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CNBLUE Come Together Live in Bangkok

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Hello, this is Jonghyun. The final performance of this tour at Zepp Namba has ended today. This time, since our distance in each venue was so close, we could feel your hot feeling directly and we did our best! How do you think? We are so sad to finish this tour but we’ll do our best to live up to your expectations, now and future. See you again!

 

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CNBLUE, ‘Lady’-‘Blind Love’ Japan Ringtone Chart Ranked 1,2

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CNBLUE, ‘Lady’-‘Blind Love’ Japan ringtone chart ranked 1,2 ‘sweeping victory’

Male band CNBLUE’s Japan 2 singles got rank 1,2 at a chart.

According to Dowango – Japanese music source download site-, Japan 6th single ‘Lady’ got rank 1 at K-POP ringtone daily chart (highlight department) and 5th single ‘Blind Love’ released on April got rank 2. These showed CNBLUE’s real power.

Especially, about ‘Lady’ released on July 31st, the title song ‘Lady’ ‘Don’t care’ ‘Monday’ these 3 songs are composed by Jung Yonghwa, which catch our eyes. ‘Don’t care’ is the song drawing thanks and love to fans, moreover
Yonghwa directly joined arrangement. It is getting higher expectation.

While CNBLUE will hold Zepp Tour and play 10 concerts at 5 venues in Japan from on July 24th. Zepp Tour will start on July 24,25th in Hokkaido, continue on 29,30th in Nagoya, on August 1st,2nd in Fukuoka, on 6,7th in Tokyo, on 14,15th in Osaka.

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CNBLUE Mini Magazine July 2013 Issue 

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Love, Private… etc. Which is Your Type?

Yes or No?

A or B?

 

Q: Which one the type of girl do you want to go a date with?

A. Cute girl    B. Beautiful girl

Yonghwa: A. I like a cute girl.

Minhyuk: Well… I like both! (Laugh)

Jungshin: Oh, Minhyuk is a bad guy!

Jonghyun and Junghin: We’re like a beautiful girl.

 

 

Q: Which one the type of girl that makes your heart aches?

A. Klutzy (Clumsy)  girl  B. A girl who can take good care of people

Everybody: B! B!

Jonghyun: This is no doubt. (Laugh)

Yonghwa: I am a bit clumsy person, so it is better if my girlfriend is not such a person (clumsy). (Laugh)

Jonghyun: Actually, Yonghwa-hyeong is a bit clumsy outside of work…

Yonghwa: Sorry! (Laugh)

Jungshin: I like a clumsy girl but a girl who be able to take good care of people is better.

 

Q: Are you a clean person?

Yonghwa & Jonghyun: No~~ I’m not.

Minhyuk & Jungshin: Yes I’am.

Jonghyun: Because I don’t like to clean up the room, I try not to mess up.

Minhyuk: Me neither. Even though I don’t like to clean up the room, I try to keep it clean when I have a time.

Yonghwa: Well…, looking at it objectively, my room is messy. I know that.

Jungshin: That’s true, hahaha!

 

Q: Which one do you want to do when you go on a date with a girlfriend?

A. Holding hands   B. Arm in arm.

Minhyuk: A.

Yonghwa & Jonghyun & Jungshin: B.

Yonghwa: My hand usually sweating a lot so if I would go on a date without a conversation, it’s going to be terrible.

Jonghyun: My most favorite way is to do arm in arm.

Jungshin: When I do arm in arm with a girlfriend, it seems to feel to be together.

Jonghyun: So, it is also a good way to place my arms around girlfriend’s waist, isn’t it?

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Q: Which word who make you happier if you are said by a girl?

A. You are funny guy   B. You are the reliable guy.

Everybody: B!

Jonghyun: Korean man doesn’t like to be said “you are funny”.

Jungshin: It is happier to be saying “you are reliable guy” for me. If exactly I have a sense of humor, I am also happy to be said “you are funny”.

Yonghwa: um… However, because I think both words have good meanings, I also happy to be said A.

 

Q: Which clothes do you want your girlfriend to wear for dating?

A.  a dress   B. Shorts

Jonghyun&Minhyuk&Jungshin: A.

Yonghwa: B. Don’t you think that only a girl who has a self-confidence can wear a short?

