[ENG] GOT7 - High Cut vol.118 May 1, 2014 8:29:07 GMT 9
Post by Bambam1aholic on May 1, 2014 8:29:07 GMT 9
One night, I sat face to face with seven lucky guys. GOT7, new boy group from JYP Entertainment in 6 years after 2PM, are about to make their debut in a week. They said “We just created autographs last week,” getting excited at giving their autographs on instant phoros. They are innocent and naive boys, but they already look professional at our interview being so natural. Our first meeting was very ejoyable with ‘promising’ seven talents, JB, Mark, Jackson, Jr., Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom.
How was GOT7 named? And please tell me briefly about your team.
JB: GOT7 means seven members who’ve got the luck, got together, and go on forever. It was last September that the company confirmed our debut.
BamBam: Our title song ‘Girls Girls Girls’ has a chic guy concept, a sort of older brothers who lives abroad and are on a roll. The lyrics say that girls are drawn to us like iron filings to a magnet even though we do absolutely nothing to them.
Yugyeom: It is hip-hop music that has an image of ‘golden boy’ who studies hard and plays hard as well.
Please explain specificallt the ‘martial arts tricking’ performance you will show onstage?
Mark: It is a combination of acrobatic dance that 2PM performed, Taekwondo and Capoeira (Brazilian art form). There are more kicking and turning moves. As a JYP’s trainee, I learned acrobatics for a year and wanted to try something new and showy. So, I started martial arts tricking. Some members, including me, have been practicing it for 2 years, which is the longest period. Those who joined last learned it for 3 months like BamBam and Youngjae.
JB: BamBam was relatively a quick learner considering 3-month practice, and Youngjae…., he is in charge of vocal part, so. (laughs)
What was it like to hear you were supposed to make a debut soon? Did JYP Nation members congratulate you on that?
Jackson: After I heard out debut was confirmed, I got more nervous when training. Until then, our goal was to make a debut, but it all changed. I felt everything would begin afresh after our debut. So, I trained very hard keeping on my toes.
Youngjae: 2PM members, who are very close to us, congratulate us a lot. They are like older brothers to us.
BamBam: 2PM membersand producer Park Jinyoung told us to get along well and try to find a solution with team members if any trouble occurs.
Now, it’s time to dig into individual members.
Jr.: My birth name is Park Jinyoung and my stage name is Jr. I take on vocal, dance parts and the role of mother in our group. The leader JB plays father, and I take care of team members like mother.
Yugyeom: I’m 18 years old, the youngest member in GOT7. My character is the essence of pureness in the group (All give a standing ovation at the phrase ‘essence of pureness’.) I take on dance, vocal, and rap parts. My strength is street dance. When I was 15 years old, I won second prize in a step dance battle to the house music.
JB: I’m the leader, taking charge of soulful vocals and ‘sexy charisma’. (Again, all give a standing ovation) I was scouted by JYP in the restroom. When I belonged to a B-Boy crew, I participated in a competition. After the priliminary round, I went to the restroom, took off my snapback and closed the door. At the moment, a JYP staff spotted me and offered to work with. Since then, I got several calls from JYP, auditioned and finally shared the first place with Jr. in JYP Trainee Open Recruitment 5th Audition.
Jackson: I come from Hong Kong. While I was playing basketball, JYP casting team passed by and called out to me, “How about auditioning for JYP?” I won the first place out of 2000 candidates in JYP Global Audition comprised by 4 competition rounds. I’m in charge of rap and martial arts tricking, taking on ‘wild and sexy’ character.
Mark: I was scouted on the street of a LA high school. I’m a rapper and flying member taking charge of ‘freedom’ in the group. I’m the best at martial arts tricking.
BamBam: I’m from Thailand and 18 years old, the same age as Yugyeom. We are the youngest. I am in charge of rap and dance as the cutest member of the group. (Beam with a big smile) I was scouted from JYP Global Audition.
Youngjae: My name is Choi Youngjae. I’m from Mokpo and 19 years old. While attending an applied music acedemy, I auditioned for JYP and passed. After 7-month training, I’m finally about to make a debut. I’m a powerful lead vocal.
JB and Jr. already made a debut as JJ Project in 2011. Now, you are about to make a re-debut as a new team. What is it like?
Jr.: GOT7 and JJ Project are two separate teams. Since I’m about to re-debut, I feel like I go another way. I think it is a good chance for me to make another debut as a new team because when JJ Project has something to be desired, the other 5 members fill it up, and vice versa.
JB: JJ Project is not a unit of GOT7, but another independent team. We are planning to release more albums as JJ Project.
These days, a corder named ‘Bum around’ on TV-show <Gag Concert> is much talked about. Two jobless men enumerate what they would like to do if they became entertainers. Likewise, imagine what you’d like to do after becoming famous?
Jr.: I’d like to play the music I made and get into the rhythm being deeply fond of it in my own studio. A glass of wine should be on the table without reason. (laugh)
Yugyeom: I imagine all the audience would shout for joy when we show up for our own concert in front of them who are so many that they look like computer graphic.
JB: After becoming famous, when I have a day off, I’d like to drive a car alone to get to the beach.
Jackson: When I release my solo album some day, I’d like to direct all the work related to the album as I wished.
Jr.: Like in the movie <The Great Gatsby>, where Leonardo DiCaprio holds a great fancy party in a stately mansion, I hope many people would come and enjoy our music when we throw a party.
You are the first boy group from JYP in 6 years after 2PM. It is a matter of pride as ‘top 3 entertainment companies in the music industry’. Tell us about your future plans and how you feel before your official debut.
Jackson: Only a week to go before our debut. Gee! I hope we keep on our toes even after we gain popularity.
BamBam: I feel responsible and worried, but the best moment is yet to come. I hope we will be able to show all the good sides of our team. We need to feed the company. (laugh)
JB: We’ve been practicing everyday for 12 hours, from 10AM to 10PM. We are confident because we’ve been working really hard.
Youngjae: I hope the results are good or not, and that we remain unchanged as a polite group wherever we go.
HIGH CUT Vol. 118 KOR-ENG by HIGH CUT
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