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[TRANS] Lee Jonghyun 1st Solo Tour “~Welcome to SPARKLING NIGHT~” Encore Concert Report by KStyle Japan

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Guitarist and vocal of CNBLUE, the 4-member band from Korea, Lee Jong Hyun, held a tour of [1st Solo Concert in Japan ~Welcome to SPARKLING NIGHT~] on summer to commemorate the release of his first solo album. As an encore performance of the tour which mobilized about 18000 audiences on 5 performances in Osaka, Nagoya, as well Tokyo, it was held at Tokyo International Forum Hall A on Sunday, December 25th. There were 5000 audiences and it had so much fun, he shouted “I’m not lonely!” (!?) The Christmas special live report is here.

 

A lively red drape curtain fits perfectly for Christmas season and gorgeous eye-catching stage with a team consists of drums, basses, guitars, keyboards, saxophone, and a group of male and female chorus. Jonghyun as the MC greeted first “Merry Christmas!”, “Thanks for coming everyone, even though it’s Christmas Day. Actually, there weren’t any plans (for me) on Christmas but this live then decided, I thought that I won’t be lonely since there are you guys who waits (for the live). I’m rather happy. Let’s make the best Christmas today” he said. Even the MC is special because it’s a Christmas performance, the set list and overall production (of the live) were also upgraded.

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The venue was cheering for excitement when the song begins to play, Jonghyun’s vocal wrapped it all up (the audiences’ cheers). As the heat rising slowly, Jonghyun’s live performance tastily soak up the excitement, the venue was filled with warmth as of Jonghyun’s song has such a healing power.

At the end of the main part, after enthusiastically singing the Korean version of a famous song “I LOVE YOU” by Yutaka Ozaki which had been sung by him since he was 15 years old during high school, a Christmas song medley of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” which added by a jazz arrangement that fits the performance itself was presented, along with “Jingle Bell” and “White Christmas”. A mirrored ball hanging on the stage’s ceiling reflected red and green Christmas color lights and turned the stage like a merry-go-round, when Jonghyun finished singing he said “It’s Christmas, right? Everyone will get angry if I don’t sing (Christmas song) properly” showing his gentle smile.

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When it got more powerful during Christmas medley, Jonghyun catch a fun conversation afterwards with “not lonely” as a keyword and the venue heats up. “Today, we’re not lonely! There are people who can sing a song with, together.” By that thought, he said “I want you to sing with me in a huge voice”, trying to urge the audience as usual, “we’re not lonely!”, then made the venue gone loud, “I’m so sorry (for considering everyone as a lonely person). I was wrong” and Jonghyun laughing hard.

Next, during MC part again he said that “Starlit Night” is a favorite song in the final (such as encore), then started to have a Sparta guidance to sing the Chorus. While handing the microphone to fans who were sitting in the front row, “ah, too bad (LOL)”, “barely/just there (girigiri)”, “not yet”. When audience said “terrible”, he responded “Ahahaha, you are yelling at Christmas (LOL) but I guess it will be fine since every of you sing with a big voice”, anyway, audiences were stick with attitude (following the rules on the venue/concert) and it was impressive.

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When Jonghyun came out for the encore, he said “the voice is getting smaller” and then the venue called Lee Jonghyun with a “huge voice”. Both Jonghyun and fans were maximizing the possibility of enjoying the live each other, it felt like the strength is surely stronger than the opening one, it was moving.

In response of the claps that didn’t stop even after the band members’ greeting, Jonghyun appeared alone on the stage for a double encore, holding an acoustic guitar. While playing guitar for the first time on that day, he prepared himself and then singing the last song “a.ri.ga.tou”, “this song will be meaningless unless if everyone sings together”. It was like a nostalgia after all.

Heard the “huge voice” of the fans, Jonghyun showed a different and vivid expression when playing guitar, as well with the best smile. On MC part, “It’s hard to do this live alone, but I’m happy because I can sing my songs together, it’s fun. I want to do it little by little every year”, saying his goals. As a guitarist and vocal of CNBLUE, also as a solo artist, what kind of activity will he show next year? It’s the first solo tour of singer Lee Jong Hyun which its charms shine glowingly.

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LEE JONG HYUN 1st Solo Concert in Japan Encore Live

~Welcome to SPARKLING NIGHT~

2016.12.25(SUN) @Tokyo International Forum Hall A

 

<SETLIST>

M1 Moonlight Swing

M2 These days

M3 Lucid dream

M4 Call me

M5 Hate you

M6 I just need a..

