B1A4‘s Gongchan has partnered up with ‘L’Officiel Hommes‘ to show off a new look!
The idol recently adopted a more matured and manly image for the latest pictorial. Casting aside his more gentle and boy-ish look, Gongchan has effectively captured the eyes of fans with his new image.
He was even referred to as the classic icon James Dean, and was praised by the staff on set as he brought out his manly charisma with the slicked up hair and the stronger eyebrows, which emphasized his smoldering gaze.
Catch more of Gongchan on the September issue of ‘L’Officiel Hommes’!
Source + Photo: ETO via Nate
News by : Allkpop
Entertainers he looks like: Ji Hyunwoo, Shin Dongwook
My idol: In my 4th year of elementary school, we had a talent show. We put up g.o.d‘s 길 (Road), and I was in charge of Son Hoyoung’s parts. In my schooling days, I danced and sang to H.O.T andShinhwa. As I grew up, I wanted to be like Rain.
A cool guy: Usher. When I see him enjoying on stage, as a man I also think that he is really cool. I thought, “I want to be a performer like him” upon watching his ‘U Got It Bad’ performance.
In my schooling days, Up until elementary school, I was just a kid with a big build. I never got attention for my looks. When I started growing taller and losing weight in middle school, I think I gained confidence in my looks. Afterwhich, I got casted.
A gift from god: My shoulders. I think that’s the most comfortable answer. Otherwise, my collarbones? Or my particularly outstanding Adam’s apple?
A leading lady you dream of? Senior Go Hyunjung. I fell for her after watching 대물 (Big Fish). I really like her comfortable and warm charm.
Dream come true: Jinyoung’s innocent yet sexy eyes. Sandeul’s pretty lips. Baro’s sparkling clear eyes. If I had to include something about me, my jawline. As for Gongchan… Hmm, there is no one spot I can pinpoint.
Translation Credits: skipfire @ FLIGHTB1A4.com
sandeul’s cafe message: “i really liked chatting with banas since it’s been a long time~”
I really liked chatting with BANAs since it’s been a long time~Don’t feel sad about the brief chatting~~ㅎㅎ
Then I’ll feel sad too ㅠㅠ
Instead, I’ll gift you with the first profile picture I took~
Considering that it was the first photoshoot to be revealed to you all, I still recall the memories of feeling really nervous~~ㅎㅎ
Anyway~ hurry and sleep soon everyone~ Sleep well~ Goodnight~♥
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B1A4 performing in Mezamashi Live, holding two different launch commemoration showcases for their 'Oyasumi good night -Japanese ver.-!
B1A4, their performance in Mezamashi Live and their showcase commemorating their new single, where they’ll be showing their different charms during the afternoon and evening sessions!
It has been decided that B1A4 will be appearing in Fuji TV’s ‘Mezamashi Live’, as part of their annual event, United States of Odaiba 2012, along with many other exceptional K-POP rookie groups.
Starting with their second single that will be released on the 29th of August (Wednesday), ‘Oyasumi good night -Japanese ver.-‘, B1A4 will be showing their enjoyable stages to the audience. Their performance will be held on the 31st of August (Friday) from 4pm onwards, at the ‘United States MY BEAT Stadium’ in the United States Sun Sun Island in Odaiba. As for further details on viewing the performance, please refer to the homepage for ‘United States of Odaiba 2012’.
Furthermore, it has been decided that B1A4 will be holding a commemorative showcase for their second Japanese single, ‘Oyasumi good night -Japanese ver.-’ on the 6th of September (Thursday) and 7th of September (Friday). They will be holding performances in Tokyo and Osaka, one in the afternoon and one in the evening at both venues.The theme for the afternoon showcase will be ‘THE BOYS’, and it will be a stage where they will show off a side truer to themselves, while the theme for the evening showcase will be ‘THE MEN’, and it will be a stage where B1A4 shows off a manlier side to them.
With two different themes, this is definitely a showcase that must not be missed! To be eligible to win tickets to the showcase, you must purchase either the Limited Edition Version A, Limited Edition Version B or Regular Edition of the single released on the 29th of August, ‘Oyasumi good night -Japanese ver.-‘, which comes with a ticket for the draw.
