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[TRANS] CNBLUE interview on anan web Japan

[Explore the K-POP Swamp] CNBLUE appeared! Who wants to be a president if you’re at work?! #21

 

Popular 4-member band CNBLUE celebrating their 5th anniversary of Japan major debut in 2016. Looking to the visual concept of their new song “SHAKE” we imagined that it’s about “salary man”, and “if you work for a company…” things. (Although it seems that work may can’t be handled if you’re in the same company with a such cool salary men…) Don’t miss the exclusive video at the end!

 

[Can I become a pen?!] Vol. 21

 

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“SHAKE” is decided (to be on) this summer with a refreshing summer tune!

For half of a year in 2009, CNBLUE performed their music along with their spartan training in Japan to take the root of a band’s culture. During that period, they went to live houses and had street live performances for over 100 times! Building a solid foundation as a band, we asked these 4 people who grew into a popular band and talked about their new song “SHAKE”.

—Please tell me about the new song “SHAKE”.

Yonghwa: “I want to cheer up the listener” is a thought when I put my feelings into this song.

Jonghyun: “Song Camp” is trending worldwide, there’s a way for the (music) creators to gather and make songs together, “SHAKE” was made by four people, Yonghwa, myself, one American and one a German. We’re immediately uniting and “let’s make a fun song”, it turned out like that.

Minhyuk: As soon as I heard it, it’s so nice, my body moves naturally according to the rhythm.

Jungshin: We’re glad to have a bright song like title song “Glory Days” on our 5th anniversary album to the discography of CNBLUE. It seems to be really fun when do the song live, I’m looking forward to that now.

 

—It’s fun to wrap up a colorful and pop MV. The stage is an office, but, if you work on a company what position that you want?

Yonghwa: Unconditionally a President (LOL). “NO. 1” is a motto in any industry.

Jonghyun: Since I don’t want to carry a big responsibility, I’m the 2nd place. I think being the director or vice president of an entertainment (company/industry) is suitable.

Minhyuk: I’m good as a Hira salary man (worker)*

Yonghwa: So, what if both of you come to my company?

Minhyuk & Jonghyun: …

Yonghwa: Think about it again! You two seems to be far from being used (LOL).

Jungshin: Me?

Yonghwa: Jungshin might be better. Yes, let’s have a contract!

Jungshin: How much is the monthly salary?

Yonghwa: 3000 yen.

Jungshin: I’ll refuse it politely (LOL).

 

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—There’s a lyric says “Today is about to high, isn’t it?”, what would you do on such day like that?

Yonghwa: Basically, it’s always high. Whatever I do outside is always high, but it will go down at home.

Minhyuk: I get in touch with my friends, driving, and play sports. Soccer, baseball, basketball, and golf, I’ll do anything. I’ll also go to gym.

Jonghyun: In my case, I’ll go fishing anyway. I was about going to go tomorrow, but it seems like the manager doesn’t want to let me go, so I tell a lie “no fish will come out tomorrow” (LOL)

Jungshin: I enjoy playing billiards with friends and watching movies in my personal studio to feel (or, to get) the mood high. I also do shopping. Recently, I bought a sofa to be used in the studio.  Since it’s going to be used for a long time, so I chose it well. Super satisfied!

Minhyuk: Hey, what studio?

Yonghwa: Minhyuk, you’re not coming in?

Minhyuk: No….

Jonghyun: It’s a studio or a work room. Minhyuk, since you’re practicing drums in a room that everyone use, so it’s no problem.

—On the other hand, have you been feeling down lately?

Jonghyun: A while ago. The manager says “no fish will come out tomorrow” (LOL)

Yonghwa: I, if I don’t have time and I can’t exercise, I’ll be fuzzy. But, since I went to the gym yesterday, it feels fresh now!

Minhyuk: Exercise will relieve your stress, right?

Yonghwa: Since Jungshin himself didn’t exercise at all, so I took him to the gym yesterday.

Jungshin: I, I don’t need to exercise because I have a body (LOL)

—Although CNBLUE shining the most during live band (performance), what kind of things that you aware about on the stage?

Jungshin: Before, there was a place/spot where I’m looking forward into and “I have to look cool (here)”, but now I’m not that conscious to it. It becomes natural.

Yonghwa: Eh?! It’s not the most natural thing though (LOL)

Jonghyun: Actually, Jungshin is the coolest one (LOL)

Minhyuk: (LOL). Anyway, it’s important to enjoy the stage. Since we have many nice songs, with “SHAKE” also, we’ll be glad if you dance at the venue.

 

—By the way, a new recruit audition will be held by FNC Entertainment and Warner Music as a team, right?

