8 fun facts about SHINee you may (or may not) know | SBS PopAsia
Kim Ki-bum (born September 23, ), better known by his stage name Key, is a South Idol Maknae Rebellion as a guest star alongside his Shinee group mates Taemin, Onew, and Jonghyun for two episodes. . and a hacker whose mother went missing due to a crime and received positive reviews for his acting skills. I know Key has that article from way back when and they usually state . Especially Onew/Jonghyun make a joke about not being close, but. Key: Everytime you can see Onew's shy smile on tv but he's not like that once off- stage! . subtle relationships among the members is Onew's relationship with Minho. a card-carrying onew stan, too. also her metaing skills put mine to shame!.
The fact that news has spread that I like clothes is also due to the fact that people can see the clothes with their own eyes. Honestly, I also like the fine arts and dancing. Why do you think your fans like you?
You like the present time the best, right? Are you going to pursue this for an entire lifetime? If people dislike me then I would have to stop, what else can I do? Around when will this be? I think that I can come across as a rude and insolent kid if you cut out certain pieces in things I occasionally say. So I want to tell people that I hope no misunderstandings arise from whatever I do. I hope that people recognize that in my train of thought I have my reasons, and that is why I come to certain conclusions.
Because what you want to do and what you have to do are different things. At first I wondered, how should I express this? Can I do this? But as the five of us worked through it, it was possible. If you had debuted with a different song, would SHINee have been different from the group you are today? Rather, because we have that sort of image I think that different charms are able to be highlighted. Do you have any greed to take on more parts? Everything we have done was the right thing, I feel.
Although there are times when I think that it would be nice if people acknowledged that, at the same time they may also be very trivial parts that could easily be skipped over. Did you find it to be doable? At first I was very bad at it. You must do things that suits a twenty year old as well, right? I watch TV and play games and do everything like everyone else… Ah, during this recent break I enjoyed college life a bit.
As I did that I really thought, you know people have their own lifestyles. I think that my lifestyle is very different from that of other twenty year old friends.
Some mornings I wake up early and take in my schedule. I do that for a few days then one day I sleep in really late.
Photoshoot schedule, radio schedule, music program schedule, variety schedule, each day differs like that. Ah, so this is why you experience it. I am a student who is earning money, but even if I try to buy my friends a meal they always insist on paying Dutch, on eating cheaply no matter what, finding a food and beverage shop to eat at, and when we did that I thought ah, this type of day to day life is really fun.
I find those gazes to be fascinating too. Ah, I rode on the 10,won subway once too. The one where you squeeze in. Oh, and the thing that was the most fun after debuting was watching people selling things illegally in the subway. I took both the midterms and finals. The feeling that I went back to being a middle school student after a long time?
Sitting in the private library with my friends going, this book, ah, like this, ah… really. What about your grades? I also have one A. Was your football coach father more opposed to you pursuing sports or you becoming a singer? He was very opposed to my becoming a singer as well but he was more opposed to my becoming a football player. Because he knows the difficulties well.
But you would get angry during the variety program. After filming Dream Team, on days I won I would be in a really good mood, and on days I lost I would keep thinking about it. When I mess up on one step on stage, I feel hateful towards myself. Wondering why I did that that during that step. Instead, if there is a competition I tend to avoid it. Because if one wins, the other loses. Because any person, no matter who it is, dislikes losing.
Outside of family, do you have someone you would like to grit your teeth and win over? Rather than trying to win over them, the people who give me the most motivation would be my members. People who make it possible for me to firmly grow. I would receive motivation. Because I knew that I was lacking I worried a lot at first when I debuted. My skills were lacking, but my company was saying that I was going to debut.
I think that I caused myself a bit of stress during that time. At that time I heard that I was getting by with my looks, so I was more motivated and I worked hard on my singing, dancing, these things all at once. I thought that I really need to accomplish this now.
If you say things like that fans may be disappointed. When we release a new album I compare it a lot to the previous album. How much did we change, how much did we improve. I listen for my own parts as well. I wonder if it gets tiring. Listening to those I am often surprised.
There are so many new things here and there, so I still feel like a newcomer. In particular every time I go on variety programs they always feel new. And I feel so nervous. With everyone there are one or two points that fit well together. Key hyung and I like the same animation. When I watch football I watch with Minho hyung. I frequently talk about my worries and concerns with Onew hyung. Fans also look at you as the cute maknae.
When I first heard that I was being called cute I felt very awkward. Truthfully at the time the other member hyungs were hearing that they were cool and impressive, so I wanted to be told that I was cool and impressive too.
Truthfully you only hear those words during a certain stage. I think I have about 2 years left. It may be dangerous for the hyungs now. Not too long ago I went to make my citizenship ID and I felt very strange.
