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CNBLUE 9th Japanese Single, White

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CNBLUE new single “WHITE”  released April 8th !

A perk for someone who bought CNBLUE’s Single ‘WHITE’ that will be released on Apr.8th.

The winner by lottery will invited Premium sign event.(at Tokyo and Osaka).
After you bought 3 versions of 4 versions as below, you can apply the lottery. And total lucky 400 fans will be chosen by the lottery for the premium sign event.

Deadline is Apr.12. 2015

First Press Limited Edition A [CD + DVD] WPZL-30996/7 ¥ 2,400 (body) + tax

CD:
M1. WHITE
M2. STAY SOBER
M3. IRONY
M4. STAY SOBER (Instrumental)

DVD:
“2014 ARENA TOUR ~ WAVE ~ @ OSAKA-JO HALL” Multi Angle 3 songs
Ring / Go your way / Lonely night
“WHITE” Music Video & Special Feature

 

First Press Limited Edition B [CD + DVD] WPZL-30998/9 ¥ 2,000 (body) + tax

CD:
M1. WHITE
M2. STAY SOBER
M3. IRONY
M4. Irony (Instrumental)

DVD:
LIVE from SUMMER SONIC 2014 [first half]
Ryu Can Do It / In My Head / Wake up / Coffee Shop

 

Regular Edition [CD] WPCL- 12065 ¥ 1,200 (body) + tax

CD:
M1. WHITE
M2. STAY SOBER
M3. IRONY
M4. WHITE (Instrumental)

 

BOICE Limited Edition [CD + DVD] part number: WPZL- 31000/1 ¥ 2,000 (body) + tax

CD:
M1. WHITE
M2. STAY SOBER
M3. IRONY
M4. WHITE (Instrumental)

DVD:
LIVE from SUMMER SONIC 2014 [second half]
I’m sorry / Lady / Can not Stop / SPECIAL FEATURE

 

Source CNBLUE Japan and natalie.mu

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CNBLUE Interview on Awesome Magazine Vol.14

This is the sequel of an interview with B-PASS Oct issue!

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We want to interview about new front of Jonghyun’s lyric. This time, ‘Foxy’ that is the song you wrote which has so attractive lyric. This melody is funny, and arranged with various instruments, clapping sound and ‘fu~~’ chanting sound. The lyric is about a man who admire a sexy woman. By seeing only the lyric, I thought that was written by Yonghwa (Laugh).

Jonghyun: Ahhh, it might be.

Yonghwa: wait, wait. They have an image like that for me!?

Jonghyun: like that (Laugh)

This is because the image that Yonghwa is good at an escort for women than Jonghyun… (Laugh) It’s just
an image.

Yonghwa: See? It’s not a meaning that I am a philanderer. Yes, I’m a better hand than him.

Jonghyun: (bitter laugh) I’m  enjoying composed this song. About the lyric, is this funny situation, right? It was different genre from I ever wrote though, I think it is like a challenge for me.

‘Monster’s lyric that you wrote  has also your unique world vision. Recently you have more sense (diversity of musical sense) of composing a song than ever before, are you conciously explore your musical genre?

Jonghyun: I don’t stick a genre especially.

Yonghwa: Jonghyun makes a rap

Jonghyun: Oh, yes. It’s true that I like hiphop. Since each genre have good things, I think it’s interest in gather them. The best thing for us is making good songs, not to stick in one genre.

We want to ask you about a lyric. This ‘foxy’ ‘s lyric is for chasing a sexy women. We wonder how do you feel about that?

Jonghyun: Is that meaning about my love life? I’m not the kind of person to chase a woman. But I like sexy woman. I know the standards of sexy is different depend on the members. I like an imposing woman. I think a woman with great confidence is looks sexy.

Yonghwa: I don’t stick at nothing.

We know the standards of sexy is depends on the person. So what part of woman do you feel attractive?

Jungshin: smize! I think the person who has light in eyes is sexy, is attractive.

Minhyuk: I think eyes too.

Yonghwa: A motion that flip back hers hair!

Jungshin: That is just a gesture that a woman appeals to it for oneself.

What song do you like in this time’s album?

Jungshin: ‘Radio’! I interest the response from people who listened this song. It’s not joking, but I listen this song 7 times a day.
Yonghwa, Jonghyun, Minhyuk: 7 times! (Laugh)

Yonghwa: what is that tricky number as 7, it’s not 5 times nether 10 times (Laugh)

Minhyuk: Because I like all songs through the album, I don’t choose one. It suffices to say that would be ‘Radio’. We don’t have like this song ever, and I’m concerning about the feedback. I viewed in hindsight, I think that song become epoch-making song.

