I GOT YOU
Things they like, their thoughts are all different but GOT7 has same wish. The dream to be always the best staying true to themselves.
LIM JAEBEOM
I hope we can receive Daesang with a cool album. I personally work hard on composing music so I hope you will give it a listen and share your thoughts about it.
GOT7 is a certain thing, but you also (came back) as JJ Project after 5 years, composed song with Primary and uploaded your own songs on Sound Cloud. Feels like you are indeed living diligently. What is the source of such energy?
JB: The feeling of relief that whenever I compose songs there are people who will listen to it and the greed to compose nice songs that can express (what I want to say) properly. I guess that determination.

But there are also times of exhaustion, right. Especially since songs are something very personal so it's a rare occasion when you can be satisfied with everything. When that happens how do you deal with it?
JB: As you said since it's a creative work I have my own view of it but listeners get it on their own so (the way we feel/understand) are different. That's why I have to re-compose songs again quite a lot. It doesn't bother me, it's more like continuous challenge. I mean if I hear that this song isn't good I immediately give up on it and start composing the new one again. Regardless of how I do it, I am just continuously putting efforts into writing good songs.

You are a type who give up on the things that don't go well and go for a challenge to make new ones.
JB: Yes, I think rather than stuck to one thing continuously modifying it, it's better to start writing new song.
What kind of weight stands behind your. names - JB and Def? It feels like when you come out under each of it, your music style gets different.
JB: Under the name JB I'm promoting and no matter what I'm GOT7's member so I put team's music and performances first and try my best for them. But as Def I'm looking up for more R&B and hip-hop styles which I personally like. Of course, all songs are based on my personal stories but when I'm promoting as Def I try to put a little bit more of myself (into songs).

Each album has its own flow, right. Between concept and songs what goes first?
For me concept goes first. Because which song is a good song differs from person to person. I may like this song but other person may like they song more. That's why (it's better) to pick a concept and then compose various songs. (Then) you find good songs that suits the concept. (This way) when someone says that song came out well if it holds the concept then it will be included even against one's will.

Previous album was made of songs which were composed with GOT7 members' participation, so promoting with your own songs held even bigger meaning. Are you thinking of active participation in production in future, too?
JB: Yes. We are planning to be thoroughly involved in production. It's still only my personal thoughts but after discussion I think diversity must be fun. Like "I hope we would make ballads for this album". Even though all seven of us will do title together again, I think it would be also great to come up with album which includes unit and/or solo tracks as other songs. I want to try making various things later on.

Since you are GOT7's leader, what (in your opinion) appears as GOT7's advantage?
JB: Bright image full of energy. Last year we made a performance with the song "Teenager" for the year-end shows and all members' feelings were same. Hard songs as "Hard Carry" are nice but showing the image, when we enjoy the stage playing around, is also good. We think that enjoying ourselves on stage and showing the image full of energy suit us even more.

When you do something for a long time doesn't it in the end become easier? What are the things you got used to by now and what is still hard for you?
JB: It just feels that as I'm living the life music isn't the answer for everything. There is music in my life and fashion also must be there, but because it's not the answer for everything it's necessary to have times of constant worry. I think I must try my best to do things which are good in my opinion. And which I'm feeling.

Is there a small joy that makes you happy and which you found out recently?
JB: Not long ago I traveled to Japan with parents. It was the first trip I initiated and lead myself and I realized the joy of traveling this time. In a country which language I don't speak being able to find places I wanted to visit made me feel content/proud. Later I will fry my best to enjoy the life not only through the music but through new things and different hobbies. One of them is skin-scuba diving. Not that long ago I saw in Instagram how people, who did skin-scuba diving, fished with a spear and it looked like fun (laughs).
You also went to Jungle recently. How was it?
JB: Sincerely, I felt really comfortable there. The weather was nice and since the island itself had enough of edible things I wasn't really starving. Nothing was especially inconvenient.

What advices your Jungle sunbaes Jackson and Mark gave to you?
JB: They said it's extremely hard. That's why they said when I come back I would be thankful to the life (I have). That after coming back to my real everyday life I would be thankful for it and have a refreshing feeling.

