What do you think is the reason why B1A4’s songs receive so much love?
Jinyoung: I think it’s because the songs contain stories that anyone may come across in their daily lives so people like it. It’s the stories of people our generation.
Sandeul: I agree with Jinyoung hyung. Apart from our album, we also work hard to show a variety of concepts and stage performances. I think the fans like that side of us, so we are really thankful.
We’re curious where you get your musical influences.
Jinyoung: I get a lot of inspiration from my daily life. I am constantly making melodies, and I’m not the type to adhere to a specific time for making music. I like watching movies, and there are times that I get inspiration while watching. I also get ideas from listening to the stories of people around me.
CNU: I am similar to Jinyoung. I immediately record down something when I get the inspiration for it in my daily life. And to maximize the emotions, I pay more attention to the things and people around me.
Baro: I receive a lot of help from the members, and listen to opinions a lot. I do not set aside time specially to write lyrics. Be it when I’m listening to music alone at home, lying comfortably in the hotel room on tour, or when watching a movie. Whenever inspiration hits me, I note them all down in a notebook.
When making music, are there any disputes amongst the members?
Sandeul: There haven’t been much disputes we’ve had while making music.
Gongchan: It’s been 4 years since our debut so I think we’ve come up with some know-hows. To prevent any disputes from arising, we would discuss the song way ahead of production. We discuss a lot about how to improve the song. Because we produce while sharing opinions, even if there are disputes it eventually leads to a better direction for the song.
Are you preparing for your next album?
Jinyoung: We are constantly working on our album. Due to our busy schedules we may not be able to work on them everyday, but whenever we have time we wrote lyrics and compose songs. Please hold on for a while more and wait for B1A4’s next album.
CNU: The exact time period for the sale of our next album has not been decided upon, but we are always wondering about and preparing what we should show the fans next.
Baro: I feel that whatever B1A4 has shown everyone thus far is only a part of us. There are many genres and concepts that we wish to try in future. We will repay everyone with good music, as much as everyone believes in and waits for us!
We are curious about your individual activities in the near future.
Jinyoung: Right now I need to focus on musical activities, but if there is a chance I want to challenge acting once more. I think the fans like a side of me that is different from the one they see on stage.
CNU: I think the same as Jinyoung. There is a feeling of exhilaration, one that is different from the feelings of being on stage. I want to meet my fans as both a musician and an actor.
Sandeul: I want to do more musical. I really enjoyed the previous musical I did, and was really happy.
Baro: I want to do more acting. I have not been able to participate in many dramas, but I felt the charm of acting. I want to act in my own color.
Gongchan: I participated actively in variety programs during our previous promotions, and the fans liked it a lot. I want to expand the things I do, not only music but also variety and acting.
This is your first world tour.
Sandeul: We’re giving it our all in ROAD TRIP shows, and with a happy mindset because we get to meet our fans from other countries.The culture may differ, but I felt the same passion for music.
Baro: I feel that we learn a lot and become a lot mature from meeting the fans from all over the fans. I want to make better music and put on better performance through the memories shared and experiences made!
Gongchan: We have had a concert annually since 2012, but the meaning behind having to be able to do a world tour feels very different.
How does it feel to see so many fans enjoying your concert from on stage?
Baro: There are many times it gets overwhelming. And I feel in those moments that I have to do better. In order to treasure these memories for a long time, I have been taking pictures of the fans from the different countries all throughout the tour!
Sandeul: The feeling of exhilaration from being on stage is something that cannot be expressed in words. Because I’m usually so active on stage there are times that I get breathless, but seeing the fans enjoy the show excitedly I don’t feel tired and instead get more energy!
It’s your fourth concert since debut, do you have any secret know-hows you’re learned?
CNU: We have been travelling with a band for this concert too. We’ve fallen into the charms of a live performance that happens as we match to the band. Our songs are edited for the band during the concert and they have a very different sound from the original songs.
Gongchan: I think I have learnt how to match to our fans! Firstly eye contact is important. Greeting every fan through my eyes and hands makes the atmosphere much hotter.