Jonghyun: Although I feel strongly about all songs, I dare I say it, the last song of this album ‘How awesome’. Even if I do say so myself, I wrote this lyric with great care.

This song has didactic lyric.

Jonghyun: Yes it is. This lyric says our feeling. I composed this song as our life like we have concerts everyday….I entitled it ‘How awesome’ because I think it is wonderful to live like that, and in a way, it is the message for fans.

Yonghwa: I’m going to choose ‘Control’. I wrote this song’s lyric with Jungshin and Minhyuk, It was very fun and good experience. We might never do that?! (Laugh)

Jungshin: in the last, we wrote this lyric on a bed, it was great experience for me. I am not sure that how did I could contribute to write a lyric, but I satisfied to join writing a lyric.

Yonghwa: Since that song is like a memorial song, also good song, I am happy if fans like that song.

Jungshin: In fact, we re-wrote lyric for chorus part, so it made that song became better. I enjoyed that process.

Your arena tour will starts from October. What kind of tour do you want to make?

Minhyuk: this tour is the first tour in Japan this year, so I want to do lots of things in this concert. We’re really look forward to the concert. We make this concert that fans will enjoy it!

Jungshin: This is a first tour since we released ‘WAVE’. We’ll show our new songs. And it has been 1 year since we had concert in Japan. Because we will able to meet fans after such a long time, we want to make this concert to enjoy. I hope I would say we had a fun time. Please come to our concert with your friends.

How will your experience that you had tour abroad be useful in the future?

Jonghyun: A concert makes us to develop more. These experiences build us today.

Yonghwa: The more we have a concert, the more I come to think what is a feeling of unity. I run on an idea from this question to next composing song. For example, I try to compose a song that has the stuff to groove, or try to compose a song which we can enjoy while playing the song. This is the good cycle for us. In a word, a concert is one of my part (life). It’s an important part without my body.

Jungshin: The life that going and coming back to overseas and home is a part of our routine now. It’s like a part of my life.

An instrument that you want to play

What is your first instrument?

Yonghwa: I started piano and clarinet when I was 6 years old. (Korean age) And a recorder too. I had learned various of instruments ever since.

Jungshin: I learned piano when I was child but I didn’t remember that. Maybe when I was 8 or 9 years old… Because my mom plays piano well, she taught me it… But I can’t play piano anymore. (Laugh)

Yonghwa: I look back about it, I had learned piano for 10 years…

Jungshin: sure?

Yonghwa: I think it was good for me for composed a song.

Jungshin: Since Yonghwa-hyeong plays piano very well, I envy him. I had learned also violin for 2 years though, of course! I don’t remember how to play it. (Laugh) And then I started playing a guitar when I was at 9th grader. Started playing a bass, it was after entering high school.

Jonghyun: Since I had been judo, playing a piano when I was at 10th grader was the first time to play instrument for me. I had not learned it by someone, I had just taught it myself. One day, after I watched a Eric Clapton’s video that he played a guitar, I wanted to try a guitar. I had also taught a guitar myself first. Since piano and guitar are completely different instrument, I really feel weird. About a piano, I can play chord though, it helps me to compose songs.

Minhyuk: Piano is my first instrument for me too. I started playing it when I was at kindergarden, and then I learned it by taking a class. I didn’t clearly remember, but actually I had been play a piano before entering elementary school. My mom made me to play it but I have enjoyed it 5 or 6 years. Since I wanted playing a flute, I started it instead of piano. I felt regret to quite a piano. Because, despite I had learned it for a long time, I gave it up completely. I started playing a drum when I was at 9th grade. Piano, Flute and Drum are different things as an instrument though, I can read a music and musical note and it helped me to learn drum. When I was child, I hadn’t dreamed of to be a musician. My older sister likes and she listen lots of music, this is one of the reasons that I like music. But I hadn’t thought I keep doing music.

Which instrument do you want to play from now on? Or if you have another life, what instrument do you want to learn?

Jonghyun: I want to play bass. A bass is important for band. This is the bassist that influence ability of a band. For learning a band, I keep learning to play a drum and bass.

Minhyuk: I want to keep learning piano until master it. I keep playing drum as one of my hobby (Laugh) I think the attraction of a band is to be consisted by gathering various instrument. So, if I have my other life, I would master piano.

