{INTERVIEW} 110602 Infinite SIA Vol. 3 Interview

 

Amongst the Japanese fans, “Hysterie” is the most popular song after transitioning from a refreshing image from the first album but in the 2nd album, you chose “BTD” as the title song. Is there a reason for that?

[Dongwoo] We debated a lot in which one to set as our title track because the songs in this mini album were all good enough to be title tracks. However, we wanted to show a more diverse side so we decided to choose BTD.

 

How was it when you first heard it?

[L] There was the part “like a beggar” in the lyrics.. in which I doubted at first and I didn’t really have a feel to it.

[Sungyeol] At first, we couldn’t really understand the emotions of the song and we were worried about what kind of choreography would come up. The impression of it being dark had a strong impact.

[Sungjong] Since “Evolution” means to “progress,” we wanted to show a dark, masculine image.

 

Did you have anything to refer to?

[L] We watched a lot of Hong Kong noir movies like “Memories & Melodies” and “A Better Tomorrow.”

 

In the 2nd album, we get the feel that you grew more masculine music-wise and appearance-wise.

[Sungyeol] We had a strong boy image so in order to have a sharper image, we went on a diet. We focused on our jaw line (laughs). After watching noir movies, we tried to act out the facial expressions and when we would practice our choreography, we tried not to smile.

 

In “BTD,” the “scorpion dance” garnered a lot of attention.

[Hoya] It wasn’t a newly made dance and before it became a part of our choreography, it was actually a hip hop dance move. We were able to fit it with our song and incorporate it.

 

We heard that you were practice 18 hours a day due to having rigorous and advanced dance moves.

[L] The “scorpion dance” was the hardest. When we’re in a circle, it was hard for Sungjong and I since we’re in the back and we can’t see anything so we did it by feel! (Laughs).

[Hoya] Since I started dancing when I was in middle school, I was the one teaching the members. Whether being in a line or coordinating the timing, those took us the most time. For 2 weeks, we practiced till late in the night which resulted us being able to perfect it barely.

 

The action scenes in the MV with L and Woohyun were very impressive.

[Woohyun] We filmed in the base floor of a building and it was a place filled with rotting mud. Having to film there with our faces buried in the mud made us have an incredible stench (bitter smile).

[L] Alongside that, the weather then was below 10 degrees Celsius!

 

You didn’t catch a cold?

[L & Woohyun] Of course we caught one!

[Woohyun] I laid down for two days straight.

[L] Our CEO told us that he’ll never film something like this ever again and that he was sorry (laughs). We filmed for two days straight till late in the night. Woohyun hyung also hurt his lower back in midst of filming so it was difficult for us, considering that we had a lot of fighting scenes and even hitting each other really when enacting the action scenes since we needed to match the timing.

 

Did you hit him on purpose? (Laughs)

[L] I actually got hit (laughs).

 

Are your injuries okay?

[L] Woohyun hyung promoted straight for the 4 weeks despite his injury.

 

In another interview, I heard that you were called the group with “the best teamwork.” In hearing this, do you feel that your relationship with one another has gotten closer? What is the secret behind your outstanding teamwork?

[L] We talk to one another a lot.

[Woohyun] We joke around with each other a lot (laughs). We’re honest with one another in pointing out what’s good and what’s wrong.

[Sungyeol] An honest conversation is important!

 

Has there been any fights resulting from having honest conversations? (Laughs)

[Sungjong] Fights from playing games…

[Woohyun] When playing something like hide-and-seek or tag and it results with “I caught you with my hand first”

 

Is there someone you’re awkward with when left alone with them? (Laughs)

[Woohyun] There is, there is (laughs).

 

Who is it?

[Everyone] Let’s start with magnae Sungjong!

[Sungjong] (Looks at Woohyun) The person avoiding eye contact with me! Why is that person avoiding eye contact with me? (Laughs).

[Woohyun] Me!? Me!?

[Sungyeol] You’re shocked, huh? (Laughs)

[Sungjong] We’re okay now, but back then it was awkward being alone with Woohyun hyung..

[Woohyun] Why? It didn’t affect me! Is it because you like me?

[Sungyeol] I was awkward with you too.

[L] Me too.

[Sungjong] (Woohyun hyung) He doesn’t talk when he’s alone with you. The atmosphere becomes darker too.. (laughs)

 

It’s the goal of an idol group to place 1st on a music program. Do you have anything prepared when you do place 1st?

[Woohyun] We already placed 1st! In our hearts, we’re already 1st! (Laughs)

[Sunggyu] Myungsoo (L’s real name), snap Woohyun into his senses

[Sungyeol] We want to place 1st! Our CEO said that he would change our dorms if we place in the top 10!

[Dongwoo] If I’m able to put on a performance on stage to show others, I will be content with just that.

[Everyone] Oh oh~! (Laughs)

[Dongwoo] Are we not artists if we don’t place 1st!?

[Everyone] That’s not right~

[Sunggyu] Aside from Sungyeol, we all think the same as Dongwoo (laughs).

