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CNBLUE Lee Jonghyun’s Interview on Hanryu Pia Magazine 2016 August Issue

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Lee Jonghyun (from CNBLUE)

Jonghyun made his solo debut followed on Yonghwa from CNBLUE. The lead song of his solo debut album as a guitarist Jonghyun was SWING by big-band! He doesn’t play a guitar, but he dances in MV. Jonghyun, who tried new music style, told us his ruling passion.

“I’m an adult to admire child. I want to live more free”

26 years old adult who want to be pure. But we close up his view on love.

Yonghwa and Jonghyun. Both of them are vocalist and guitarist of CNBLUE, but they have an opposite temperament about their own music or stage performance. Jonghyun revealed long-awaited his solo debut followed on Yonghwa. Yonghwa composed all of songs for own solo album, but Jonghyun decided ‘SWING’ as a lead song that was composed by overseas composer.

“Because I didn’t think I could make a song like this, I chose this song. I think Swing is gorgeous and has an atmosphere of adult. In fact, there were 2 songs that we want to put as a lead song, and our staff recommended ‘Moonlight Swing’. I just respected their opinion because I stick nothing.”

Jonghyun wrote a prince who escorts a princess perfectly as a main character. And this lyric is very sweet that we never know as a CNBLUE.

He showed his lovey-dovey way with Gong SeungYeon in the Variety TV program in Korea ‘We Got Married’ tho, does he always do like that to a real girlfriend?

“I do like that for my lover. I only act gently in front of the girl I like. You know, the man who is gentle for every woman isn’t real gentleman. Because it is not kind if they make women to confuse, right? I wrote this lyric while I remembered my pure love. I’m living while I even want to be pure now, but I already 26 years old. I’m different from before, ain’t I?

Peter Pan appeared in his lyric. He explained that he wanted the character that everybody know, and Peter Pan is the pronoun who is dreaming.

“I’m an adult, but I pretend to not an adult. Well… I’m a man who wants to be a child. Don’t you think an adult is too much thinking? I suppose that It’s better we live simplier”

The songs that were composed by Jonghyun were 4 songs out of 10 songs in his album. He almost chose the songs that was composed by overseas composer. And more, he covered ‘I Love You’ by Yutaka Ozaki (*Yutaka Ozaki is a famous singer in Japan). His album has the world of various sounds.

“Because I thought that it was going to be a curious album than I composed all songs, I chose songs that not composed by me. There is a Blues that I like in my composed songs. I composed this song 2 years ago for CNBLUE, but members said that it was better to use for a solo. The songs for solo doesn’t have an impression different from the songs for CNBLUE, because I composed them both. It’s same at a base. This is why I chose the songs that were composed by overseas composer. I didn’t have a chance, but I want to make a song with another artist as a collaboration next time.”

Although he said not having a ruling passion, it could replace the word ‘flexibility’, and this flexibility might express Jonghyun. He also doesn’t have a ruling passion for guitar.

“I don’t have a ‘must use’ guitar. I lend my guitar that I used in CNBLUE’s concert mainly to Cha hun of N.Flying. I think it’s better to practice with various types of guitar for the young. Even if it is my precious, I don’t care. A guitar is just a guitar. (Laugh) It doesn’t mean that only an expensive guitar makes a good sound. Most important is a heart more than a good instrument or skill.”

Mini Q and A

*Name*

Lee Jonghyun

*Where and how situation do you want fans to listen to your album?*

From the morning to go to bed.

*Peter Pan appears in the lyric of ‘Moonlight Swing’. What is your most memorable picture book?*

Peter Pan

*How is Peter Pan for you??*

An enviable existence.

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Trans by Satomi

Posted by Tara Lee

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Lee Jonghyun Interview by Steady. August 2016 Issue

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“I want fans to enjoy the music and me that are different from CNBLUE”

We must become happier when we found the reason for trying hard.

 

How did you feel when your solo album release decided?

I decided my mind because lots of fans have asked me “don’t you do solo debut?”. In fact, I thought of taking some time off for a while since I worked a lot as CNBLUE last year. But members who still work hard told me “work well, not only fishing or trip.” (Laugh)

How is your album?

I wanted to make this album different from CNBLUE one. So, I asked an author to make a song. I think it’s a variety of albums.

The sweet and gorgeous scenes that all women long for are portrayed in the lead song ‘Moonlight Swing’.

At the first, I had the image like fairly story, but I added the theme of love for it.

This album makes us feel heal and cheer up.

I think a song doesn’t relate to an intent of a person who made a song. I sometimes make a happy song when I feel sad, on the other hand, I make a sad music when I feel happy. There are variety songs in this album, I want fans to find a favorite song.

How do you think the older women who work hard and strive for self-improvement?