Is there a member you want to recommend for LOTJ?

JB: Bambam! If he goes it must be really fun. When I imagine what kind of image he would show on the broadcast...I think it would be real fun. Hahaha.

What kind of shining moment you want to create this year?
JB: I hope we would come out with the great album and receive Daesang. Since I personally work hard on song composing I hope you would give it a listen and share your thoughts about it

Is there some keyword that you want to add to GOT7's name this year?
JB: It may sound banal but "GOT7 who does well and enjoy". Also I wish people would like to learn (something from us) after watching our stages. I want to show that kind of image.
MARK TUAN
I like extreme sports like skydiving or bungee jumping. If one day I gain confidence to take risk I want to try jumping alone without instructor.
Among many different sides you have shown in 2017, seems like you definitely proved yourself as a master of photoshoots. In your opinion, when did you shone the brightest?
MK: Last year I did a lot of solo-photoshoots and each time it was out I felt that way. I guess it means it came out just right up my alley? (laughs) When I do martial arts on the stage alone, everyone's eyes are focused on me, right? During that time I get pressed but this one makes me feel different.

It feels somehow pleasing.
MK: Because everybody stand still just watching me. It feels weird to receive (that much) attention.

The entertainment sphere is much more competitive than any other sphere. Don't you feel pressed that you need to do something new?
MK: Surely, I do. But on the stages like award ceremony's one seems like we, GOT7, show the image which is much different from other groups. Because we do martial arts in our performances, we do things that other groups can't do. Of course, we need to do new things but I think we also need to do well things we are doing now.

If you need to start doing something new, what will it be?
MK: Hm...There are members who do acting in our group, right. If one day I also have a chance I want to try myself in acting, too.
It won't be an exaggeration to say that something Mark always experiments with is hairstyles. You've already worked out various colors and stylings, is there still a style that you want to try?
MK: There is! I want to try out hair that is a little bit longer that the one I have now. Like Youngjae's current style. If not this one then the hairstyle, that is widely spread in US or dying my hair in a navy-like color.

By the way, Bambam was chosen as number one in casual fashion style among GOT7 members. But Mark is also one of the members who likes fashion. How do you feel about such response?
MK: Haha. I acknowledge it a little, too. My interest in fashion is big but I don't think that I dress up better than other boys. I just chase the style that suits me and that I want to try wearing, so I don't think I really need to get 1st places.

In fact Bambam and Mark's styles are absolutely different so there is no significance in ranking.

MK: That's right. Since styles are very different that doesn't matter.

What in your opinion makes GOT7 "GOT7"?
MK: Being noisy and making chaos. Hahaha.

A group that is full of energy like no one else.
MK: True! I think that this definition is appropriate.

Other members also said same thing. That it's necessary to work harder on singing and dancing. All of you look extremely passionate.
MK: Really? When it comes to skills, we still have a long way to go, don't we.

Then which part do you want to develop more?
MK: You can tell which one just by watching variety programs. When it's just us, it's extremely funny and enjoyable but once we actually go to that spot (programs) it's still awkward and not easy to open up the heart (relax/feel unpressed). There is a need to develop this part a little.

Oh, are you also thinking of trying out variety shows?

MK: No! (laughs) I still don't have confidence but I need to open up and free my heart.

It's not fun (of a question) but. There are two roads: one that everyone advise you to follow and one which is dangerous to follow, but you definitely want to try doing it - which one will you choose?
MK: Even if it's dangerous I will choose the road I want to follow.

Even if you will regret this choice?
MK: Yes, even like that I want to make this choice.
Are you actually a type that takes risk in life?
MK: No. I think I can't take risks to that extent. Hahaha.

Then is that a hope for things you want to do in future?
MK: Even if I want to do it, I still have an image of idol in Korea, so I need to be cautious. When I'm in US I would have done that kind of choice. But in Korea I need to make more or less safe choices.

Is there something you want to do for sure even if you need to put up with danger? It doesn't have to be something to do now, just something you want to do one day.