Jonghyun: I don’t want my girlfriend to wear shortly clothes such as shorts… But basically, a man wants to see that, don’t you think so? (Laugh) So I answered A, but I might answer B. haha.

Minhyuk: Oh, I don’t get it. In my image, a dress is prettier.

 

Q: Do you know all members’ love life?

Yes or No?

Yonghwa: We know but don’t know everything.

Jonghyun: Basically we don’t have secret with each other. But I don’t have interest in member’s love story. (Laugh)

Everybody: Hey! (Laugh)

 

Q: Which type do you want if you have a girlfriend?

A. A good talker   B. A good listener

Yonghwa&Jungshin: B!

Jonghyun&Minhyuk: A!

Jungshin: Depend on our accustomed demeanor, we have different answers!

Everybody: Wow!

Yonghwa: Because we (Yonghwa&Jungshin) are talkative, it’s better we would have a good listener girlfriend.

Jungshin: If my girlfriend were foreigner, I would answer A. I want to hear the story of foreign.

 

Q: Usually do you wear a perfume?

Yes or No?

Everybody: Yes.

Yonghwa: Recently, I bought new one that have smell like floral.

Jungshin: Yonghwa-hyeong is fashionable!

Yonghwa: No, I’m the country boy…

Minhyuk: I don’t like strong aroma.

Jonghyun: I have used the same one for a long time and not changed but members say it is a little like of an older man.

Jungshin: I had used several things but recently I use the one which is recommended by Yonghwa-hyeong.

Yonghwa: It is a candle aroma.

 

Q: Have you experienced blind love?

Yes or No?

Yonghwa: Even though it was an unrequited love, I would get to blind.

Jonghyun: Love is like that.

Minhyuk&Jungshin: We’re totally agreed.

Minhyuk: If I fall in love, I would love even their drawback.

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Yonghwa: Date Of Birth 1989.6.22  <Guitar & Vocal>

He is the eldest and CNBLUE’s leader. He is also the person who is always dependable, though, he has a mischievous side.

 

Minhyuk: Date Of Birth 1991.6.28  <Drum>

He is a little shy but his every effort to speak Japanese and his tender smile brings out our motherly instinct. He has a reputation as the accuracy on his drum.

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Jonghyun: Date Of Birth 1990.5.15  <Guitar & Vocal>

He speaks fluent Japanese and frank, so he provides a relaxed atmosphere. A hard worker that he wants to play a guitar every day. He has beautiful skins.

 

Jungshin: Date Of Birth 1991.9.15   <Bass>

He is polite and attracts people with friendly smile also. He has a nice body such as a model and his leg length are incredible.

 

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CNBLUE, Long Live Youth Rock and Roll

CNBLUE, long live youth rock and roll.

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This spring, they released a new album and also toured around Asia. Due to the 4 comprehensive developed members, allowed CNBLUE’s youth rock and roll to remain on the spotlight.

Doing happy music:

Q1: New title song, is composed by Jonghyun, what is the theme for the song?

Jonghyun: Firstly, I heard that the song will be released on spring, so i thought of trying a different style. As this is the first time we’ve decided to release a love song as title song, so I want to let Boices and more people to listen to. For example, when people heard of it on the street, they’ll be like “Ah, this song is nice” or something like that…I was with the thought of “I want to compose such nice songs” while composing Blind Love.
Q2: What impression did member have when listen to this song for the first time?

Yonghwa: I feel that this song can be singing easily with any vocal. Most of our other songs are usually emotional and has  very high pitch.  But this song’s pitch is medium . But I am not specialised in such songs, so it is a challenge for me.

Jungshin: From the very start, I thought that there wouldn’t be any problems with the recordings. But after we started recording, we realised that there is not enough time. So we are very stressed, but as we work with Jonghyun hyung, and record the song, we’re all very happy with the final result.

MinHyuk: There isn’t enough time but for the drum part is completed quite quickly.
Q3: This new album has got 3 songs, and 3 of them are of different genres. Which song do you put in most feelings when you hear it?

Minhyuk: The song that i put in most feeling is With Your Eyes .  When I listen to who makes me more relaxed is Blind Love.

Yonghwa: My self-composed song (Greedy Man).

Jonghyun: For me is With Your Eyes

Jungshin: For me is Blind Love. I feel that no matter who, also wishes to have true feelings when they met the person they likes.
Q4: Can you share your feelings before debut, that period of time back when you’re in Japan.

