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[TRANS] CNBLUE interview on anan web Japan

[Explore the K-POP Swamp] CNBLUE appeared! Who wants to be a president if you’re at work?! #21

 

Popular 4-member band CNBLUE celebrating their 5th anniversary of Japan major debut in 2016. Looking to the visual concept of their new song “SHAKE” we imagined that it’s about “salary man”, and “if you work for a company…” things. (Although it seems that work may can’t be handled if you’re in the same company with a such cool salary men…) Don’t miss the exclusive video at the end!

 

[Can I become a pen?!] Vol. 21

 

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“SHAKE” is decided (to be on) this summer with a refreshing summer tune!

For half of a year in 2009, CNBLUE performed their music along with their spartan training in Japan to take the root of a band’s culture. During that period, they went to live houses and had street live performances for over 100 times! Building a solid foundation as a band, we asked these 4 people who grew into a popular band and talked about their new song “SHAKE”.

—Please tell me about the new song “SHAKE”.

Yonghwa: “I want to cheer up the listener” is a thought when I put my feelings into this song.

Jonghyun: “Song Camp” is trending worldwide, there’s a way for the (music) creators to gather and make songs together, “SHAKE” was made by four people, Yonghwa, myself, one American and one a German. We’re immediately uniting and “let’s make a fun song”, it turned out like that.

Minhyuk: As soon as I heard it, it’s so nice, my body moves naturally according to the rhythm.

Jungshin: We’re glad to have a bright song like title song “Glory Days” on our 5th anniversary album to the discography of CNBLUE. It seems to be really fun when do the song live, I’m looking forward to that now.

 

—It’s fun to wrap up a colorful and pop MV. The stage is an office, but, if you work on a company what position that you want?

Yonghwa: Unconditionally a President (LOL). “NO. 1” is a motto in any industry.

Jonghyun: Since I don’t want to carry a big responsibility, I’m the 2nd place. I think being the director or vice president of an entertainment (company/industry) is suitable.

Minhyuk: I’m good as a Hira salary man (worker)*

Yonghwa: So, what if both of you come to my company?

Minhyuk & Jonghyun: …

Yonghwa: Think about it again! You two seems to be far from being used (LOL).

Jungshin: Me?

Yonghwa: Jungshin might be better. Yes, let’s have a contract!

Jungshin: How much is the monthly salary?

Yonghwa: 3000 yen.

Jungshin: I’ll refuse it politely (LOL).

 

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—There’s a lyric says “Today is about to high, isn’t it?”, what would you do on such day like that?

Yonghwa: Basically, it’s always high. Whatever I do outside is always high, but it will go down at home.

Minhyuk: I get in touch with my friends, driving, and play sports. Soccer, baseball, basketball, and golf, I’ll do anything. I’ll also go to gym.

Jonghyun: In my case, I’ll go fishing anyway. I was about going to go tomorrow, but it seems like the manager doesn’t want to let me go, so I tell a lie “no fish will come out tomorrow” (LOL)

Jungshin: I enjoy playing billiards with friends and watching movies in my personal studio to feel (or, to get) the mood high. I also do shopping. Recently, I bought a sofa to be used in the studio.  Since it’s going to be used for a long time, so I chose it well. Super satisfied!

Minhyuk: Hey, what studio?

Yonghwa: Minhyuk, you’re not coming in?

Minhyuk: No….

Jonghyun: It’s a studio or a work room. Minhyuk, since you’re practicing drums in a room that everyone use, so it’s no problem.

—On the other hand, have you been feeling down lately?

Jonghyun: A while ago. The manager says “no fish will come out tomorrow” (LOL)

Yonghwa: I, if I don’t have time and I can’t exercise, I’ll be fuzzy. But, since I went to the gym yesterday, it feels fresh now!

Minhyuk: Exercise will relieve your stress, right?

Yonghwa: Since Jungshin himself didn’t exercise at all, so I took him to the gym yesterday.

Jungshin: I, I don’t need to exercise because I have a body (LOL)

—Although CNBLUE shining the most during live band (performance), what kind of things that you aware about on the stage?

Jungshin: Before, there was a place/spot where I’m looking forward into and “I have to look cool (here)”, but now I’m not that conscious to it. It becomes natural.

Yonghwa: Eh?! It’s not the most natural thing though (LOL)

Jonghyun: Actually, Jungshin is the coolest one (LOL)

Minhyuk: (LOL). Anyway, it’s important to enjoy the stage. Since we have many nice songs, with “SHAKE” also, we’ll be glad if you dance at the venue.

 

—By the way, a new recruit audition will be held by FNC Entertainment and Warner Music as a team, right?

Jungshin: I just heard that (LOL)

Yonghwa: (Receiving explanation from manager) Everyone is welcome!

Minhyuk: Right now, it’s not only instrumental performances and songs, but also many kind of positions are required, so it will be serious, I’d like to give spiritual/mental care to those who passed.

Yonghwa: Minhyuk is kind of gentle/friendly.

Minhyuk: But it says “lie” in the face (LOL).

*T/N: Hira salary man or also can be written as ヒラリーマン (hira-riiman): a salary man with no title. Could be the lowest rank or lowest title of an employee in a company *cmiiw


 

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Yonghwa

Born on June 22nd, 1989. He is in charge of vocal and guitar. He gets into R&B songs that were (played) in the studio! Even when he was shooting with cool images, he stepped out if he has a chance, and other members also staff were burst out laughing (because of him).


 

 

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Jonghyun

Born on May 15th, 1990. He is in charge of vocal and guitar. Although he is in a super simple black pants and white shirt with no tie, his self-appeal is drifting. Actually, he took off one button just before shooting.


 

 

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Minhyuk

Born on June 28th, 1991. He is in charge of drums. Minhyuk is a cat lover, he is crazy about the special issue about cat on “anan”.  He sighs every time he turns over the page, and keep saying “cute~ ♡”. After the interview, he took it home.


 

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Jungshin

Born September 15, 1991. He is in charge of bass. During the interview, he was poked on the neck by Yonghwa who was on the next door, and suddenly become a “7-year-old child”. He didn’t move and was dodging in a cool way.

Don’t forget to watch the exclusive anan web video here!