MK: I like extreme sports like skydiving or bungee jumping. Usually when you do skydiving you are jumping with instructor, right. I want to try to jump alone once.

What is it that Mark enjoys lately?

MK: The game "Battle Ground". I usually enjoy spending time alone and this game is just right for such occasions.

Is there some keyword that you want to add to GOT7's name this year?

MK: Hm...I want to add word "Always". GOT7 who always stay with us and walks together forever.

Jackson wang
GOT7 tends to make a little bit more pop/mass songs. I personally prefer hip-hop or R&B. Solo album, that is to release in China, consists of that kind of music I want to do.
I heard that you have a hot response in China. In your opinion, what is the reason behind such popularity and love?
JS: I don't know the exact reason. Just "Be Myself!". I just worked hard and guess people noticed it.

Does Jackson have an ambition, no matter how big or small it is, that he dreams of?
JS: People learnt about person whose name is Jackson first through variety shows and still a lot of them remember me only from the playful side. But I personally want to also show the serious, hardworking side of me but unfortunately seems like I can't show that side of me a lot. Now I want to show "This is the side of a person whose name is Jackson when he is working hard" through the music I love and other projects.

When I meet you face-to-face in reality, rather than the bright image you have during the broadcasts, I see your serious side more.
JS: I guess because I joked around a lot in the past a lot of people find that cute. There are also some of them who look down on me. For example, when I'm working seriously, in times when I'm doing business, there are a lot of people who talks to me in a joking way and let it pass. But when you are working by ones and twos properly you need to get over such things, don't you. When it's time to play I will definitely play, but when I need to do something properly I want to do so.

Lately every member is busy promoting on their own. By any chance have you watched shows which featured other members?
JS: In the past I watched "Hit the Stage", where Yugyeom appeared and danced. I felt really proud and content.

In Jackson's opinion what is the color of GOT7?

JS: Being capable of everything. I think we are a group that doesn't go with only one concept but make various things work out.

Then what makes GOT7 "GOT7" in your opinion? Is there something that GOT7 needs more?
JS: I personally think we need to improve our skills a little nit more. Whether it's dancing, singing or rapping - we need to be good in everything.
Seems like all members know nothing besides work. I'm curious what is the thing Jackson personally enjoys.
JS: Hm...Nothing interesting. Ah, when I'm doing projects or shooting programs! Times when I'm working are the most enjoyable for me.

You are indeed a workaholic. (laughs) But something besides work?
JS: Sleep! I enjoy sleeping. Haha.

There are two roads you can follow. One doesn't look interesting but safe, and other is dangerous to follow but it's something you want to do. Which one will Jackson choose?

JS: I choose the one I want to follow regardless how dangerous it is. I've been living like that all way long. I gave up on fencing, didn't I. I think I work hard in order not to regret my choice.

Then what is your preference in music? Isn't there a gap between GOT7's music and music you are personally chasing for?
JS: It (gap) definitely exists. But GOT7's music is the music of 7 people, right. Compromise is essential in that case for sure. Since I'm doing music I want to do a lot during my solo promotions, it's ok.

Is there a difference between two music styles?

JS: GOT7 tends to make a little bit more pop/mass songs. I personally prefer hip-hop or R&B. If you listen to my solo album which is to release in China you will understand. I like R&B with hip-hop base.

What kind of shining moment you want to create this year?
JS: GOT7's world tour! I want to perform brightly in different countries of the world.

Is there some keyword that you want to add to GOT7's name this year?

JS: "GOT7, who will make it in 2019 even if they can't do it in 2018!" - even if we can't make it for this year we will definitely do it next year!
Park jinyoung
Whatever it is I want to try everything. For example, Keanu Reeves learnt using a gun for shooting scenes, judo or jiu jitsu, even drifting - he did everything himself. I think that's really cool. I also want to become that kind of an actor.
Congratulations! Finally you got your driving license. You must really enjoy and be into driving recently.
JY: Sadly, after getting my license I haven't had a chance to drive yet (laughs). I don't have time and I also can rent a car only after one year from the time I got license so I haven't had a chance to drive.