 

Right now, what do you want to challenge the most?

[Sunggyu] We want to make a song on our own. The rappers of the group have already started composing lyrics for their own parts and with more studying, I want to take on the challenge of making music that we can only make.

[Woohyun] Surpassing 10,000 fans!

[Sungyeol] You have to be at least 100,000 to be the nation’s idol group~

 

Lastly, a word to your Japanese fans.

[Sungyeol] Give us lots of love.

[Hoya] We will show an amazing side to us.

[Everyone] We love you~!!

 

SUNGGYU (Leader, vocal)

Real name: Kim Sunggyu

April 28th, 1989 / Blood type A

From: Jeonra-bookdo Jeon-ju

Height: 178CM / Weight: 61KG

Shoe size: 270

Family: Parents and older sister

Nickname: Grandpa, Gyumole

 

[PERSONAL QUESTIONS]

Q1. Strengths – In never giving up and having confidence.

Q2. Weaknesses – Enjoy sleeping too much and can even sleep away the whole day.

Q3. First time starting up in the entertainment business – Infinite! You Are My Oppa

Q4. Favorite food – Korean food, Western food, I like everything!

Q5. Most disliked food – Beans.

Q6. Food most confident in cooking – Kimchi fried rice.

Q7. Pet – Sungjong^^ The cute magnae is like a pet.

Q8. Favorite color – Black.

Q9. Cell phone ringtone, caller tunes, & cellphone wallpaper – On silent mode and the wallpaper is my picture

Q10. Ideal type – Someone who fits well with me and I can feel happy in just seeing them.

Q11. Currently into – Online shopping.

Q12. Items always carried with you – MP3 & cell phone.

Q13. Favorite song sung at karaoke – I need a girl (SOL)

Q14. Something you heard recently from a fan that made you happy – Your voice is really amazing/I listen to the song every day

Q15. The group “INFINITE” to you – My everything.

DONGWOO (Rapper)

Real name: Jang Dongwoo

November 22nd, 1990 / Blood type A

From: Seoul

Height: 175CM

Shoe size: 265

Family: Grandmother, parents and 2 older sisters

Nickname: Wild horse, Udon, 4D Charisma, Dinosaur

[PERSONAL QUESTIONS]

Q1. Strengths – Happy, always optimistic.

Q2. Weaknesses – Get worked up way too easily.

Q3. First time starting up in the entertainment business – Infinite! You Are My Oppa

Q4. Favorite food – Ton Kalbi, spicy octopus with pork.

Q5. Most disliked food – Raw oyster.

Q6. Food most confident in cooking – Spicy rice cakes.

Q7. Pet – Dog, hamster, turtle, goldfish.

Q8. Favorite color – Green, white, gold.

Q9. Cell phone ringtone, caller tunes, & cellphone wallpaper – Silent mode, Outkast – Hey Ya, picture of 500manwon.

Q10. Ideal type – Someone who fits well with me and their eyes curve into crescent shape when they smile.

Q11. Currently into – Movies, fashion magazines, animation, electronics.

Q12. Items always carried with you – Laptop, headphones, etc.

Q13. Favorite song sung at karaoke – Reminiscent in Memories (MC the Max)

Q14. Something you heard recently from a fan that made you happy – Seeing Dongwoo’s smiling self makes me smile.

Q15. The group “INFINITE” to you – A group that has hidden infinite potentials and is always prepared to soar high above whenever.

WOOHYUN (Vocal)

Real name: Nam Woohyun

February 8th, 1991 / Blood type B

From: Seoul

Height: 176CM / Weight: 58KG

Shoe size: 265

Family: Parents and older brother

Nickname: Nam Star

[PERSONAL QUESTIONS]

Q1. Strengths – Easy going.

Q2. Weaknesses – A bit timid.

Q3. First time starting up in the entertainment business – Modeling for Hello APM when I was 18 in 2008.

Q4. Favorite food – Pork belly [T/N:Korean bacon/samgyubsal], Sushi (especially tuna), bossam [T/N: When you wrap pork in greens, like steamed cabbage leaves].

Q5. Most disliked food – None.

Q6. Food most confident in cooking – Kimchi stew, fried rice.

Q7. Pet – Jang Dongwoo^^ (my puppy).

Q8. Favorite color – Red, pink, black.

Q9. Cell phone ringtone, caller tunes, & cellphone wallpaper – Wallpaper is a picture of the ocean.

Q10. Ideal type – Someone with a lot of aegyo.

Q11. Currently into – Suits, fashion, composing lyrics.

Q12. Items always carried with you – MP3. I used to carry it with me all the time, but I lost it ㅠ.ㅠ

Q13. Favorite song sung at karaoke – Beauty (Lee Kichan).

Q14. Something you heard recently from a fan that made you happy – Woohyun! I love you!

Q15. The group “INFINITE” to you – Life.

