Korean popular rock band, CNBLUE has hit our shore once again after their appearance at Golden Disk Awards earlier this year. Only this time for a full-pledge concert of their own; Blue moon World tour Live in Kuala Lumpur.
Earlier today, the rock band consisting of Jung Yong Hwa, Lee Jung Shin, Lee Jong Hyun and Kang Min Hyuk first met their excited fans at the Samsung Experience Store in The Gardens Mall. Five individuals, who participated in an in-store lucky draw with their purchase of a brand new Samsung GALAXY S4, relished the opportunity to snap a memorable group photo with the band.
They then proceed to Grand Hyatt Hotel in KL for a press conference and a meet and greet session.
Entering the conference room with a loud ‘APA KHABAR?!’ they continued to introduced themselves in Malay ‘Apa khabar, kami ialah CNBLUE’. Their cheery personalities instantly brightened up the atmosphere of the room. The session started off with a few questions by the lovely MC.
Q: How do you feel about Malaysia so far? Probably the weather or the food.
A: The weather is just like Korea now and we are here for our very first, our very own concert in Malaysia so we have so much to look forward too.
Q: Have you tasted the food yet?
MH: I would try ‘Satay’. I haven’t tried it before. I like all this skewered type of food so satay will be the number one thing I would like to try.
Q: Yonghwa, you have written many tracks for CNBLUE, so where do you get your inspirations and when do inspiration happen when it comes to your song writing?
A: It’s not something that I can plan or anything, but these inspirations just come naturally. It depends on what type of music I listen to, so it really depends on the environment. Sometimes I get inspiration for the lyrics and sometimes I get inspiration for the music/melody.
[The MC said something about making a song about Malaysia while he’s here, and he went ‘Oh Malaysia… this is my nostalgia’]
Q: Jonghyun, you’re a judo Gold medallist in your school, so can you take on a bad person when you’re in a top situation?
A: Well now I have a lot of security brothers around me, so I don’t think it’s necessary for me to actually take action.
Q: Jungshin, you are the youngest but also the tallest. So much so that you have also walked the runway as a model for some big fashion events. So, will you get into disagreement with your team members? Will you go like “Hey, I am the tallest”?
JS: NO… (in English) [members of the media cant help but laugh]
MC: You’re good, you’re a really nice person
JS: Thank you~
Q: Do you have any fashion advice for your teammates?
A: Well it’s not quite an advice but whenever we go, for example Japan, We gave some ideas to our stylists that I would like to wear something like this and like that.
Q: You guys are amazing; don’t you (referring to the member of the media) think so?
The Floor: Yeah~
Yonghwa: Yeah I know~ [cant help but laughed are the members of the media ^^]
Q: Minhyuk, you acted in Korea’s popular drama. Which is your first love? Singing or acting?
A: My first choice is always the band. That is always my priority.
The microphone was then passed down to the floor for questions from the members of the media.
Q: Your start evolving around this year. How do you describe your style at the moment?
YH: Appearance-wise or fashion-wise? [the media answered fashion]
YH: Well thanks to our stylists, who dresses us nicely. But usually whatever we wear… ummm I will stop here (laughs)
[at this point the media was asked to only direct questions pertaining to their music and the tour]
Q: Both Yonghwa and Jonghyun are successful singer song writers, so what about the maknaes?
MH : I usually take notes on the lyrical idea that I get from time to time but we are still in the learning process and Yonghwa is a great help to us but we usually edit songs together. So as we are doing work together I get to learn more things. So by the time we reach their level, maybe we will have some songs written by ourselves.
Q: What inspired the name BLUE MOON for your tour?
MH: Blue moon only comes once in a while but you know sometimes these two moons appearing together called Blue Moon [indicating that the occurrence of ‘Blue Moon’ is rare hence its special] so since it’s going to be our very first world tour, we want our tour to be very special so we named it Blue Moon.
Q: In the next few days, you will be releasing your Japanese albums. Any plan to release Korean album near future?
A: We don’t write songs or make songs only when we want to make a new album. We are always writing songs so when we are ready, and the right time comes then we will release our album. So we are constantly preparing for our new album. So I couldn’t say that by this specific day we will release our album. We are always working on it. We hope it will be released sooner too.
Q: How do you make sure your songs are different from other boy bands so that you’re CNBLUE?
YH: Ahhh… I can’t define for sure what CNBLUE color [meaning their staple style of music] is but our songs are really catchy and easy to sing along. I guess whenever you listen to our songs you could just tell straight away that it’s CNBLUE.
We have compiled 67 Jungshin pics from the presscon, you can download here. (Please do not edit or remove logo)
Interview source: mykpophuntress
Video source: Budiey Isma
Photo source: as tagged
Posted by: Celine@CNBShin