Minhyuk: Once, when we were performing on the street of Japan, we were caught and went to the police station. Back then our japanese weren’t that good, thus caused miscommunication. After we took our passports, the problems are then smoothly solved. After that, the Japan polices even treated us cola!
Q5: 4 of you had drama experiences and achieved an excellent result. Are there any roles do you want to try?

Jonghyun: I want to try action movies. Just like those that Jackie Chan filmed, with dress suit.

Jungshin: I want to try being a murderer. As the first time I act was acting as someone from a wealthy family, rebellious and is not sensible. So for the next time, i want a totally different role.

YongHwa: Because I’m a cheerful person, so I want role that is like my character.

Minhyuk: Recently, I watched a lot of literature and art movies, the picture is very mellow, and quiet. So if there is chance, i want to try a refreshing role.
Q6: Have you thought of how will you be like in 10 years?

Yonghwa: I think we’ll still be like this, playfully and happily doing music together. We might still live and do music together. Then ride on our personal helicopter and go around for sightseeing, this is just a dream! (laughs)

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CNBLUE B-PASS Magazine June 2013 Issue

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– Speaking about CNBLUE’s single, we strongly imagine speeding up (up tempo song) till now. But ‘Blind Love’ is the first medium ballad. Why did you choose this kind of song as a title song?

Yonghwa: This time, we decided to change a concept, then we made a song like that. Our previous songs have offensive thought; the concept of this song is like Japan or J-Rock.

Jonghyun: I hope not only our fans but also more Japanese will listen to the song.

Jungshin: We usually choose a song in many songs composed by hyungs, so we rarely (but we did it this time) make a song after we decided the concept.

 

– Jonghyun-kun wrote the lyrics and composed ‘Blind Love’. When did you compose?

Jonghyun: January in this year? At first I put theme spring and made, so the lyrics included ‘Sakura’. It’s rare to include Sakura in the lyrics in Korea, but it’s common in Japan, so I changed.

 

– I see! I want to listen to CNBLUE’s sakura song.

Jonghyun: ‘Kimi ga kagayaku yo~ (you are shining~)’ like this kind of song. Is it nice?

Yonghwa: Honestly, I couldn’t catch the meaning from the first lyrics. haha

Jungshin: The new lyric is easier to sing. It adapts how to sing.

Jonghyun: If I have another chance, I’ll make sakura song. I kept the melody by imagining spring as it is; I wrote the lyrics what we can feel no matter what a season is. This song is a lost love song, but it is abstract.

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– About Japanese lyrics, did you translated from Korean, or directly write in Japanese?

Jonghyun: I wrote it in Japanese. It doesn’t include so much difficult word, does it? It’s nothing much.

 

– Do you think ‘I can’ (for writing lyric directly in Japanese, despite the fact that Jonghyun is Korean)?

Jonghyun: But I wrote hiragana not kanji. haha

 

– What is a point of playing (the rhythms instruments)?

Minhyuk: The melody is calm and lyrics remain in our mind, so I was careful not to put too much out my strength in playing.

Yonghwa: Was bass difficult?

Jungshin: Yes it was, just what Minhyuk had said, this song is calmest among the entire single (CNBLUE had release so far in Japan). This love theme is the first in Japan. After all….. Not severe and sad, this has lyrics painful love, so I had trouble on part of expressing sound a little.

 

– The second song, ‘With Your Eyes’ is also composed by Jonghyun-kun. What is the kind of song With Your Eyes is?

Jonghyun: Melody is rock, but lyrics are expressing a life. He’s looking for a reason why I live, after all he knows what does it mean, but he doesn’t know…..I put such feeling into the song.

 

– Do you always think about your life?

Jonghyun: I suppose we surely think many things each ages. But a person like our age mentioned about life… (Sounds inappropriate since Jonghyun thinks he is too young to judge the life)  So I wrote positive elements in the lyrics. Like my age (usually thinks).

Jungshin: Solo guitar’s part of this song is really cool! During recording, Junghyun hyung was playing the guitar again and again next to me as he said how to play solo guitar. It was so cool and I recorded it on my phone, and I listened to it about ten times in a day after mastering, too. Although it has different feeling from solo guitar played by hyung till now (demo and the result is bit different), it has hyung’s color. I guess he challenged so much. It was completely manly sound.