HOYA (Rapper, vocal)

Real name: Lee Howon

March 28th, 1991 / Blood type AB

From: Busan

Height: 178CM / Weight: 60KG

Shoe size: 260

Family: Grandmother, parents, older brother, and younger brother

Nickname: Boradori, Hodori (Seoul Olympic mascot), Dance Machine, Multi-player

[PERSONAL QUESTIONS]

Q1. Strengths – Undying passion.

Q2. Weaknesses – Laziness.

Q3. First time starting up in the entertainment business – Infinite! You Are My Oppa.

Q4. Favorite food – Sushi.

Q5. Most disliked food – Hamburger.

Q6. Food most confident in cooking – None.

Q7. Pet – None.

Q8. Favorite color – Purple.

Q9. Cell phone ringtone, caller tunes, & cellphone wallpaper – Silent mode 365 days in a year and the wallpaper is a picture of me singing.

Q10. Ideal type – Cute and different from others.

Q11. Currently into – Writing rap lyrics.

Q12. Items always carried with you – MP3.

Q13. Favorite song sung at karaoke – September 12th (RAIN).

Q14. Something you heard recently from a fan that made you happy – I’ll always be your fan.

Q15. The group “INFINITE” to you – Like the first button, my starting point.

SUNGYEOL (vocal)

Real name: Lee Sungyeol

August 27th, 1991 / Blood type B

From: Kyeongki-do Yong-in

Height: 183CM / Weight: 59KG

Shoe size: 265

Family: Parents and younger brother

Nickname: Choding [T/N: Elementary school student]

[PERSONAL QUESTIONS]

Q1. Strengths – Being tall and looking good in any clothing.

Q2. Weaknesses – Stumbling here and there because I’m too tall.

Q3. First time starting up in the entertainment business – Appeared in dramas from KBS and MBC in 2008.

Q4. Favorite food – Ton Katsu.

Q5. Most disliked food – Bean paste soup.

Q6. Food most confident in cooking – Omelet, fried rice.

Q7. Pet – I used to have a turtle and parrot.

Q8. Favorite color – Pink, purple, green.

Q9. Cell phone ringtone, caller tunes, & cellphone wallpaper – BTD, no caller tune, and a selca picture I took of myself.

Q10. Ideal type – Someone who’s cute but not coy.

Q11. Currently into – American dramas.

Q12. Items always carried with you – Smart phone, MP3.

Q13. Favorite song sung at karaoke – Bee (Kang Jin)

Q14. Something you heard recently from a fan that made you happy – You lost weight/INFINITE is the best as of lately.

Q15. The group “INFINITE” to you – Each and every member is important and not even one can be left out.

L (vocal)

Real name: Kim Myungsoo

March 13th, 1992 / Blood type O

From: Seoul

Height: 178CM / Weight: 61KG

Shoe size: 270

Family: Parents and younger brother

Nickname: L Myungsoo

[PERSONAL QUESTIONS]

Q1. Strengths – Staring at the other person.

Q2. Weaknesses – Having the right of way.

Q3. First time starting up in the entertainment business – Epik High’s “RUN” music video.

Q4. Favorite food – Kimchi stew.

Q5. Most disliked food – Raw foods.

Q6. Food most confident in cooking – Kimchi fried rice, ramen.

Q7. Pet – None.

Q8. Favorite color – Black.

Q9. Cell phone ringtone, caller tunes, & cellphone wallpaper – Nothing as my wallpaper.

Q10. Ideal type – Long, wavy hair.

Q11. Currently into – Shoes, suits.

Q12. Items always carried with you – Cell phone, MP3.

Q13. Favorite song sung at karaoke – BTD.

Q14. Something you heard recently from a fan that made you happy – Infinite is really popular.

Q15. The group “INFINITE” to you – Like family.

SUNGJONG (vocal)

Real name: Lee Sungjong

September 3rd, 1993 / Blood type A

From: Seoul

Height: 178CM / Weight: 53KG

Shoe size: 260

Family: Parents and younger brother

Nickname: Jjongie

[PERSONAL QUESTIONS]

Q1. Strengths – Innocent, always happy, and can dance sexy dances well.

Q2. Weaknesses – Too innocent.

Q3. First time starting up in the entertainment business – N/A.

Q4. Favorite food – What my mom cooks.

Q5. Most disliked food – Beans.

Q6. Food most confident in cooking – Kimchi srew, curry, ramen.

Q7. Pet – None.

Q8. Favorite color – Yellow.

Q9. Cell phone ringtone, caller tunes, & cellphone wallpaper – BTD, my picture.

Q10. Ideal type – Someone who is 4D [T/N: Means like extra-ordinary, odd] and slightly chubby; a cute type.

Q11. Currently into – Monitoring variety programs.

Q12. Items always carried with you – Hand lotion, MP3, cell phone, laptop, wallet.

Q13. Favorite song sung at karaoke – Hit songs.

Q14. Something you heard recently from a fan that made you happy – You look good/you look more masculine.

Q15. The group “INFINITE” to you – Life itself. I can’t live without INFINITE.

CREDITS: Naver blog (Source); Jiwon @ infinite updates (Translations)

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