[INTERVIEW] Rookie Group B.A.P’s Daehyun. “The joy I felt at our first showcase, I will never forget”


The charismatic group B.A.P doesn’t seem like a rookie group and has gained enormous popularity with their debut. With powerful choreography and compelling vocals, each of the six’s members appeals were received in the music industry at one point.

Attempting to conquer the music industry that is overfilling with a number of idols, B.A.P is really swamped with their busy schedule. Probably exhausted from having had schedules since the morning, but instead the six members came into the studio with an energetic greeting.

Among them, not looking too young and with an appealing dark voice, we met the team’s vocal Daehyun. Calm throughout the interview and also speaking coherently, he seemed more thoughtful and careful than his peers.

“I heard you go by “Busan wonbin?” When the interviewr asked this jokingly, he met eyes with fellow member Youngjae, and made a little embarassed sound. The 20 year old gave an innocent impression.

In the year 2012, he came of age and at the same time fufilled his dream of debuting. “Truthfully, I don’t mind. Everyday goes by too fast. Even the showcase seemed like it passed by hectically as well. But we’ve worked really hard up to this point and because of the amount of people cheering us on and enjoying it I feel as if we successfully finished. I’m happy everyday now.”

He says his dream of becoming a singer grew when he was younger while watching DBSK seniors. “I liked singing and dancing. Now that I’m able to do what I enjoy doing I think I’m a very happy person” he tells us as we feel his deliberation and a sense of calm.

Life of being in the entertainment industry must be different from those of peers of the same age, having to give up as much as you can to get a lot out of it. “Since I’ve become so busy it’s become hard to contact people. It’s regretful that I’ve become distant with my friends” having to spend close to 10 hours a day practicing and living in a dorm, Daehyun feels apologetic to his friends.

“But in order to do what I really enjoy and want to do, I think that this is the part that I have to really endure. The challenges that come with reaching your own goals and dreams is the part you have to face” he tells us like an adult.

B.A.P are living in a dorm. With 6 men living together, we thought there would be no day that is peaceful and quiet. “Everday seems like a variety show (laughs)” Daehyun laughs jokingly as he gives a thumbs up. “I wake up earliest and wake up the other memebers. The memebrs are in a tired state and they talk in their sleep or talk to each other in their sleep. Especially maknae Zelo is really cute and funny (laughs). But there’s so much more than that. There’s really not a day that is not enjoyable (laughs).”

Daehyun feels that together the members give him great willpower and strength. He always looks determined but we wondered if could there have been hard times while practicing up to now. “I think right now might be the hardest time. We became so busy our practice time has been really reduced. So we should be embracing ourselves more. To not make mistakes and perform perfectly practice is very important but we really don’t have time, so we try hard to cheer and strengthen each other on.”

The sincere answers of each of the BAP members definately matched their popularity and the love they were receiving felt like a natural result.

Now that he is twenty years of age, the age of wanting to date, who could be his idela woman? “Like Shin SaimDang, I like women with sweet images. Speaking of dating, the images of Ha Jiwon-shi or Lee Jia-shi would be it… but it’s tough to express in words (laughs)” Daehyun avoids answering the interviewer’s inquiry if Ha Jiwon-shi or Lee Jia-shi’s sexy and charismatic images is his ideal. The 20 year old seemed like the most mature member.

He says he’ll never forget the feeling he had seeing the packed audience of their Showcase. With expressing his hopes that they will futher develop their appearance, we concluded our interview. Like what we could feel in their gazes, BAP hopes 2012 will contain more of their music for their fans. We look forward to seeing them succeeding.

TRANS by: kitty-kwon @ tumblr / daehyunswarrior @ BAP UNIVERSE


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