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[TRANS] CNBLUE Members BEST 3 from rankingbox Japan

Jung Yonghwa BEST 3 Memories of Japan Major Debut 5th Year Anniversary

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1st – Guerilla live in front of Shinjuku Station, Tokyo

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CNBLUE went to Japan for a spartan training in 2009. While we had a poor-living together, we were active on the street and small live houses. On the first-time we sang in front of Shinjuku Station, of course, there are no audiences at all. But two years later after did guerilla live in front of Shinjuku Station we made our major debut with “In My Head”, and 7000 people came. At the same time in Shinjuku, the audiences were growing from zero to 7000 people. It’s amazing to remember about that now! It’s touching!

2nd – First time in Yokohama Arena

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“392” live is the end of our indie era. On that day, we were announcing our major debut through a press conference and told fans (about major debut) through the live (concert). For the first-time arena tour, it’s a turning-around center stage. At that time, I couldn’t remember what kind of performance I’m playing, but I still remember that my body was shivering because of a shining lighting and it was filled with a lot of fans. I was nervous, I’ve worked too hard, with a limited physical and mental strength, I fell down right after the live ends (LOL).

 

3rd – “In My Head”

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On October 19th 2011, CNBLUE made a Japan major debut with “In My Head”. It was sung live for the first time on “392” live at Yokohama Arena, when we announced the major debut. Since then I played (the song) live for many times, the feeling to sing it on each year changed, there is something different even if I listen to my singing (to that song) later on. That’s interesting. Also, when this song goes live, the tension will surely rise, it will become very hot! It’s surprisingly become hot while singing!


Lee Jonghyun BEST 3 Things to Seek on a Lover

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1st – Personality

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I think I’m that “nice” and friendly/kind person. But after all, the most important thing is about personality, right? I think that this is the most important thing for men and women to see for a partner. I’m that type who will aggressively appeal the person I like in a gentle way. I’ll try to find out what things that she likes, and will do a such effort(s) to fit with her and things that she likes. But I’m not that gentle to the person I’m not interested. It’s not that good in being good/kind to everyone. It will be quite rude/impolite even if you make your partner/opponent misunderstood (because of the good treats).

2nd – Thoughts

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I’m a person who can understand my own way of thinking, and, also the one who will respect other thoughts. My way of thinking is very simple. The policy is “to live happily right now”. Taking care of her is important, even work and hobbies are also important, but I’d like to do those happily. Basically, it’s the man who will try his best and devote himself for the woman, but I also have my own world, so I want her to understand on my way of thinking/thoughts. I also respect her as much as I can. I think it’s wonderful to have a relationship that can understand and respect each other.

3rd – A Family person

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It may be an old thought, but isn’t marriage is the end of a love affair? After all, I hope for the one who will become my wife is a family person. A person who protect her families just like my mother is ideal. Actually, I look at cooking as a hobby, I can make quite anything fairly. Even if I have to say it to myself, that my skill is pretty good (LOL). Since my hobby is fishing, I’m good in making a fish’s fillet. Last time, I caught fish and make its sashimi then put it in Jungshin’s house. I’m unexpectedly that homely guy as well.


Kang Minhyuk BEST 3 Favorite Japanese Food

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1st – Sushi

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When I come to Japan, Sushi is the No. 1 thing that I definitely want to eat. I love every kind of Sushi! There’s nothing that I don’t like. Hikarimono and Sea urchin are OK. Since this promotion was only for one night, I don’t have the chance to eat Sushi, so I ate ramen for dinner with Jungshin. But then, I heard that Yonghwa and Jonghyun had eaten Sushi, right now, I’m a bit shock… I’ll definitely take a revenge during the tour, I really want to eat good Sushi!

2nd – Omurice (Omelet Rice)

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Japanese omelet rice with eggs are fluffy and delicious, right~? There are places that have this in Korean franchise/convenience store, but it’s totally different. That fluffy things are impressive. It has a deep taste/feel of the rice (LOL). I also choose an omelet on the menu of our 5th anniversary cafe (15th – 23rd October at cafe manduka Shibuya). In Japan, it is a dish that boy wants the girl to make, right? I will eat everything she made deliciously!

3rd – Bamboo Steamer Dish

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Right now, Bamboo Steamer Dish is a bit trending in South Korea. When I want to eat it, sometimes I went to the one (place which sell it) in South Korea. But, we can do/make it at home, aren’t we? Next time, I’d like to buy the “Bamboo Steamer” and make it at home. I like various ingredients on it like vegetables, but after all there has to be meat! But I prefer beef than pork! When steaming the meat with vegetables, it has a slight taste of veggies, but it all healthy and refreshing. It only steaming a simple dish, but this is a “simple is best” dish.


Lee Jungshin BEST 3 Favorite Fashion Items

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1st Hoodie

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My recent favorite is parka hoodie. I love “VETEMENTS” brand. It has a coordinated stylish oversized street style. I usually like both casual and traditional style, I wear both, but parka hoodie is fun and easy, so, I like it. About my favorite fashion, I think you can understand it by checking through my Instagram. All the pictures are Simba? Ah, I’m sorry (LOL).

2nd Damaged Jeans (Ripped Jeans)

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Do you say it as Damaged Jeans in Japan? In South Korea, it called Destroyed Jeans. It (the name) seems strong in South Korea (LOL). I only wear Damaged Jeans recently. The damage itself is cool and I like the bigger one. A light denim color is better, I think the heavy/thick color one match for upcoming season. Damaged Jeans with Parka Hoodie, I guess if it all comes with short boots will be like a style for autumn.

3rd Accessories

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I think that the fashion point is a watch and a bracelet. I don’t wear rings and earrings recently. Watch is on left hand, and bracelet is on right hand. It’s a NO for digital watch. I like a classical metal belt, but now I love gold watches. I wear not only one bracelet, there are gold and silver one, both are thick and thin, a coordinated square and a chain, I like to put it well-balanced.

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[TRANS] CNBLUE “EUPHORIA”Album & Japan Major Debut Anniversary ‘in-depth’ Interview with Kstyle Japan

CNBLUE released a new album to celebrate the fifth-year debut anniversary! “It’s filled with happy songs…I want you to listen to it to be happy”

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CNBLUE released their fifth new album “EUPHORIA” on October 19th on their fifth-year debut anniversary.

On the album, the lead song is “Glory days”, with other songs in total 10 songs, “Puzzle”, “Be OK” written by Lee Jong Hyun, meanwhile “Stay with me” written and composed by Lee Jung Shin, it has plenty compositions which leads to a “euphoria”. This time, they challenged to have an ‘in-depth’ interview. We heard about the album production and its secret story of their fifth anniversary, also we had a variety talk and also the tour that they’re going to perform in November.

―This fifth album was created along with the moment of five years of Japan debut. Please tell me what’s your thoughts to put “EUPHORIA” as the title.