M7 Blind Love

M8 Smile

M9 Be OK

M10 Pina Colada

M11 Foxy

M12 Show Me More

M13 I LOVE YOU

M14 X’mas MEDLEY

M15 SHINE DROP

M16 Starlit Night

EN.1 Blessed

EN.2 voice

WE.1 a.ri.ga.tou.

 

P.S.

Not exactly all text from the article translated, just parts that related to the live. Any correction are welcomed 🙂

 

Trans by alvianashin

Source : KStyle Japan

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CNBLUE 5th Japan Album “EUPHORIA” : Tracklist and Tour Details

≪Release Information≫

5th Album
『EUPHORIA』
Release date : 2016.10.19

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【First Press Limited Edition A】CD+DVD

WPZL-31236 / ¥3,800(exclude tax)
<CD>
All 10 songs, include 「Glory days」「Puzzle」「Take me higher」
<DVD>
「Glory Days -Music Video-」「Glory Days -SPECIAL FEATURE-」

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【First Press Limited Edition B】CD+DVD
WPZL-31238 / ¥3,800(exclude tax)
<DVD>
「SPRING LIVE 2016~We’re like a puzzle~ @NIPPON BUDOKAN」Multi Angle
・「Puzzle」
・「Take me higher」

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【Regular Edition】CD
WPCL-12444 / ¥3,000(exclude tax)

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【BOICE Limited Edition】CD+DVD+Goods
WPZL-31240 / ¥4,800(exclude tax)
<DVD>
CNBLUE Japan Major Debut 5th Anniversary OFFICIAL FAN MEETING 2016 -BoiceTATION-
<SPECIAL LIVE>
・Domino
・Hide and Seek
・IRONY
・Realize
・Radio
・Hold My Hand

<Goods>
Pop-up photo book “brave four man’s adventure – Once upon a time…~”
BOICE Limited Edition is a product available only for BOICE JAPAN member purchase

[Songs]
1. Be OK
2. Glory days
3. Take me higher
4. Face To Face
5. Puzzle
6. Royal Rumble
7. Every time
8. Stay with me
9. Slaves
10. Blessed

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≪Tour Information≫
【CNBLUE 5th ANNIVERSARY ARENA TOUR 2016 -Our Glory Days-】
2, 3 November 2016 – Chiba・Makuhari Messe Event Hall
9, 10 November 2016 Osaka・Osaka Jo Hall
17, 18 November 2016 Aichi・Nippon Gaishi Hall
24 November 2016 Fukuoka・Marine Messe Fukuoka
29, 30 November 2016 Tokyo ・Tokyo Nippon Budokan

 

Are you ready, BOICES? ^^

 

Source : excite music Japan


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CNBLUE 5th Japan Album “EUPHORIA” & Tour Decision, and also “CN5” Campaign details

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CNBLUE is going to celebrate the 5th Japan debut anniversary with the long-awaited 5th album “EUPHORIA”, which was announced by the members during Abema TV & FRESH! Live on September 5th!

It will be released on October 19th this year, just like CNBLUE had their Japan debut on September 19th 2011, and it’s just about their 5th anniversary of Japan debut. On this work, EUPHORIA <happiness>, which will be ‘given’ on the 5th debut anniversary, would represent the current appreciations and blessings, and the anniversary album would represent the future of CNBLUE.

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This album will be released in 4 different items, Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, Regular/Normal Edition, and BOICE Limited Edition. Limited Edition A contains of CD & DVD which includes the MV of the lead track “Glory Days” and it’s MV making package. Limited Edition B contains of a Multi Angle video package from the May 2016 Arena Tour “LIVE SPRING 2016 -We’re like a puzzle- @NIPPON BUDOKAN”. The BOICE Limited Edition includes the addition of a SPECIAL LIVE DVD Video from March 2016’s “CNBLUE Japan Major Debut 5th Anniversary OFFICIAL FAN MEETING 2016 -BoiceTATION-” as a limited privilege, “pop-up book about ‘brave four man adventures – Once upon a time…~” as limited benefits also included.

