Archive | November, 2012

[PIC] 121122 Letters to Inspirits from INFINITE

23 Nov

 

 

Credits: hoya_doraemi

[PIC] 121123 Naver Star Column. DongWoo, SungYeol and SungJong

23 Nov

 

Credits: news.naver.com

[INTERVIEW] 121121 – Infinite’s Kim Sunggyu “I’m so shy with strangers that it could be misunderstood as me being arrogant”

22 Nov

He’s the first among Infinite. Leader Kim Sunggyu totally upturned the predictions of Infinite H (Hoya Dongwoo) coming out first since they slightly revealed themselves during the concerts last summer and is the first one among Infinite to release a solo album.

Kim Sunggyu appeared at the interview’s location with red hair. Wouldn’t he want to give a strong impression, starting from his outward appearance, since it’s his first solo album? “I really worried a lot. When we chose the concept, everyone worried a lot because of me, but as we tried several things, they thought that red hair fit me well so we did it with this color.”

The solo album he slightly showed he had interest in on a variety program to lead the MCs really came out. Kim Sunggyu said, looking like he still couldn’t believe it, “Doesn’t everyone dream of a solo album? I didn’t know it would really become reality. One thing came after another and I happened to be the first one doing it”.

He is Sunggyu who is assuming the heavy responsibility of being the leader in the team called Infinite but after meeting him as solo Sunggyu, he looks somewhat different. It might be because it’s his first time doing an interview alone but he looked obviously nervous. It was like seeing a similar image as when he appeared for the first time on KBS 2TV ‘Immortal Song 2’. (But he still stuttered less) In the middle of the talk he also giggled and nodded by himself, maybe because the mood was awkward.

We requested an introduction of the solo album. “It’s an album based on modern rock but it also has songs with different colors. Since I worked with Nell, it mainly gives a rock feeling and the title song is ‘60 Seconds’ I made with Sweetune. When you talk about Sweetune, you think about dance songs with a lively feel but the song has a rock style we didn’t hear so far from Sweetune.”

When he was in a rock band during his school days, did he ever imagine that he would release a solo album under his own name? “There are song with a very similar color compared to the music I dreamt of when I was in a band. When I as young I always liked the band Nell but this time Nell hyungs gave me songs. There are a lot of songs with the colors I dreamt of.”

Nell is the group Kim Sunggyu said he as admiring since predebut. From his first solo song ‘Because’ to ‘Shine’ and ‘41 Days’, it was all songs given by the ones he admired. “It was very touching. I thought that I really had to work hard so I gave my best. Actually, the thing I’m sorry about is that I don’t think I was able to express that feeling well. I’m still lacking a lot.”

His title, ‘Another Me’, expresses his wish to show that there’s another side to Kim Sunggyu than Infinite’s Sunggyu. Kim Sunggyu said, ”Infinite’s a dance group as well as being an idol group, so I wanted to show a different side of me than what I have been showing so far.” He quickly and timidly added, “But I feel like it won’t be different…”

Since this is the first solo promotion as his true job of being a singer, and not on a variety show program or in musicals, his face was full of tension even though there are still a few days left till his first stage. “It’s really strange for me to be alone like this. Since things like musicals and ‘Immortal Song 2’ were already done by the other members, I asked them a lot of questions about it, but there isn’t a member I can ask advice from for this. Although I act like I’m confident, this is really strange to me. I think this is a different feeling than when I’m with the guys.”

I listened to the process that went in creating this album and learned that this was a project that was planned out a long time ago, even if the actual recordings were done on quick notice. There was even a strange event where he had to record somewhere that wasn’t the recording studio because it overlapped with their Arena Tour preparations.

“The song, ‘60 Seconds’, was done as a guide when I recorded the ‘Infinitize’ album. After receiving this album from Nell, we quickly worked in a month and we filmed bits and pieces of the music video during the Arena Tour. Because there weren’t a lot of days left till we had to finish mastering, we rented equipment from Japan and I recorded in our hotel room before. Because Infinite’s schedule is busy, everything was done tightly. I did everything urgently because I felt like it would be too late if I took my time.”

Kim Sunggyu is revealing his own composed song for the first time ever. Although there are a couple of songs that he’s composed, he says this is the first time that they are being revealed. As if trying to emphasize it when asked about the storyline, he said, “I didn’t write about my experience.” “There was a topic that fit well to the music’s mood. I really gave you everything and offered you everything, but I didn’t love you, I never loved you, my heart wasn’t truthful, I never felt that it was love. It’s that kind of storyline, but it was a hard topic to work with when I first worked on writing the lyrics. Everyone has that kind of moment. Although you dated this person knowing that you like them, you can end up starting a different love… Although it’s not my own experience, there are situations like that.”