How did you come to feel that you wanted to become a singer? I wanted to since the 2nd grade in elementary school. Policeman, pilot, soldier, I liked those types of professions before that. I was pulled towards careers where you fight, a strong type of job. Should I say it was the dream to protect the earth. Then during the 2nd grade in elementary school my interest in music programs suddenly increased and I fell hard for dancing. If there is someone in particular you could pinpoint who made that happen?
Sunbaenims like Rain or Se7en, and Michael Jackson. I would record them and sing and dance along. You must have for certain thought of standing on stage as a soloist? No matter what I wanted to debut and succeed by myself. But then when I was a trainee, I spent time with other trainees and grew fondness and attachment. As that happened, I began to think that it would be so good to do it with someone else. Right now I fit so well with the members, and I love group activities.
Though at some point if I have the opportunity, I have the greed to release a solo album. Anyone nowadays can make certain guesses about life as a trainee in a large company.
Were there times you had trouble adjusting or when you felt lonely? I hardly ever tried singing, you see. Since I was young I only liked dancing, and when I entered as a trainee I was undergoing puberty so I hardly had any vocal training.
So I did feel a bit disheartened. So even after debuting I kept practicing and practicing again. I know that too. Do you have someone you lean on during those times? Onew hyung listens to me. Rather than telling me what to do in particular, he shows me many examples.
He leaves the choice up to me. The fact that he worries with me serves as a big strength to me. Even with singing practice, I would practice next to Onew hyung when he practiced and learn from him.
I thought that you would learn singing from Jonghyun. Jonghyunie hyung helps me a lot when we record. Since he went to a music school his technical abilities are strong.
I want to learn much a lot from the hyungs and become a singer who can both sing and dance well. And I want to act well too. Is there something you feel greed towards? Of course there is. Because right now SHINee is doing music that we can do the best, doing music that only we can do. Everything we can try doing at this age, I want to try them all. The systems seems to be a bit too complicated for someone to make a breakthrough by just wanting to do it.
We exchange a lot of words. Among the members we talk a lot, of course, and with the producers of the songs and with the company we exchange countless words.
As we do that we agree on ideas and go forth. I like this type of method. Conflicts must arise as well? Occasionally there are times when we want different things. When you sing or practice there must be an unseen competitiveness? I think it would be good to lead the contemporary in such a manner. By saying that, does the public point to all age groups? Like when you talk about the South Pole you think of penguins.
So that when you talk about contemporary, you think of SHINee. You see it as being longer? What do you think the virtues of a person who is acknowledged by society as a grown-up, a man who is an independent adult, are? Above all dreams, aside from character and personality. How about a man who cries easily?
Every person is different. What do you mean by different? I said that objectively. Personally I think that somewhere there is a person who looks like me or behaves the way I do.
A person who is simultaneously doing the same thing as me or singing the same song. I have many thoughts. What do you mean by that? By any chance do you put in a lot of effort in studying physics? I also want to study psychology. Most recently when you cried on a music program, there was much speculation about your tears.
You say that people are all different quite often. Do you have characteristics that make you different from other teams? Giving off our own color is the ultimate point.
However, I think with that comes personal satisfaction. There are many different directions that can be taken. I could choose many, or I could choose one, or I could not choose at all.
You can say that taking on various activities from different fields is an effort to collect diverse experiences and make a broad choice. Onew is joking about his stage name.
What type of person do you see yourself as? I was just asking.
Do you watch your own performances objectively as well? I try not to watch them calculatedly. First off because the stage is created through practice, something about it is systematic in a general sense, so I think that I have to show myself enjoying it.
If I think that it is so difficult right now, then I do it with difficulty. I mainly monitor those things. Maybe with the song and choreography, everything is too tightly fitted and dense. Naturalness is the most difficult point. On the flip side, you must have developed a sense of freedom and ease now as well? Does the song you hum day to day change with the weather?
The thing I think of most importantly, and so what I concentrate on polishing the most, is emotion. But I forget quickly. It felt like this yesterday too but even if the situation is the same tomorrow it approaches with a fresh feel so there comes to be tens of thousands of expressions. In order to do something precisely your schedule must be too crowded. I think a lot about my trainee days.[Eng] SHINee Key Jealous because Onew Jonghyun Love Game
Rather than missing it. How have you changed since your trainee days? I did everything the way I wanted to.
I think I will continue to that in the future. It seems like you have a life that just continues to flow. Do you like it? Where does the difference start?
But when Minho took his I suddenly felt sad. It could just be a minor feeling of complaint. That is really my shield. At a young age you have accomplished a lot. I want to hear that these kids are really good.