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– Jonghyun-kun, you was being praised very highly.

Jonghyun: (Shy smile) It was rather difficult. I play this song quite rapid, but originally I like playing slow. I don’t mean I don’t like playing rapid or I’m not good. Although I made solo parts by myself, I was playing as I felt, so is it rapid likes this?

Yonghwa: My guitar sound contain as backing there.

 

– Ho~ I want to tell one sound from another. And digital manufacturing is used on the edges just light.

Jonghyun: Yes it is. This has contained since demonstration step, so this is an arranged decided from first.

 

– The third song is composed by Yonghwa-kun, ‘Greedy Man’.

Yonghwa: When I was playing with a composer, suddenly the theme of this song hit me. I began to write, I could write smoothly. I completed it only a day. I wanted to write a unique person in the lyrics, so I described a sticky man.

 

– You often write the lyrics from things in yourself, how about this time?

Yonghwa: I don’t have such strong persistent, but I have a little. I exaggerated because of lyrics world, but whoever loves one, they have such feelings even little, I think.

Minhyuk: Yonghwa hyung starts from real world, Jonghyun hyung’s lyrics has abstract lyrics. Both are interesting.

 

– By the way, you did updated a photo of your new studio on CNBLUE’s twitter, where is that? Is that your own room, or a common use studio?

Yonghwa: That is each our studio in our office in Korea. Jonghyun and I have that for compose.

Jonghyun: Thanks for that, I can concentrate to compose better these days.

 

– Do Jungshin-kun and Minhyuk-kun have each?

Minhyuk & Jungshin: Yes we do.

Yonghwa: Because of limited number (the rooms); members who compose take a priority. If they began to compose, may add rooms or share.

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– As far as I look at the photo, A PC in front of Yonghwa-kun showed sound data, do you often input data when you composed?

Yonghwa: When I make a demo, I often use my PC to input sounds of strings and synthesizer.

Jonghyun: I input all the sounds except guitar and piano. I guess such a way (how to compose) is the way I do more these days. I input drum and bass into a PC, I only play the guitar. Of course we play our instruments during recording.

Yonghwa: As we composed, Jungshin and Minhyuk often drop in.

Minhyuk: I don’t interfered atmosphere of the song, I tell frank impress ‘good’ or ‘not good’.

Jungshin: I have liked ‘Greedy Man’ since Yonghwa hyung had composed, so I felt wasteful that the song is b-side, not a title song.

 

– I’ll ask about world tour. It’s already started, didn’t it?

Jungshin: Yes it did, we already visited Taiwan (April 6th) and Singapore (April 13th). Once we have finished promotion in Japan, we’ll visit Thailand and Hong Kong, and Korea. It may continue even more countries.

Jonghyun: In Japan, We’ll change set list from world tour one and hold concerts in summer.

 

– What difference between world tour and Japan tour?

Yonghwa: in world tour, we’re mainly play Korean songs; basically we don’t sing in Japanese, we sing Japanese songs translated English or Korean.

Minhyuk: At first we research representative foods to use for (topic) MC in live, and we remember trendy words from some countries.

Jonghyun: Ah~ I can’t remembered many trendy words, I forget all….

JungshinS: ‘Thank you lah~’ this is Singlish.

Yonghwa: It’s Singaporean English. Seem ’lah~’ added the end of word. ‘I think lah~’

 

-Speaking of world tour, I have seen at Korean article before, you might build a school in Africa by world tour’s profit.

Jonghyun: Yes we are. The first school is already built; I hope the second will be soon.

Yonghwa: I have been interested in charitable activity, but I didn’t know how. There is a person familiar with it around us, so we come to join it through our music activity.

Minhyuk: We couldn’t have visited yet, but we saw the photos.

Jonghyun: The name of the school is CNBLUE SCHOOL!

Yonghwa: Burkina Faso in Africa has a serious poverty; many children can’t go to school. So we collect fund-raising as we hold world tour and we ask fans to help, I hope we can help even a little.

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Special Column ‘Greedy CNBLUE’

-By ‘Greedy Man’, Please tell me your ‘Greedy’ things.

Minhyuk: I think that desires change. Recently we moved into new office and house in Korea. In past no matter we would sleep together in the same room, but now we have our own rooms that have enough space, I feel happy to be able to take a rest calmly. I would have desires to other things in spite of I was unconcerned with a small space. But I’m full to have space for life more than materialistic desires.

