iKON for W KOREA MAGAZINE (SEPT.2018 ISSUE)
"NEW KIDS BECOME COOL GUYS"
Are there acrobatic moves for current choreographies? we would like to see amazing moved that we saw in Mnet (Mix and Match)
Sadly there isn`t. Back then it was a survival program so we danced with our lives depended on it. We had an ambulance stand-by and danced. Maybe a backhand with our hands touching is ok, but it`s scary to do it with no hands (laug)
Your nickname is Song Chef
I`m busy nowadays so I did`nt have time to cook. Actually my hobby right now is to find another hobby (laugh). I`m into slime these days. I didn`t know when others were doing it so I found it our late. It`s boring to buy so I make it and play with it. I want`t to hand it out to the members but the only interested in Bobby.
Your favorite look of you on a broadcast after debut?
<Law of the Jungle> I was the youngest so I had a character that tried to try my best in everything to get attention. Even when nobody was looking I tried hard and the director said `I`m sad that you try your best even more when there are no cameras`.
If I could complement one member?
The oldest Jinhwan. He holds the center of the group well. He can be reliable like the oldest or sometimes be like complete friend. He`s one of the people I respect.
You are technically iKON`s producer. If you could shortly explain each member as a producer?
Bobby`s voice is nice, he has a special feeling that he has been building up since a long time ago. Junhoe also has a nice voice. I think if you have a nice voice, at least half of the things in music is already solved. Jinhwan`s vocals hold the middle and Donghyuk`s falsetto and sweet voice is amazing. Yunhyeong is the best while singing ballad style songs. Maknae Chanwoo is good at low tone songs like he is reciting/talking.
What is iKON`s biggest accomplishment up to now?
Everything `Love Scenario` has done. Isn`t a miracle?
If You could complement one member?
I want to complement Jinhwan`s sexiness. I think he is the sexiest person I know. I don`t know, his figure is sexy. If I was a girl I would have fell for him.
Is there any musical desire?
I alwas have the thought that I want to spread my wings as a soloist but there are a lot of things near that wings so I can`t spread it (laugh). The team is before everything right now. It is said that some people are meant to be, so when iKON`s place is secure, I will release a solo album. No matter what genre. Sad music after a farewell, fun and sweet music if I`m in a good mood, the music changes depending on that day`s situation and mood so I`m going to make music that`s fit for that situation.
Junhoe`s definition of `coolness`?
Mixed Martial Art Player Conor McGregor said `I have no talent, I just have an obsession`. I am exactly like that. A style that works extremely hard with passion if I get into something. I work until somebody applauses me.
There are an explosive reaction from the younger generation of the past comeback `Love Scenario` what do you think about that?
I really liked cartoon films` theme songs when I was a kid. I still have nostalgia about those songs. When those kids grow up and become my age, it makes me happy to think that they will have nostalgia about `Love Scenario`. It`s cool.
When lyrics bring sympathy, it`s not just the words but the musical affect besides it too. You can`t ignore the sounds and feelings that carry those lyrics.
That`s right. The feeling of the song is very important. When I go on stage and sing live, I do it in a completely different way that the digital track. My tension goes up with me knowing and my voice tone changes. I think that`s the cool thing about lives.
You can see matureness and sexiness in this album. What is sexiness to Bobby?
I think if somebody works really hard in what they`re doing, it seems sexy. So in my case I think it`s the sexiest while on stage.
You released solo album <Love and Fall> last year. If you could a suggestion to one song, what would it be?
A song called `Tendae`. It has a reggae feel to it. I like reggae`s exciting rhythm and carefree fell. Just how like my name Bobby is from Bob Marley too.
We heard all from B.I that Kim Jinhwan is that sexy
I want to be sexy. I try to have sexiness in every choreography no matter the style. I`ve alwas heard that I`m cute even since I was young so I like it when I hear that I`m masculine or sexy.
There always attention to divide the youngest and the oldest in a group. How is life as the oldest?
I am 25 and the youngest Chanwoo is four years younger than me. I have the most age in the team so there`s part where I have to have responsiblity and act serious. There`s some thime where I want to act like a kid but pretend I`m mature.
When you`re with older people and sunbaes, does the atmospehere change when you`re with the members?
Of course. Situation makes men. I changed little by little while doing group work too. The people I like and be confortable around is usualy older people.
Trans By : @K8indaeyo