It’s a chance to experience the wonderful stage of super rookies B1A4 who have both popularity and ability. Their Japanese debut single “Beautiful Target -Japanese ver.-” ranked fourth on the Oricon weekly charts when it was released in June.
‘Oyasumi good night -Japanese ver.’ LAUNCH COMMEMORATION SHOWCASE
B1A4’s 2nd Japanese Single ‘Oyasumi good night -Japanese ver.-‘
29th August 2012 (Wednesday) release
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B1A4 placed first on the music charts with their new song, ‘Hey Girl’.
B1A4 released ‘Hey Girl’ as a part of <The Thousandth man> OST part.1, and as soon as it was put up, it placed number one on Cyworld Music Charts and proved themselves as the ‘K-POP Popular Idol’.
They won over B2ST and PSY, who are famous world-wide, with an OST, which gave it more meaning.
‘Hey Girl’ was sung by B1A4, the first group placed as the OST singers. Park Sungho, who also goes by ‘One Shot’, composed the song, and Ji Hoonie wrote the lyrics and created the energetic song with a cute rhythm to it. The drama <The Thousandth man> is a fantasy drama, so the song became its main OST song.
Netizens who listened to the song commented with ‘Just by listening to the OST makes me want to watch it’, ‘I can’t wait for the drama also’, ‘It’s so cute!’, and ‘The drama even has B1A4 singing the OST?’
<The Thousandth Man> is about a nine-tailed fox, in our present time, and is going broadcasted on the upcoming 17th.
Article Credits: Newswave + glynx @ FLIGHTB1A4.COM / Translation: Crazy bunny@ FLIGHTB1A4.COM
Male group B1A4 has participated in the OST album for MBC fantasy sitcom, “The Thousandth Man.”
B1A4 released the OST track, “Hey Girl,” for MBC “The Thousandth Man” OST Part 1 single on August 14th. “Hey Girl” was written by Jihoon, composed by Park Sungho and Oh Changhoon. The main title track has a playful and lively rhythm that truly fits B1A4’s colors.
B1A4’s OST track will give a fresh outlook to “The Thousandth Man,” which features the recent trend of a “Gumiho.”
The drama is set to air its first episode on August 17th.
You can purchase B1A4’s OST track at Bugs, Soribada and Olleh Music.
Source: OSEN and BubbleFeetOSTCH1
Q. The Japanese version of Sleep Well, Goodnight is a fresh dance song composed by
Sandeul: We live together in a dormitory. There was a day I was about to go to sleep, when Jinyoung hyung suddenly said “Hey, listen to this!” and woke me up. I was really sleepy then. (laugh) The moment I listened to it I liked it so much I woke all the members up.
Baro: I was really tired, and he woke me up the moment I had just fallen asleep. At first I was going to say “I got it~ I’ll listen to it tomorrow”, but upon listening to it, I liked it so much I started dancing. (laugh)
Jinyoung: He lifted the mood up suddenly.
CNU: We usually have absolute faith in the songs that Jinyoung creates. When I first heard the song, I thought that despite it being very different from what he had created in the past, it was good.
Jinyoung: In reality, I actually hesitated about letting them listen to the song.
Jinyoung: The chorus is sung in falsetto, hence I thought if it would have been better if I gave it to a female singer instead. But Sandeul’s reaction was so good. I was really glad that everyone said it was good.
Gongchan: I was the only one who did not manage to hear it at the same time with everyone else, but I was more sober than them (because they heard it after getting awoken). I thought it was a really good song. As CNU hyung said, it is of a different style from what he used to do, and hence we decided upon it as the title song for our next single.
Q. The lyrics of the original Korean version were also penned by Jinyoung, and it does show a more matured image compared to as before, with an outlook on the world.
Jinyoung: I guess so. At first I wrote lyrics along the line of dancing together, but it eventually turned out to be about getting rid of a girlfriend and then going to dance.
CNU: The theme of the lyrics is a ‘cute player boy’.