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Also, on how the 5th anniversary should be commemorated as the “EUPHORIA = happiness” and celebrate it with fans, they have “CN5” campaign which contains five major benefits as a form of appreciation and awards. The first award “CN1” is “all tour performances admission Glory passport gift!!” It’s on sale in the FNC JAPAN ONLINE STORE, where all four types of “EUPHORIA” is packed in the original box of “EUPHORIA BOX SET”. This CNBLUE BOX set was made to commemorate the Japan debut 5th anniversary, but it’s limited only for 5000 sets, first come first serve, there will also be a lottery for those who purchase this box set with a present of a pair admission ticket to all performances of “CNBLUE 5th ANNIVERSARY ARENA TOUR 2016 -Our Glory Days-” called “Glory passport”.

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The second award is “CN2”, “become the fifth member of CNBLUE! EUPHORIA PREMIUM 5 SHOT photo session invitation!!”. Image of “EUPHORIA” original jacket photo, all CNBLUE members and the only selected winner who fits with CNBLUE as five?! A rare “EUPHORIA = happiness” chance to be invited to the 5 SHOT photo session. A commemorative photo that has been captured will be given to you on the spot.

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The third benefits “CN3”, “invited to the ”EUPHORIA” premium release event-through happiness and luck autograph session!!” Deep talks about the production of “EUPHORIA” album which is more tasteful with all the members participated on it, the premium release event consists of signings of all members.

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The fourth award is “CN4”, “invitation to the photo session with the members right after the live performance!! ‘Meet & Greet & Glory’!!” We want to invite you to “CNBLUE 5th ANNIVERSARY ARENA TOUR 2016 -Our Glory Days-” Meet & Greet event that takes place in all performance venues. Met with all members who just showed off the hot performance on stage, and, being in a group photo, it’s an event that promises you the best after-show memories.

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As an extra, there’s “CN4.5”. On September 21st, CNBLUE DVD / Blu-ray SPRING LIVE 2016 ~ We’re like a puzzle ~ @ NIPPON BUDOKAN” will be released and those who purchase it will have a chance and invited to Meet & Greet event held at the venue of all performances of <CNBLUE 5th ANNIVERSARY ARENA TOUR 2016 -Our Glory Days->. Terms and conditions applied, you have to check the official site for more information.

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The fifth benefits “CN5” is a present in a lottery for fans, “CNBLUE 5th Anniversary original badge”, fan’s CNBLUE debut 5th anniversary logo emblem design will be featured in the original badge. For more information about the CN5 campaign please check to the campaign site :

PC : http://wmg.jp/cnblue/cn5/
Mobile :http://wmg.jp/cnblue/cn5/sp/

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In addition, along with the album, the tour in five cities with 9 performances were announced. With the album “EUPHORIA”, CNBLUE is going to spread the blessing and gratitude to the whole country.

Source : excite music Japan, Warner Music Japan – CNBLUE Official Page

Translation by alvianashin @ 4cnboice


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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.

160724 Steady mag

Source Steady Magazine

Trans by Satomi

Posted by Tara Lee


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CNBLUE in Excite Music Interview “White”

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Excite: We were surprised the synthesizer sounds of your latest song ‘WHITE’. This was made by jonghyun, when have you started making this song?

Jonghyun: It was when we had a tour ‘CNBLUE 2014 ARENA TOUR “WAVE”’ last year.. I had also another schedule like “2014 KINGDOM IN JAPAN-STARLIGHT-“,
I thought to want to make fun song. It was the same way to make a song as always, first of all, I play a phrase with a guitar, then tried arrangement with a PC. This song didn’t have strong sounds, but I’ve made more and more strong.

Excite: You’ve thought to keep going?

Jonghyun: Yes (Laugh) It might too much though (Laugh). Because there was the theme ‘Color’ this time, we thought it was ‘WHITE’.

Excite: We read the lyric. What does it mean for ‘WHITE’ for you?

Jonghyun: There are the light’s three primary colors, and these colors make white even if we mix them up. But in the case of just random color, if we mix them up, they make black. I think that people come to black thinking more and more.. So the theme is ‘be the light!’

Jungshin: For me, I’ve thought that Jonghyun-hyeong always made ballad song like ‘FOXY’ and ‘ECLIPSE’. I think this time’s ‘WHITE’ is different from our songs so far. So, when I heard beginning of this song first, I felt a little bit weird. But I heard it again and again, I’ve been getting the feeling that this is very good.

