Wrote-composed-arranged 8 songs along with the title song. They want to show their talent rather than their visuals. Getting 1st on a music broadcast is their goal—- Greed to get Bonsang during end-of-the-year award shows
“You need to meet us to know us.” Their pleasant saturi (T/N: dialect) is affectionate. Seeing how saturi comes out from their looks that seem like they came from overseas, it’s a twist.
All 5 of the members are ‘countryside-dols’ because they came from the countryside. The leader, Jinyoung, and CNU came from Chungcheong, Cheongju, Sandeul came from Busan, and Baro came from Gwangju. The hometown for the youngest, Gongchan, is Jeonnam, Soonchun.
Maybe it’s because they were together for a long time since their trainee days, but they seem to be more friendlier with each other than other groups. It was common to have someone add on two or three more things from the side when someone tried to say something. They said there was a time where they talked for 9 hours before and they were proud of it.
The group, ‘B1A4’, revealed their first official full-length album, ‘IGNITION’, and finished the ignition to rise as a ‘Hallyu star’.
“They seemed to misunderstand us a lot. The freshness we gave off when singing our debut song, ‘O.K’, or ‘Beautiful Target’, was a concept we showed to approach the public easily in an enjoyable manner.
But there were a lot of comments saying that we were pushing through as visuals even when we had no talent, so I was upset. I wanted to show something. We’re people whose passion for music is stronger than anyone else’s. We took the initiative to suggest it to the company and we pushed forward with an official full-length album.” (Jinyoung)
The displaying of their skills was done correctly. From the 11 songs in their album, the members participated in the lyric writing, composing, and arranging for 8 of them. Jinyoung was in charge of writing, composing and arranging their title song, ‘Baby I’m Sorry’. Jinyoung also worked on joint producing for this album. The composers, ‘Double Sided Kick’, said, “It was scary how he would write the song by just his feel without even knowing the chords.”
“I listened to it first. I knew he was working on it, but he didn’t let anyone hear it. I was really surprised as soon as I heard it. I was like, ‘how could there be a song like this’. We even finished all of the guide that night.” (Sandeul)
“It’s a song that fits with us. It’s a song that could come out like this because Jinyoung hyung knows us well. As soon as I heard it, I felt that it was worthy to be the title.” (Baro)
The 11 songs in their album are all different. There’s ‘This Time Is Over’, which has an acoustic and vintage hip-hop rhythm as the base, the R&B pop song, ‘So Fine’, with a rhythmical and rich groove that stands out, the electronic house song, ‘Super Sonic’, which has a strong chorus that lingers in your ear, the hip-hop song, ‘Just The Two Of Us’, that Miss A’s Min featured in, and others. These all show B1A4’s own variety of colors.
“Only Sandeul’s solo song (Crush) was put in this album, but we wanted to show each of our charms. (T/N: …Not sure what the reporter was doing, but Baro has a solo song too;;) Since the genre of music that the members like are all different and the songs we suggest are different, we were able to put in a variety of songs. And we also created it like this with the thought that even the public would think it to be better if songs from various genres were in it.”
It’s a risk for a rookie group who hasn’t even reached their 1st year yet, to release an official full-length album during the time that massive groups like Big Bang, 2AM, SHINee, and others are making their comeback. However, they had a positive mind and said, “We can’t help but do well.” It’s all thanks to their leader, Jinyoung. During the meeting time that they have every Saturday, the mind of Jinyoung, who brainwashes the members, is giving a large impact.
“It’s the Jinyoung religion. If Jinyoung hyung says we’re going to do well, I really feel like we’ll do well. It’s another type of ‘a baseless confidence’.”
Their goal is to get 1st place on a music broadcast. They also have the greed to get a Bonsang during the end-of-the-year awards ceremonies. They also want to open up their own solo concert.
“After making a strong base in Korea, we want to promote overseas. But Korea will be first.”
Gongchan: The team’s youngest that doesn’t look like the youngest. Being the eldest son in his family, he’s mature, but when he’s with his hyungs, he has aegyo and does a lot of cute actions. He picks up the things that Jinyoung and Sandeul drop around well. He’s also in charge of separating the garbage.
Sandeul: He’s very social. I can guarantee you that no matter where he goes, he won’t die of hunger. During his 3rd year of middle school, he was chubby because he was obsessed with ‘Gamja-tang (T/N: Potato and pork rib soup)’, however by making steady progress, he now occasionally hears that he looks like Jinyoung.
Jinyoung: The person who has the qualities in being a leader. Once he gets obsessed with something he likes, he’s the type to put his all into it until he gets results. However, he is a bit clumsy.
Baro: He’s been in the group for the longest time because he came into B1A4 first. He is also the energizer for the team. He is filled with fun and wit and he also has the positive drive as the team’s only blood type B. However, he has a sensitive personality and has a lot of tears. He bursts out crying when watching sad movies.
CNU: By appearing on KBS’ sitcom, ‘I Need a Fairy’, he is showing his talent in acting. As expected of someone from Chungcheong-do, he’s slow but when his hidden talent explodes, he can’t hold back. When assessing them realistically, he’s in acts as the pivotal figure in the team.
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