And I did hear that. When we first received the song I thought, how will we do this? But as we practiced I saw that we were doing it.
Um, I concentrated a lot on pronunciation. Not on whether the pronunciation is good or bad but on the issue of whether the pronunciation suites the song. So I did go a little overboard but personally I liked that feel. I sang the Korean lyrics with stresses and emphasis like in English. I wanted to give off the feel of Michael Jackson in that song. My greed is the people who liked the music from before the year SHINee does commercial music.
It is commercial music. It means that we have to do music that people listen to. As we do that we offer attractions and earn revenue. We have to make people hum along to our music. There is so much music, and the issue comes down to who will imprint it first. And with that momentum, to make people listen to it one more time, to make them look for it one more time. Even if you take the stage alone. Looking at it as an objective person, what kind of team is SHINee? I think we are a dynamic team.
A team where five kids like that are gathered together? There are so many people who sing better than I do. What do you want to steal and from whom? Um, the meaning of being twenty years old to a man? An age when you should do everything you want.
Do you do that? But, what does it mean to be busy. For three months I exercised really diligently. I did so without skipping a single day. Not just exercise, but composition, piano, harmonics study, I keep going, if only I had time for it all, and as I think that regret piles up. Right now at this point, what is the type of good music that SHINee could do?
A letter Onew & Jonghyun wrote to each other when they have just debuted | SHINeeAttack
I think it would be good if we did ballads. For now I have to rest. I think right now is a period where I should rest. You said your dream is to be a composer? I thought of going to music school as the first turning point in my life. Is that what you view your role to be? I try to explode on stage. When energy that was bundled together overflows it explodes. I want to become like that. I hope that is the moment when people will remember me. If you become that sort of person, people would have no choice but to watch.
Something has to explode for it to be fun. When you look at your face when you debuted inwhat do you think? I definitely think my face looks much better than before. After monitoring your growth, what do you think about yourself?
But I just like myself? Doing all the songs that I want to sing, and dancing everything I want is not ok, right? Because we are a team. Which member causes you to feel jealous? Like that… Jonghyun sings the most, right? The fragments of us that you see in the media is not everything. Over time because of jealousy, you do come to hate that person.
A tame example would be if someone has prettier clothes? They are not family and they are not my closest friends. If we become too close like family, I feel like there will be a problem. You will begin to think about your relationship instead of the person. We only meet for work so the we have only a work relationship is the best description. How is your injured leg? I was injured just a few days before our comeback.
I really worried a lot about what I was going to do. We prepared the album for over half a year so privately I did feel like it was all ruined. For a few weeks after your comeback you sat on a chair and sang, right? People asked why I had a separate stage to myself. That the concept seemed pretty good.
And some would talk without really knowing the situation. Because the choreography is so fast it seems like it would cause difficulties even for healthy legs. All the members have that pride. I want to create a stage so that people will say, those guys can absorb and pull off even those types of things.
Will I be able to carry out this fashion and song? Those were the first thoughts that struck me. At first I wondered, how should I express this? Can I do this?
But as the five of us worked through it, it was possible. If you had debuted with a different song, would SHINee have been different from the group you are today? Rather, because we have that sort of image I think that different charms are able to be highlighted. Is this album charismatic? I feel good each time we release an album. But I always feel regretful. Although I feel satisfaction in the accomplishment. Do you have any greed to take on more parts?
Everything we have done was the right thing, I feel. Although there are times when I think that it would be nice if people acknowledged that, at the same time they may also be very trivial parts that could easily be skipped over.
Did you find it to be doable? At first I was very bad at it. You must do things that suits a twenty year old as well, right? I watch TV and play games and do everything like everyone else… Ah, during this recent break I enjoyed college life a bit. As I did that I really thought, you know people have their own lifestyles.
I think that my lifestyle is very different from that of other twenty year old friends. Some mornings I wake up early and take in my schedule. I do that for a few days then one day I sleep in really late. Photoshoot schedule, radio schedule, music program schedule, variety schedule, each day differs like that.
Ah, so this is why you experience it. I am a student who is earning money, but even if I try to buy my friends a meal they always insist on paying Dutch, on eating cheaply no matter what, finding a food and beverage shop to eat at, and when we did that I thought ah, this type of day to day life is really fun.
I find those gazes to be fascinating too. Ah, I rode on the 10,won subway once too. The one where you squeeze in. Oh, and the thing that was the most fun after debuting was watching people selling things illegally in the subway. I took both the midterms and finals. The feeling that I went back to being a middle school student after a long time? Sitting in the private library with my friends going, this book, ah, like this, ah… really.
What about your grades?