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Trans by Satomi @ CNBOICE

Edited and Posted by Tara Lee @ CNBOICE


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CNBLUE Interview on B-PASS 2014 October Issue

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CNBLUE WAVE

We interviewed CNBLUE about their new song ‘Go Your Way’ in our last issue, and then we interview them about their new album ‘WAVE’ in this issue. Let’s read it.

Your new album in Japan ‘WAVE’ that is been 1 years and 1 month since your last album will be released in September!

Jungshin: I think this album is very good!

I think so. I think it’s going to be a famous album. So, why did you name‘Wave’ this album?

“Wave is the shape that has top, middle and bottom. We think our album includes various of songs like wave shape, so we named this album ‘WAVE’.”

Yonghwa: Our music expands the world like wave… forever…

Is this the meaning that the people who hear this album as if rides the wave, or your music rides the wave?

Yonghwa: That has lots of meanings. We think we want people who hear our songs will feel our music like they ride a wave, and we want our music spread out the world while involving other people. Personally, I think it is the best that CNBLUE’s music spread out far afield.

We think there are many songs that were felt fresh in this time’s your album. First of all, we would like to hear about Introduction that is the first track. You restore to put the introduction in your album. It is the same as your indie label album and your 1st album. We interviewed when you released your 1st album, you talked about an introduction that can express the world of your works like a concert starts with an introduction.

Yonghwa: This is not why we put an introduction in our album this time. We made a guitar riff first, and then we put a melody on it. So we started to think about an introduction.
Jungshin: An introduction has to come the first of the album, I think if we hear it, we can understand the atmosphere of the album.

How does Jonghyun think about it?

Jonghyun: I…
Yonghwa: do you think the same?
Jonghyun: An introduction makes an album stands out. We hear the whole album through the introduction, we can feel fresh aura.

By the way, we are going to ask the song that was composed by Yonghwa. About ‘Radio’, this is the lead song, isn’t this?

Everybody: Yes it is.

We think this time’s your album has the element of EDM (*Electric Dance Music) especially ‘Radio’

Jungshin: It might not so
Yonghwa: Jungshin, the interviewer is still asking.
Jungshin: ahaha… Sorry.

I’m keeping to ask. (Laugh) Especially ‘Radio’ has Dubstep (*repercussive electric sounds) that is used in EDM through the song and has the strong electro sounds. But its lyric is kind of…

Yonghwa: Kind of analog?

Yes. I am really interested these parallels between a digital and an analog. Where did you get this idea from?

Yonghwa: I had a consciousness of these parallels. There was already the word ‘Radio’ when I composed this song. The arrange has the elements of digital, but it has also the elements of analog sounds. That lyric is also an analog like, because I had an image that a sense of nostalgia. When we arranged it, I always remembered an image that an analog in a digital. I think that I could make this song interesting.

Except the ‘Radio’, ‘Lonely Night’ has lots of scratch sounds and ’Still’ has an electric sound before the bridge. Although I think this time’s your album has the elements of EDM through the whole album, what do you think a fusion with EDM and Rock?

Yonghwa: EDM and Dubstep are popular now, and I think EDM is similar to Rock in some part. The reason is rhythm. I think the rhythm is similar. EDM and Rock has a big difference for the instrument. But when we try to make use of their talents, they seem fit to each other. A digital and a band is only different from the color,
There are some similar elements, in fact.

On a personal note, I thought EDM is completed by oneself in a home. On another front, Rock is consisted as a band. It is a big difference.

Yonghwa: Because I like collecting equipments, I used to buy lots of instrumental and equipments and look up them. About a band, there is each member of each instrument and try to make one music. But DJ is a work by oneself, like work seriously thoroughly, right? For example, I can choose the melody’s length and when I take the effect, it’s depends on ourselves. This is the big difference. But I think EDM is easy to try. If I could just say without fear of misunderstanding, I think we can challenge EDM without study, because we used to express rhythm and melody using by instruments, but now digital can make these sounds using by one equipment. I know EDM or sounds of electronic coming from the sounds of connection of the equipments, originally. I think we must learn about EDM more because its sounds is do creative and has an element that we have to learn.

Are doing EDM sounds  too hard to play as a band?

Jungshin: I don’t think so. Our music has had various music styles like synthesized music and using only band sounds. So I don’t feel the difference of music style.

But will you feel the difference when you have a concert?