You can drive family car, can't you?
JY: Father didn't allow me. Hahaha. He said he does believe in his son, but seems like not this time.

Then did you make a new bucket list for this year?
JY: I want to learn how to make coffee so I checked this out. If I will to become barista there are different steps. It's not necessary to become an expert I just want to learn it to the level when I'm left alone I can make and enjoy it.

Is there a special reason?
JY: As I'm going through the schedule I buy and drink several caps of coffee and even though I don't know for sure I still say "This coffee is good". Even though I indeed like coffee and drink it a lot, without knowing much about coffee beans I am not even sure if it's right when I say it "tastes good". That's why I will to learn more about coffee. As a hobby.
You are a singer but you also have an actor's vibes. You always look neat, calm and reliable. Is there something that can make this kind of Jinyoung excited?
JY: A gun? (laughs) I like movies where guns are used, especially "John Wick: Reload". Amazing thing about this movie is that it was shot with long-take (I learnt it) because I watched video of its making. Let's say that (usually) 30 one minute-long cuts are done but for this movie they only did 10 (long) cute at most, actor learnt jiu-jitsu himsel to show action and also when it comes to killing people it's not something he had done at once but struggled with it and then moved on.

Are you eager to play in action movie?
JY: I guess I prefer action things over calm once. (laughs)

Have you broken away before?

JY: When I was a child I ran away for a few minutes. I was mad at my father and walked away.

Ay~ That's not running away.

JY: True. Sadly, I don't really have moments of deviation.

Anyways, you have been trainee since young age so you just couldn't afford wandering around.
JY: I couldn't break away. Cause that's not like I could act like a baby. Trainee isn't your family. That's not kind of relationship where you can make a mistake and I knew it since that time so I just didn't do it.

If you could live your teenage days normally what would it have been like?
JY: Shouldn't I break away for a couple of days? Cause there are such scenes both in "Kafka on the shore" and "The Catcher in the Rye". Those are great books I like a lot but I thought (when I read it) "Why couldn't I experience it? Why do I always only read books to get that indirect experience?".

I heard that since you are the type who usually read a lot of books and also think a lot, you leave such kind of wise sayings during the interview.
JY: Ay~ That's not it. That's just something that comes out naturally when I'm talking.

Regardless, is there something really great that you want to say even though you have already said it?
JY: My father once said: "Good things aren't good and bad things aren't bad". My life isn't a movie. That's not the end so just continue going on cause no one knows if you can continue it again (later).

You are also promoting constantly as an actor. Is there a character you are greedy to play?
JY: Whatever it is I want to try everything. For example, Keanu Reeves learnt using a gun for shooting scenes, judo or jiu jitsu, even drifting - he did everything himself. I think that's really cool. I also want to become that kind of an actor.
Is there an ambition or aim, no matter how big or small, that Jinyoung dreams of?
JY: Hm...Getting out of touch and travel for a month is a really big ambition of mine. I like traveling but I can't do it. You learn a lot through traveling, don't you. If you travel alone you must do everything yourself starting from ticket purchase. I like that a lot.

If you could travel, where do you want to go?
JY: Hokkaido or Akita in Japan. I heard it's really cozy to rent a car and drive when it's snowing heavily. And Japanese hot springs! (laughs)

In your opinion what makes GOT7 "GOT7"?

JY: The one which isn't one. Even though we all have different personalities and even don't match one another when it comes to favorite music, we suit each other really well. Me and Jaebeom hyung have different personalities and chase different music but (people) say two of us suit each other really well, don't they. But that's also about all 7 of us. All of us are individuals but (when) we lump together as one (because of it) the synergy effect gets even bigger.

What kind of shining moment you want to create this year?
JY: Wrap up concerts safely/successfully. And I also want to release at least two albums this year.

Is there some keyword that you want to add to GOT7's name this year?
JY: Compass? (laughs) That's my personal opinion but as we are promoting it makes us think once again about what happiness is. What is my real happiness? Later when I get older and won't have as much promo activities, what is the thing that would be able to make me really happy?