Are there any special episodes from your long world tour?
Jinyoung: The hotel room in Taiwan had a bathroom that was so huge all five of us could go in. And so we sang one of our songs impromptu. We made music by using things we found in the bathroom. It was amazing to realize that we could make music that way too.
CNU: In the first row at one of our Australia shows sat a guy with a robust physique. He had a sprout hairband on, sang along to all our songs and cheered us on, leaving a very deep impression on me. I was very touched at how everyone enjoyed our music together.
Is there anything you’re preparing for the main Seoul concert in November?
CNU: I cannot reveal what we’re preparing now but there is something special for the Korean fans so please look forward to it (laugh). We will work hard at preparing so please hold on for a while and wait for us!
We’re curious about the reasons why you guys have been regularly been participating in good deeds, other than having donation booths.
Jinyoung: Actually, I’m not too sure if ‘good deed’ is a word that we can use. More than a ‘good deed’, we’re just doing things we can out of kindness so receiving this kind of question is a little embarrassing. We’re still lacking in many ways but we do feel that it’s a responsibility for us to give back to the community.
CNU: We are idols that get a lot of support from teens in their 10s, so we do feel that every action of ours influences them greatly. Every small action we do gets viewed upon as a great issue so we are also very cautious. We are doing this so that those who do not receive as much spotlight from the community also gets viewed upon warmly too.
How do you feel about the fans’ donation activities?
CNU: Our fans are actually doing a lot of donating without showing it off outwardly. They send a lot of donation certificates in our name to the office. I am really proud that such people are my fans, and I definitely feel a lot more responsible.
Sandeul: I am very happy and thankful! Should I say it’s the feeling of the fans becoming one with what we meant to do..?
Gongchan: I feel the same as Sandeul hyung. It’s really cool and I feel really proud of the fans actively participating in doing good. BANAs! I sincerely thank you and I love you. (laugh)
Jinyoung: To the Korean fans who are now waiting for us! I really miss all of you. We are working really hard to prepare for the concert so please just wait a little while more.
CNU: With Korea being the last stop of our ROAD TRIP, we are even more excited. I really miss our BANAs. And to the fans who are taking the national exams, you’ve been working very hard. Please work hard in the remaining time you have, and B1A4 is cheering you on and hoping you have a good outcome. Fighting!
Gongchan: Has everyone watched the behind the scenes video from ROAD TRIP made for you BANAs? Even if you miss us, please watch those videos and hold on for a while more. See you soon.
Sandeul: Our concert is 2 days after the national exams. They say the day of the examinations is going to be extremely cold. BANAs who are taking the exams, please dress warmly. Your health is most important so please spend some effort taking care of yourself. Sit for the exams confidently, and come to our concert to release all the pent up stress and anxiety.
Source: Navercast / Translation Credits: skipfire / Please remove all translations with full credits to source and translator.
141030 Bana Japan Diary
｢ROAD TRIP To Japan - Ready?｣ Although the tour in Japan finished …
It’s been over 10 days since the tour ｢ROAD TRIP To Japan - Ready?｣ in Japan has finished.
Although we thought the preparation took a long time, when the tour started, the time flew by.
The Banas will are with their head elsewhere as B1A4 was in LA?
Today we will remember a little of the tour in Japan.
Although you may already know through Niconama, the boys’ stay in Japan began with a happening.
That’s right. Leader Leader Jinyoung Jinyoung lost his luggage.
It was a scandal until we found it and we feel that our lives were shortened.
As you imagine it, the protagonist of the incident was as calm as anyone kk
Indeed~~~~~~~! As we thought~~~~~~~!
The leader doesn’t despair, doesn’t get angry and always has a smile on his face ^^
And something that has become a constant routine, shopping in the convenience store.
The members put most … (or rather all) Oden’s eggs, the boiled eggs packets, the packets of pre-cooked eggs in the basket.
How much they like the eggs? kkk They also like the Konjac of Oden.