Yonghwa: Ah, it’s Jungshin’s responsible to describe this, it’s him!

Jungshin: Yes. “EUPHORIA” in Italian means “happiness”. It’s five years after Japan major debut. We’ve got a lot of happiness from fans and also everyone in these five years, so we hope that by putting this title the happiness continues in the future. The songs in the album are packed with our feelings of gratitude to our fans.

Jonghyun: Since it’s full of happy songs, I hope that you all can be happy by listening to it.

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―The lead song “Glory days” is a very positive song, I think I can feel happy by listening to it.

Yonghwa: It is, right? I put a message that “From the past up to the future, I want to spend the time, such as dreaming together forever”. Even it’s a lot more pointed toward/about us, but I wrote it for everyone who support us.

Jungshin: I think the mood will increase as soon as I listen to it, right? Even if it’s (performed) in the tour (the mood) will rise.

Minhyuk: Yeah, that’d be fun.

―In “Glory days” Music Video, there’s a child actor who has appeared in a lot of Korean dramas, which is familiar to Kstyle readers. Following the appearance (of a child actor) in your Korean song “YOU’RE SO FINE” this would be the second time (they have a child actor appeared on their MV), but it’s a fantastic piece.

Minhyuk: Yes. We want to express the world of the dreams that we saw when we were child.

Jungshin: On the solo scene, each scene is different. The scene where we’re on a studio set, and the scene where the child actor appeared are synchronized to symbolized members’ childhood, it’s like we created our own dream world.

Yonghwa: I have various shades, so I didn’t indicate a dream only, but dreams. It’s led from the scene of the child, he is walking while feel troubled and guided by the butterfly which is a symbol of a dream, and then going the adventure as he goes through the woods.

Minhyuk: The scene where I play the drums and I was hanging around is symbolized by the water droplets on it. It synchronized with the scene where the child is playing with water on the river. I like a quiet atmosphere.

Jonghyun: I’ve been surrounded by those sparkling, the scene where I got a look at the sky and pick it, it actually may can be done in our childhood, and seeing a scene which has things that can be done for a long time ago in a Music Video was a nostalgic feeling.

Jungshin: In the part where I came out, I’m like hanging on something like white strings, it symbolized a tree, which means an old memory and old things.

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―Listening to the stories and see the Music Video, makes me understand it more. From the 10 recorded songs, started from “Glory days”, please tell me your favorite song.

Jonghyun: Mine is the opening song “Be OK”. I’m a person who always Be OK, so by made this song I hope that everyone can Be OK (and let’s be OK together). If you don’t want to be struggled or troubled, then let’s have some fun?

Minhyuk: Mine is song number 4 “Face to face”. It’s Yonghwa’s song, the lyrics and the song itself is unique. Somehow, the tune can make me feel excited.

Yonghwa: Mine is the 6th song “Royal Rumble”. On the lyrics I’m talking about the dream, the song itself has it’s lightness tune that makes me want to move my body naturally while listening to the song. It has a catchy melody, which can remain lingering on your feeling. I can imagine something while listening to a relaxing music.

Jungshin: Mine is the 8th song “Stay with me”. I choose it because it’s my song (LOL). When recorded my own song for the first time, it’s “Daisy” on the previous album “colors”, it’s an English lyric. This time is the fifth anniversary, and since it’s Japan album, so I want to make this song in Japanese. I think that it’s a good song to be listened, and I’m glad for it.

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―It’s Japan major debut fifth anniversary. Right now, what kind of feelings do you have?

Jonghyun: When I’m saying (or explain) something it would be long, very long, so I think short speaking is better, so…..(LOL). (he may refer for other members to explain about it since he loves to talk a lot XD)

Jungshin: But, the point is CNBLUE’s live activities in Japan. Came in 2009 with the Spartan training, CNBLUE began from street live where we don’t have anyone to listen to us.

Jonghyun: If there’s no money, we always have ourselves hungry.

Jungshin: When we’re ready to have a major debut, and play live in front of so many fans, we could also take out 5 albums (for ourselves). It’s (a moment) full of gratitude.

Minhyuk: Not only about album and live, since we also planned a variety of events to commemorate the fifth anniversary, I hope everyone can join us, let’s enjoy it together.

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―Start at Makuhari Messe Event Hall on November 2nd, until at Budokan at November 30th, for about a month, “CNBLUE 5th ANNIVERSARY ARENA TOUR 2016 -Our Glory Days-” will be held across the country. Because it’s fifth anniversary, I guess it will be good to see Yonghwa dancing during “Wake up” song like on the previous tour which shocked the audiences and is more than expectation?

Yonghwa: We’ll do our best (LOL). We want to do something special. Ah, not only my dance (hahaha). With new songs, there’s also new arrangements of the stage’s set. I’m thinking about what kind of thing that can make fans happy…… Anyway, please look forward to it!

―On December 10th-11th, the annual “2016 FNC KINGDOM IN JAPAN – CREEPY NIGHTS-” will be performed in Makuhari Messe. What kind of performance will CNBLUE have?

Jungshin: CNBLUE style has been decided and is a great deal!

Yonghwa: I think the set is about who is the KING. It’s a special set list! Since it’s not only our fans who come to the Kingdom, shall we compressing the nice thing about us? There are so many cases this and that, but don’t worry, we’ll show you the best live!

Writer: Yukari Sakamoto

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[TRANS] CNBLUE Interview on Haru Hana Magazine Vol. 38

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The new album, which was put their feeling of thank to the fans has been accomplished.

CNBLUE who marks 5th anniversary of their major debut in Japan will release their 5th album ‘EUPHORIA’. This album, which means happiness is the special one which was put their feeling of thank to the fans who spent 5 years together has been accomplished.

Yonghwa: Because this album will be release our 5th anniversary year, we made it with the theme of the feeling of thankfulness.

Jungshin: We are happy to have got the love from fans until now, and we are also happy if we keep offering a good music to fans. That’s why we named the title of the meaning of happiness for this album

 

—The lead song ‘Glory Days’ was made by Yonghwa, how did you make it?

Yonghwa: I wanted to make a warm atmosphere song to say our thankful message for fans. First, I wrote a lyric of that I wanted everybody to have a smile. We didn’t have any other choice as a lead song excepting this, because I made this song in consideration of the 5th anniversary from the start of making.

Jungshin: This is a good song for our 5th anniversary! This has a happy atmosphere.

 

—The album has 10 songs. Which one is your favorite?