Kim Sunggyu, who said he’s really worried about the solo promotions because he’s very shy, stated, “I don’t have any celebrities that I’m friends with. I’m usually alone when we go to broadcasting studios, so just how lonely will it be when I’m promoting by myself as well.” Adding on, “I’m the type to become a complete friend once you befriend me. They say that I’m introverted, don’t talk much, and look like I don’t play jokes, but don’t I look confused and foolish when I’m on a show? I’m normally that kind of kid, but there are a lot of misunderstandings created. Because I don’t talk and just pass by, I’ve heard that I look arrogant.” Thinking of promoting alone, he gave out a sigh.

Meanwhile, Kim Sunggyu will be showing his first stage for his title song, ‘60 Seconds’, through KBS 2TV ‘Music Bank’ on November 23rd.

[Credits: trans: emilie, hyejin – infinite updates;  source: newsen]

[TRANS] Melon Music Story – Kim Sunggyu’s Hybride music

19 Nov

On the picture : INFINITE’s leader

Kim Sunggyu’s solo debut!

A jacket filming full of sensibility

Hello. Melon Family! I am Kim Sunggyu who just released a solo album entitled “Another Me”~

Since I’ve always been seen with my INFINITE members, I think there’s a lot of people who don’t know Kim Sunggyu alone.

That’s why after worrying and focusing on my solo album, I’ve released Another me !

Today, I will show the Melon Family the precious moments I’ve spent while working on my first solo album and the shooting of my album jacket I’ve worked on even harder because I was alone.

 

Album | INFINITE’s leader Kim Sunggyu’s solo album [Shine]

Before releasing his album [Another me], INFINITE’s leader Kim Sunggyu pre-released a single of the “hybride music” genre, [Shine]. It’s a synonym of melodic dance music. As hard as it was to imagine what would be the kind of music of the one who always took care of INFINITE as the leader, [Shine] that was released on November 7th wasn’t INFINITE’s Sunggyu whom we’ve always known but Kim Sunggyu’s music only. Dream intro. The association of synth pop added by the synthetizer. An electronic beat and a rock-like drive guitar. It is safe to say that Shine that was made with Kim Sunggyu’s sexy and subtle voice control, is a hybrid music that has both musical charm and popular enjoyment.

Story | Jacket shooting set

As soon as the shooting starts, I look more serious but I’m a bit awkward too ^^ I can feel it, when I look at the pictures everyone on the set is chatting but when I’m posing in front of the camera, since there’s no one to crack jokes around me, it’s comfortable and awkward… It’s nice!^^ ㅎㅎ

Ta-dah!! When you change these images in black and white, they become cool right? I think it’s because there are a lot of warm and serious parts in this album so it feels like black and white images are going to fit more~ Everyone what do you think?

This time I’ve changed into brighter clothes and also got a new hairstyle~! This time, the photograph kept telling me “Do it more sexily ! More sexily !!!” so I remember panicking ㅜ_ㅜ Ah… Which picture is sexy??

In these ones, I’ve only put on a pair of sunglasses… is it okay if a person is this awesome? ㅎㅎ

Truthfully speaking, my eyes are my charm… but of course even if I hide my eyes I’m really cool!!! ^^;

Monitoring meticulously! I have to look at  my expressions on each picture through the monitor in order to find out about my flaws. Since I’ve made a lot of different expressions during the shooting, there are lots of moments when I don’t know what expression is more fitting. During time like this, the monitor is life !

I’m revealing the last picture~!! Is there any feel coming out from my last cut??^^

Just like the pictures, a really serious and intimate album came out~! Everyone please love it a lot~

Photo | Solo Images revealed for the Melon members

While I was promoting (T/N : as an INFINITE member) there was always a part of me and a kind of music I’ve wanted to show but I couldn’t.

Instead of a song we’d dance to, I’ve wanted to try a sort of music with sensible vocals that I wouldn’t be able to do as an idol. This really is a sort of lucky album to me. The seniors from our company, the Nell hyungs, really helped me a lot..

It’s the first time I’ve felt like this while working. Music is not just something that simply comes out and the more you work on music, the better it turns out.

The Nell seniors really helped me for a long time, just like it was their own music, and told me a lot of nice things.

Thanks to our best Sweetune team and Nell seniors who created the first Kim Sunggyu solo album, I feel like this will be a warm album to go through the winter weather that is slowly getting colder ^^ Since I will come to you with a different image~! Let’s make sure to meet on broadcast !