Jungshin: I just heard that (LOL)

Yonghwa: (Receiving explanation from manager) Everyone is welcome!

Minhyuk: Right now, it’s not only instrumental performances and songs, but also many kind of positions are required, so it will be serious, I’d like to give spiritual/mental care to those who passed.

Yonghwa: Minhyuk is kind of gentle/friendly.

Minhyuk: But it says “lie” in the face (LOL).

*T/N: Hira salary man or also can be written as ヒラリーマン (hira-riiman): a salary man with no title. Could be the lowest rank or lowest title of an employee in a company *cmiiw


 

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Yonghwa

Born on June 22nd, 1989. He is in charge of vocal and guitar. He gets into R&B songs that were (played) in the studio! Even when he was shooting with cool images, he stepped out if he has a chance, and other members also staff were burst out laughing (because of him).


 

 

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Jonghyun

Born on May 15th, 1990. He is in charge of vocal and guitar. Although he is in a super simple black pants and white shirt with no tie, his self-appeal is drifting. Actually, he took off one button just before shooting.


 

 

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Minhyuk

Born on June 28th, 1991. He is in charge of drums. Minhyuk is a cat lover, he is crazy about the special issue about cat on “anan”.  He sighs every time he turns over the page, and keep saying “cute~ ♡”. After the interview, he took it home.


 

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Jungshin

Born September 15, 1991. He is in charge of bass. During the interview, he was poked on the neck by Yonghwa who was on the next door, and suddenly become a “7-year-old child”. He didn’t move and was dodging in a cool way.

Don’t forget to watch the exclusive anan web video here!

Source: anan web

JP-EN trans by alvianashin @ 4cnboice

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CNBLUE ANAN MAGAZINE 2013 ISSUE TRANS

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Yonghwa
Their (CNBLUE’s) ‘Hyung’ covering by kindness.

As the leader, Yonghwa leads the members. In photo shoot session, he had follow the request well, pulled Minhyuk’s hand and hummed with Jungshin, relaxed atmosphere.

According to him, we could felt that he was really enjoying being with other 3 members. ‘I make fun with other members when they acted  amusing (in a drama), but I don’t praise them on purpose when they acted well. I want them to grow up strongly. Haha he told his unique theory as a leader. Is he strict? But sometimes he shows kindness by making and treats members Toppoki. How about its taste? ‘They said “good”. I have a confident to make Toppoki well.’

We asked him about the place who had associated  memories with, he replied ‘Hongdae’ with his pure eyes. ‘Hongdae was the place where we met for first and we acquired experience. Can be means, CNBLUE had started from there. When we visit (Hongdae), we remember  those days. There are many live-houses, but Hongdae is a date destination for young people. Go there if you visit Seoul.’

Then,  if you have a girlfriend, do you want to take her to Hongdae? ‘Not all the way there. I’m happy to go to anywhere else with my girlfriend!’

In the new song ‘Blind Love’, drawn the man’s heart which can’t forget his memory of his past lover, what becomes a man are you once you are fell in love? ‘I…… will call her many times. Haha I will call or text or go to meet her! my heart is weak.. but now, the most important  is all of the fans. I want to tell them ‘Follow me!’

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Jonghyun
A man who can speak Japanese well and has his own way.

Jonghyun looks gentle and serious. But once the interview had started, ‘Instantly, I’m usually playful.’ haha. He replied with fluent Japanese! ‘We’re really funny! and friendly. We can laugh by looking at each other face. But we become so cool in stage. sometimes ourselves think “Who are we?” By the way, Yonghwa hyung is  funniest, naturally, but Jungshin becomes talkative except at the stage (but I think jungshin is quite talkative at the stage too). Minhyuk is boringsome  person even if he makes the effort for not to. I’m pretty funny, but I usually hide it!’

He plays the guitar and composes songs. He even plays the guitar in the dressing room. ‘But  sometimes I want to do a thing besides playing  guitar. Then I watch movie on pc. Recently “Black&White”, which was released last year who captivated  me.’

Which moment who  moved you recently? ‘I did live at Saitama Super Arena last year, we can play at big stage.. like a dream. I play the guitar lying on the stage as my performance, shouting to the audiences telling them it  was amazing! It was valuable experience for me.’

He often goes to a certain place in private. But ‘I often go there now, to the…’ He cut off his word. Please tell to anan’s reader! ‘Um.. a mountain near Myundong, it’s the best for driving. I can refresh my feeling by going there, so I often go there to see stars with members when I have trouble with my work. I’m going once in a month. There fits for date!’