Cool. I have an image that Japanese ladies are hard-working. But I feel sad when I see the ladies who are having big stuff. Working hard is respectable things, but I get worried if it would be the only things for her. I think we must become happier when we found the reason for trying hard.

Is there any chance to get excited by the gesture of the older women?

Wonderful women are a wonderful. Anywhere, anytime.

You are said to seem cool in CNBLUE, but, what do you think about it?

Since I am not easily nervous. But, I am like a fifteen-years-boy with members. (Laugh) I wonder I am not a person who is sweating the detail (because of too nervous).

Please listen to the songs in my album.
Working well is important, but enjoy a life.

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CNBLUE Lee Jonghyun Interview in Cosmopolitan 2015 October Issue

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HERO
Compared to Superman and Batman, a man who want to become an inspiration like Che Guevara and Eric Clapton, also his parents. The man is Lee Jong Hyun who hate himself but trying to find a way to be a main character of his life.

Photographs by:
Zoo Young Gyun

You drive yourself to the filming site today, we are curious on what car you bring. Did you ride a red sports car?

That was my dream car since I was a kid. Because <Aston Martin> is a Bond Car.

But don’t you think the color is very seducing?

I like that kind of feeling. Kind of sexy. I also decorated my house like that. Haha.

You live alone now, right? Today’s concept is an unprotected house after a sudden attack where you live. What is your real house look like?

For a man who live alone, I am a tidy and neat style. Whoever came to my house will say “Wow”, that’s how I decorated everything. I’m also good at cooking.

Wow, so you have many kind of foodstuff in your refrigerator?

There are mackerel, dried fish, seaweed and all sort of food. I also cooked steak myself. Besides royal food, I have confidence in my cooking.

What do you do when you are alone?

Almost nothing. Time to be at home is almost zero, even when I’m home I do my work sketch most of the time. Besides, I listened to music and play some guitar. Also drink wine.

You just came back from solo fan meeting in Japan. What kind of song do you sing?

Among all songs that we released in Japan, there are several songs that I made. I sang “Blind Love” along with few other songs that I like. And The Position song that was in Japanese like I Love You and One Day received a warm welcome too.

Oo, the “One Day” song that you want to sing in front of girls to impressed while you are in high school?

Yes, finally I sang it!! That was God’s Number One. Haha. This was the biggest achievement in concert so far. I am thinking of including it in the album.

It’s been 3 years since we met during your drama <Gentleman’s Dignity>. At that time, “I don’t want to give even a rose to a girl”, you seem a very blunt style. But not too long ago in <We Got Married>, you put a rose in a room, right? What happened to you?

I don’t know either. Time who made a man. Although I’m still young now but that time I’m younger than this I guess, so I said that kind of thing. That’s how Busan men mostly like, but since I live in Seoul, the fairytale of Seoul Man has changed. Mix? No, collaboration.

You are the latest to start a career in acting and entertainment. But recently, you got your first lead role in <Orange Marmalade> and been active in broadcast activities the most. It seems like recently is the time that change the most since your debut time?

There are lots of preparation process along the way. I am for the sake of CNBLUE members is very positive, the moment we were debuting, but they are more open to many area exposure. But me “I won’t do it”, “I can’t”, I will have to ask them to wait till I prepared my heart first. I cannot show people that I can’t, so sometimes I have no chance to show it. I feel burdened myself too. 2~3 years ago, I went to hospital because I feel very depressed. But as I keep learning, it’s getting better now. Now why I’m like this. Through philosophy and psychological book, I learned one by one and understand. I am not the type that into reading book, but I liked to pick a fun book to read.

So you like to read philosophy and economics book?

I read almost any type of philosophy book. Especially Marx. Last year, when I deeply fall in love with philosophy, I couldn’t differentiate which is real or imagination. Haha. When someone can talk and lead like Gandhi or Che Guevara, they becoming really cool. I think the gap is hoping those actions are right. But, after reaching the midpoint, I could accept the fact. I become a good person. I looked after the other person who becomes a great person, thinking what could change my thoughts gradually.

Among all the book you’ve read, the one that you want to recommend?

The book <헌법의 풍경>, even though the title feel really immensely, but anyone can read this book with fun. There is a saying in the book, “Body and mind are dedicated allegiance, shocking things that may appear as object together almost nothing,” we got to know the truth that we don’t know before.

What kind of book you read these days?

I read <어떻게 세계는 서양이 주도하게 되었는가> last week, and the book inside my bag right now is <금융 이야기>.

So, how’s the book change Jonghyun as a person?

My Instagram main post mostly like, “Just doing this and that and live to the fullest as a person.” Or “When I was a kid” Music is my work, I will do this my whole life. Now I find it fun, I don’t have any religion. I live thankfully and many good things will happen. I have found the ultimate goal of my life, “I’m gonna live like a free man, if you look up to artist like Eric Clapton, don’t you feel like some kind of freedom? A distinctive person who did work that he can do the best with smile.

