[SCAN+INTERVIEW] Special Cross Talk – haru*hana vol.002

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“Being able to do music, is the happiest feeling.”
“I wish the four of us can always be together.

With sophisticated music and appearance, the popular CNBLUE studied music and earned a lot of experienced in Japan even before their debut. Now, they will reveal their thoughts about music and each other.

“We’d like to do music for a long time more than receiving an award.”te>

In Korea, they reached 1st place on the music charts not long after their debut in January, while in Japan their 2nd single “I don’t know why” reached #7 on the Oricon daily charts and they also managed to finish their Tomeihan Live Tour successfully. These boys, whose popularity keeps on soaring, will now share what’s currently on their heart.< 


YH: We’re really happy that we can introduce our music to a lot of people and are able to do concerts overseas as well.

MH: It was really a good experience for us to be able to do music in Japan before our debut. There was once when we forgot to bring the house key so we couldn’t enter the house. That time we didn’t have money and often starved, that was when we had thoughts of going back home to Korea.

JH: It’s true that we are a step closer to our dream before our debut, but we have a much bigger goal. Our will to do music forever is very strong, so I think we’re still very far from what we’re aiming for.
You write and compose your own music, where did you get your inspiration?

YH: For me, I get good inspiration when it’s raining. An idea can suddenly pop up, or it could be from my past experience, but not much from movies or dramas.

Dance music is currently really huge in Korea, and there’s not a lot of band music right now. You are treated as idols sometimes, and you said that it doesn’t really bother you.

MH: We don’t really take that too seriously. Musicians and entertainers are both from the same field. We’re happy when we can make good music, and that’s the most important thing.

JH: The most important thing is that we work hard in what we do now. It’s possible to change direction after we get older. Isn’t there a saying: “You win some, you lose some”. (laughs)
Like other idols, their fashion style in Korea receives a great amount of attention.

YH: I like Japanese fashion such as Junya Watanabe COMME des GARÇONS.

JS: I like Raf Simons. I have once received YSL (Yves Saint Laurent) t-shirt and I like it very much and since then I like YSL as well.

YH: Me and Jungshin like star patterns a lot.
All of the members are attractive, handsome, tall, flower boys. It seems like they have been popular ever since school days?

JS: I’ve heard that Yonghwa hyung had to go home by a taxi once because he received too many presents on Valentine’s Day (laughs). No, it’s not true~

YH: It was not up to that extent. Jonghyun was more popular.
Among the four members, Yonghwa and Jonghyun are both from Busan while Jungshin and Minhyuk are from Ilsan. Recommended place from each city?

YH: Of course Haeundae! When I was young, I used to swim in the sea during summer.

JS: There’s a place called Lake Park. It has a very big lake and a very big park. When I was young I used to take walks, ride the bicycle with my friends or do inline skating there. As I am now busy, I haven’t been able to go there for a long time, but I really want to go there again.
They used Japanese during their MC time and seem to know a lot about Japanese drama and animation.

JH: I really like Kimura Takuya’s dramas.

JS: Me too, I’ve watched almost all of his dramas. From watching
Pride I became Takeuchi Yuko-san’s fan. (laughs)

MH: I also like anime, like Bleach, Naruto and One Piece.

JH: You also watch Love Hina too don’t you (laughs) (*pat pat* nothing wrong to watch Love Hina xDDD, well, most man do kekekk)

YH: I became a fan of Ueno Juri after watching Nodame Cantabile. I’ve said this on a radio show once, and when she came as a guest on one variety program in Korea, she promised saying, “I will come to your concert in Japan”. But she hasn’t been to any till now~ (laughs)
Throughout the interview, they completely showed their honest self, when talking about their future goal, they said it calmly, but it is truly a great one.

MH: We wish that we can do music forever more than wanting to receive a big award.

JH: We want to continue together as the four of us. A Grandpa band is great, isn’t it? (laughs)

[Questions to Yonghwa]

Q: When did you start to have an interest in music?

A: It was during my first year of middle school when I listened to pop group *NSYNC’s and Backstreet Boys’ music.

Q: Favourite artists?

A: The biggest influence in my life was when I heard Bon Jovi when I was in 5th or 6th grade. It left a deep impression on me.

Q: Favourite type of girl?

A: A cute and honest person. I’d like a girl who can understand me and support what I’m doing.

Q: Yonghwa’s impression of the members?

JH – When I’m not there, he can lead the team well, and for that I’m really thankful.

MH – He has a strong passion for music. He works the hardest compared to the others.

JS – He’s the fun and lively mood-maker. His fashion taste is similar to mine.

[Questions to Jonghyun]

Q: When did you start to have an interest in music?

A: I had an interest in singing so I started to learn singing. But then gradually I started to have an interest in instruments, so I began learning to play piano and guitar.

Q: Favourite artists?

A: Eric Benet, Brian McKnight, Bon Jovi’s guitarist Richie Sambora.

Q: Favourite type of girl?

A: A person who is fun to be with. And a girl that just by looking at her, makes me smile without realizing.

Q: Jonghyun’s impression of the members?

YH – He’s active and cheerful. He can be playful but serious when it’s time to work.

MH – He’s calm and gentle. But he’s very enthusiast about drums, and I respect him.

JS – Fun and cheerful. He entertains the quiet me and Minhyuk.

[Questions to Minhyuk]

Q: When did you start to have an interest in music?

A: I liked classical music since I was young so I learned to play piano and flute. I liked band music after listening to Maroon 5.

Q: Favourite artists?

A: Maroon 5, Linkin Park. I also like classical music like Chopin.

Q: Favourite type of girl?

A: A comfortable like-a-friend type of girl. Age doesn’t really matter.

Q: Impression of the members?

YH – Very reliable just like a big brother. A dependable (trustworthy) leader.

JH – He’s the one who ties us all together, and helps us a lot in music as well.

JS – Playful. A comfortable same age friend.

[Questions to Jungshin]

Q: When did you start to have an interest in music?

A: During middle school or 5th grade, when my friend showed me Mr. Big videos, then I started to have an interest in music.

Q: Favourite artists?

A: American rock band Hoobastank, Maroon 5. I often listen to hip hop as well.

Q: Favourite type of girl?

A: Someone who’s open-minded and understands me. Like Japanese actress Takeuchi Yuko from Pride – that type of girl.

Q: Impression of the members?

YH – He leads us well. Because he has a lot experience in variety shows, he gives us a lot of help.

JH – Since he’s in the middle (age-wise), he acts like the mediator who connects all four of us. And I’m always thankful to him.

MH – Not just as a member but also a like-minded friend. We also talk about our worries with each other.

Source: haru*hana vol.002
Japanese to Korean Translation: Yurerukaze’s Blog
Korean to English Translation: blue_jus7 @ Code Azzurro
Re-Post by : ninie@cnbluebeat

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