Minhyuk: I like ‘Face to Face’, because its lyric is funny. And it has a medium tempo like ‘Don’t Care’ and ‘With me’ that Yonghwa-hyeong made before. It has various faces depending on my feelings.

Jonghyun: I like all of them, but I suffice it to say that ‘Be OK’, ‘Slavers’ and ‘Royal Rumble’. I made ‘Be OK’ and ‘Slavers’ for my solo. But if I made all of my composed songs for my solo, there would be no songs for CNBLUE. So, I decided those songs are for CNBLUE. I sang them myself first, but I thought Yonghwa’s voice suit them. Both of them were good.

Jungshin: I composed a song ‘Stay With Me’. I wrote ‘Daisy’ in English that has been in our previous album, but I thought Japanese fans were happy if I wrote a lyric in Japanese, so I tried it. I think Japanese is a romantic and emotional language. This song is a song that I put the message for the fans. Because fans are here for us, we were able to overcome big challenges. This is the message that we’ll support to each other.

 

—How did you have your recording process?

Minhyuk: We always record own part depending on oneself schedule.

Jonghyun: I gave an advise when the recording of the song that I made. I requested yonghwa to sing ‘Be OK’ to speak.

Jungshin: I was listening that Yonghwa-hyeong was singing my song ‘Stay With Me’. He‘s sung it to my image, and I was happy.

What do you want to say to the members when you look back at the past five years.

—This year is the 5th anniversary of your debut. If you named these 5 years like ○○days, what do you want to name it?

Jonghyun: ‘The days of my 20’s’

Minhyuk: How about ‘A short moment’ days? It seems 5 years are long, but look back it, it’s short.

Yonghwa: ‘Happy’ days for me. Because I had a happier time than hard time.

Jungshin: ‘We have a long road to travel’ days. I know that the 5th anniversary is one of an important event, but we can say it if we would have 10 year anniversary and 20 year anniversary. We still have a long way.

 

—Well, what do you want to say to the members when you look back at the past five years?

Yonghwa: I want to say to Jungshin that you grew in height than the time of the debut. To Jonghyun, challenge more to fishing (Laugh). And to Minhyuk, try to make a song

Minhyuk: I always thank to my elder brothers (Yonghwa and Jonghyun) making a great song. Although I haven’t joined to compose songs, I have never rushed and will never be. Now I’m satisfied to play CNBLUE songs.

Jungshin: I want to say to the members that I hope we’ll play together, even after 10 years, 20 years and 30 years.

Jonghyun: Thank you for your hard work, and we’ll go together.

 

—If you say to yourself in 5 years ago, what do you want to say?

Jungshin: I want to say myself that try to challenge a lot of things. When I look back at the time of debut, I could something like practice and more. And I want to say “ Be patient and win yourself”! (Laugh)

Yonghwa: I think I say “Envy you”. I had a hard time, but I think slightly that I want to go back. Because I was young, I could try to everything.

 

—The end of this interview, would you say a message for fans?

Jonghyun: Even though I’m not a special, Thank you for making me a person who can have a concert.

Jungshin: I wrote the lyric of ‘Stay With Me’ in Japanese for fans. I hope you like it.

Minhyuk: Thank you for being rooting us these 5 years. I hope we’ll make music and concert together.

Yonghwa: I am impressed many fans come to our concerts every tour. I wish I could have enough time to say thank you to everyone directly. Thank you!

 

★Personal interview

[Yonghwa] My nature of humanity hasn’t been changing by time

Q. The dance scene in your concert got good reaction, can we watch that again?
A. hahaha. If fans enjoy it (Laugh). Because I wanted fans to enjoy it, I might do that again. The things I want to do is an acoustic concert. If I have a chance, I’ll do it.

Q. You’ll appear the drama ‘The package’ in 2017, why did you decided to appear this drama?
A. This is the type of drama that we haven’t had in Korea, and I was attracted to this love story and the setting that the characters go to the trip. This is the warm story. I’ll stay in France two month for the shooting. I think it’s little bit long, but I’m exciting.

Q. What is your ‘First step’ in your life ever?
A. Started learning piano when I was 6 years old. My mom made me learn it, but this is the reason that I’ve dreamed to be an artist.

Q. What is the event that changed you?
A. Nothing special. I’ve changed adjusting to the real world as time goes along. But my nature of humanity hasn’t been changing by time

Q. Are you the type of person who can express the feeling honestly?
A. It depends on the situation. If I have to say something, I say. if I have to hide something, I do so.

Q. What is the thing that will save you when you have a bad day?
A. Nothing. Because I’m not a type of person who bothered myself.

Q. Please tell us that you and the other CNBLUE members are good for each other.
A. We have became good for each other while spend a time together. Especially we have similar tastes in food. Even if we had some issues, we would reach an agreement.

Q. What is your favorite food, one that you won’t get tired of even if you were to eat it every day? Is there something that you have been using from the child?
A. Coffee! I take a cup of black coffee every morning. I feel the start of the day when I take it. I haven’t been using anything from the child, but now my favorite is portable speaker. When I go the oversea, I exactly bring one.
Q. When you look a mirror, what do you think?
A. I have a slightly swollen face today…(Laugh). I check my condition when washing my face every morning.

Q. What is the things that holding yourself?
A. Nothing. I always do everything that I want to. I’m getting into preparing for new drama. Because the shooting is going to start soon, I’m memorizing my line desperately.

Q. Are you a type of person who always wants to meet a person you like? If you can’t meet, how do you express your feeling to a person?
A. I am a type of person who want to meet a person I like all the time. I know we can’t it all the time when I am busy at work, but I try to do. I want to send a selfie to each other.

Q. If you have farewell foreboding, You would say goodby first?
A. No, I can’t say goodby from me. If I was in this situation, I would wait to be say so. And I have no choice at that time.

 

[Jonghyun] I’m a simple person. I express any feeling honestly, except anger

Q. How was your solo concert in Japan?

A. I was happy and enjoyed it. Even I’m not a special, Thank you for making me a person who can have a concert. Thank you (Laugh). I sang using by hand microphone, because I wanted to concentrate to sing.

Q. Why are there some songs written in English?

A. Nothing special reason. But I think the atmosphere matches.

Q. What is your ‘First step’ in your life ever?

A. Buying a guitar. At first, I didn’t think anything, but I wanted to be cool.

Q. What is the event that changed you?

A. Myself. Even if I got the influence by reading books or watching movies, changing myself is myself in the end.

Q. What is the thing that will save you when you have a bad day?

A. I rarely feel blue, because I don’t think deeply. I forget soon the things that might be my stress.

Q. Are you the type of person who can express the feeling honestly?

A.Yes. I’m simple. I try to not get mad, but I express except it.