Jonghyun: I think so. It’s the best in our house because we aren’t so often to have this thing. It’s most comfortable, so a room bears in our feelings, what a more several things go well.

Minhyuk: I really appreciate that we can visit Japan or foreign countries, but we have to stay in the hotel for a long time as we are in foreign countries for a long time. I felt relieved when we go back to our home.

Yonghwa: When we are in Korea, we usually stay our home except for our scedule. Perfectly indoor. In foreign countries, we don’t have enough time, so we usually stay a hotel after all. I always have a desire if we have more time, in Japan, too.

Jungshin: I want to go shopping more in Japan. I want to take for a walk in a town. Like indies days.

Minhyuk: I want to do so, but I want to go to a travel, the better. Wherever it’s as long as has beautiful view.

Jonghyun: I want to go to hot spring. I love it!

Yonghwa: Near to the Mt. Fuji… Hakone!

Jonghyun: It sounds good!

Jungshin: We went to hot spring during arena tour last year. Can we go when we’ll hold tour this time? Actually to take a hot spring seems to be in the main winter, but it’s not connected with us, haha

Jonghyun: Talking of my materialistic desire, I often buy a wrist-watch. Because I’m a man. I buy it when I feel that it fits me, I’m not so particular.

Yonghwa: I like watch, too. We are 4 members like it, right? I suppose all men like it. Even if I put up with buying clothes, I want to buy a wrist-watch. Can women understand this feeling?

Minhyuk: Many men invest in a car or a wrist-watch. What I can say first, my watch is the cheapest of all us, haha

Yonghwa: Who has most expensive watch…. It’s secret.

Minhyuk: Mine is the cheapest.

Yonghwa: We have already heard! haha About a number, I have most watches? But a few.

Jonghyun: Talking of a desire about time, what do we want to do? For example, if we are general persons, what do we want to do?

Jungshin: If I have girlfriend, I will go out on a date such as going to sea or sauna.

Yonghwa: I want to be a business owner. It had been my dream.

Minhyuk: I want to be an office worker.

Jonghyun: It’s like you!

Yonghwa: A public worker! Minhyuk should be a public worker.

Jonghyun: Such as a complaint officer for citizens.

Jungshin: Such as patrolling.

Yonghwa: When it becomes at 6 pm, you quickly leave the office, hahaha you only work during certain time.

Minhyuk: I have a good or not, I properly do what I can….

Jungshin: I want to work in a sitting position.

Yonghwa: Ah, how about a person in entry gate, the immigration bureau.

Jonghyun: But you don’t like a work in a standing position, do you?

Yonghwa: No, it is in a sitting position.

Jungshin: Umm~ but it seems to be bored. How about Jonghyun hyung?

Jonghyun: I…..let’s see, I want to do anything, whatever I hit on. I think it’s a luxurious desire.

 

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CNBLUE Blind Love Interview on Oricon Style

We had an interview to CNBLUE whom the 5th single CD is well received.

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“When you heard this song, I want you to think that it is a good song.”

 

“Blind Love” is a new type love song written by Jonghyun.

Jonghyun: I made this song only for our fans but also for such as the people who walk around. Almost people like a love song, I have written this song with simple word.

We can actually visualize the scene. Is it a story that is still thinking of the person who broke up? I feel wistful but warm.

Jonghyun: To begin with, I like such a song.

Yonghwa: Love song~. It’s good.

Jungshin: The lyric is worth to listen to.

Jonghyun: Depends on the situation, I think the impression of lyric might change. It has an image of nostalgic, warm and shiny feeling.

Minhyuk: We played this song for fans for the first time on the other day; I felt that atmosphere is different from live and recording. I could get into this song and raise my spirits because we have a lighting and special effect on live.

Jonghyun: I was happy that fans had felling for this song and sung it with us.

Yonghwa-san, what did you feel when you sang this song?

Yonghwa: The melody is simple and the lyric is easy to memorize, so I was able to finish to recording it faster than usual.

How long did it take to make this music?

Jonghyun: I had had a rough image since the end of the last year and I made a serious attempt in one week in January. I had made it on the back stage of the award ceremony on year-end though, I was asked to do it on the staircase because there are lots of groups there. I made a melody on there, and when I went back to home I arranged it.