Also please love my title track “60 seconds” a lot~ I will become an even more hardworking Sunggyu from INFINITE!

On the autograph : To. Melon

trans. cr; saphira @ infinite updates | source cr; Melon ; take out with full credits

[LYRIC] Kim Sunggyu – Shine (K/T/R)

7 Nov


Korean:

늘 항상 이 맘 때쯤엔 니가 내게 했던 그 말이 떠올라
언젠가 오랜 시간이 지나 우리 함께가 아니더라도
눈부실 정도로 아름다운 지금 이 순간을 꼭 기억해줘
모든게 희미해져 가도 이 순간만큼은 꼭 잊지 말고 선명히
나의 손을 꼭 잡고 조용히 입을 맞추던 너의 모습을 기억해
I miss you oh yes I do
나의 발등에 올라 사랑을 속삭여주던 너의 눈빛을 기억해
I miss you oh I still do
늘 항상 이 계절이 오면 너와 나의 마지막 즈음이 떠올라
모든게 멀어지고 또 그 어떤 것도 돌이킬 수가 없었던
눈부시게 빛나던 순간들엔 어느새 어두운 그늘지고
지켜질 수 없었던 약속들만 힘없이 부서지고 있던 그때
하지만 난
나의 손을 꼭 잡고 조용히 입을 맞추던 너의 모습을 기억해
I miss you oh yes I do
나의 발등에 올라 사랑을 속삭여 주던 너의 눈빛을 기억해
I miss you oh I still do
너의 목소리 너의 그 눈빛 내게 와서 머물러주던 너의 손길
그 어떤 것도 잊질 못해 마치 손을 내밀면 닿을 듯 선명해
너의 숨소리 너의 그 손짓 나를 따뜻하게 감싸주던 그 손길
그 어떤 것도 잊질 못해 마치 손을 내밀면 닿을 듯 선명해
I miss you

Translations:

Whenever this time of year comes, I always think of the words you used to say to me
Even after a long time passes and we’re not together
Please remember this dazzling and beautiful moment right now
Even if everything fades, don’t forget this moment and clearly remember it

I remember you, wordlessly kissing me as you held my hands
I miss you oh yes I do
I remember your eyes when you stood on my feet and whispered love to me
I miss you oh I still do

Whenever this season comes, I think of the last times of you and me
When everything got distant and couldn’t be turned around
At some point, a dark shadow was cast on the dazzling and shining moments
It was when the unkept promises were crumbling down without strength
But I

I remember you, wordlessly kissing me as you held my hands
I miss you oh yes I do
I remember your eyes when you stood on my feet and whispered love to me
I miss you oh I still do

Your voice, your eyes, your touch that lingered on me
I can’t forget any of those things – you’re so clear, it seems like we can touch when I hold out my hand
The sound of your breathing, your gestures, your touch that warmly embraced me
I can’t forget any of those things – you’re so clear, it seems like we can touch when I hold out my hand

I miss you

 

Romanization:

Neul hangsang i mam ttaejjeumen niga naege haetdeon geu mari tteoolla
Eonjenga oraen sigani jina uri hamkkega anideorado
Nunbusil jeongdoro areumdaun jigeum i sunganeul kkok gieokhaejwo
Modeunge huimihaejyeo gado i sunganmankeumeun kkok itji malgo seonmyeonghi

Naui soneul kkok japgo joyonghi ibeul matchudeon neoui moseubeul gieokhae
I miss you oh yes i do
Naui baldeunge olla sarangeul soksagyeojudeon neoui nunbicheul gieokhae
I miss you oh i still do

Neul hangsang i gyejeori omyeon neowa naui majimak jeueumi tteoolla
Modeunge meoreojigo tto geu eotteon geotdo dorikil suga eobseotdeon
Nunbusige bitnadeon sungandeuren eoneusae eoduun geuneuljigo
Jikyeojil su eobseotdeon yaksokdeulman himeobsi buseojigo itdeon geuttae
Hajiman nan

Naui soneul kkok japgo joyonghi ibeul matchudeon neoui moseubeul gieokhae
I miss you oh yes i do
Naui baldeunge olla sarangeul soksagyeo judeon neoui nunbicheul gieokhae
I miss you oh i still do

Neoui moksori neoui geu nunbit naege waseo meomulleojudeon neoui songil
Geu eotteon geotdo itjil motae machi soneul naemilmyeon daheul deut seonmyeonghae
Neoui sumsori neoui geu sonjit nareul ttatteutage gamssajudeon geu songil
Geu eotteon geotdo itjil motae machi soneul naemilmyeon daheul deut seonmyeonghae

I miss you