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[TRANS] B1A4’s Interview for Genie Music

Q. Please talk about how you feel about having come back.
Jinyoung: Hello. I am B1A4’s Jinyoung. B1A4’s 5th mini album SOLO DAY has been released. Because the fans have waited for us, we worked on this album with excitement and the hope to show everyone a better side to us. Please look forward to our stage as we have worked hard on preparing it.
Sandeul: It’s a comeback we’ve been looking forward to, so I’m excited and nervous. But I know that the fans will love this album, so we worked hard. Please give it a lot of love ㅎㅎ
CNU: Thank you to the fans who waited for us through this short yet long period of time. As much as you guys have waited, we will show you our hardworking side.
Baro: Even though I’m nervous everytime we release a new album, I think I am more excited to let everyone hear our new music. I want to greet and thank the fans who are always cheering for us, and hearing to B1A4’s music. And I want to hurry meet our fans.
Gongchan: I’m so curious as to what reaction will everyone have upon listening to SOLO DAY, and I’m excited. I’m so happy at the thought of being able to spend this humid summer with everyone.

Q. Please talk about SOLO DAY.
Jinyoung: If our previous album titled WHO AM I was an album that allowed us to look back on the direction of our music and position since debut, we worked on this album with the mindset of fulfilling another of our dreams. The title song SOLO DAY is a pop song with a country feel, and has a overall refreshing sound from the use of guitar. I think it’s the perfect song to listen to in summertime.
CNU: When I first saw the title, I immediately thought that it was a song for all the single people with no other half. But it doesn’t exactly mean that. I think it’s a song for the lonely people in the world – those who have broken up with their other half, or for some reason are feeling lonely. I hope you listen to it with a broader mindset.
Sandeul: That’s right. I hope SOLO DAY becomes a new date to celebrate. It’s a song that is filled with B1A4’s positivity. It will make you hum along to it, so I hope everyone who listens to this song will only be met with happy things.
Baro: And in this album we included a variety of song genres that we had not tried before. There are songs that are refreshing and suitable for summer time, so please listen to all the songs without missing any one of them.
Gongchan: If you listen to the album from beginning to end, you will probably think that it is music that is good to listen to in summer time. I hope you will spend this humid summer with B1A4’s music no matter where you go.

Q. I heard that the B1A4 members personally worked on this album. Which songs did you participate in?
CNU: We worked on all the songs in this album. I am really happy to be able to continue to show everyone our (musical) style. Following up from SEOUL and DRUNK ON MUSIC in our 2nd full length album, I participated in the song DRIVE from this album.
Baro: All the songs in this album were composed, penned and produced by us. Jinyoung and CNU hyung composed and wrote lyrics, while I helped in writing lyrics. We tried to show everyone B1A4’s variety so I hope you listen to all the songs.
Jinyoung: Not just composition and lyric writing, the members were all involved in this starting from recording till the end. When recording, we direct each other and talk about the song. The production process is very enjoyable. There is no song that hasn’t been touched by the members, so please give them a lot of love.

Q. An interesting episode that happened while working on this album?
Jinyoung: It’s not an interesting episode, but at the last filming of our music video, a camera fell into the pool. I recall we were all worried and nervous about all the content we had filmed would all disappear. The camera was also expensive so the mood at the filming location was very tense. But thankfully the camera was alright and I think the music video came out nicely.
CNU: There is a rap that Baro wrote for DRIVE, but there was something lacking about it so I recall we used a different rap when recording. In the end we fixed it with the original rap, but because of it Baro had to go through some difficulties. But thanks to it, I think a better end product was achieved and everyone was satisfied.
Sandeul: There is a scene which we filmed with a puppy. Jinyoung hyung had a scene with the puppy. As if they agreed upon it, both of them turned their heads in the same direction when a pretty lady walked past. I think that was the most interesting and amazing episode.
Baro: It was a first for us to film our music video in USA. We loved the sunlight in the desert and the bench, so we would soak up in the sun whenever we could and ended up getting so tanned. I think this summer will be a summer where I will have a healthy bronze tan.
Gongchan: I had a carefree vagabond concept, so I filmed with a hairpiece in vintage clothes. During a break of our filming, I was leaning against a streetlight. 2 foreigners walked past me and gave me $2.

Q. You seem to be very busy recently, Baro. Did you encounter any difficults while working on the album?
Sandeul: He’s the kind who would stay up overnight to do what he needs to do. So I think he worked on the album without much difficulties.
Gongchan: I thought ‘as expected of Baro hyung’, whenever I saw him work on the album whenever he had time.
CNU: He’s always lifting the mood wherever he is, so he is B1A4’s energizer. Should I say that he’s very praiseworthy?
Baro: The members always make up for the things I’m lacking of in twice the amount, so I always feel very assured. I just wanted to tell them that I am very proud and thankful for them always doing their best in their individual enviroments.