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But it was noisy there isn’t it?

Jonghyun: I didn’t care about it. Sometimes I sing to myself in front of others.

Jungshin: I am annoyed with it.

Yonghwa: It is a little awkward

Jonghyun: Seriously?  I am sorry.

Jungshin: Just joking.

Yonghwa: It’s okay!

Oh, good. Well, next is about “With your eyes”. It is also composed by Jonghyun. But this song is an aggressive rock tune and it has a different image from “Blind Love”.

Jonghyun: Yes, it is totally different.

And the lyric were all written in English.

Jonghyun: We can not surely say “This is the life” in my age such as 23 or 24 years old. However this is a message that “Since it’s our own life, Let you do it by yourself! But it doesn’t make only yourself and it is difficult to find an answer of life, let’s find it out together.”

It has a big theme of life starting from love.

Minhyuk: This time’s our single CD has good lyrics.

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“Greedy man” was composed by Yonghwa that has rock tune.

Yonghwa: I made this story attached with love. I can say this is enjoyable love song.

Jonghyun: Our single includes different variations music in each time though; there are especially different types at this time. You could feel “This is CNBLUE.”

We are progressing towards the future, we want to be shown evolved CNBLUE

Now you are having a world tour, I heard you make a big wave in each country.

Jungshin: We had had a live in Taiwan and Singapore, and next up is ZEPP tour in Japan, we will go to Thailand and Hong Kong. Since every time fans give us rapturous welcome, we are looking forward to going there and our spirits are raised high. We can feel we have a good live.

Whenever you have a live, we can see your evolution as a band.

Minhyuk: The live tour in Japan is a live house performance after a long time for us. The stage is close to the fan, we are looking forward to doing it.

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We are excited for ZEPP tour. By the way, from “Greedy man”, what are you greedy for?

Yonghwa: (quickly) for sleep!

Jungshin: Me too. I have 100 % desire for sleep.

Junghyun: I have the strongest desire for sleep among members.

Minhyuk: Me too, desiring for sleep.

Yonghwa: Sleeping is more important than eating for us now.

Jonghyun: It is happy to sleep without thinking anything.

Oh, you look so tired…

Jungshin: From the beginnings, I like to sleep.

Have you experienced that because a song comes up with your head, while you were trying to sleep, you couldn’t sleep?

Jonghyun: Yes I have. If I try to sleep while music is playing, I keep listening to this music, so I cannot sleep. I always keep in silence.

Have you ever had a dream to be pressed by producing a music, or coming up with a song in your dream?

Jonghyun: No, I have actually not, and I don’t want to have such a dream.

Yonghwa: I have never seen a dream about music.

Minhyuk: Me too.

Jungshin: I don’t remember almost what I’ve dream of.

Yonghwa: But I may want to see a nightmare.

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A  nightmare?  Does it seem that there is nobody in live?

Yonghwa: Oh, no, no, I don’t want to see it. I would like to see that a ghost comes, or having an experience what I cannot experience in the reality.

Jonghyun: I may have desire for eating than sleeping. I think I am a light eater but I can get a good power from eating a delicious food!

At last, in “Blind Love”.  The main character is still thinking of the person who broke up. Are you the person who keeps to having a memory of the love? Or are you the person that can be switched feeling immediately?

Jonghyun: I think it depends on the other side.

Minhyuk: I would like to memorize only a good memory.

You just do daringly don’t you?

Jonghyun: If we memorized only the good memory, we can forget bad memories, can’t we?

Yonghwa: I memorize everything. I can’t believe that the person who forget the memories.

These your thinking reflects to your song?

Yonghwa: Yes, I don’t always think or remember about our memories. But our experiences are refracted. In our music even these are good or bad

Jungshin: I don’t remember the all memories, but I remember the impressive, happy thing. I can remember. That the saddest memories instead.

Jonghyun: Of course. We are here now because there is past. The past is also important, but we are progressing towards the future rather than live in the past! After a world tour, you can see we’re grown up.

Minhyuk: Let’s enjoy ZEPP tour together!

Yonghwa: We are doing our best to be shown evolved CNBLUE.

Jungshin: We’ll express the cool of CNBLUE with sounds. Have a fun!

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Japanese Interview

 

5thシングル「Blind Love」も好評なCNBLUE。今回は久々にメンバー4人揃ってのインタビューを遂行しました!

