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  1. GFriend looks so charming and cool with their Onitsuka Tiger outfits! Check their OT Magazine Interview here Onitsuka Tiger Interview ŕ 4
  2. In January 2015, GFRIEND released their debut album [Season of Glass] with the song ‘Glass Bead (2015), then ‘Me Gustas Tu (2015)’, ‘Rough (2016)’, ‘Navillera (2016)’, ‘FINGERTIP (2017)’, and the latest album [Sunny Summer] which had the title song ‘Sunny Summer (2018)’, all the title songs of their albums became successful hits and they became a representative group in the music industry. They are known for their concept of ‘Powerful Innocence’ as well as their knife-like choreography. Especially their main vocalist Yuju, who boasts her powerful singing ability, is attracting attention as a next generation vocalist. Yuju has participated in OST and collaboration projects. In June, she released her first solo single album ‘Love Rain (Feat. Suran) (2018)’. The editorial team behind <Monthly Yoon Jongshin> had interview with Yuju who’s participating in the November issue. This year is almost over and it’s already November. How was Yuju’s year this year? I’m 22 years old this year. As I’ve been doing since I debuted, I’ve been concentrating on my team and I’m sad to hear that the end of the year is already arriving. ‘Cramming’ is a song that is tied to a parting/farewell that comes abruptly and is crammed. How did you feel when you first heard this song? I got the MR and music guide for this song from my team leader. I saw the subject being ‘Cramming Guide’ and wondered, was this made while ‘Cramming’? That’s what I thought. Haha. I remember pressing the play button in admiration of the fresh contents when I realised the title was cramming. If the melody and atmosphere of the song is compared to food, it was like a new food that had a unique scent which I’ve never eaten before. Nevertheless, the song made me curious and I wanted to try it. The painfulness of the parting was so intriguing that once I heard the song, I kept singing it all day during my schedules. I thought that Yoon Jongshin was indeed amazing. When Yuju works, is it your style to prepare everything and be meticulous? Or are you the type to ‘Cram’ everything? If that’s the case, do you have any tips on how to ‘Cram’? Rather than being prepared, I think I’m the meticulous type. However, when I was a kid, I used to memorise English words by cramming them. I memorised words my own way, which may sound crazy, but it worked. For example, when I remember the word ‘intelligent’, I do it like ‘to be well with interior, I have to be intelligent’ or with the word ‘imitate’, I say ‘I’m already imitating what I’m imitating.’ Haha. This was my way for memorising and cramming. *T/N: This part makes more sense in Korean when she explains it.* Were there any interesting episodes when recording this song? There must have been something different from when you record GFRIEND’s songs. What if there was something special that Producer Yoon Jongshin wanted? First, when Minseo Unnie heard that I was here, she ran to the recording room. Thanks to her, I felt more relaxed. While I was recording, Yoon Jongshin sunbaenim watched over me and directed me well so I could express the song freely in my own way. He respected my feelings, and thoroughly checked my parts like pronunciation, beat, and breathing. It was really a recording where I learnt so many things. You’re actively participating as an idol in group ‘GFRIEND’, and as a solo vocalist, as well as being involved in OSTs. What’s the difference between working in a group and working alone? When I work in a group, I have a feeling of being in harmony with the members, and when I’m by myself, I can try more new things. In terms of dressing up, it’s fun to dress up in couple like clothes, and it’s fun to decorate and exchange accessories when by myself. I want to show you many different images in the future. Please express the November issue 'Cramming' with one word. First snow. Now is the time to wait for the first snow. I think working with Yoon Jongshin sunbaenim for the first time is a gift like the first snow. I’m curious about your future plans. I’m always steadily preparing and working as GFRIEND. Please keep an eye out for me. Finally, please say a few words to all the <Monthly Yoon Jongshin> subscribers. Hello everyone, I’m GFRIEND’s Yuju. Thank you so much for reading this interview, and I hope you’ll be happy with the rest of 2018. When your head sometimes gets complicated, you can take a break. You can cram it! Source: (1)