Minhyuk: Actually, there is a difference between a concert and recording. Especially at a concert, I usually feel that it’s hard. We can find the best way of playing for us with changing the playing style or a way of expression while recording. But on a concert, it’s like an all-or-nothing bet and we should challenge. So EDM is hard to try and has a limit to try in that way.

EDM and club culture is more popular in Japan than in Korea, we are happy that you released like that song that was like your challenge. Anyway, we were talking about only EDM, but we wonder, are you go  often to the club?

Everybody: No!
Jonghyun: We are totally not go there.
Yonghwa: I don’t like club (He said in English) haha~.
Jungshin: Daikiraide~su(He said in Japanese : I don’t like it)
Yonghwa: Are you sure?
Jungshin: Well. Honestly, I don’t like too much loud music.
Jonghyun: About me, It doesn’t meaning that I don’t like a club, but I rarely go there.
Yonghwa: Actually, I want to go, but I’m not feeling like doing this. Because I feel tired for the next day.
Jonghyun: We are the kind of people to like staying at home rather than to go out.

Are you  the type that you want to go but don’t go?

Jonghyun: actually not. We tried to go sometimes. But we were not able to dance like crazy.
Minhyuk: I just want to go there for listening music.
Yonghwa: Bounce, Bounce~
Jungshin: We have to drink…
Jonghyun: We like to play quietly.
Yonghwa: Of course we like club-music. We hear various of music without any reference to the genre, so anything goes for us. But as a playing place, we don’t like club… (Laugh)

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*Part to will be on Awesome magazine interview

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CNBLUE serves up an audio-visual delight

The South Korean rock band delighted Singapore fans with energetic performances before finishing off on a touching note

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It’s hard to imagine that just five years ago, CNBLUE was a struggling young band trying to get their feet wet by playing on the streets and in small clubs in Japan.

That humble beginning is a stark contrast from their Can’t Stop in Singapore live gig last night, where the South Korean quartet performed in front of 7,000 screaming fans.

Three gigantic LCD screens flashed an elaborate clock counting down to the start of the concert. When it seemed time for the boys to emerge, all eyes were glued to the stage, waiting to find out what kind of flashy entrance they would make.

But the way Jung Yong Hwa, Lee Jong Hyun, Lee Jung Shin and Kang Min Hyuk arrived on the scene was somewhat like their group’s early days – simple and straightforward, but eye-catching and ultimately effective: they casually walked out from the back of the arena (flanked by security, of course) onto the platform. Well, flying in on wires or leaping out from below deck wouldn’t be very CNBLUE, would it?

“Thank you for waiting for us; we’re very happy to see you again,” lead singer Yong Hwa crooned to the audience after the band finished rocking out to ‘Time is Over’, ‘Diamond Girl’ and ‘Intuition’.

In the one year and a month since their last show here, CNBLUE had released their fifth mini-album Can’t Stop, which meant that Boices (the official fandom name) had many fresh live renditions to indulge in. Just like Jung Shin promised during our interview the day before, the band played five out of the record’s six songs, including ‘Cold Love’, ‘Like a Child’ and the title track.

Older classics were certainly not forgotten. The cheering in the hall amplified tenfold when hot favourites like ‘I’m a Loner’ and ‘LOVE Girl’ came on, with devotees eagerly singing along without missing a beat (by the way, Yong Hwa told us that the band loves it when that happens, especially in countries outside of Korea).

Adding flavour to the already-stellar musical experience were the impressive stage effects. Pyrotechnics, lasers, confetti and coloured spotlights coordinated flawlessly with the beat and rhythm of each song, giving the eyes as much of a treat as the ears were getting (not that four good-looking boys passionately jamming their hearts out on stage wasn’t doing that already).

The evening ended on a more solemn note when Yong Hwa took some time to address the recent Sewol ferry accident. “Before our last song, I want to say something to thank you,” he said. “A few weeks ago, there was a tragedy in Korea, and many people there are grieving the loss. We saw the yellow ribbons on your wrist and we know what it means, so thank you. We hope our music becomes a light to them and to you.”

For those in the dark, the yellow ribbons are used to show condolences to the ferry victims and their families, and symbolises hope for more safe returns. A local CNBLUE fan club initiated the gesture by distributing the ribbons to concert attendees, who tied it around their left wrist.

With that, the band delved into the aptly named ‘Love Light’ and retreated backstage, but not before bowing with gratitude at the end of the three extended stages and promising they’ll be back again.