 

ふと耳にしていい曲だなと思われるものを目指して作りました

 

――シングル「Blind Love」は、ジョンヒョンさん作詞・作曲による、新たなラブソングとなっていますね。

【ジョンヒョン】 僕たちのファンの人にはもちろんですが、普通に道を歩いているときとか、ふとこの曲を耳にして、あっいい曲だなって思われるようなものを目指して作りました。ラブソングってみんな好きだし、共感できる人が多いから、歌詞もシンプルにわかりやすく書きました。

――情景が浮かんできますよね。内容は過去の恋愛相手をずっと思い続けている内容ですが、全体的に切なさがありつつも、それ以上に温かさを感じました。

【ジョンヒョン】 そもそも僕自身、そういう感じが好きなんですよね。
【ヨンファ】 愛の歌~いいですね~。
【ジョンシン】 歌詞は、一番の聴きどころだと思います。
【ジョンヒョン】 聴く人の状況によって、歌詞の印象がガラッと変わると思います。また春ということで、懐かしい雰囲気、淡い色合いといいますか。全体的にキラキラしたイメージを出しました。
【ミンヒョク】 この間、ライブで初披露したんですけ ど、レコーディングのときとライブとでは雰囲気が全然違うなと感じました。ライブだと照明が当たったり、特別な効果が融合して、どんどんこの曲にのめり込 むことができました。何よりファンのみなさんの反応が良くて、自然とテンションがあがりました。
【ジョンヒョン】 ファンのみなさんがこの曲を感じながら、一緒に口ずさんでくれて嬉しかったです。

――ヨンファさんは、この曲を歌ってみていかがでしたか?

【ヨンファ】 メロディーが簡単で、歌詞も覚えやすくて、いつもより早くレコーディングが終わりました。

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――楽曲制作自体はどれぐらいかかったんですか?

【ジョンヒョン】 昨年の 年末に思いついて、本格的に取り掛かったのは、今年の1月ぐらいから1週間ぐらいかな。年末の授賞式のときの楽屋裏で作ったんですけど、たくさんのグルー プがいるから、階段でやってくださいって言われて(笑)。階段でメロディーを作って、うちに帰ってからアレンジをしました。

――でも、人でざわざわしてますよね。

【ジョンヒョン】 僕は、誰かがいるほうが曲が思いつきやすいんですよ。でも、うるさいと曲作りに集中できないから、そのなかで静かな場所を探して、ギターを持っていって作るんです。あと、カフェとかでも、歌いながら曲作りしてますね。

――ひと目は気にならない?

【ジョンヒョン】 まったく気にならないですね。だから、ひと前でも平気でメロディーを口ずさんだりしています。
【ジョンシン】 迷惑です。
【ヨンファ】 ちょっと困ります。
【ジョンヒョン】 そうですよね。ごめんなさい。
【ジョンシン】 嘘です(笑)。
【ヨンファ】 大丈夫です!

――よかったです。では、2曲目の「With your eyes」について。この曲もジョンヒョンさんが手掛けてますね。でも、「Blind Love」とはイメージが異なる、アグレッシブなライブチューンになっていますが。

【ジョンヒョン】 まったく違いますね。

――しかも、歌詞もすべて英詞で。

【ジョンヒョン】 僕たち はまだ23,4才で、今の段階で人生はこんなものだって言ったらおかしいかもしれないですけど、とにかく人生って自分のものだから、自分でちゃんと作って いこう!でも、ひとりで人生は作れるものじゃないし、答えも見つからないから、一緒に探そうっていう、メッセージを込めました。

――恋愛から人生という大きなテーマになっていると。

【ミンヒョク】 今回のシングルは全体的に歌詞がすごくいいと思います!