  3. Popular girl group GFRIEND who successfully completed their ‘Sunny Summer’ promotions, have been featured on a magazine cover. [Herald Pop = Lee Haeran Reporter] Source: https://entertain.naver.com/read?oid=112&aid=0003067387 GFRIEND who are on the cover of the September issue of The Star magazine, presented a photoshoot titled ‘The Youth Workshop.’ Through this pictorial, they expressed their own individuality with a mix of different looks. Especially when shooting a group shot with various coloured paints, they showed GFRIEND’s unique autumn vibes with a comfortable pose and expression, receiving applause from the staff. When asked about the burden of having successful albums after the photoshoot, Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB and Umji said: “The burden is now less than when we made our debut. We focus more on the concept and how we can express the music and performance better, rather than results.” For the upcoming encore concert September 8th, Sowon, Yerin, Eunha Yuju, SinB and Umji said: “The encore concert will be based on existing albums. In addition, we were ambitious and prepared a new look.” On the style of music by GFRIEND as a group and their personal music tastes, Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB and Umji said: “Actually, we can’t compare it to our personal tastes because GFRIEND music contains our passion and our memories.” Eunha said: “My taste in music is similar to GFRIEND’s music. I like ‘Rough’ and ‘Time for the Moon Night’ the best.” Yerin said: “I like all rock and ballad songs, but lately, I listen to songs that raise my heartbeat.” Sowon said: “I like songs that have a strong beat.” Finally, on the question of if they wanted to go back to the past, what would they want to do, SinB said “I got an award at my high school graduation ceremony but because of my hair dye, I was wearing a wig. If I could go back, I wouldn’t wear it.” When asked whether they’d like to be in GFRIEND even if they were born again, Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB and Umji all said “Of course, I want to be able to meet everyone again.” When asked what group they wanted to be remembered as by the fans, they said “‘The best at being physical’, when it’s cold, we’ll be warm like ‘gloves’, when you listen to our music you’ll feel like you’re ‘rich’, and that it’ll always be nice to meet each other.” As they finished off the interview with a pleasant smile, they said: “We want to be a group that’s full of excitement but also a meaningful group.”
  4. GFSquad.com's Happy Yesisters Day Highlight! In preparation for Yesisters Day birthday project, GFSquad held another special event for every Buddy fan artists. Our main goal is to feature Buddy's artistic skills wherein every fan artist will be on spotlight! It is important for us to share every Buddy's precious talent for them to get a recognition from everyone especially to GFriend. Now, GFSquad will be looking for Buddy fan artist who has potential and can able to make an artistic banner for GFriend! GFSquad members or Buddies who have participated and for those who sent their fan arts in the previous birthday projects or within this year will be an entry and will have a chance to get on spotlight too! We will also look for Buddies who are actively supporting GFriend as well. Buddies are always welcome to join this project! This time, get to know one of the best fan artist in Buddy community! Under Yesisters Birthday Project highlight is one of great fan artist, @Vazzi_52 who designed the charity wreath art for Yerin! Check our full review project for Yerin! @Vazzi_52 who is from South Korea, a hardworking Buddy and very passionate in her works! Check some of her great masterpiece and GFriend fanarts on her Twitter account https://twitter.com/vazziii_52 Q. GFSquad community are very glad to know you. We are thankful you accepted our offer to feature your masterpiece that is dedicated for GFriend Yerin. You really impressed us as well with Buddies. How do you feel about it? Well, when I first got an offer from you guys, I was actually embarrassed at first. haha. but later, I really enjoyed working. The idea that I could show her my painting also helped me and became a good experience. It was a great experience! https://twitter.com/GFRDofficial/status/1032130376754294784 Q. You’re a very professional artist! What do you do in personal or other interests besides GFriend? Tell us more about yourself! First of all, I love games and enjoy going to delicious restaurants in my neighborhood. I'm a very ordinary person who spends a day eating delicious things. Oh, and I also like to play with my cute cats. Check her all GFriend artworks here: http://angryvazzi.tistory.com/category Q. By doing artworks of GFriend and as a professional artist, first of all how did you became fan of GFriend? When it was all started? My friend was an old fan of GFriend. She told me about GFriend and I was interested because I liked their song at first. but well... as you can see, I'm a huge fan now. lol. Q. As a Buddy, are there other things like hobbies or interests that you passionately do (or wanted to do in the future) in supporting GFriend? Um. I'm not sure either. well, I'm just good at drawing. so I'll try a little harder and paint a nice picture for GFriend and for buddies who loving my works. https://twitter.com/vazziii_52/status/1032873733633925121 Q. Being a Buddy has an unconditional love to all members but if you will choose one/pair favourite member that you loved the most, who and why? Yerin, obviously. She is the most lovely person I know. also she's a very serious person and so professional! I fell in love with her many faces. Q. Doing fanarts are worked in a lot of time. Giving all the efforts and preparations to be