Q. Please tell us that you and the other CNBLUE members are good for each other

A. I already don’t feel like that. Since we are together these 10 years, I don’t think the compatibility any more.

Q. When you look a mirror, what do you think?

A. I think many things like too much drink last night, slightly swollen my face or something like that. I don’t think I’m handsome (Laugh).

Q. What is your favorite food, one that you won’t get tired of even if you were to eat it every day? Is there something that you have been using from the child?

A. Rice and ‘Ore no Humburg’ (The restaurant name in Japan). I used to eat at there like every day. I haven’t been using anything from the child. I’m a type of a person that I get bored soon.

Q. Are you a type of person who always wants to meet a person you like? If you can’t meet, how do you express your feeling to a person?

A. Of course I want be with the person who I like all the time. I try to contact with the person. I think I’ll do my best.

Q. What is the things that holding yourself?

A. It’s not fishing (Laugh). I went to fishing every day even in Japan though. I got about 30 sea basses. Because I don’t like boredom , so I try to find something fun. I think what do I do today, every morning. I can say that I’m under the control of joy.

Q. If you have farewell foreboding, You would say goodbye first?

A. I don’t say from me. I think if I had farewell foreboding, the other person would realize it. But if we are going to break up very fast, I might as date her at all.

 

[Minhyuk] 4 pieces that has different characters gather, and perfected CNBLUE

Q. You had solo fan meeting in Japan. How was it?

A. I was surprised because many fans came out to the event, in spite of it was my first fan meeting. I was impressed everything, but especially I enjoyed singing by myself.

Q. You’ve been started to preside at Music Bank from this Summer. How do you appreciate yourself?
A.  Because it’s only short time since it has started, It hard to appreciate myself. But I enjoy it. Solbin who preside together is a dependable person. I try to introduce musicians.

Q . What is your ‘First step’ in your life ever?

A. My first step is becoming a family born to Kang family. Because of having my own family, I came into the world and learn a lot of things. And I’m here now.

Q. What is the event that changed you?

A. I think I’m always changing. I can learn, realize and be influenced while I come in contact with many people. I keep changing myself by being influenced by people than the nature and some things.

Q. What is the things that holding yourself?

A. Work out. I think it’s important in my life. Working out helps us to cheer up our tired mind.

Q. Are you the type of person who can express the feeling honestly?

A. I’m a type of person that I express my feeling to my close friends.

Q. Please tell us that you and the other CNBLUE members are good for each other

A. 4 pieces that has different characters gather, and perfected CNBLUE. We are good for each other.

 

[Jungshin] Becoming the member of CNBLUE, it makes me strong.

Q. You appears the drama ‘Cinderella and four knights’ in Korea. Are there some untold stories?

A. We are almost the same age, I enjoyed the shooting. I keep in touch with Jung Ilwoo hyeong and Park Sodam. My role is similar to me.

Q. Please boast about your dog Simba!

A. I have wanted to have a Golden Retriever for a pet, and he came my home two years ago. He gives me a smile and happiness. I love him and think as a family. That’s why I post his photo and video on SNS. It’s like parents who post their child’s photo on SNS (Laugh). We are said to look alike, though, we might more alike while we are together. When I can’t go dog-walking, my elder brother goes for doesn’t get a stress.

Q. What is your ‘First step’ in your life ever?

A. When I was a trainee, I bought a bass guitar with my money for the first time. I was a student and not have enough money at that time, but the bass guitar was 1 million won.

Q. What is the event that changed you?

A. Joining CNBLUE. I was weak, but joining CNBLUE was one of a chance that I turned out to be strong.

Q. Are you the type of person who can express the feeling honestly?

A. I am a really honest person. Of course I control my feeling in public. When I talk with close friends, I say something honestly, it might make them hurt. But I think I have to express the feelings.

Q. What is the things that holding yourself?

A. My parents and Simba. Simba is one of my family who accepts my too much love.

Q. Please tell us that you and the other CNBLUE members are good for each other

A. We haven’t been having any trouble with the time of choice a food menu because we have similar favorite.

Q. When you look a mirror, what do you think?

A. I need to be more stronger.

Q. What is your favorite food, one that you won’t get tired of even if you were to eat it every day? Is there something that you have been using from the child?

A. Beef. The other day, I went to Osaka and ate meat. They were delicious!

Q. Are you a type of person who always wants to meet a person you like? If you can’t meet, how do you express your feeling to a person?

A. I know it’s best that we can see all the time. But if we can’t see each other, I control myself. I don’t get stress because of it. I keep contact with her, but I’m not a person that always want to check my cell phone.

 

<5 answers talk>

Q. What is the happiest moment in these 5 years?

  1. Major debut
  2. 2nd album release live~392~
  3. Summer Sonic (Music festival in Japan)
  4. Live concert in Nihon Budokan
  5. Live concert at Saitama Super Arena, Yoyogi National Gymnasium and more..

Q. 5 best foods in Japan

  1. Beef bowl
  2. Japanese style hamburger
  3. Sushi
  4. Ramen
  5. Hitumabushi (Chopped broiled eel over rice)

Q.What is the thing that yourself or member has changed since the debut?

  1. The vocal skill was improved (Yonghwa)
  2. Getting muscle (Minhyuk)
  3. Turn out to be short hair (Jungshin)
  4. CNBLUE’s stance has not been changing (CNBLUE)
  5. Weight cycling (Jonghyun)

Q. What is the most ROCK moment?

Yonghwa: When I was a trainee, I ROCKed (Laugh) Jungshin and I have had big hole for earrings.

Jungshin: Yonghwa-hyeong had 12mm and mine was 10mm

Yonghwa: We don’t have them anymore. We always ROCK on stage!

 

 

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CNBLUE Jung Yonghwa’s Interview by Excite Music 2015.3.4

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What a tender and beautiful voice…! It was just my honest comment when I heard his first solo album ‘One Fine Day’. In this album that consisted with a central focus on a ballad, he shows his mellow and sensitive voice different from his powerful voice as usual. This album includes not only his latest song that was released on Jan in Korea, but also Japanese version ‘One Fine Day’ and ‘I’m glad I loved you’ that is the song was written by Takuro, Gray (A member of the famous Japanese rock band). He seems he was getting inspiration while he was making his album with several artists. An interview time was short, but we felt that he satisfied with his album, and he is expecting much of the first solo concert

Excite: we heard your first solo album ‘ One Fine Day -Japan Special Edition- ‘ and enjoyed a music difference from CNBLUE. Honestly, how do you think about your album?