Q. What does B1A4 want to show everyone through this album?
Jinyoung: I want to show everyone us maturing a little bit more with every album, and the wide variety of music B1A4 seeks to make. So I hope many people will become happier listening to our music.
CNU: I want to be a group that people will look forward to seeing the future. I want to meet the anticipation that people who listen to our music have that we will improve bit by bit, and make music that will make people anticipate our next album.
Sandeul: I want to show everyone the positive energy of B1A4, and a musical style that belongs solely to us through participation of composing and writing in all of our songs.
Baro: I want to show off a different charm to us each time, while giving off a friendly feeling through a variety of songs.
Gongchan: I want the people who listen to our music think that we are idols with different sides to us, and become a group that leaves a lasting memory.

Q. What music does B1A4 enjoy listening to usually?
Jinyoung: Michael Jackson’s Love Never Felt So Good. I really like the lyrics. When I listen to it, it feels like I’m right about to fall in love.
CNU: Not long ago Robin Thicke released a new album, and I enjoy listening to it. I also search for latest news about Mariah Carey.
Sandeul: It’s different for me time to time, but recently I am enjoying a song by the name of Somo-Ride.
Baro: I want to recommend David Guetta’s Shot Me Down!
Gongchan: I am enjoying Pentatonix’s album recently. They are a mixed acapella group. Please listen to their album ‘ptx. vol.2’.

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[TRANS/ENG] 140223 Jinyoung and CNU for SINGLES Magazine March 2014 Issue