So did you find it?
JY: I have a lot of anxiety now and it's hard. I really don't know. During the times when I'm anxious like this (I think) couldn't we be the one who would let people and fans with the same thoughts as me know which way to go? GOT7 can't give an answer (which road to pick) but I want to become a group that can show at least small direction.
Choi Youngjae
I want to create a radio program, where I will communicate with listeners from the very first minute to the very last. I want to pick themes like love and work, so by sending their stories (listeners) can get rid of their worries. While talking on the phone with me personally.
There is something I wanted to ask you first when we meet. Last year you set a goal to build one pack of an abs - did you succeed?
YJ: There is one pack. But the rest 5 packs aren't there so that's it. (laughs) I will start from the very bottom and gradually in a calm way build it one by one - one pack in a year. It's not late. There are quite a plenty of days still left in my life.

Then what kind of goal did you set for this year?
YJ: Always same. Singing well - this is a goal that never changes. People around me say that it (my singing) got better but I'm still below the level I want to achieve so I'm set with the will to try even better. My personality tends to overwork myself quite a lot. Even though I'm constantly working I'm not satisfied.

Are you a perfectionist by any chance?
YJ: That's not it...It's just that I hare very high standards (for myself). To the extent I can't really control myself.

Whipping yourself like this has some positive effect, too, but sometimes it can be a reason that tires you out completely.
YJ: That's right. Even though I indeed have times when I feel that way, other thought comes again into my head: "It must be that hard so we can rise again?" (laughs). If it's absolutely not hard, I feel like my skill won't grow up, too. Do you know that feeling? When it's extremely hard you think "Ah, really, I'm gonna lose my mind" - to that extent - but then when you are resting you feel that "you really have spent this day worthy".
Not that long time ago you went to the USA alone to get vocal lessons, right. Is there a moment which is left in your memory?
YJ: Once my American teacher made me sing in the bar he is working at. He made me sing a song from the lesson, which we haven't even practiced yet, immediately. I went up thoughtlessly and sang it but then a lot of people complimented me. Listening to my song, they got excited, there were even people who danced, and it was quite amazing for me. That's not something you can experience in Korea. So I was excited and it was fun.

Did that experience had a good nourishing effect on you?

YJ: I gained small confidence. I don't really have confidence and it was especially tough day. But as I recall that experience back from America, it gets a little better.

If you get a chance are you planning to go studying again?

YJ: Yes! I will go again without questions. No matter if I will be left without money, I would pour all the money I have in the thing I want to to do, I can go broke but I will feel content. Cause as much as you invest you win back. You may look like beggar outside but will be rich inside. (laughs)

Is there something you want to learn besides singing?
YJ: Drums. About a year ago I watched Day6's Dowoon hyung and thought it's really cool. Singing while playing guitar is now quite common but drums are something fresh.

It may become a good hobby to release the stress.
YJ: I also have another way to get rid of stress. I'm playing RPG games. When it comes to singing, as much as you do it, judging from experience, it doesn't own you mind completely but games are different. As I'm playing I get stack with it. It makes me feel somehow content and happy.

Is there a star you look up and refer to as your vocal role-model?
YJ: Bruno Mars and Elliott Yamin.

You have actually met Elliott Yamin, right?

YJ: We also worked together. Even sang a song together.

To this extent aren't you a successful fan?
YJ: I really can't believe it. It's kinda crazy, no? We are at the state when we know each other's number and even get in touch. Last year we contacted each other both on Christmas and New Year (laughs).
You said that you aren't interested in something besides music, the only exception is radio DJing. If you were really given a chance what kind of DJ you want to be?
YJ: I don't have something particular on my mind. It's just that I want to create a program where I can communicate with listeners. I want to pick themes like love and work, so by sending their stories (listeners) can get rid of their worries. Also call them personally.

What is the top sphere you feel most confident in?

YJ: I gained small confidence. I don't really have confidence and it was especially tough day. But as I recall that experience back from America, it gets a little better.

If you get a chance are you planning to go studying again?