And, And, the live transmission of “Niconama” which was broadcast in the middle of the concerts.
Although we hear that some fans were worried about the few energies that had The Cake Jinyoung, he said he was just getting into the role.
Indeed~~~~~~~! As we thought~~~~~~~!
The leader always gets into his role.
The size of the costume was a little small for Sandracula, so as quickly as finished the program he took off the costume saying “It’s Tight!”.
Preschool toddler Baro, without feeling uncomfortable began to talk to the staffs while The wolf Gongchan was obviously biting the neck of another Member… And even have passed a while since the end of the program Cnu Eonni was continued taking himself pictures with his phone.
Whenever something happened, the members said
“Indeed~~~~~~~! As we thought~~~~~~~!”
so it became an epidemic and when we realized, many staffs were saying…
“Indeed~~~~~~~! As we thought~~~~~~~!”
The ｢ROAD TRIP To Japan - Ready?｣ (Excuse me if I was annoying)
This time we will only show you these pictures but wait a bit more, soon we will up the best photos to “Photo Gallery” m(_ _)m
The members should be striving in the rehearsals for the Road trip in Korea.
The fans who will go to Seoul, The fans who go to live viewing and the fans who can’t join them. Anyway, the big support given by the Banas always will reach to B1A4 ^^
Although the concerts in Japan has ended, we wish the Seoul concerts have much success! (praying)
BARO'S FANCAFE MESSAGE
BANAs you guys must be asleep now right??
I can’t fall asleep so I’m listening to a song that my father let me listen to when I was young - How Deep is Your Love by Bee Gees. I listened to this song for the first time when I was in elementary school, but it’s nice even when I hear it now. Everyone go listen to it tooㅎㅎ It’s been such a long time since I’ve written here so I’m not sure what to write. Firstly I’m sorry I haven’t done so oftenㅜㅜ I should visit more regularly.. Heuk.. Yesterday we had a fan sign for Hats On. It was nice to meet our BANAs after such a long time. I know there are also BANAs who couldn’t come, but I hear that you all are cheering us on from far away so please don’t be too disappointed. There’s still our Seoul concert. The members and company staff are all working hard to prepare for it so please look forward. Going on the ROAD TRIP tour this time round made me realize how precious our BANAs and the people around me are. There are times that we are so busy that I forget to be thankful for the people closest to me, for the people who help us with our work.Whenever that happens, no matter how busy your daily life is, please slow down just once and look at your surrounding. You will see the people looking over you, and thinking about you - family, friends, colleagues, mentors… I try not to forget to always be thankful to these people, but I think it’s not easy. But if you try, you will get used to it so everyone should look around yourselves and express your feelings honestly.They say sincerity will eventually get acrossㅎㅎ In future I will express myself better and thank my family, our members and the company staff more often. And I want to say thank you to the BANAs who are always cheering for us right by our side. We will work even harder in future to make better music and give just that little bit more strength to whatever our BANAs are doing, through our performances. So BANAs, whenever you’re tired and worn out, listen to our songs and get a little strength!! Don’t forget that B1A4 is always cheering you on^^
Today is Sunday so everyone please have an enjoyable weekend~~ Rest well and prepare for Monday… Heuheuheu…
Monday… Monday… Mo..nd..ay…..ㅋㅋㅋ
See you all at the Seoul concert!!
Source: Fancafe / Translation Credits: skipfire / Please remove all translations with full credits to source and translator
It has been reported that B1A4 member Baro will be joining the cast of “Law of the Jungle” in an upcoming broadcast.
On October 26, a representative of SBS’ variety program “Law of the Jungle” revealed to OSEN, “Baro is participating as a member in the upcoming Palau special.”
The addition of Baro is already gaining interest from many people, with his rising popularity as an idol and an actor, and this will be his first time joining the show.
Alongside Baro, Rose Motel’s Yook Joong Wan, Sam Hammington, and Sam Okyere are also set to join the “Law of the Jungle” team in Palau.
