listening this song.

*CNBLUE FAN DICTIONARY: DANCE* You must be feeling excited with Yonghwa’s dance while opening his third button of his white shirt in his solo concert ‘Jung Yonghwa 1st Concert in Japan –One More Fine Day- ‘

Minhyuk who active in variety TV program, and as an actor! When he plays a drum, he is just a MAN!

He widens his appeal in variety program, recently. His atmosphere is usually cool, but it’ll be aired his crying expression in ‘Brave family’ in Korea. He would get attention if he cast in a new drama in 2015.

WORK:

Q1. How was the shooting for ‘Brave Family’?

You can see my unrevealed me(Laugh)

Q2. What is your ideal drum sound?

The sound that can match with a song. I can’t choose one kind of sound, but I think the sound that was in the last ‘WAVE’ tour was the best. I like the sound that sounds like separate one by one.

Q3. If you could make a group with FNC member, who would you choose?

FTISLAND, Minhwan. He plays drums and I want to play another instrument. Although I can play only flute and piano…(Laugh)

LOVE:

Q1. There will be such a special thing if you go out with me.

I am kind, I like a trip… If a woman would go out with me, she might feel comfortable. I must be fit for marriage! But in a romance… I might not an interesting man (Laugh).

Q2. After one year passed on the 1st anniversary of dating, what will you do?

I don’t like any anniversaries… But every single day that I meet her is my anniversary for me (bashful)

Q3. When you get married someday, what do you ask three conditions for your partner?

A woman who says a family is important affair! I don’t hope any other things.

Q4. When you will go picnic with a lover in a sunny day, what CNBLUE’s song do you want to listen?

‘Lady’ and ‘Radio’.

*CNBLUE FAN DICTIONARY: CAMERA* The live camera that focuses his profile and arms from 45 degrees angle obliquely backward and up is brilliant. And look at his drum sticks spinning skill.

Jungshin, is the youngest member who is loved by other members. He also active as an actor.

The youngest member who likes sandwiches and chocolate is like a sun in CNBLUE! Now he emcees on the ‘M COUNTDOWN’ that is three major TV music program.

WORK:

Q1. You have a good reputation for your one shot drama ’Thank you, my son’ , Do you feel your growth of acting?

I’m not sure, but I don’t satisfied about it. On the other hand, when I saw a DVD ‘WHITE’, I feel my development about my performance.

Q2. If you were a drama producer, what kind of role do you want for yourself?

The person who gets lonely easily, and shut oneself behind closed doors!

Q3. If you could make a group with FNC member, who would you choose?

CNBLUE!

LOVE:

Q1. There will be such a special thing if you go out with me.

Since I’m tall, you can feel like a cicada when I hug you (Laugh)

Q2. After one year passed on the 1st anniversary of dating, what will you do?

As same as Minhyuk, I don’t like a woman who makes an anniversary like ‘today is xx anniversary’ (Laugh)

Q3. When you get married someday, what do you ask three conditions for your partner?

A person who loves only me. A franky-like person. A person who keeps a straight thought in one’s mind!

Q4. If you will be jilted by your girlfriend suddenly, what CNBLUE’s song do you want to listen?

‘Eclipse’ It matches with sad feelings.

*CNBLUE FAN DICTIONARY: VOICE* Jungshin has low voice. Especially, his part in ‘I’m Sorry’ makes a concert warm up.

A to Z of CNBLUE

CNBLUE members are so close! When they come back to home, they are just 20’s boys. So, we ask them their private by using A to Z.

Q. Who does have the highest ability of XXX in the members?

Yonghwa: I’m the best singer in CNBLUE (Laugh). This is because I am a vocalist! Hahaha! Eh? What is the most inferior in the member? Ummmm, Nothing!

Q. Who is the members who has a childish battle?

Jungshin: Deciding menu for a meal! (Laugh) Jonhyun-hyeong and I have a battle that what we eat. In the end, we decide to take a meal in several restaurant each other or I take a step back, because I am a kind person and younger than him.

Q. What is your habit?

Jonghyun: Fidgeting my leg… I don’t realize while doing it, but my manager says me ‘stop’ (Laugh) This is not because I am stressful. I do it

Q. Who can drink a lot?

Minhyuk: Yonghwa-hyeong! In other side, Jonghyun-hyeong does not drink a lot. Sometimes we drink together, it is very fun. (Laugh) But all members are not a type of taking over drunk, so please relief about it!

Q. What have you enjoyed recently in private?
Jonghyun: Snowboarding.

Q. What clothes did you get recently?

Jungshin: I just went shopping for a while, I bought 2 hats and wide pants. When the moment I look, I bought them.

Q. What the gift that was given by the members is the best for you ever?

Yonghwa: I got Korean ginseng from Jungshin. I don’t like it especially…, but he said it works for my body condition. I wonder I was seemed tired… (Laugh)

Q. What is the thing that is always in the fridge?

Minhyuk: Well… Alcohol? I just say we don’t drink a lot though…(Laugh) I like to drink just a can of beer or a glass of wine.

Q. If you have your own home someday, what interior would you want to?

Yonghwa: It is not about interior, but about designing, I want to build the home that has an open ceiling space even that would 2nd floor or 3rd floor. Because I think it would get lots of sunlight and comfortable.