YJ: Surely music. If you want to become idol singer in future by any chance but you are bot sure how you should start singing and need counseling I can give you one good answer (laughs).

What about the gap between GOT7's music and your personal music preferences? Is there something you want to change in musical side?
YJ: For me this gap looks especially big. GOT7's music is lively and exciting and songs are filled with energy, right. Whereas the music I chase for is extremely dreamy. Other songs I made are dark. Mood is kinda minor (laughs).

Seem like this way GOT7 gathers different emotions.
YJ: We do include that kind of songs. If I do dozens of songs one is included.

When you do something for a long time doesn't it in the end become easier? Is there something that was hard for you in the beginning but now you got pretty used to it?
YJ: Singing is still hard for me.

Besides music?

YJ: Then I think it's dancing. I started memorizing moves faster for sure. Hahaha. I was learning dance for Golden Disk for 4 hour and went straight up on the stage. Looking at that I think I kind of got used to it.

What makes GOT7 "GOT7"?
YJ: To be honest, even for me it's hard to give a definition for it. But (judging from) the image of us you can still see - it's refreshing (feeling).

It's not fun (of a question) but. There are two roads: one that everyone advise you to follow and one which is dangerous to follow, but you definitely want to try doing it - which one will you choose?
YJ: The one which I want to go for sure. Even if I fail I should at least try once, right. No matter how safe and happy (other road) may look outside I don't think my heart will be happy with it.
What kind of shining moment you want to create this year?
YJ: The moment when GOT7 will receive Daesang. It's not that I'm sad but each time I am watching how other people get it and only one thing comes to my mind "What are we lacking at, what should we do (to get it)?". Later I want us to stand on that place for sure.

Is there some keyword that you want to add to GOT7's name this year?
YJ: Idol with Daesang! I want to receive award on every single ceremony we attend in 2018. Some people receive several gold medals, right. I hope us would for sure make it happen, too.
Bambam
I like songs with beat but I also like calm R&B. Lately I am into Zion T's song "Snow". And when I want to listen to more exciting songs I enjoy old pop like "September" or "Can't take my eyes off you".
I went to Bangkok not long time ago and was glad to see Bambam's photos here and there. Do you actually feel the popularity you have in Thailand?
BB: I started individual promotions in Thailand in 2017 but each time I went the response was quick. I shoot a lot of advertisements and awareness is growing significantly - even grandmas and grandpas recognize me. Nevertheless, I started feeling it myself only this year. Looking back at the schedules the amount of individual advertisements and team advertisements grew up quite a lot.

You must feel even prouder to gain popularity in your own country.
BB: When members also go to Thailand, they all like it so I like it, too.

In your opinion what kind of profession is it to be an idol?
BB: I think it's work that has both advantages and disadvantages. Even though it demands a lot of time I think it's a very much needed work. I started in a really young age so I couldn't spend the time (of my youth) normally. Nevertheless, I for sure was happy and it's also a profession which allows you to give happiness to others. Through this work I can help people I like and I think it gives you a chance to do something you want to do.

Imagine if you didn't debut is there something you are longing for in ordinary people's life?

BB: I want to experience going to university. I also want to do different activities you can enjoy in university. When we go abroad I also feel the urge to go traveling peacefully (not for work). Despite of it, I also cherish the life where I can move freely like this because of our promotion activities. If I didn't debut it's something I wouldn't have felt/experienced. I'm thankful.

As a rapper is there something you can consider as your personal advantage?
BB: If to think, recently hip-hop and rap music is the big trend. When I write rap I think I can show off the recent style. It's not like I can't express it through songs but more like when I do rap and write lyrics for it I can keep it more trendy. Cause if these days rap is filled with trends, song has a sophisticated feeling.
Recently you fell deep for video making. How have you started it?
BB: My hobby is watching videos. I also enjoy watching movies. Once I changed my phone so I was looking through old photos, organizing them, and realized that there weren't that much of memories as I thought. At that time we did world tour so I started taking a lot of photos and selfies. But even like that I didn't remember it much. That's when I got the idea. What if shooting the video will hold more memories.

