They are no longer just â€˜the idols thatÂ RainÂ has put togetherâ€˜, boy groupÂ MBLAQÂ has evolved and developed their own colors, stabilizing their place in the Korean music industry.
The boys received a lot of attention after debuting in 2009 for being the first idol group put together by singer Rain. Their mission was to work hard to appeal to the public, and become independent from their creator. And during the three years they have been in the industry, they have polished their own talents and charms. MemberÂ Lee JoonÂ has been offered laughs with his wit on entertainment programs whileÂ G.O.Â showcased his explosive vocal talent onÂ KBS 2TVâ€˜s â€˜Immortal Song 2â€˜, further representing for his boy group.
These boys released their new album â€˜100% Versionâ€˜ on January 10th and unveiled their masculine charisma, especially with their â€˜blade danceâ€™ for their new song, â€œThis is Warâ€œ. The boys looked exhausted whenÂ OSENÂ caught up with them for an interview, but they looked sincere when they were introducing their new album.
Check out their interview below!
-Your new song is being met with a positive reaction.
â€œWe feel great. This is the first title song we all chose unanimously. The song is about getting revenge, and we felt like a lot people wouldnâ€™t be able to relate to it, but they were very supportive and we are very grateful (Seungho).â€
-Lee Joonâ€™s â€˜gun shotâ€™ performance seems to be the highlight of the choreography.
â€œWe feel good about the performance. More than being satisfied with one major area of the dance, we like it because thereâ€™s a lot to see throughout the performance. Thereâ€™s a lot of dramatic acting that went into it, and we knew that the one who could pull it off the best would be Lee Joon, and thatâ€™s why he took it on (Thunder).â€
-This album was a project completely taken on by a producer. Are there any parts of the album the members worked on?
â€œThis time, we completely left it up to the main producer. He gave us the songs for the album, but we felt that it was important for someone who saw us from a third person point of view to create our new look. But we did work on it a lot, too. We thought a lot about what we could do to pull off this new song, and thought a lot about the stage performance, talking a lot about the choreography (G.O.).â€
-You guys recently started filming â€œHello Babyâ€. How is your relationship with the children?
â€œItâ€™s really arduous and exhausting. Haha. It might have been a little easier if they were a bit younger but the children know how to well express themselves and that somehow makes it a little more difficult. We are trying hard to introduce a bright and safe society for those children that grew up in a home with multiple cultures. I just hope that the show serves as an opportunity for these kids to see Korea in a different light, and break their prejudices (G.O.).â€