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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
M2. STAY SOBER
M4. STAY SOBER (Instrumental)
“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
M2. STAY SOBER
M4. Irony (Instrumental)
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
M2. STAY SOBER
M4. WHITE (Instrumental)
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M2. STAY SOBER
M4. WHITE (Instrumental)
LIVE from SUMMER SONIC 2014 [second half]
I’m sorry / Lady / Can not Stop / SPECIAL FEATURE
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FNC artist performed together! They had a great stage on 2 venues and total 35,000 fans came
2014 FNC KINGDOM IN JAPAN -STARLIGHT- was held at Osakajo Hall on Dec. 27th after being held at Makuhari Meese on Dec. 20th, and it marked 35,000 fans for these two venues.
This was a second FNC KINGDOM for FNC entertainment, it consisted EMERALD STARLIGHT STAGE for daytime show and DIAMOND STARLIGFHT STAGE for the night time show. CNBLUE acted as a headliner for EMERALD STAGE and FTISLAND acted as a headliner for DIAMOND STAGE.
In the daytime show, FTISLAND brought the opening of the stage with ‘Beautiful’ and played ‘DISTANCE’ that got No.1 by fan vote. Hongki said that even Christmas was over, but I hope it would make warm your heart listening this song. But after singing ‘DISTANCE’, he broken the calm atmosphere, and excitation of fans, it was like to show his charisma.
4-pieces mixture rock band, N.Flying that they are planning their full-blown activity in Japan and Korea played three songs includes their new song ‘Knock Knock’. And Juniel who is the first singer songwriter of FNC sang three songs includes ‘I think I’m in love’.
The fourth appearance artist was AOA who debuted in Japan with ‘Mini-Skirt’ on last October. After they performed their debut song ‘Mini-Skirt’ with sexy black costume, they announced about their new song ‘Like a Cat’ that will be released on Feb. 25th. This is a Japanese version of 사뿐사뿐. Their further development is expected.
The collaboration stage was this event’s feature. Jaejin (FTISLAND) and Juniel sang ‘A Whole New World’, and Jimin (AOA) and Seunghyub showed the spicy and sexy stage. Jonghyun (CNBLUE) and Yuna performed ‘Lucky’ of Jason Mraz with mature atmosphere. Hongki (FTISLAND) and Choa (AOA) proceed to show keen stage singing ‘What I wanted to say’ that is the theme song of the bride of the Century and ‘Story’ of AI who is a Japanese singer.
CNBLUE started their daytime show with ‘Ring’ that is the song imaged winter. Yonghwa said “Honma ni Arigatougozaimsu (=Thank you so much/ He said this in Osaka accent) and sang some hot numbers. He sang ‘Foxy’ ‘s intro with Osaka accent, and enjoyed call and response with fans.
In the nighttime show, CNBLUE appeared as a first performer. They played ‘Ring’ first as same as the daytime show and played ‘Ryu Can Do It’ and ‘In My Head’. They said “a concert stage is my place! We are living for it!”, and played ‘Radio’ as a last song.
FTISLAND appeared as a last performer in the night time show. They showed their performance with their hot number like ‘FREEDOM’. Hongki said “We have experienced good things and bad things in this year. But this is all the same for us. So let’s leave only good things until we’ll die. We have to do ROCK to not regret next year too! Make some noise!” The fans became more and more hyper with his comment. They played ‘Flower Rock’ that was not planned in song list, but Minhwan proposed to sing it.
FNC artist showed the collaboration stage in both of daytime show and night time show. These mainly consisted of the band.
‘MochiMochi Band’ that was consisted by Yonghwa, Minhyuk (CNBLUE), Jonghoon, seunghyun (FTISLAND), Jimin, Yuna (AOA) and Kwangjin (N. Flying). They appeared under the concept of the guest performer of FNC KINGDOM, and they called their name to put ‘Mochi’ after each person’s name, it made fans laugh. They started their performance with ‘In My Head’ of CNBLUE, and kept performing a remix song with ‘I hope’, ‘Love,Love,Love’ ,‘Can’t Stop’, ’Love Girl’ and ’Short Hair’.
‘Sasurai Band’ that was consisted by Hongki, Jeajin, Minhwan(FTISLAND), Jonghyun,Jongshin(CNBLUE), Choa(AOA), Juniel, Seunghyub and Chahun (N.Flying) that was under the concept of the special band that was formed one month before and invited by FTISLAND and CNBLUE.
Fans were really excited with setting the situation that Hongki and Juniel are a couple of newlyweds and Johnhyun is the pickup truck driver. They sang a special remix song of ‘Short Hair’, ‘I hope’ and ‘I wish’.