WATCH: CNBLUE – Time Is Over
WATCH: CNBLUE – Diamond Girl
WATCH: CNBLUE – Intuition

 

Source Xinmsn

Text: Tammi Tan

Photos: ONE Production

Videos: Teng Siew Eng & Fiona Lin

Reposted by Tara Lee @ cnboice/bpb decoded

 


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CNBLUE Still Lyric Translation/ Japanese, Romanization,English

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You,その声が奏でてる

You, Sono koega kanadeteru

You, this voice play was playing 

 

さよならのメロディーを

Sayonarano melody wo

the melody for good-bye

 

曖昧に誤魔化すこともできずに

Aimaini gomakasukotomo dekizuni

I can’t cheat ambiguously

 

You,ありふれたドラマみたい

You, Arifureta Drama mitai

You, like a common drama

 

差し出したその指輪

Sashidashita sono yubiwa

the ring you handed over me

 

寂しげに五線譜の上転がる

Sabishigeni gosenfuno ue korogaru

roll on the staff notation helplessly

 

Tonight Tonight この思い

Tonight Tonight  kono omoi

Tonight Tonight  all this feeling

 

痛みさえも全て

Itami saemo subete

Even as a pain

 

Tonight 心に鍵をかけて

Tonight  kokoroni kagiwo kakete

Tonight  I locked my heart

 

色褪せぬように

Iroasenuyouni

without losing color

 

Every day Every night 愛してたよ

Eevry day Every night  aishitetayo

Every day Every night  I loved you

 

Every day Every night 全て過去でも

Eevry day Every night  subete kakodemo

Every day Every night  even if were all past tense

 

ずっとずっと忘れないよ

Zutto zutto wasurenaiyo

I wouldn’t forget it forever

 

忘れられない You are still in my mind

Wasurerarenai  You are still in my mind

I can’t forget it  You are still in my mind

 

You, 頭では分かってる

You, atamadeha wakatteru

You, I understand in my head

 

その涙 その意味を

Sono namida sono imiwo

your tears and the meanings behind it

 

黒か白 それしかないピアノのように

Kuro ka Shiro soreshikanai piano noyouni

like a piano that has only black and white

 

You, 抱き寄せた指先が

You, dakiyoseta yubisakiga

You, your fingertips that were pulled by me

 

さまよって震えてた

Samayotte furueteta

strayed and quavered

 

あの頃はあんなに溶け合ってたのに

Anokoroha annani tokeattetanoni

We had melted together in those days

 

Good night Good night 終わらない

Good night Good night  owaranai

Good night Good night  it would never stop

 

夢のように深く

Yumenoyouni fukaku

deep as a dream

 

Tonight せめて眠らせてくれその微笑みで

Tonight  semete nemurasetekure sono hohoemide

Tonight  let me sleep with this smile

 

Every day Every night 愛してたよ

Eevry day Every night  aishitetayo

Every day Every night  I loved you

 

Every day Every night 例え嘘でも

Eevry day Every night  tatoe usodemo

Every day Every night  even it was a lie

 

いつか君の笑顔さえも

Itsuka kimino egaosaemo

someday even  your smile

 

忘れられる You are still in my mind

Wasurerareru  You are still in my mind

I would forget  You are still in my mind

 

I don’t know who hurt you

I don’t wanna lose you

You don’t know what I feel

You’ll never know this pain

missing you

 

Tonight Tonight この思い

Tonight Tonight  kono omoi

Tonight Tonight  all this feeling

 

痛みさえも全て

Itamisaemo subete

Even as a pain

 

Tonight 心に鍵をかけて

Tonight  kokoroni kagiwo kakete

Tonight  I locked my heart

 

色褪せぬように

Iroasenuyouni

without losing  color

 

Everyday Every night 愛してたよ

Everyday Every night  aishitetayo

Every day Every night  I loved you

 

Every day Every night 君の全てを

Everyday Every night  kiminosubetewo

Every day Every night  all of you

 

ずっとずっと忘れないよ

Zutto zutto wasurenaiyo

I wouldn’t forget it forever

 

忘れられない You are still in my mind

Wasurerarenai  You are still in my mind

I would forget  You are still in my mind

 

Everyday Every night 愛してたよ

Everyday Every night  aishitetayo

Every day Every night  I loved you

 

Everyday Every night ずっとずっと忘れないよ

Everyday Every night  zutto zutto wasurenaiyo

Every day Every night  I wouldn’t forget it forever

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Trans by Satomi @ cnboice

Edited and Posted by Tara Lee @ cnboice/bpb decoded