Yonghwa: Since this is my first solo album, I’ve felt pressure, but now I feel satisfied about it. A solo activity in Korea has already ended, but I really enjoyed it. And now, I am really looking forward to my first solo concert that will be held from April.

Excite: What did you have a concept for it? Since when have you produced?

Yonghwa: I haven’t decided a concept or theme. I think I could do things that I have thought I wanted to that so far. I remember that I’ve produced it since one year ago.

Excite: You composed ‘ One Fine Day ‘, didn’t you? Compared the songs for CNBLUE as CNBLUE’s member, are there some different things or some same things?

Yonghwa: The difference was just a music style. The songs for CNBLUE so far are almost an up tempo number but, the songs for my solo activity are almost composed with a focus on the ballad. It’s not differ that how to make a song, but I consider members favorite and strong point. On the one hand, for solo, I can make a song what I want to say, what I feel. I think this is the big difference.

Excite: ’27 years (With Peter Malick) ‘ is the song which you can reminisce about Yonghwa ’till present. Why did you want to write such a lyric? What made you decide to write this song?

Yonghwa: Peter Malick is the American artist who worked with me. When I heard his song that was composed for my solo, I felt that I had warm melody (for that song), so I just wrote a lyric what I felt when I heard that song. There is some part that I looked back on my past.

Excite: A bonus track, ‘ I’m glad I loved you ‘ was composed by you, and  lyric written by Takuro who is a member of Japanese Rock band Gray. It’s a medium-tempo love song that showed great love to hope former girlfriend’s happiness. When you saw that lyric, what did you think?

Yonghwa: I passed him the song without saying the theme, but he wrote otherworldly lyric more than what I thought. It made me feel I have to study more.

Excite: What kind of  impression of  do you have about Gray?

Yonghwa: Especially, I like ‘HOWEVER’ in their songs. So I feel really privileged to work with him.

Excite: You have worked other famous artist for your solo album excluding Takuro. What have you studied in the process of making your album?

Yonghwa: They have their own style when they make a song, so I realized that there were several ways to compose a song other than I had. I’ve studied lots of things from them. So far, I arranged a song for CNBLUE from a point of “What is the best for CNBLUE?”, but I tried a new style of arrangement this time. This was one of the chance of trying new things without any inhibition.

Excite: Have CNBLUE member already heard your album?

Yonghwa: Yes. They said “Awesome!”, and it  cheers me up.

Excite: How did you feel when they were listen to your album? Did you get nervous?

Yonghwa: I always  nervous whenever someone listen to my song even if it’s CNBLUE’s member.

Excite: By completing this solo album, do you think the effect on the activity of CNBLUE comes out?

Yonghwa: I’ve got a new thing to way to compose a song. I think I will make use of the experience of this for CNBLUE’s activity.

Excite: You said you were looking forward to your concert. Could you show your enthusiasm for it? And What are you preparing for it now?

Yonghwa: Now I practice for it. Since this will be my first solo concert, I really  nervous and worry about it. But I believe it will be a great show. I will do my best for it. Please come to my concert with your expected feeling. I will show greater show than you expect!

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CNBLUE John Yonghwa held his first solo fan meeting.

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.

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CNBLUE BPASS Interview September 2014 Issue

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They will release new song that includes the message “Go your believed way! ” on August 20th.

We, B-PASS bring the behind story, their passion for Rock festival in Japan in Summer, and etc.

It’s been a long time since you had gotten an interview by B-PASS last time. Then let’s talk a lot. At first, what does your 8th single ‘Go Your Way’ s concept?

Yonghwa: Because ‘Go Your Way’ as a lead song is so cool song and has a fast tempo during a whole, I think it’s good for Rock festival.

Minhyuk: I hope everybody swing a towel and groove during live (when they sing the song).

Yonghwa: I think a song that has a fast tempo is better for summer, I took care about it when I compose this song.

Everybody: I took care about it… (in Japanese)

It looks like the pronunciation is difficult.  (Laugh) When did you compose  each song (in this album)?

Yonghwa: About ‘Go Your Way’, I composed this song before a release of ‘Can’t Stop’ (around late of February). And I composed ‘Control’ about a year ago. I had tried to add this song to our last album in Korea, but I didn’t (Yonghwa think it didn’t suit with Can’t Stop).

Jonghyun: We had many twists and turns…

Jungshin: As a result, we brought this song to Japan.

Yonghwa: Because of ‘Can’t Stop’ is a mini-album, We couldn’t put many songs.

Jungshin: And ‘Control’ has different atmosphere from the other songs in ‘Can’t Stop’, We saved this song for future. We choose matching these three songs for this time’s single.

Jonghyun: I composed ‘Monster’ recently. I didn’t compose it especially for this time’s single, but I liked this song, I put it in this time’s single.

So, you don’t compose the songs, making a distinction between for Korea and for Japan, do you?

Yonghwa: Basically so. We used to do like that way though. And we added an arrangement to match with the  concept.

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Well, let us know about a song one by one. The lead song is ‘Go Your Way’ that was composed by Yonghwa. What image does this song have?

Yonghwa: Everybody might have some stresses. I put the message that overcoming such a thing and ‘ Do what you want’ ‘ Go where you want’.

It repeated the lyric ‘Don’t Stop~’ in the chorus. It makes remember me ‘Can’t Stop’. Do they have some relationship?

Yonghwa: Well… specifically, nothing. (Laugh)

Do you always have something ‘Can’t Stop’ in your heart?

Yonghwa: I noticed that just once you said. Maybe I have.

There is the lyric “ Until I reach there, Go your way”. Where do you want to go?

Yonghwa: It might somewhere that I can’t control myself. I should go ’till I think “oh, that was my happiness” When I look back.

(To the other members) What do you think about this song?

Jungshin: I think this is good for the lead song because we were talking that an up-tempo number is better for it. I thought the fans could groove to this song even as this positive lyric not only the melody. This song would match the image of us.

Jonghyun: The guitar melody in verse is interesting. I wonder how do the fans think about it. The piece is common, but because this chord is the first time to try for me, I enjoyed while the recording.

Are the chord and the playing method created while playing? Or while composing and arranging a song?

Jonghyun: While playing. So, I try several ways of playing sometimes during a recording.

This is the Rock Band way.