Sandeul: Normal player boys usually enjoy themselves after getting rid of their girlfriends, but for us cute player boys, we give off the feeling that our girlfriends are liberal enough to allow us to go dance.
Jinyoung: Cute player boys who are sorry to their girlfriends for going to play alone.
Q. So the leading character of this song is Jinyoung?
Jinyoung: No no, it is not a personal experience. (laugh) I have never gone to a club before, so most of it is from imagination. It was written with the members in mind. For example, I imagined what Baro would have done, if he was a player boy.
Q. So if you were a player boy who got rid of his girlfriend to go play, where would you go? [T/N: Getting rid here is not a negative meaning, nor does it refer to a break-up. More like temporary separation, for the day etc.)
Jinyoung: There is someplace I’d like to go in the day so I’ll get rid of her in the day. There are many people who cannot ride rollercoasters even though they like it right? I want to go to the amusement park, ride rollercoasters and eat cotton candy.
Sandeul: To a cafe. I’ll order an Americano, turn on my laptop, and give off a vibe that I’m spending time alone… While waiting to meet that somebody.
Baro: You might still be alone even after your coffee is cold. (laugh) I will go to Han River, and eat chicken and drink cola.
CNU: I will devote all my time to the girl I’m dating, as I want to always be with her. After I get rid of my girlfriend and make some personal time, I will watch movies that I did not get to watch.
Baro: I will risk everything for the one woman I give all my heart to.
Jinyoung: Everyone is like that. I too, will never cheat on my girlfriend. I’m worried about not being able to see a girlfriend that I’ve gotten rid of.
Gongchan: If my girlfriend oversleeps, and there is no one who will play with me… I’ll probably go back to sleep too.
Q. How was recording in Japanese like?
Gongchan: It was not our first time recording in Japanese, so we’re more used to it now and are starting to enjoy it.
Baro: Jinyoung hyung did our vocal direction.
Q. We’ve heard that he is surprisingly strict.
Sandeul: I thought that I’d never be allowed out of the recording booth. (laugh) It was absolute hell when we recorded Bling Girl, a song made by Jinyoung hyung, and is also included in our debut Japanese single. I was really scared before we started recording this time, but I managed to understand the demands of hyung a little faster.
Jinyoung: I kept asking for a higher quality, so the recording time extended by a lot. I think I gave the members a lot of difficulties with my “if we sing more, the song will become better” mindset while recording.
Baro: It was hard for him to direct a Japanese song, but I think we perfected the song thanks to him.
Q. The other songs included in this single are cool, strong and electro. Japanese versions of Baby I’m Sorry and So Fine have been included.
Jinyoung: So Fine is a song that has received much love in Korea. I rearranged it for the Japanese version, and added some klaxon sounds. You’ll be able to feel a fresh charm that is different from the Korean version. I believe that upon listening to these 3 songs, listeners will be able to feel how diverse of a group we are.
Q. A song that you would like to listen to before you sleep?
Gongchan: Sung Sikyung‘s 당신은 참… (You Are So…). It is a slow song, and comfortable enough that the moment I put my earphones into my ear, I will fall asleep. It’s really nice to have a voice next to your ear as if it’s whispering to you.
Baro: Justin Bieber‘s Die In Your Arms. The lyrics have absolutely no correlation with sleeping (laugh) But it is a really calming song. It sounds really good in your ears, so please try listening to it before you sleep too.
Sandeul: Kim Dongryul‘s 편지 (Letter). The lyrics speak of an old letter as the theme, and has a back story of revisiting the past. The lyrics are bittersweet. Whenever I cannot fall asleep, the voice in this ballad lulls me to sleep.
CNU: Robin Thicke‘s The Sweetest Love. I’ve always been a fan of his voice. This song has a slight jazz feel to it, and I feel like it’ll be nice to listen to it before sleeping.
Jinyoung: will.i.am‘s This Is Love. Rather than listening to a soft song, I like to listen to something brighter to release the tension. This song is not only upbeat, but it also has a sad feel to it. The arrangement is well done, and do pay attention to the piano sounds and the phrases in the song!
Translation Credits: skipfire @ FLIGHTB1A4.com
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