[PIC/BTS][22P] B1A4 Joins Forces with SlickforceStudio for “Solo Day”

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In May, SlickforceStudio teamed up with Korean supergroup B1A4 to produce the video for their new song, “Solo Day.” The K-pop band wanted a definitive Hollywood style for their new video, so the five members—Jinyoung, CNU, Baro, Sanduel, and Gongchan—and several key crew flew from Seoul to Los Angeles for the shoot.

B1A4′s fan-base has exploded over the last few years. As a nod to their ever-growing fanbase, we wanted to make it very clear that this was an international production. We chose some of the most iconic California locations we’ve photographed over the years. You may recognize the desert diner location from my WMB 3D: World’s Most Beautiful shoot with Mallika Sherawat and the beach just down the coast from where we shot Kendall Jenner Day One and Melanie Iglesias’ Swim Shoot.

The production of “Solo Day” was quickly etched in my memory as one of the most exciting international co-productions I have ever witnessed. We made amazing friends on this shoot, many of whom I am certain we will see again and again. I particularly enjoyed working closely with Korean director Sungkyun Yoo and his amazing creative team.

The always-stellar SlickforceStudio crew also rose to the occasion, securing locations, crew and equipment for the production in record time. Slickforce’s own wonder-woman Joyce Park and I produced the video, with support by Line Producer Kevin Savarese and Production Coordinator James Mann.

NickSaglimbeni will release a behind-the-scenes video documenting the making of “Solo Day” soon. Follow his instagram at @NickSaglimbeni for more photos.

VIDEO CREDITS:
Director: SUNGKYUN YOO
Producers: NICK SAGLIMBENI & JOYCE PARK
Line Producer: KEVIN SAVARESE
Production Coordinator: JAMES MANN
VFX Supervisor: JACKY OH
Editor: KANG SEON
Production Designer: JUNG YOUNGSOON
Director of Photography: JO YOU SUNG
Movi Operator: RHEE JUN HYUK

IMAGE CREDITS:
Photos by DANIEL MAGANA, DAVID BEDROSIAN, MAHALIYAH AYLA O

(source: http://nicksaglimbeni.com)

[FANCHANT] B1A4 5th Mini Album (SOLODAY) Official Fanchant

00:06 B1A4

헤어지잔그말쉽게도뱉는너

떠나지마가지마돌아와줘이말도하지 못한나

지금은편하겠지너(what) 조금허전할걸(no)

쉽게판단은 nononono

 

이별은막지 못해 누구도막지 못해

It’s getting round

It’s getting new round

이제는즐겨야돼이별을즐겨야돼

It’s getting new round, girl

 

solosolo day solo solo day girl

오늘따라기분이더좋네 건들지마

solosolo day solo solo day boy

기분좋은 solo solosolo day

 

평범한사람과는 달라

혼자만있는게 좋아

가벼운맘으로살아누가쳐다본데도

헤어지잔네 말에쿨하게임하는 자세

but 마음은그러지못해매일이지루하고 따분해

 

하루가지루하고따분한사람 say yeah~~( say yeah~~)

거짓말마요다들행복해보이는데

나만아닌가봐나만혼자이던난 oh solo day

 

solosolo day solo solo day girl

오늘따라기분이더좋네 건들지마

solosolo day solo solo day boy

기분좋은 solo solosolo day

 

01:56~ (진영신우산들바로공찬대박 B1A4)

 

이별은막지 못해 누구도막지 못해

It’s getting round

It’s getting new round

이제는즐겨야돼이별을즐겨야돼

It’s getting new round, girl (It’s getting new round, girl)

 

(함성)

 

solosolo day solo solo day girl

오늘따라기분이더좋네 건들지마

solosolo day solo solo day boy

기분좋은 solo solosolo day

 

solosolo day solo solo day girl

오늘따라기분이더좋네 건들지마

solosolo day solo solo day boy

기분좋은 solosolosolo day

 

Nananananananananana

solosolosolo day

Nanananananana

기분 좋은 solo solosolo day

 

source: b1a4.com

[STARCAST] Releasing the recording scene of ‘SOLO DAY’ shot by B1A4 manager secretly!