Q. What do you think is the reason only both of you are doing the shoot today?
Jinyoung: I think it’s because both of us are the hyungs in B1A4.
CNU: I think so too. They probably came up with this combination of the eldest hyungs…
Q. How was it?
CNU: I think it’s nice. The fans like the combination of the two of us. It’s the first time we’re shooting alone so it’s interesting and a different experience.
Jinyoung: The concept in itself is interesting.
Q. After ‘sprout-dol’ and ‘countryside-dol’, they are now calling you ‘trend-dol’ and ‘boyfriend-dol’.
Jinyoung: I feel like all of these changes with time. In the beginning we had a fresh green image hence the nickname ‘sprout-dol’. I like that as time passed, people felt us to be like ‘boyfriend-dol’.
CNU: But of course, it does become a burden. The word ‘trend’ has huge meaning to it. To be honest there is the sense of responsibility and burden to have to live up to that name.
CNU: We have heard the nickname ‘trend-dol’, but I don’t think of it often. It may turn into narcissism so I try not to think of it on purpose.
Jinyoung: Instead of calling us the trend for real, I think people just look at us cutely (laugh).
Q. The new album in general does not have an idol-like feeling.
CNU: It is a pity that from some point in time there is a prejudice towards idols. We debuted with the title of a singer, and in our own ways we are promoting with the mindset of musicians. But then there is the viewpoint by which we are evaluated with the standards of idols. It’s a pity but at the same time a stance that we have to take in stride. I think it’s a problem for us to solve in time to come. We will show everyone the artiste side to us.
Q. Are songs such as the title song Lonely, Baby or Pretty made from your own love stories?
Jinyoung: Haha (laugh). It is made up with our own experiences and the stories that we hear. There are also many love stories that I indirectly experience by watching movies. The lyrics of Baby Goodnight is a good example. It is the story of a guy who greets his girlfriend good night on the phone and heads out to the club after. That is not my own experience. Because there are things that I hear and see around me (laugh). It is a very possible thing.
CNU: I think I get a lot of inspiration from the things I have experienced personally. Honestly it’s not like I have experienced a lot and it’s also been some time since they happened, but I tend to recall them for when I write songs and compose lyrics. The song Seoul this time is also a song filled with my emotions. It’s a story about the fans.
Q. There are many self-composed songs in this album too.
Jinyoung: They are not my solo songs so I accept the opinions of the other members too. We tend to have a meeting together to decide on the direction of a song, or the concept of the album. It may not turn out well if there is too much of only my thoughts. I am very cautious about that. To be honest there have been occasions where I push ahead with my own thoughts. Of course there are pros when I do so, but there are definitely also cons.
CNU: That’s right. No matter what, it is necessary to get the opinions of the members from the start so as to have it in the proper direction.
Q. Is there a possibility that both of you will promote as a duet unit group?
CNU: Oh~ That’ll be nice. It’ll be interesting. Eldest hyung-line? The genre of music that we like is quite similar. Both of us like R&B hiphop. I think we will be able to show everyone a different side to us if we promoted as a unit by combining the genres that we like.
Jinyoung: It’s not an entirely impossible thing.
CNU: I have ever mentioned on a Japanese program that it will be interesting to come up with an album as a duet. There are several possible combinations in our group. It’s possible that the both of us do it, or I do it with someone else. I think it’ll be interesting for us to come up with a collaboration album by forming different combinations amongst the members.
Q. How is communication with your entertainment agency?
Jinyoung: They take into consideration a lot of our opinions, because we tend to give a lot of them… I think we communicate well with each other.
Q. What’s the possibility of being an ‘acting-dol’?
Jinyoung: Possible. I see all five of us as having the ability to act. We all have very different charms so I look forward to see which field of acting will we go in.
Q. ‘Suspicious Granny’ has surpassed the 5 million mark. Did you expect it to do this well?
CNU: I knew it would do well. I knew after hearing who was cast, and I knew after hearing a little of the content from Jinyoung. It was refreshing and interesting. The director is also an amazing person.
Jinyoung: (in a tiny voice) I knew it would do well too (laugh).
Q. What genre or role would you like to try next?
Jinyoung: Romance! I want to try expressing a proper and strong love story.
CNU: I have ever said this before… The role of a father.
Q. This early?
CNU: I don’t know. We had an indirect experience of raising a kid through our reality program ‘Hello Baby’ two years back. Doing that program made me think a lot about the existence of a father.
Q. Are you ‘lonely’ recently?
Jinyoung, CNU: Lonely… (laugh).
CNU: It’s lonely.
Q. You’re 24 years old, you should be dating.
CNU: Dating? I’m not in a relationship right now. I have no choice. I’m not dating anyone now so I have to say I’m not.
Q. What kind of person do you want to date?
Jinyoung: I have a very detailed ideal type. In the past I was going up the stairs at the subway, and I saw a lady help a grandmother carry her bags. At that time I thought that that was something everyone should be going. But right now it looks very charming. That lady had short hair. Ever since then I have liked girls with short hair. My ideal type is an elegant lady with short hair.
CNU: This kind of question is really tough. Even though I have always answered this question with “a lady like my mother”…
Q. That’s very abstract, I’m not seeing your point.
CNU: I like a girl who is strong like my mother. But she cannot have a wild personality. She cannot swing me around violently just because she’s strong – she has to embrace me warmly. On the other hand, I like a tenderhearted girl who makes me want to hug her. A lady who is strong but soft instead, so that I can lean on her and hug her as well.
Q. You’re having concerts in March and April right?
CNU: We have spent time since last year thinking that spring means concerts. Next week is the Seoul show, March Busan and April Japan. I really like concerts. A concert in itself is very meaningful, but the more I do them the more interesting it gets. That entire space only has us and our fans. They are people who come because they like us. So I just really like it and I am so happy. Since it’s the first concert we’re holding after releasing our second full length album, it will be done mainly around the new songs. You will be curious as to how we will perform the new songs live since we have never performed them on stage apart from the title song. It’ll be good if you looked forward to our first live performance. We also tend to add musical elements in the middle, and this time we are doing so with a live band. It’ll be good to anticipate it.
Q. I heard you only slept a couple of hours today, trying to prepare for the concert?
Jinyoung: Yes. When we get less busy, I want to go to the movie theatres and watch 3 movies in a day. Not only do I like watching movies, I only like to eat popcorn.
CNU: What shall I do… A thoughtless drive?
Q. While sharing coffee with someone next to you?
Jinyoung: That is a leading question (laugh).
CNU: It’ll only be alright if there’s someone next to me right? I’ll probably get a girlfriend in future.
Q. I heard there’s some things that you haven’t gotten to say to each other?
CNU: There’s a lot…
Jinyoung: I have always thought that I should carry the burdens because I am the leader. But because CNU has helped me so much that I have come this far comfortably. Recently I think we have not been able to talk to each other frankly, so we have decided to have a serious talk together. (While looking at CNU) Let’s open the package of talks soon (laugh). Both of us tend to talk about the past, because we have a similar bond of sympathy.
CNU: Me too. We’ve spent a lot of time together… I think it’s been about 5 years that we spent together. It’s long, but it is also short.
Jinyoung: That’s right. That’s like a quarter of my life? A fifth?
CNU: Even though we think that we know a lot about each other… If you think about it there are many things that we might not know. As he said, we have to talk more so as to get to know each other better. Even if we have a lot of honest conversations with each other now. There is so much to talk about everyday. There are many things we want to tell each other while promoting too. And Jinyoung is really busy as the album producer. He was busy with having to produce the album and film for the movie at the same time. It is really cool to see how he splits his busy time as so to work hard and not lose both acting and music. I just wanted to say you’ve worked really hard. ♥





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