Jonghyun: Which reminds me, our songs are…(chuckle) Our slow tempo songs are difficult for us especially a guitar rhythm. I can play easily the rock with quickly tempo songs like this ‘Go Your Way’ catching the momentum, but ‘I’m alone’ is still difficult to play for me even it’s a debut song. (Laugh)

Now you get involved in songwriting more than when on your debut. So, you can make more ‘easy-to-play song for you’, don’t you?

Yonghwa: We could say that. But still now, we get some advices when we work out.

Jonghyun: I used to work by myself, but now I realized that is better and fun to work with members and staffs.

And then ‘Control’ is also composed and wrote by Yonghwa.

Yonghwa: Yes it is. Minhyuk and Jungshin participate in writing  lyric with me.

Minhyuk: oh, I did little… So my name has been uncredited on the album. Yonghwa-hyeong gave me a hint and I tried to write a lyric, but I couldn’t well. After all, Yonghwa-hyeong helped us.

Jungshin: It was a good experience for me.

Even if it’s uncredited, That is the first time to participate to write a lyric ever in Japan, isn’t it?

Jungshin: Yes it is. When we were staying at the hotel, suddenly I have an urge to write a lyric. Yonghwa-hyeong and Jonghyun-hyeong have already written a lyric. But we never had experience of it. So we write a lyric with Yonghwa-hyeong.

Yonghwa: You said that you wanted to write first.

Jungshin: yeah, it was when Yonghwa-hyeong was so busy

Yonghwa: I remembered that you were coming to my room, each of you.

Jungshin: whenever I tried to start writing, I had a hard time to translate it to English because I wrote it in Korean.

In which hotel? Overseas?

Everybody: In Japan.

Jungshin: Was that during Zepp tour?

Yonghwa: It was the end of the year, so it was on Arena tour.

Can you describe how did you write a lyric with three members?

Jungshin: Since it’s difficult to match our idea at a once, so we wrote it to each other roughly. Then Yonghwa-hyeong fixed them up. Because he is a composer. I showed my lyric while saying him my impression from a melody, he checked it in front of me.

Yonghwa: Lying on the bed in Jungshin’s room, we discussed about that.

Jungshin: When collecting our lyric, we used a computer.

Was it Younghwa the one who translate it into English?

Yonghwa: Yes, That’s me.

Which part of this song that striking the most?

Yonghwa: The intro is good.

Jungshin: dadatata tarararara~~~(He sings an intro)

Jonghyun: I had an awful time because of that intro. (Laugh)

This lyric says about self control.

Minhyuk: Yonghwa-hyeong advised us to think about the theme, except ‘Love’

Jungshin: I tried to write a lyric about love, but Yonghwa-hyeong said that he doesn’t want to write it in a common theme. So we had to match our theme for a song..

Minhyuk: At first, I wrote like ‘ Don’t control me, Don’t bother my way’ but I talked about the theme with Jungshin, and Yongwa-hyeong fixed it like ‘ Nobody controls me’.

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Let’s talk about this song later. Next we are talking about the song ‘Monster’ which composed by Jonghyun.

Minhyuk: I thought what is “Monster’ when I heard this word. It was impressive.

Jungshin: It has same image between a demo song and finished the song.

So, Is this mean that this song have already finished from the first? Jonghyun-ssi, What is the point of this song?

Jonghyun: Especially the lyric. I wrote this lyric in English because I wanted to make point of view  the world in unique ways. I sometimes write a lyric in Japanese, but it’s different from the conversation and lyric. Because although it has many ways of expressions, and is difficult to use it in Japanese. It’s simple in English. When I heard the melody and have to write lyrics, I tried to sing ‘I’ll take you to the monster~’. That meaning is ‘I’ll take you to the place where there is a monster’. So I got an idea. Do you know that we can hear the word ‘alien’ again and again in the song of Sting ‘Englishman in New York’ ? It’s like ‘I’m alien, I’m stranger in New York’ I thought it’s funny expression, so I wanted to try to write a lyric about ‘monster’. A whole meaning is like ‘I’ll take you the place where there is a monster even if you wouldn’t with me.’ It’s as against the lady who hurt me and it’s one of the puerile intimidation. (Laugh)

Oh, Sting! We feel same vector on you and them with clear melody. By the way, does Jonghyun has your love style like a child?

Jonghyun: No~~, the world of lyric is difficult. I can more expand them, but I dared to want to make this lyric more partial thing on purpose….

Is like this love style not distant?

Jonghyun: No way. (Laugh)  But this is the point for this song

Jonghyun said ‘Puerile’, but we can hear that lyric that has too pure feeling, and it’s so wistful. So I think it’s better to hear that song after translating into Japanese. And then about the playing instrument, drum’s irregular rhythm is a good point to hear.

Minhyuk: Thank you for saying so. Because Jonghyun-hyeong had composed very good song…

Jonghyun: (*Bursting into laughing*)

Minhyuk: I didn’t do anything.

Jonghyun: Since I hadn’t made the detail of the rhythm, I left Minhyuk to play what he wants to play. That is the rhythm that he had made.

A striking guitar rhythm come out in the end of the song. In the part of ‘You You You~’ , I feel like the guitar sings with a vocalist.

Jonghyun: About the guitar melody, I made it worring when it was a demo song. So there are some beliefs in this song.

By the way, We get back to the topic of ‘Control’. You have some songs that showing dilemma that you have faced in an own chest in the lyric like ’Robot’, ‘Don’t Care’ or ‘Wake Up’.

Yonghwa: Exactly. ‘Robot’ is the most notable one, and ‘Time Is Over’ too. I can’t write it if I don’t have such a dilemma.

Because there are lots of lyric that were written in English, we might not realize it. But I think those showing some frustrations and rebellious spirits in the lyric requires courage.

Yonghwa: In fact, I like such as a lyric. Because almost our lead songs are love song recently, I have wanted to write like this time’s lyric. It can help to change our songs atmosphere. But I have written such a lyric, I feel like to make all sorts of complaints. Our hit songs are actually almost love song. (LOL) At the same time, If I would write a song expecting a hit, I feel that is not my song. Actually, I had been like that, but sometimes I re-wrote in another theme. I think the feeling has to catch up to the lyric.

You have lots of songs that have a lyric showing some dilemmas, is this not automatically mean that you have some complaint on a regular basis?

Yonghwa: So I’m trying not to internalize stress, I give vent to it on lyric. (Laugh)

Minhyuk: I think he takes his daily frustration out with writing a lyric.

Jungshin: Actually, if the song that has a firm conviction would released in Korea….