At the end of the stage, all artists appeared on the stage and they performed together. Then 2014 FNC KINGDOM IN JAPAN-STARLIGHT-“ was successfully finished.
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Trans by Satomi
Posted by Tara Lee
This is a pleasant terrace where the whole town can be seen in one sight!
This is a bed beside a window where warm sunlight comes in.
These are neatly tidied clothes.
And this is a back image of someone facing the sunlight.
Can you imagine who this is, the one whose back image is faint inducing us to hug him at the back tightly?
This is Jung Yong Hwa who has his solo debut with his first regular album ‘One Fine Day’ ahead.
Having the solo album release ahead, Jung Yong Hwa pre-released ‘Mileage’, the collaborated song with YDG who is an actor and skillful hip-hop singer.
This is a zero-gravity shot that causes an optical illusion of floating in the air including the vivid color that makes people’s optic nerves happy and handsome appearance of a married guy and unmarried guy.
did you know that this amount of reversal is just a preview?
Black and white,
fatal dark sexiness and sweet emotional romance,
and ‘oh, my stomach hurts’ and ‘oh, my eye hurts’?
Main concept images, which intense contrast outstands, are the results that reflect the ironical meanings of title song ‘One Fine Day’ that contains lyrics like ‘The day when my heart broke since you were so beautiful dazzlingly’.
We specially release the ‘One Fine Day’ of filming ‘always-handsome’ Jung Yong Hwa’s solo album jacket to only NAVER STARCAST subscribers.
# 3 points of looking into white and emotionally romantic Jung Yong Hwa!
1. ‘White shirt’, the standard of making people’s heart thump.
Jung Yong Hwa is showing off his dangerous sexiness as if his body could be seen through the shirt that he unbuttoned until his chest after he seemed to warn of sweetness by wearing white shirt which is female’s romance!
2. ‘Soft and smooth knit’, the wanna-be boyfriend look.
This could be a jobless-person look, but the loose fit became a wanna-be boyfriend look since Jung Yong Hwa wore it!
Is that handy book which can be grabbed with one hand a simple props? Nope!
He reads a book to forget about her but memories keep on coming up his head.
This is Jung Yong Hwa who is continuously immersing into affectionate phrase that would complete his dim eyes.
3. ‘Like a magazine himself’ wherever he is regardless of any background.
The common kitchen becomes a magazine picture if Jung Yong Hwa sits there!
Jung Yong Hwa’s amazing existence makes backgrounds just like backgrounds and props just like props!
If you’ve seen the image of sweet romantic completer, Jung Yong Hwa that follows towel-guy and Joseon Dynasty’s pure guy, now it’s time to appreciate image of Jung Yong Hwa that determinedly gives off masculine beauty, even being sexy at his fingertips.
★Beware of nosebleeds^ㅠ^★
# 3 points of looking into black and dark sexy Jung Yong Hwa!
1. Painful sorrow of parting.
This is Jung Yong Hwa plunked down on the classical leather sofa.
This is so-called drunken-cut which contains image of him who cannot forget about the lady that he broke up with.
It is said that he kept on acting the deep pain as much as he couldn’t easily come out of the emotion even after the filming was over.
2. Moist Jung Yong Hwa.
He changed into a moist guy this time in order to express the deeper sorrow that is different from the colorful background!
This is Jung Yong Hwa looking at the camera with moist eyes full of sorrow although tears aren’t dropping and with moist hair as if he had just taken a shower.
3. Giving off sexiness determinedly? Smokey makeup in Jung Yong Hwa’s version.
This is handsome senior style which seems like to exist when we go to university.
Jung Yong Hwa that shook female’s hearts with natural image gave off sexiness determinedly.
He challenged to smoky makeup right away.
How do you like the smoky makeup of Jung Yong Hwa who added chicness with a colorful patterned jacket.
He completed Homme fatale mood by expressing dim eyes and delicate fingertips!
# Jung Yong Hwa’s ‘One Fine Day’
This is Jung Yong Hwa monitoring with serious image after the filming.
Isn’t the moment of him immersed into work with professional attitude like this the coolest moment, although his image of unbuttoned white shirt or moist images are also cool?
This is professional Jung Yong Hwa that came faster than anyone else and meticulously checked whenever the preview showed upon the monitor while album jacket image shooting was going on.
Jung Yong Hwa repeated filming hundreds of time in order to make just one perfect picture. This is the ‘One Fine Moment’ of Jung Yong Hwa that burst into laughter brightly like this after seeing the best cut!
#There is Jung Yong Hwa inside Jung Yong Hwa
How many Jung Yong Hwa are there inside Jung Yong Hwa?!
Jung Yong Hwa armed himself with various images and charms as if he turned on and off tens of Jung Yong Hwa switches!