You said you learnt it watching YouTube but your skills are excellent.

BB: I guess I started well. Through video I am able to make so many things. In the recent Thailand audition advertisement my name appeared. That time it wasn't just an ordinary greeting video but I made a video that introduced myself and sent it. As I'm making videos it gets more fun but I also become greedier. I'm also slowly become greedy for camera (laughs). While shooting with my phone I also bought GoPro and for more complicated formats I'm using computer.

If you keep going this way won't you shoot music video (eventually)?

BB: Not now, but I don't know about the future. No matter how tired I am, working on videos all night long doesn't make me tired cause it's really interesting.

Besides video editing is there new hobby you are stuck to?
BB: Recently I have learnt cooking in Thailand. I think cooking in the future wouldn't hurt. Isn't it kinda cool? (laughs)

Oh, a man who cooks! That's indeed cool.
BB: I like decorating. Rather than cooking dishes I'm thinking of trying cake-like desserts.

Coming to music preferences were there any changes? Is there a gap between GOT7's music and your music preferences?
BB: There are songs that match me and there are ones that's not. There are times when I dance aggressively but I myself prefer calm things. When I'm at home alone, I light up the candles and play music continuously.

What kind of songs do you listen to the most?

BB: I like songs with beat but I also like calm R&B. Lately I am into Zion T's song "Snow". And when I want to listen to more exciting songs I enjoy old pop like "September" or "Can't take my eyes off you".

Those are unexpected choices.
BB: When I work I listen to powerful music with fast beat all day long, that's why at home I like listening to comfortable/gentle music. I didn't even hang my photos at home. Because only when I'm alone at home I don't want to live as GOT7 but I want to be just Bambam.
When you do something for a long time doesn't it in the end become easier? Is there something that was hard for you in the beginning but now you got pretty used to it?
BB: Now I got pretty used to my work. Whatever we do people give good respond and I'm satisfied with results. To be honest, I don't believe in myself, but once I tried to do so and the result came out good. Now I do think I need to move ahead believing in myself but I also think that video editing and music should become even more difficult for me (I shouldn't take it easy). That's why those things won't get any easier. The comfortable thing I can do joyfully without pressure is performing on stage. Now I'm not trembling before going up on stage and got used to it. The moment I go up on stage it's "Showtime"! I need to show my charms there (laughs).

That's a very professional speech.

BB: That's fun. When you do something fun you really need to feel this joy. When you do sexy thing you really need to do it sexy. Ah, but I can't do cute stuff (laugh). People say I'm good at doing cute things but in my opinion I'm absolutely not.

What kind of shining moment you want to create this year?
BB: When we release new album I want to get successful with it. Just as much as members got more mature I want people who listen to our songs got these new feelings. Right to the point when they will ask "Did you say it's GOT7?" and I hope they would think that we had improved a lot. I'm looking forward to that kind of response.

Then what's Bambam's personal goal?
BB: For me personally, I am planning to show a very different sides of me. A little bit more matured side of me along with music, for sure, and I think I can show something from the fashion side, too. I'm just waiting for the right time to announce it.

Is there some keyword that you want to add to GOT7's name this year?
BB: I'm not sure if I can really say it, but legends! (laughs) There are a lot of meanings behind this one word. GOT7 that you can trust hear and watch. Since it's also good to be acknowledge for visuals - "bloody good-looking" GOT7 (can work, too). Haha.
Kim Yugyeom
When I was young I thought that I want to become a singer like Chris Brown. But during the last couple of years I think (his music) and music I like started growing apart. But album he released this time is really oh my god! There are really a lot of songs I likes so I was taken aback by surprise. This guy is really great!
During early debut days you were introduced as crystal pure maknae to the extent pureness became your symbol. Do you acknowledge the fact that recently you are introduced as maknae who doesn't look like maknae?
YG: I fully acknowledge it (laughs). Rather than me, hyungs know it even better.