Minhyuk: As Jungshin said, because I like ‘Eclipse’, ‘Blind Love’ and ‘Never Too late’ as Jonghyun’s song style, I was surprised when I heard this song and felt that he challenged something new. And because this song has lots of synthesizer sounds, I thought “Actually is it our song?”, but I felt fresh about it.

Yonghwa: I also thought that this was a different song so far. And it’s different from the image as a song of CNBLUE ever too. This is attractive song that has refrain of synthesized sounds.

Jungshin: We expect our fan’s response after they heard this song.

Excite: What kind of charm did you want to add to this song by your own bass guitar play?

Jungshin: I think there is a feeling that Jonghyun-hyeong want to, right? So, I played my bass guitar along with it.

Minhyuk: When I was recording, I tried to play along the song. But We’ll arrange it after recording, so I stopped wondering if I play fit with the song or not. I think I play with freedom. Recently, I play drums
by my feeling.

Excite: The feeling that you want to try to be honest to my own feeling is getting more and more?

Minhyuk: I can say Yes.

Excite: The members talked about this song that surprised us, but this is just as your think?

Jonghyun: Yes. In a way it is fun for me. Am I funny? (Laugh)

Everyone: (Laugh)

Jonghyun: I think when fans heard this song, they would be surprised.

Excite: Have you thought that you wanted to try to surprise fans?

Jonghyun: I haven’t had that feeling before. But I have got it more and more.

Excite: Your latest album ‘WAVE’ was the work that showed your sound improvement. This time, do you want to show more changes or improvement in this single CD?

Jonghyun: Well… Actually, I haven’t thought deeply as same as other members. We have had 10 years experiences after starting to play instruments, so I think this change happened naturally. Even except the music, everyone is getting more and more improve while they are practicing. I can say the experience is important.

Minhyuk: I think so.

Jungshin: I think we leave our change to take its own course. We don’t want change on purpose, but let them improve with the passage of time Of course, we might try to something change meaningly. We didn’t think that we have to change this time.

Minhyuk: We surely have improved, but we don’t have some greed to dare to improve. I just did what I felt.

Excite: You just finished to take your MV for this song (*We interviewed them in Feb). We heard that a mystery man will appear in the MV. How was about taking the MV with him?

Yonghwa:… well, he is a strange man.

Jonghyun: absolutely. He was dancing till the end (Laugh). He is really barrel of laughs.

Minhyuk: MR. WHITE is stylish person and pretty Fashionista!

Jungshin: We have had a heroine or ourselves in our MV ever, but this time there were Mr. WHITE. It made us feel different feelings.

Yonghwa: We don’t watch that MV yet, but I impressed about the lighting that was really beautiful.

Excite: Yonghwa’s solo album have released in March and the other members have appeared drama. All of you participate actively in solo. Has something changed about the position of the band CNBLUE in your mind?

Jungshin: I think CNBLUE is such an another family for me. I have something good and something bad in my solo activity. When I am tired, meeting the members makes me to feel relieved. I meet them for working like this, I can feel like that I ‘m at home.

Jonghyun: I don’t think that the activity with CNBLUE is ‘the work’. So, the members do the ‘work’ in their solo activity and then relax here (=the place in CNBLUE). After relaxing in the place of CNBLUE, we go the ‘work’. I think our members are doing their best even if they are in a hard time. I’m proud of that and that helps me to study of life. I think I’ll do my best with them.

Yonghwa: …..

Jungshin: (look at Yonghwa) What is such an expression?! (Laugh)

Yonghwa: I feel like ashamed…

Jungshin: (Laugh) Sometimes we are asked “What do you think about the other members?” In interview. I really hard to answer it because I got some pressure. We are really familiar, like a family.

Minhyuk: We don’t live without family or friends, and everyone has them. CNBLUE is like a family or friend for me. I can say in a different way, ‘the water’.

Excite: They have existing as if it is common sense, but must have.

Jonghyun: We can say so. It has been 10 years since we met first, and we had been living together from we were young. So, I can say I miss it, in a both way of good and bad.

Excite: Absolutely invaluable like a common destiny.

Minhyuk: We want to keep being such a durable band, and have a cool concert. This is my dream.

Yonghwa: Even if we would have own family someday, I want to have a tour with these members!