Meanwhile, the production team will be traveling to the destination today in order to explore the land before the cast members leave for Palau as well.
Are you looking forward to seeing Baro on the show?
B1A4 Monthly TV Guide
Q1. What would you do if you encountered a UFO?
Q2. What’s the ‘moe’ point of a girl you would like?
Q3. If you did an image change, what kind of hairstyle would you like to challenge?
Q4. Can you see past the member’s lies and secrets?
A1: I’d space out staring at it (laughs). Because I’d be worried by what’s inside, I think I might want to try capturing it. But it’d be scary, so if I discovered it, I’d run away.
A2: I like someone who’s eyes become small when they laugh. CNU’s eyes also become like half-moon shaped when he laughs, when I see that, somehow it’s nice.
A3: I’d like to try my best to have it short. Otherwise, I’d like to make it long like CNU’s. But I think my current length is perfect. (laughs)
A4: Because I have a sharp intuition, I can pay attention and notice the changes in people. Actually, because I can cheer up quickly when I have troubles, I often give advice. Especially when Sandeul has troubles, I can understand him easily. Sandeul also talks with me a lot.
Jinyoung. Born 1991.11.18, Blood Type A
A1: Obviously I’d run away. But, running away would be hard, while thinking I’m too late, I’d think about capturing it. I’m the type to leave it to fate.
A2: I like a bright smile. When you feel the charm of someone who has the power to make the people around them feel good.
A3: It was my first time cutting it short like this, so I was nervous, but I was happy everyone was pleased.
A4: You understand each other easily just from looking at each other’s eyes, so you don’t have to lie, but once in a while I tell white lies. For example, sometimes I eat my own candies, but say Sandeul ate them (laughs). I often say those kinds of jokes.
CNU. Born 1991.06.16, Blood Type A
A1: I would capture the UFO on purpose, sneak in, and hijack the it from the aliens. Because it’s my dream to go on a space trip while I’m alive, if I took the UFO I’d first travel in space, then I would contribute to (help out) all the great people on Earth!
A2: Girls’ fragrance. In passing they have a scent that makes me unintentionally want to follow them, I don’t understand it either!
A3: I like my style right now, so I don’t really want to change it. Really! (laughs) But if I did change it, I wonder how it’d look long.
A4: I think if you can talk it out, you’ll understand. Because I’ll be with you forever, if you’re lying I’ll know one way or another. I’d be the first one to be exposed though (laughs), so I’ll never lie!
Sandeul. Born 1992.03.20, Blood Type A
A1: Because it’s scary, I’d run. If it were caught, I’d hit it and run.
A2: When her entire face wrinkles while laughing. To me, a lovely smiling face seems cuter.
A3: I’ve had average length short hair and close-cut hair like a monk, but I haven’t had long hair. So, if I were to grow my hair out wouldn’t it be fresh? Personally, I’ve always wanted to try a hairstyle that looks like a samurai for a period drama.
A4: Actually, it doesn’t really mean that would happen. If something were to happen, I think I’d definitely notice. That is, can’t you tell by the atmosphere/mood? But even if I do notice, I wouldn’t confront them and say something. I’m the type to wait for my partner to feel better.
Baro. Born 1992.09.05, Blood Type B
A1: Of course I’d take pictures, post them to SNS, and warn everyone. Until it’s captured, I’d write “Everybody run~!”
A2: I like cat-faced girls, because mine’s a dog’s face, right? My brothers always told me I resembled a dog.
A3: I want to grow out my hair. Until the next album, if I have time, I’d like to grow it down to my waist. I wonder how long it will take? Two years? Then our next comeback will be after two years! (laughs)
A4: People who lie would be nervous whether or not I’d notice them, and they would keep glancing at me. Then when they do something bad…[T/N: Wasn’t exactly sure how to translate the last part here so it’s left out.]
Gongchan. Born 1993.08.14, Blood Type A
Source: @chansik_m_bana / Translations: @expandwang
T/N: some of this was kind of rough for me to understand and then rephrase so I tried my best!
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