Hello, STARCAST readers~!
We have come back with news of B1A4 who has come back with their 5th mini-album ‘SOLO DAY’! B1A4 has come back in about 6 months after their 2nd regular album ‘WHO AM I’. Have you all listened to ‘SOLO DAY’ of B1A4 who has listed self-composed songs in every album all the time? It is a fresh ocean-like song with the harmony of acoustic guitar and hot electric guitar sound~
STARCAST has prepared the recording spot of B1A4’s 5th mini-album ‘SOLO DAY’ which we exclusively covered before their album release! Aren’t you all curious of their images working on the album?
STARCAST releases hidden mobile pictures and video of recording room which B1A4 manager secretly shot!!
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We have visited the B1A4’s recording room at one bright day of last June. Recording of B1A4’s 5th mini-album title song ‘You Make Me A Fool’ chorus was keep going on. ‘You Make Me A Fool’ is the 2nd track of the album which is getting popular as title song ‘SOLO DAY’ in the real time chart~! With what images would B1A4 members would be recording it?!
B1A4 who wants to do their best at music! Their natural images are also good as their images on stage. But was it due to the good song?! The scene was delightful making all staffs sing along to the song as if overdosed with the melody without getting bored of hearing the repeated song. Shall we see the preview for a while then~?
The first video is the image of Jinyoung who directs Sandeul recording his chorus part of track ‘You Make Me A Fool’ contained in ‘SOLO DAY’! You may notice that B1A4 is included in every chorus of their songs as you see their album credit~ That is made through this progress!
B1A4 is repeatedly recording the same part at the recording scene.
Can you notice that they are caring all the details which seem to hear as the same? They do not give an inch although it is a chorus. We were touched by them since they sincerely self-composed and produced as a real artist. 
The second video is the image of Sandeul directing Jinyoung’s chorus part.
B1A4 members who show sincere images than any other time whenever they work on their album!
They started to record the chorus again as if they felt something missing and seemed to have finished the recording to go home.

Excitedly! And earnestly! They look professional! Smooth charisma makes them more masculine:)
The release of STARCAST exclusive B1A4 recording spot is not over yet. What thoughts would they have while recording their album~?!
STARCAST asked the question to the B1A4 members!

Q. What it the most important thing while recording at the recording room~?

Jinyoung: B1A4 members have their own vocal color and different charms. So I think maximizing the good points of each voice is the most important thing. We try to discuss much about the song with members since the feeling toward our song gets alive. We record members’ voice to naturally absorb in the song according to the song mood and feeling. Members say that I’m strict, but I’m not HaHa
CNU: I think the comfortable mood is the most important. I try to do my best in practicing before recording. I practice several times in order to understand and analyze the song for vivifying the feeling. But I try to record the song in a comfortable atmosphere by leaving it to my condition of the recording day. I think recording goes well if I sing at the most comfortable mood.
Sandeul: The feeling which the lyric conveys. When I work on the song, I try to focus on the lyrics the most. I sing with the mind of hoping that our song’s lyrics would be conveyed well since I hope my sensibility of imagining the situations of the lyrics would be absorbed in it! Especially, I like the title song ‘SOLO DAY’ lyrics so much. I tried to convey the lyrics brightly and positively although it was singing about being a solo. Can you feel my mind in the song?!
BARO: I write the lyrics with the feeling that I would like to convey it right away to people who listen to the song. I write rap lyrics by making the first feeling of listening to the song alive. So I like the first rap lyric which I wrote the most. I try to express the feeling or story in my mind naturally. It would be sad if the feelings toward the song are not conveyed well even if the song is good.
Gongchan: I think vivifying the song atmosphere is the most important thing. I think mostly about how to vivify the feeling according to songs. It is because if we do that, then the listener would fall into the song and feel our sensibility. I try to enjoy the recording with the members in the recording room. We cheer up each other since we may become tired of each other if the recording takes time.
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Q. Jinyoung and Sandeul, would you guys please say one comment to each other after seeing surprising unreleased video?