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Things that Yonghwa get into…”customize a car. “
I am very concerned about how I will customize my car? I don’t buy a new car. I want to be decorate them not only inside but outside. Of course I won’t to infringe a law (Laugh). A concept? It might be an American style? (Laugh)

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Things that Jonghyun get into…”Philosophy“
I like philosophy since over one year and study it with reading books. I like to read a book too, and also like difficult story. Why do I have to earn the money? Why are we alive? I get basically precepts for my life. I am concerned about the economy too. But even though I’ve talked about them to someone, I am looked at like a stranger. So, I enjoy them by myself (Laugh). I got to know I had been living without thinking. I want to get a knowledge more and more. There are lots of things I have to learn.

Kang Minhyuk
Things that Minhyuk get into…”A comfortable bed“
I can’t sleep well during Summer, but I can sleep well during Winter. Because ‘a hibernation’ is important for me, I look for a comfortable bed. Actually, I’ve got a new one about one month ago, it’s soft and warm. But I still look for another one in good design.

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Things that Jungshin get into is…”A fashion & A dog“
I’ll appear a TV program about fashion in Korea, I want to learn about a fashion. And I have had Golden Retriever from Aug who was born in June. He is already 34kg, even he is still pappy. When I back to home, he welcomes me. His name is “Shimba”.

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Source Excite Music

Trans by Satomi

Edited and Posted by Tara Lee


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CNBLUE Jung Yonghwa Interview in 10Star Asia Magazine 2015 March Issue

SONGWRITER
JONGHYUN . JUNG YONGHWA . NIEL

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From group to solo, a solo songwriter It’s a craze among boy group nowadays to go solo. Previously, many boy group member started activities either going solo or unit or creating change. But starting from Big Bang Taeyang, Super Junior Kyuhyun, Shinee Taemin, Block B Zico and others spreaded brisk as solo act. They are called “re-discovery” and portrayed a different image from their group and showed competency with no regret. In 2015, craze of member going solo is still in. Shinee Jonghyun, CNBLUE Jung Yong Hwa, Teen Top Niel are main actors. We already knew clearly their stage presence and now they sang their own composed songs, that’s their main appeal.

“So far people feeling the emotion and healing through my music. When I am down I am that way, I didn’t try to reveal my music, but later when I heard what kind of songs was worth to be heard, that’s how I plan to think twisty once.”

Through your own solo album, you feel this as your most certified work.
Rather than feeling certified. I feel like because I worked hard in making the songs, I received my payment. I heard lots of saying “This is good” around me. It will be better to think what I can give to people. Next time also, through good songs, I will develop to hear that kind of words more.

Creator is someone who has the power to feel at least two things continuously. It was fun when make it, or when it all completed you feel the thrill by receiving cheers from the audiences. Which side Jung Yong Hwa is?
Both are. I think I will be through both at the same time. If, I worked hard to create it but did not turn well, (I) will be difficult. I will be work hard more to receive lots of love. What I like the most, I do it because it’s enjoyable. When I don’t feel like it anymore. I will fold it over. When I want to do it, I will.

There is a period when you are no longer wants to do it.
Firstly, I do when I am tired. So when having loaded activities I don’t write. When all activities halted, soon I started working again. I couldn’t write continuously. It’s not like a pressing a vending machine button (songs) will come out. For now, I tried to write songs for one more album, but will it be suitable for the album, I’ll try to fix it later.

In ‘One Fine Day’ album case, from all songs in your album, is there any song that is a combination from other?
There are songs that are newly written and also revised. ‘Checkmate’ already written in the beginning, melody for ‘Mileage’ was made later.

Talks about ‘Mileage’ has come up, I heard that the songs portrayed what man these days think. All has been harmonized but that not what I mean, ‘Poor Diaper Shower’ and so the lyrics impression seems ‘tough’.
‘Mileage’ is written based on empathy of what happened in the society. (Lyrics) are not unpretentious.

Your solo album seems to overtake CNBLUE ‘Can’t Stop’ album, if the vibe in previous “Can’t Stop” album is an image of “Delicate Boy”, in ‘One Fine Day’ album seems changing to ‘A Cool Man’ or ‘Not Cool Kids are Staying’.
Yes, it’s right. However you see CNBLUE album looks like more furnished. Explanation is also that way. It was CNBLUE activities after all not me alone, I had common thought like that. Moreover seeing CNBLUE sight, I already think of the thought (solo album and) should be certain distinction. It was different system when writing every songs, but there are lots of things going on in my head so just, following where my hands going.