Q. What kind of hobby’s group do you want to join in?

Minhyuk: I have not joined in it yet, I am interested in shooting now. I was looking at club by internet.(Laugh) But I worry about I can adjust it.

Q. What kind of dog do you have as a pet?

Jonghyun: A poodle and a Pomeranian! A name for a girl is Shiro, and for boy is Tan. Because there are two dogs in the home, It is hard to clean their mess. But they are very cute though. (Laugh)

Q. If you make an impromptu about a member, What three key words do you use for it?

Jungshin: I want to make an impromptu for Minhyuk…! Well, first of all, a hairstyle! And then, you are not funny! We yearn for love(Laugh). How about it?

Q. Do you want to marry?

Jonghyun: I’ve thought I’ll be married late or very early! But now I don’t get married, So I think I’ll get married later in my life. My ideal couple is like a friend! Since we’ll live together 20~30 years, I would die if I got excited everyday (Laugh). If there will be a woman who can make my life bright, I’ll be married someday.

Q. Who become hyper when at a night?

Minhyuk: This is….ME! (Laugh). But not only me, but all members come to hyper at a night than daytime. This is not a meaning that we go anywhere to hang out. We make a song, act funny (Laugh) We are energetic.

Q. What is your recommended seafood in Busan?

Yonghwa: Eh~! These are same as Seoul. There is not especially famous thing. Ummm, Hagfish?( 꼼장어) It seems like eel, and we BBQ it. I think it is tasty.

Q. What is a staple dish when you practice instrument at a night?

Minhyuk: Pettitoes…?( 족발 ) it’s a popular dish in Korea that is cooked with soy sauce and sugar. Because it’s healthy and mild taste, we often order it.

Q. What do you want to ask your fans?

Yonghwa: Question… umm… Oh, I want to ask them what CNBLUE’s song is the best for you? I wonder what song is popular. I want someone count it.

Q. If you got rain suddenly, what color of umbrella do you buy?

Jungshin: Clear one! Actually, I went shopping earlier, and I bought a clear, plastic umbrella! It’s rare to sell a clear, plastic umbrella in Korea.

Q. Do you have some scary thing even you are grown up?

Jonghyun: I’m okay with a haunted house, a roller coaster (Laugh). Well…I’m okay with cockroach too. Even I don’t like it though. Let me see…… I am scared myself. The scariest thing is human! Ah~, this is profound(Laugh)!.

Q. Do you have a song that you want to play in FNC Entertaiment?

Minhyuk: Suffice it to say that I choose FTISLAND’s ‘Flower Rock’. But I think it is too hard to play for me(Laugh). Minhwan’s drum play is well than me.

Q. If you try something in 2015, what do you want to do?

Jonghyun: I want to go to a trip! And actually I have a plan to go to Russia. I want to ride on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Of course, I won’t forget my guitar and amp. Oh, I want to put my metronome and pick in my bag. I put everything in my bag. koukyuuhinn ..(Laugh)

When you visit your parents, what do you bring with you as a souvenir?

Jungshin: A tasty food~. When I went to Jeju island, I sent a cutlass fish to my parents. A cutlass fish is luxury food in Korea. My parents said thank you to me, I was happy.

Q. If your member make a wish come true, what do you do?

Yonghwa: Eh~~~, I don’t have any wish(Laugh). I want to grant members wish!

Q. What is an animal, you want to kiss & hug?

Minhyuk: A cat! I like a dog too. I pet two cats, they are really cute! Name? Koong tdatda and Chichi.! I named them from the sound of drum make.

Q. What is the delicious that you ate recently?

Yonghwa: Hakata Ramen with 4 times hotness comes with seaweed, I ate yesterday! And I like meat and pizza(Laugh). I like to eat supreme pizza with coke.

Q. Who is a good riser in the members?

Jungshin: well…. I sleep well than other members… Who is…? I’m not sure(Laugh)!

Delight, anger, sorrow and pleasure

Who nag most?

I am… I don’t say actually, but I nag in my mind(Laugh) I say to members about playing instrument. (Jonghyun)

What did you surprised about?

When I go to overseas, I entrust Simba to my parents. After one week passed, I met Simba, he grow up than I thought…(Laugh). (Jungshin)

Everyone said Jungshin tossed and turn in his bed.

“He always talk in his sleep…”(By Minhyuk) “I sleep by myself recently, so I am not sure if I talk in my bed or not.” (By Jungshin)

What is the song that makes you and fans smile?

When I play ‘You’ve falling for me’, it raise my spirits! (By Jonghyun)

Say some love phrase to fans!

“Do that, Minhyuk!” (By Jungshin) “Eh~~~, I really get shame… Well I’m saying…! ‘I miss you‘. Oh my gosh!!!” (By Minhyuk)

Do you think what is the members’ charm?

“Everything! Since they are my little brother! They are cute whatever they do, every day. Anyway, they are cute(Laugh). (By Yonghwa)

What is the song that members and fans make happy?

“Let me see…’I’m Sorry’!. This song makes an atmosphere awesome when a concert. Really feel fun (By Yonghwa)

What is the song that you almost cry when you play at the concert?

“Starlit Night’. When I sing this song on encore, I through back past, and then I almost cry…! (By Jonghyun)

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