Through CNBLUE second regular album <2gether>, you’ve made your comeback. Your title song is “Cinderella”, do you mean Cinderella inside fairy-tale?

Yes, that’s right. There is a curfew time to a relationship. When night comes, the girl has to go home, that’s when the guys go crazy. Then try to appeal the girl not to leave me alone. It can be seen as seducing the girl.

A “Honey Love” Jonghyun, that Cinderella. How did you do? Will you send your lovely girlfriend who want to go home early?

I won’t send her home. Haha. There are no better way than saying it sincerely than just roll you hair. Your partner will feel it too.

You have your own-composed song inside this album, what kind of song is that?

“Footprint” kind of Brit-Pop Style song. As you walk through this path, you will find footprint along the way of people who have the same worry as yours, you are not alone. Meaning you have to cheer up. Also ‘Hero’, dedicated to my parents. My parents are greater than Superman, Batman and Spiderman.

After your comeback, any other activities plan?

I want to show a great stage. To the people who saw it will feel “The team is still fun to watch”. I am planning to have my solo album next year.

Right! You said to your mom last year that you will have an album “Next Year”. You mean this year, right?

That ‘next year’, year 2016. Haha!

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*Summary, thanks CNBJonghyun for the tips!

  • 어떻게 세계는 서양이 주도하게 되었는가 (How did western lead the world. Original English title: The Origins of the Modern World (A Global and Ecological Narrative from the Fifteenth to Twenty-First Century.
  • 금융 이야기 (Financial Stories) [and Book CNBJonghyun found is International Financial Stories]
  • 헌법의 풍경 (Landscape of Constitution)

 

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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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Yonghwa’s Interview in Shukan-Josei April 7th Issue

What is the thing that this talented artist asked 300 times?

Jong Yonghwa 25 years old (from CNBLUE)

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“I care about member’s favorite when I make the song for CNBLUE. This time I made the song for myself. I felt free, but I also felt considerable pressure.”

Jung Yonghwa who started his solo activity with his first album ‘One Fine Day -Japan Special Edition- ‘. He is one of the members of famous Rock band CNBLUE and is known as an actor. He already debuted as a solo in Korea and has got No.1 in TV music program for 11 weeks.

“I think those were like treats because I carried the hope of many people who cooperated for me. TAKURO-san wrote the awesome lyric for me. I really look forward to Japanese fans reaction for this album.”

The title song ‘One Fine Day (Japanese Ver,)’ turned out the sensitive ballad song that is kind of rare song inCNBLUE.

“Because I would like to make a difference from CNBLUE’s song, I wanted to put a ballad as a title song. I also would like to make this song see the scene.”

This song shows the scene of the day to day from happy to farewell, like talk to a former lover, and the kiss scene in this MV causes a buzz among fans. We told that story to him, he commented about this with a bitter smile.

“ I just feel that I was asked 300 times about it by press person.(Laugh). Surely I acted just as a script. There is nothing my ad-lib. I just completely acted as per director’s instruction!! “

Now he has started his solo concert tour in Japan.
“ I feel good that I think everyone has heard my song. I would be happy if they think that Yonghwa could make a song like that or could sing like this. The music for me is my hobby, work and my all! ”

We asked him that when is your ‘One Fine Day’ for him.
“I have ‘One Fine Day’ every day, but I rarely think that I wanted to go back a day when I was a student. Go to school, meet my friends and go outside to play… I think the common day is just a special day for me.”

We got closer to Yonghwa

Q:What is your first experience recently?
A:I have released my solo album (Laugh). CNBLUE members gave me a good comment for it, “Each song is awesome”. (CNBLUE’s 9th single CD ‘WHITE’ will be released on Apr 9. They will have an concert in Osaka and Yokohama.)

Q:Where do you want to go now?
A:Fujikyu Highland. That is located near the Fuji-san, isn’t that?
I heard that there is scary ghost house that takes about one hour for passing through it. I’m not good at to go ghost house, but I want to go there.

Q:What do you want most now?
A:I have nothing special…, but I can say ‘a plane’ only for me. (You can buy it!) oh, no, no. If I can buy a plane, it would be a toy plane. Oh, I can make apaper plane (Laugh)

Q:We saw you were drinking a lactic drink look happily.
A:I like it. But the emotive feeling what I drank it the first time in Japan has been faded. I think because I am grown up (Laugh). It has been 6 years that I debuted as an actor in the drama ‘You Are Beautiful’. everything has been ever-changing (Laugh)

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Trans by Satomi @cnboice

Posted by Tara Lee @cnboice