Perhaps, you are in the side of receiving inspiration while looking at scenery? When listening to your songs, we got the feel of a picture of scenery being painted from your songs. Although its wind or sky hovering some time we can capture natural image for sure, melody really lighten spaciousness.
Not till inspiration, but I liked those kind of things. Also while making music, I thought of how people could feel in certain season through it. ‘One Fine Day’ is a cold night, ‘Can’t Stop’ was a season changing from winter to spring.

We heard that your solo album has been concepted since 2 years ago. Is there a meter of that?
I keep on making CNBLUE songs and I also did what I want to do and there is a synergy in between. I seemed to have trapped in that. At that time I want to go hard. . . and I’ve tried many other things too. But as time passes by, those differences created music.

You said you have to make your album and thoughts of time and recent relationship, are you mentally change?
Lots of it. Especially when I look at something, music or personal life, difficult time of this and that also existed. But it all can’t be avoided. I have to fix it, that’s how life is. As time goes by. It will be okay.

You have lots of stress.
Receiving lots of (Stress) but I cannot be exposed by that. Drawing empathy from other people and giving influence as a job, I am on the side which passionately concealed those feelings. When writing songs I am not as a singer but just Jung Yong Hwa whom melted people’s heart emotionally, and I am getting closer to what audiences wanted to listen. Singer Jung Yong Hwa and the real I are different in the beginning.

In the beginning what kind of Jung Yong Hwa style will appear while making music?
I am very sharp. The genre, also conversation. (smile) I am just keep on (squat position) because I am not overweight. When I pissed off and throwing tantrum, it was real. But even I really pissed off, the song didn’t really pouring out well. That’s why I hate it more. Till now people who are listening to my music feel emotionally well and healing. When I am down I’m like that, I didn’t mean to reveal my music, but when I heard about what kind of songs would people loved, that once will twist and I’ll think about that.

One thing that is interesting, ‘Ski Resort’s Good-Looking Guy’ pictures wake the entertainment industry in the foot who are behind, paying tailored to your music.
The chance to access to music were many when I was a kid. I learned piano and clarinet, as well as vocal. I keep on doing music and getting closer to it, but I don’t have any thought of doing music as a job. When I was in 3rd year of junior high, it was the first time I received a demo program and started making songs.

Becoming a singer is not because of luck.
Of course, there is luck in it. At school time I thought Seoul was distant from here. Because of that I cannot think of becoming a celebrity at all. When I received a call from “Seoul Person” at first and wanted to cast me, I thought he was lying. I am just a frog in a well. If not because of the chance I might not think of it once.

Aa! Not long ago we did a luck and psychological test regarding it. . .
(Before we finished the question) Oo, I really liked those kind of things.

This is first time ever we did a psychological test while interviewing, Haha. Okay, let’s start. Your friend held a home party in his house. But in your way, you mistakenly dropped the cake that you’ve already prepared before. What will you do in that time? No.1, you throw the crushed cake and going to buy a new one. No.2, I eat the crushed cake, and going to buy a new one. No.3, just bring the cake and you will said, “Although it crushed, let’s just eat it together.”
No.1

Really, no.1 is your answer? The result of no.1 is, ‘You can’t think of a chance of misfortune, but you will think on how to overcome misfortune.’
Woah, it is true! I’m like that. No, luck is luck and if bad luck think of it as bad luck. True. But who will eat the crushed cake (in Busan accent). Aa, but I dropped the cake? I will tell everyone that I dropped the cake. So, I’m thinking of bringing the crushed cake over with me then. I am not buying a new one.

So the result is different though. No.3 Absolutely an accident that can’t forecasted, you turn a mistake into a luck. Because it an unpredictable incident you won’t take it negatively and said, “It’s alright, what could I do” you comfort yourself and encouragement time.
I think I am like that. But now I think I am forcibly under hypnotherapy and so I am. I am a mix of no.1 and no.3. I think like (no.1), but act like (no.3). That’s the thing I will do after all. But is it the only psychological test available? We should do it more. (smile). I couldn’t really understand the problem and I am feeling sad. Cake box, I understand that part! I think I should read tarot in the morning.

Do you like tarot kind of thing?
No, I never been there once. So I would like to go. That kind of saying really made you want to believe. Haha. This year’s misfortune, I think maybe it will happen.