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Minhyuk
His smile that melt our heart♡

‘I’m very happy we can be on the cover of anan which Kimura Takuya appears too!’ Minhyuk smiled.

Although interview started in the early morning, but he just did vigorously. ‘But I’m happiest while I sleep. haha now it’s 9 am, I can sleep until tomorrow morning. My best feeling is when I’m wrapped soft blanket. I can sleep for 10 hours, so my condition is good,  today was  5 hours only. but I’m ok, because I’m professional!’
He spent much time for sleeping even in the afternoon. ‘Hyungs practice the guitar or singing, but I just sleeping  or talking. Other members bothering  me by beating desk with drum-stick haha.’

The  memorable place is Yoido in the middle of Seoul. ‘We live in Gangnam now, I have many memories in Yoido, by  having lived there with members for 5 years. And it was easy to go to many tv stations then since it locates in the middle of them (TV Stations). I have to get up early now due to the place (TV Stations) are far from our house, and come back late…’

If you have a girlfriend, where do you want to take her for date? ‘I can’t go there if I talk about it here!’ He was bashful. ‘It’s a joke, I want to go Haneul park. Haneul means “sky”, we can see only the sky there. I want to walk   holding  hands with my girlfriend!’

Is it interlocked finger!? ‘I like to hold our hands like usual. I become to want to have a girlfriend, while talking about date.’

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Jungshin
A funny prince who looks like a model

‘I like a prosperous place, I recommend Gangnam area. It attracts with  many hotels and shopping spots!’ He introduced Seoul. By the way, if you have Japanese girlfriend, what kind of date do you want? ‘Firstly, we will go shopping at Kalosukil. There are many stylish shops, we are holding  hands and date slowly ( not to rush to do anything). I want to eat Choppal together. The shop I often went is in Seoul, that shop has the best vegetable choppal! I’m sure she will glad!’

He is talkative and get rid his cool looks. ‘Among the  members, Yonghwa hyung and I who talk much!’ They are often playing around, today too! ‘We are liven up with rubbish talk at house and scene! For instance, when we get up in the morning, Jonghyun’s dark ring are terrible, so other 3 members poke his into. Furthermore he said, ‘we attack Minhyuk  because of his small face, we’re like a child? ( laugh) If there are tv programs about our life, I think it becomes pretty popular.’

CNBLUE had released mini album ‘Re:BLUE’, which was very meaningful product. ‘In Korea, the song made by members hadn’t been a title song, but we can make “I’m sorry” composed  by Yonghwa hyung as a title song. I do feel we can grow up, we could carry out hard schedules with smile and possibility thinking about the bad things.’

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Special Talk

ーNew song ‘Blind Love’ is what kind of song?
JH: We tried to change our mindset, so we challenged ballad song for first time. the melody line is like Jpop, you may feel nostalgic moment once you listen to it.
JS: I think someone who has a person they can never forget. When you want to memorizing the person, you can listen to the song.

ーYou live together, Who gets up the latest among the members?
JH: Jungshin. But he gets up once we tell him ‘get up’.
YH: But he doesn’t get up without us trying to getting him up.
MH: we are always trying  our best get him up .

ーWho is the strictest?
JH: Recently I think Jungshin.
JS: No!
JH: He is strict about himself. sometime ago, when we choose our clothes..
JS: No! That’s not strict!
JH: Really? well, Minhyuk is the strictest (laugh)
YH: He is strict about schedule. He held all detail, so I will hire him as my accountant.
MH: I won’t.

ーWho is the most popular in women?
YH: Me! … ah Jungshin.
JH: Why?
YH: He became popular coz he appeared drama. And today his nose is particularly high.
JH: I agree.
JS: …It’s delicate.

ーBut you cut your hair, became cooler.
JS: Yes. I cut it off.
YH: When he cut his hair, he took my photo.
JS: Not really!
YH: You took it!
JS: That’s one of sample photo!
MH: It’s all the same.

ーWho is the most stingy?
JS: um.. Jonghyun hyung?
JH: Why! I often treat you!!
JS: I know.. but you rarely treat me.
JH: You aren’t around!

ーWho treat the members  best?
YH: Me.
JH: Certainly, Hyung often treat us.
YH: Sure. I use much money for you.. almost charge of my card is money I supply you!!

ーWorld tour will start. What are your feelings?
JS: I’m looking forward to going around the world! Of course, I’m glad to meet fans who are waiting for us.
MH: Last year, we worked individually. I would like to show 4 members such as release single and live this year. Please looking forward to it!

*the aqua line is the editor note*

Scan by nuromianchaochi

Trans by May @cnboice

Edited and Posted by Tara Lee @cnboice/bpb decoded