When was the moment when you felt extremely not pure?
YG: It's the most obvious on the stage. In the past I was shy when I saw the camera. But my personality has changed a lot. Comparing to the early debut days now I think I'm more concentrated on my people - whom I really treasure. I want to treat my people even nicer and give them back generously - that kind of style.

What's still good about being maknae?
YG: Hm...In being maknae, first of all, it's the thing that hyungs treat me comfortably as friend. Sometimes clash of views happens and conflicts occur. But each time this happens I feel like they show a lot of understanding.

I heard that when you dance you ooze the most confidence. What is dancing for Yugyeom?

YG: It's the turning point of my life! I dreamt of being a singer since 4th year of elementary school. That's why I wanted to learn how to dance and after this become a person who can dance confidently in any place. I think the most important thing is to like what you are doing. I'm proud of being singer, being idol.

Your dream became reality. What's the thing that only GOT7's performances have?
YG: In the past we said it's martial arts and tricks. But now it feels like we can do anything. It also can be our group dancing or JYP style groove. Right till the martial arts! Haha.

You are perfect.
YG: I guess now we can say it like that. Rather than perfect we are a group that is capable of anything. We showed everything during Golden Disk Awards. Starting from slightly groove music till our group dancing and martial arts.
JJ Project recommended Yugyeom and Bambam as the other unit of the group. This mix - do you like it?
YG: I do. I was stuck to Bambam 24 hours since trainee days. I don't even need to say that we know each other perfectly. Starting from out trainee days we experienced a lot as one team, and I think we match each other pretty well. But I also think it would be nice to try (units) with every member one by one.

What about musical side? Is there a gap between GOT7's music and your personal preferences?

YG: Because GOT7 is an idol group, we are doing pop/mass music. But last time all members liked the song we did ourselves - "You Are". Looking at it, even though members' tastes are different, we all like quite similar genre. As for me, I like sexy and trendy R'n'B. There are also some songs that suits my preferences in GOT7 albums.

I guess such mood also suits GOT7 quite well.
YG: That's why gap between GOT7's music and my music taste isn't that big. But (I also think) should I do more sexy R&B music with the beat, which I'm chasing for, on my Sound Cloud?

Give an example of this kind of song you are talking about.
YG: Something like trap soul as in singer Bryson Tiller's album "Trap Soul". When it comes to beat I feel like trap. Usually it is used a lot in hip-hop. This beat is strong and fancy. I'm doing R&B-like songs with such kind of beat. Recently I'm into such music so I'm listening to it quite often.

What songs are you listening to mostly these days?
YG: Mostly I listen to Chris Brown's new album. I love his music from the beginning. This time there are 40 songs in one album.

Is it even a possible number (of songs)?
YG: Almost impossible! Really I think Chris Brown is working hard like beast. It's possible to include 40 songs in one album but it's impossible to make all songs with the good quality. There are no such pop and highly addictive songs like "Turn Up The Music" and his old songs but all songs' quality is really high.

Seems like the impact he has on you have changed.

YG: When I was young I thought that I want to become a singer like Chris Brown. But during the last couple of years I think (his music) and music I like started growing apart. But album he released this time is really oh my god! There are really a lot of songs I likes so I even was taken aback by surprise. This guy is really great!
Is there a personal small joy of yours that you found out recently?
This is really sudden but I think I want to try reading books. To be honest, you can count on the fingers of one hand the amount of books I read in my life (laughs). I accidentally read a book "Dangerous Psychology" and it felt interesting for me. If you read while lying and listening to the music you can focus properly and that's how I realized the joy of reading.
What kind of shining moment you want to create this year?
YG: I want to go up to the place, where when we think of it we would be like "Ah, really us going all the way to this point - it's tearing up". It's right for GOT7 to have our shining time cause a person like me is indeed shining. Then I will be really happy.

oungjae gave us one promise. He said you would get Daesangs on the all award ceremonies this year. (smiles)
YG: I believe (we can make it) to that extent.

Is there some keyword that you want to add to GOT7's name this year?
YG: "Indeed" GOT7! I want to add a word "indeed". GOT7, that is trusted to hear and watch. This way it seems to be really nice. I believe we can do it!
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