Jinyoung: Sandeul, how come can the back of your head be so round? I’m so thankful to you who always make a bright recording room atmosphere.
Sandeul: I become to record for a long time by being captured at Jinyoung who becomes a tiger in the recording room! I could understand his mind by doing my best in recording songs in detail by hearing even small breathing sound and trembles! I would become a lion of the recording room in order to gain complete result. HaHaHa 🙂

Yes~! STARCAST’s prepared news today is until here. We have surprisingly released the recording room scene of B1A4 members that was not shown in broadcasts. How was it?! B1A4 who has come back with ‘SOLO DAY’ album on 14th of July! We sincerely hope that they get loved as much they have prepared. We will come back with the next news in the hope that the ‘SOLO SOLO SOLO DAY~” would be sung on streets! Thank you.

[TRANS] B1A4’s SOLODAY Recording BTS Interview for NAVER STARCAST

Q. What do you think is the most important thing when you’re recording?
Jinyoung: The members all have very different voices and charms. So I feel that the most important thing is for the members to naturally bring out the best points of their individual voices. Hence to achieve that, the members try to talk a lot about the song. If we discuss about it together, we are able to bring out the feeling behind the song. We record trying to follow the mood or feeling of the song by blending the members’ voice naturally in. The members say I’m too strict! But that’s definitely not the case 🙂 Haha
CNU: I think a comfortable mood is most important. I try to practice as much as I can right until I record. I analyze the song to see how I can best bring out the mood, and practice it several times to understand it better. But on the day of recording, I leave it up to my condition on that day and try to record in a comfortable mood. I think I record best when I’m most comfortable since I sing more naturally.
Sandeul: (The most important thing is) the feeling that the lyrics give. When working on a song, I always give great importance to lyrics and focus on it. I sing during recording with the hope that the lyrics of our songs will be delivered (to the listener) well. I imagine the situations in the lyrics, and I hope my emotions from doing that will be felt in the song. In particular I really like the lyrics to our title song this time, SOLO DAY. Instead of a depressing feeling to represent singles, we went for a bright and positive mood. Did you manage to read my feelings from the song?!.
Baro: I write lyrics based on the hope to deliver my very first emotions upon hearing the melody. I create rap lyrics by reenactkng the feelings that I felt when I hear the song for the first time. My favourite lyrics also turn out to be the ones I wrote the first time. I express my innermost feelings or stories most naturally through the first version of lyrics. No matter how good a song is, it will be lacking if our feelings about the song are not conveyed properly.
Gongchan: I think to be able to deliver the overall mood of the song is the most important. I think a lot about how to deliver each individual song we are recording. Only that way will the listener be able to fall into the song and feel the same emotions we felt. And together with the hyungs we always try to record in a fun way in the recording booth. If we get angry when the recording drags on too long, it will just make everyone tired so instead we will cheer each other on.

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Q. Jinyoung and Sandeul, please say something to each other after seeing the unreleased video.
Jinyoung: Sandeul-ah, how is your backview so round? I’m always thankful that you always lift the mood of the recording booth.
Sandeul: Actually I’m always caught by the tiger that Jinyoung turns into in the recording booth so there are a lot of occasions that I spent a lot of time in that. Recently I do directing for when Jinyoung hyung is in the booth. In order to have a better end product, I work hard to direct more strictly by listening carefully to every breath and every vibration. So now I understand how Jinyoung hyung feels! In order to have an end product is that more complete, I will become the lion of the recording booth in future. Hahaha 🙂

 

Source: http://news.naver.com/main/hotissue/read.nhn?mid=hot&sid1=106&cid=941214&iid=23147519&oid=420&aid=0000001084&ptype=021
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