Please check the jacket-making video that would make your heart thump and take away your breath since ‘Jung Yong Hwa’s style would perfectly match with your preference’!
10 tracks are written and composed and 8 tracks are arranged by Jung Yong Hwa! Also, the album composition goes beyond genres of songs such as easy-to-listen hip-hop song ‘Mileage’, ‘Energy’, and ‘Cruel Memories’, which is a song that made headlines for being collaborated with Yoon Do Hyun, the Korean representative rock band vocalist!
The first solo album ‘One Fine Day’ that assembles the musical capability of skillful singer song-writer Jung Yong Hwa will be released on 20th. Please send a lot of love to it♡
Let’s meet with better images again, NAVER STARCAST subscribers. : – )
※ These contents are produced and provided by the agency.
Reposted by Tara Lee @ CNBOICE
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?
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?
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)
*Part to will be on Awesome magazine interview
Trans by Satomi @ CNBOICE
Edited and Posted by Tara Lee @ CNBOICE
CNBLUE held their solo concert at Budokan. 26000 fans attended their concert for 2 days!
CNBLUE, they debuted in Korea in 2010 and also debuted in Japan in 2011 (major debut) with the song ‘In My Head’, held their concert at Budokan that is the first time for them to hold there. 26000 fans came to there for 2 days. Yonghwa (Vocal) said this time’s concert is the best ever. They started their tour ‘CNBLUE 2014 ARENA TOUR “WAVE”’ in Japan.
It started with ballad song ‘Ring’. This time’s stage was the rotary center stage since 392 concert that is their last concert in indie label. Yonghwa said this is our first time to have our concert at Budokan, I feel fullness of my heart. Jonghyun (Guitar and Vocal) said in his fluent Japanese that we were thinking about the setlist. Because it is in Winter, we decided the songs that we can feel like this season. Although outside is not colder than I thought, it doesn’t matter.(Laugh).
The setlist consisted of the songs in their latest album ‘WAVE’, and these were premiered in this time’s concert. Fans and they came to get a hyper! When Yonghwa said this is because the title of our album is ‘WAVE’, I want you to make the Wave!, Fans made big waves in Budokan. This was one of the performances that we felt we’re the one.
Yonghwa talked about FNC KINGDOM that will be held at year end in Japan. And Jonghyun said “since there are some special, like collaboration stage, please look forward to it”
Then they played ‘Foxy’, ‘I’m Sorry’ and ‘Radio’ without a rest. Yonghwa said with his big smile, “I really have fun! It has been a long time to have an arena tour, this is the most fun concerts so far!”
After singing ‘Can’t Stop’ in the encore, Yonghwa remarked. “We’ll do our best from here again. Already 5 years since our debut, we became to be strong. I really feel full of happiness. On the stage is our place”
‘CNBLUE 2014 ARENA TOUR “WAVE” ‘ continue, though Osaka, Fukuoka, and will be finished in Nagoya. FNC KINGDOM that all FNC artists appear will be held at the year end. We can’t wait it!
Trans by Satomi @ CNBOICE
Posted by Tara Lee @ CNBOICE
CNBLUE John Yonghwa held his first solo fan meeting “Sweet Melody” at Pacifico Yokohama Hall on Sep.21(sun). It had 2 shows a day, and 10,000 fans total visited it.
That event was started with the song ‘Feeling’ that Yonghwa chose from the fan’s request. Because it’s a popular song , fan’s voltage was getting hyper. And he sang 6 songs all includes ‘You’ve fallen for me’. He smiled and said “I heard the ticket for this event was sold out. I am so impressed. I want to hold a fan meeting like that again.”
He gave Key word talk from the initial word of “Sweet Melody” ‘s “Melody”. When the part of the “LO”, he laughed out of embarrassment with the video messages that was given from Lee Joon (MBLAQ), IU, Yoon Eunhye, CNBLUE member, Han Songho CEO, and close homeboy. “They look different from usual”
The part of “D” for “Drama”, The highlight scenes of ‘You are Beautiful’, ‘Heart Strings’ and ‘The future’s choice’ were shown. And when the scene of his last drama ‘The Three Musketeers’ was shown, he did a theatrical combat to the scene. It reminds us the face of as an actor ‘John Yonghwa’.
About his activity for the rest of the year, he said “I’ll release my solo album in the beginning of next year. Before this, There will be CNBLUE’s concert tour in Japan, and in Dec, we’ll have FNC Kingdom. Please look forward to them”. And then he sang ‘Try Again, Smile Again’ as a last song with a great smile.
Trans by Satomi @ CNBOICE
Posted by Tara Lee @ CNBOICE