So we should tell a nice talk beside you. So it will becoming good thing.
Of course. But now I am shuffling on not believing what people’s talk.

How about this year’s horoscopes prediction?
It will be good . . . It’s all good till now and I wish it will be like that all year long.

Do you on the side of feeling doubt? Although there is good thing happen you don’t seems like accepting just like that.
True, I have lots of doubts. So just like the previous psychological test I choose no.1, but I forcibly do it like no.3. I tried to think positively.

Do you have your future plan inside your head and ever imagine it?
I do imagined it, but there are also thing that I couldn’t imagine. At that time those things are going to crush. That kind of moment . . I tried to seek for help from anyone because it is still better than doing it myself.

MBC ‘Golden Fishery-Radio Star’ your company representative Han Seong Ho CEO said, “Yonghwa is trapped now”. When look at yourself now, looks like you’ve been drawn to be in line, but inside you acquired your own freedom. But if you out of it, do you have any thoughts on getting your own?
I don’t like getting on my own. After having fun and the next day,”I played well, no regret” not this kind of character but ‘What have I done, blaming self’ this kind of character, I don’t want to make any more fuss about it. I want to go without any regrets, but that’s now who I am. Rather than ‘Why I did that?’ but ‘Why did I played, why.’ Also the work I wanted to do soon seems like I can’t do it anymore. Why did I get out? I always keep this in thoughts and I am lacking off.

If we look at Yonghwa in one side seems not very comfortable with the situation. Later it will be nice to see you write and eat, we’re full with that thought already.
That kind of thoughts, I think of it a lot. But (I do this kind of work) always like a ‘candle’ I have to be there.

Citing ‘It’s Okay’ thoughts, sometimes you want to switch but you are mad of yourself.
Yes. If it’s occurred, I just sleep. If I’m not sleeping I just keep on thinking other stuff that I have to do, best thing is to sleep. I have experience other, but sleep is the best. So, the thoughts disappear.

You are entering 27 this year, 6 years counting since you debuted as singer. In the society holding an annual event to fill the firewood that slowly showing the floor again that been burnt all this time. Where do you want to put the firewood?
Aa. . . I don’t have any thoughts of it. Just me… still me, I don’t think of showing it all, when reaching 30s I’ll think about it again.

Do you think there would be any difference from twenties to thirties?
Haaa… it’s nearing (thirties) already. Haha. Different of course. That time I will worry of other things. I think I would be comfortable with my job than now.. But I don’t know. The time flew fast.

“My twenties vibe looks like a ‘pirate ship’. It’s not smooth sailing. When the time comes to fight it will turnover, over and over again, that kind of pirate ship. Sometimes we have to be a fox, sometimes later we have to be a bear, and it’s very difficult. To live in this world it’s not an easy job.”

Jung Yong Hwa now is in twenties cruise?
My twenties vibe looks like a ‘pirate ship’. It’s not smooth sailing. When the time comes to fight it will turnover, over and over again, that kind of pirate ship. Sometimes we have to be a fox, sometimes later we have to be a bear, and it’s very difficult. To live in this world it’s not an easy job. I wanted to befriend with the society but.. It’s important to find people like magnet. It’s difficult to express this.

If its magnet it might be pushing each other. More to N pole that is pulling S pole.
Stick to pushing, properly attached. With the people that not matching wanted to walk in distance, but (N pole and N pole) there are times when both tried to stick to each other.

So it’s like that. To live in the society.
That kind of things are difficult.

So that time, so you will reveal you feeling?
No, I don’t know about people much. Who knew what’s inside. But I can reveal it with my childhood friends. Because I met them since long time ago.. After all, time is the power.

When is the moment of your life that you want to capture? The fun or tough moment, the time that you want to recall.
School time. Not that I think about that time every day is very fun. Just go to school every day, especially everyday becoming memories. I don’t want to go back to that time, because I am not a person that cannot live an ordinary day to day life.

Still, these days lots of young kids started their trainee period since they were kids and debuted, they skipped their abundance school time to become a singer.
At that time, I don’t think about music only but everything else too and I gave lots of help. I feel proud. Of course if you had an early start as singer there are plus factor in it but as time goes by there are lots of good things too. And all the time passes by … happy.

If that time didn’t exist, how will Jung Yong Hwa be now?
A big trouble. (laugh)

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