――3曲目の「Greedy Man」は、ヨンファさん作のこれまた異なるテイストのロックサウンドになっていますね。

【ヨンファ】 この曲は、楽しい愛の歌といいますか、愛にこだわる内容にしてみました。
【ジョンヒョン】 毎回シングルではバリエーションに富んだ楽曲を収録していますが、今回はとくに違うタイプの3曲なので、CNBLIEを感じてもらえると思います。

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僕らは未来に向かって突き進んでいるので、成長したCNBLUEをお見せしたい


  ――今、まさにワールドツアーの真っ只中ということですが。各国で大盛り上がりとなっているそうですね。

【ジョンシン】 台湾、シンガポールとまわって、日本の活動が終わった後、タイと香港に行くんですけど、どの国もみなさん熱狂的に迎えてくださるので、毎回行くのが楽しみですし、僕たちのテンションもあがって、すごくいいライブができているなと感じます。

――ライブごとにバンドとしての進化を遂げているのが、顕著にわかりますからね。

【ミンヒョク】 日本ではZeppツアーで、久々のライブハウス公演になるので、ファンのみなさんと距離が近いぶん、お互いの熱気も伝わりやすいので、すごく楽しみにしています!

――Zeppが大変なことになりそうですね。では、「Greedy Man」の“Greedy=欲”から、みなさんがとくに強い“欲”はなんだと思いますか?

【ヨンファ】 (即座に)睡眠欲(笑)。
【ジョンシン】 僕も!100%睡眠欲!!
【ジョンヒョン】 (睡眠欲は)メンバーのなかで僕が一番強いです(笑)。
【ミンヒョク】 僕も睡眠欲ですね。
【ヨンファ】 今は食べることよりも、寝るほうが大事です。
【ジョンヒョン】 何も考えずに寝るのが一番幸せ。

――みなさん相当お疲れな様子で。

【ジョンシン】 僕はもともと寝るのが好きですから(笑)。

――寝ようとしていたら楽曲が思いついて寝れなくってしまったということは?

【ジョンヒョン】 あります、あります(笑)。音楽をかけながら寝ようとすると、ずっと聞いてしまって寝れなくなってしまうので、常に無音状態にしています。

――夢の中で曲を思いついたり、制作作業に追われたりするようなことはありますか?

【ジョンヒョン】 ないですね~。実際にそういう夢を見たことはないんですけど、見たくないですね。
【ヨンファ】 僕は音楽に関する夢自体、あまり見たことないですね。
【ミンヒョク】 僕も。
【ジョンシン】 僕はほとんど覚えてないですね(笑)。
【ヨンファ】 でも、悪夢は見たいかも(笑)。

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――悪夢?ライブで誰もお客さんがいない夢とか?

【ヨンファ】 いやいや、それは見たくないです(苦笑)。お化けが出てきたり、現実に体験できないことを夢の中で体験して楽しみたいですね。
【ジョンヒョン】 でも、やっぱり僕は、睡眠欲よりも食欲かもしれないですね。あんまり量を食べるほうではないんですけど、美味しいものを食べると元気になります!

――では、最後に「Blind Love」では、主人公は別れてしまった相手をずっと想い続けていますが、みなさんは過去の恋愛を引きずる人?すぐに気持ちを切り替えられる人?

【ジョンヒョン】 それは相手によって違うと思います。
【ミンヒョク】 僕はいい思い出だけを覚えているようにします。

――あえてそうしていると?

【ジョンヒョン】 でも、自然といい思い出だけを覚えていたら、悪い思い出は忘れてしまうと思います。そうじゃないですか?
【ヨンファ】 僕はすべて覚えています。むしろ忘れてしまう人が理解できないです(笑)。

――そういった想いが楽曲に反映されると。

【ヨンファ】 はい。常に思い出したり、覚えているわけではないですけど、いいこと悪いこと含めて、すべての経験が楽曲に生かされていると思います。
【ジョンシン】 僕はあんまり覚えているほうではないんですけど、印象的なこと、ものすごくうれしかったこと、逆にものすごく悲しかったことは覚えています。でも、そういった昔のことを思い出して懐かしむようなことは今はないですね。
【ジョンヒョン】 もちろん過去があっての今で、過去も大事だけれど、過去のなかに生きるのではなく、僕らは未来へ向かって突き進んでいるので!このシングルはもちろんですが、ワールドツアーを経てまたさらに成長したCNBLUEをみなさんにお見せしたいと思います。
【ミンヒョク】 みなさん、Zeppでのライブツアーを一緒に楽しみましょう!
【ヨンファ】 新たなCNBLUEをみなさんに感じてもらえるように頑張ります。
【ジョンシン】 カッコいいCNBLUEを音で表現します。ぜひ楽しみにしていてください!

Source Oricon Style

Trans by Satomi @cnboice

Edited and Posted by Tara Lee@cnboice/bpb decoded