Yonghwa: We could do it. But timing matters. I think it’s about time to do it though…

Since you are already ‘Oppa deul’ in Korea, You could do such a challenge.

Yonghwa: (holding his head) oh, no~~, I’m older~~! I think I was 20 years old until quite recently~~!

Jonghyun: You are already middle of 20’s, aren’t you?

Yonghwa: I’m turning 26 years old in Korean age, and 25 years old in Japanese age.

Jungshin: I’m 24 years old, but I think I’m already older though… (In a small voice)

Yonghwa: We are going to turn 30 years old quickly.

Jonghyun: Yes, It passes by like a flash, Yonghwa-hyeong.

Yonghwa: Let’s take much time next year like we have a time to travel.

Jonghyun: umm, It’s hard for us.

Yonghwa: Really? (Sigh) Now we have actually the time to ‘Go Your Way’

Everybody: hahahaha~~!

Minhyuk: Now then we have the time to ‘Control’.

Yonghwa: We ‘Can Stop’ but not ‘Can’t Stop’

Jungshin: ‘We can stop’ (Laugh)

Jonghyun: We decided our next song will be ‘Can Stop’

Jungshin: Please tell us how to stop~

Yonghwa: ‘We want to know how to way to stop~. Why we live our life too hard and too fast~’

Jonghyun: ‘The age is not everything, don’t care about the public’

Yonghwa: We can compose and write a lyric quickly. (Laugh)

I think because you are aging gracefully, you can get a new chance.

You will have two summer festivals, Summer Sonic and a-nation. This will be hard schedule for you because these two festivals will be held for these 3rd straight days.

Yonghwa: Both of them are 2nd time for us. When the first time, we got very nervous though. This year, we worry another thing. This is that how should we do for knowing us using a short time. In fact, we had some mistakes last year on these festivals. But we are confident doing well this year! We really got nervous last year.

Jungshin: we took too much fighting stance.

Jonghyun: we were flushed with pleasure.

Yonghwa: We did too much. Let’s use our mind this year.

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You played in the same time with Linkin Park in last year’s Summer Sonic. And this year, you will play in the same time with Arctic Monkeys.

Yonghwa: I love Arctic Monkeys though!

Jonghyun: (seeing brochure) Queen will participate in the next day! Kasabian and the HIATUS too.

Yonghwa: For musician who play on the same day with us, I want to watch the stage of Superfly.

Since a-nation is an event that lots of Japanese artists will participate in, do your feelings different from usual?

Yonghwa: It is fun to participate in any festival. We used to have too much pressure for knowing CNBLUE. But this year, we want to have fun ourself. Now we talk about a set list.

Jonghyun: We just have fun not worriying any of it.

Yonghwa: I think a festival is like that. Although we have had experience as an Arena Tour, a festival makes us to broaden our view by seeing other stages of other musicians. Please look forward to our stage!

 

Summer Holiday

The theme is ‘Summer Break’ . They talked us their memories when they were students and their ideal summer break.

Yonghwa: Since there is an important exam for entering university when the last year of high school in Korea, we should study for it a lot. But I lied that I go and study with friends, I went Haeundae with classmate.

We prepared school spirit tee shirts, had fun a lot. That was one of my good memories. It was an unforgettable memory. At the end, we were found by teachers and caught lying.

Were all of youboys?

Yonghwa: I was in the class that was all boys. No girls (Laugh)

Minhyuk: My unforgettable memory is going beach with friends and eating delicious foods. I could only go nearby, so I want to go some distance beach.

Is Minyuk from Seoul?

Yonghwa: He is from Ilsan (adjacent city of Seoul). And Jungshin too.

Jonghyun: Ilsan is near to Seoul.

From your perspective, it might be… (Laugh)

Yonghwa: ohhh, I really want to go Hawaii, Hawaii~ (in rap-ish)

Jungshin: I don’t say Boracay island or Mediterranean sea, but I want to go some beautiful ocean like Okinawa and make great memories.

Jonghyun: I want to go Okinawa too.

Yonghwa: Haven’t you been to Okinawa?

Minhyuk: Never. You went there for your drama shooting.

Yonghwa: You have never been there. Okinawa is great!! The color of the ocean is emerald green! It was very beautiful.

Minhyuk: sounds good

Yonghwa: There is a kind of noodle like Udon in Okinawa, isn’t it?

It is Okinawa Soba

Yonghwa: It is delicious.

Jonghyun: Whenever I eat Udon, it’s same.

Jungshin: I wish I could go to Okinawa

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There are some artist who finished their concert tour in Okinawa.

Yonghwa: If we could do that it would be great!

Jonghyun: Concert in Okinawa, Okinawa, Okinawa~

Yonghwa: Don’t you think Okinawa and Cheju are similar? Um, the color of the ocean is different.

Jonghyun: I think because they are close.

Jungshin: How about the plan that we have our concert in Jeju and Japanese fans get to come there with sightseeing in Jeju.

Yonghwa: If Japanese fans would come in Korea, I recommend Haeundae! I want to let fans know there is such a beautiful place in Korea!

Jonghyun: Haeundae is like a Las Vegas in Korea!

Yonghwa: I’m going to say it again, Haeundae is the best in the world!

Jungshin: When we had our concert in Busan, we stayed Yonghwa-hyeong’s home and he took us to Heaundae. Since Haeundae have taken on new dimensions and lots of tourist there, I was surprised about that. But that is the best for the resort.

Yonghwa: I think Haeundae is the landmark of Korea. It is the future city now! (He talks in Busan accent)

Jonghyun: yeah, the future city!

Jungshin: only some area (laugh) some areas are looking like the future city, but rest of Busan is a traditional area.

Jonghyun: Japanese fans should come to Busan and Haeundae if they have a chance.

Which part of Busan was  Jonghyun came from?

Jonghyun: Songdo. The area that has beautiful ocean and nature in Busan

Do you have any memories with that beautiful nature?

Yonghwa: Valley, Valley (*There are lots of mountain-valley in Busan)

Jonghyun: Since there is the ocean in front of my home…

Yonghwa: Speaking of a valley, the leech!

Jungshin: eh? The leech?

Yonghwa: they are in the valley.

Jungshin: That’s Busan…(in a small voice) (*Ilsan is commuter town)

Jonghyun: I used to go diving a lot.

You used to do Judo, didn’t you? You can do both of an athletic sports and an ocean sports.

 

Jonghyun: Everybody can do it if they live a seaside. Hahaha (say proudly).

 

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