done. Where do you get inspirations in doing GFriend fan arts? What are the things that keeps you motivated to do it? Motivation... Hmm. I think the biggest motivation is that people love my paintings. and Inspired by listening to music or reading. Oh, and one more thing. This one is a bit embarrassing. I get many ideas from brushing my teeth. So when I can't think of anything, II brush my teeth. (seriously) Q. Is there a Buddy fan artist or other graphic Illustrators outside the fandom that you impressed with? Can you name some of them! I like Tou very very much. Her style of painting is really beautiful. I really envy her. And also I love Rina's painting. Watching her paintings warms my heart. https://twitter.com/twicefriendonly/status/1029877711299403777 https://twitter.com/Buddies_art Q. If you will choose an era (From all the comeback album concept) that you like the most from GFriend, certainly what era and songs from that album that is your favourite? Wow, that's a really difficult question. But if I could choose only one... 3rd mini album 'SNOWFLAKE'. especially <Rough> my favorite song. My heart shakes every time I hear it. Q. Is there any memorable moment you experienced or unforgettable happenings from GFriend that make you happy as a Buddy? Every day. Every hour. Every moment. It's a great happiness for me to know GFriend. They are so precious. It's an honor to be a buddy. Q. Lastly, do you have message to aspiring Buddies, to all beginners or wanted to pursue being a Buddy fanartist in the future? Your ability and skill are not important. Just draw what you want to draw! Anyone can draw a fanart. Cheer up! Give a shout out to every Buddy!! Thank you for loving my works. You guys are the best. See you again! We are happy to know you @Vazzi_52 Buddy! Indeed, your talent is really amazing and proud as Buddy! Thank you for having here in GFSquad community and in this fandom. Buddy Jjang! To all aspiring Buddy fan artist! You can join and share your arts to us! Feel free to posts and make a lot of fan arts about GFriend! Keep supporting GFriend and anticipate more of our upcoming birthday projects!😄
  5. GFRIEND who bombarded the charts with 'Sunny Summer's main vocal Yuju! Here's an exclusive article with Yuju on Melon Magazine. Q. Solo promotions followed by OST participation! You may have felt very different when you’re working as a group compared to working as a solo artist. What’s the biggest difference? Practicing and preparing alone! When I’m with the members I practice hard, but when I’m doing a song by myself, I have more time to think and try it. Q. What is the most important part of this OST song? The delivery of the lyrics! When I first listened to the song, I felt that the mood and the lyrics itself would have to be as straightforward and expressive as it has to be, rather than singing with a lot of technique. When I was recording, I listened to the situation and the feelings of the main character and tried to get into that feeling. Q. As you know, ‘Let’s Eat 3: Begins’ is a drama about food, do you enjoy watch Mukbangs (eating broadcast)? And what food food do you want to eat right now? Actually, I wasn’t really interested in Mukbangs back then. But after my debut, I could see why people watch it. Sometimes I look at planes while waiting at the airport. Right now, I want to eat spicy rice cakes.. ㅠㅠ Q. Do you have any songs that you listen to or sing these days? If so, why? I often listen to Charlie Puth’s songs. I feel that the unique rhythm and vocals relieve my stress. I listen to ‘Done For Me’ a lot. Q. I’m sure you’ve received a lot of OST requests. Is there a reason for deciding to participate in singing the OST for ‘Let’s Eat 3: Begins’? I was called for a great opportunity. I’ve sang an OST once close to when I made my debut, and I’m grateful that I can sing another song that is totally different to that. Q. What kind of singer do you want to become? I want to be an honest and happy singer. I want to become an artist who can grow and sing for a very long time. Yuju's "This Song Only (이 노래만)" The song sung by GFRIEND’s Yuju shows you a a more subtle emotional side, rather than the powerful and energetic singing style that you’d usually see from her. The news that grabbed at the heart of all Buddies when it was announced. After listening to the song, which is a perfect collection of feelings of unrequited love, one can feel what Jiwoo (Baek Jinhee) feels without even watching the drama. Source: (1)
  6. GFRIEND talked about their recent comeback in an interview with TV Report. Ever since their debut, GFRIEND has been described as being consistent with their style, as they maintain an innocent look but mix in powerful performances. GFRIEND is said to be a perfect fit for summer, which fits with GFRIEND’s dream of becoming everyone’s “summer friend.” Aiming for a hot summer with their title track “Sunny Summer,” GFRIEND during the interview shared their ambitions after promoting together for over three and a half years. “There’s a lot of things we want to show you,” they said. “So we have a lot to do in the future. Of course, the color and concept will be different each time. We want to be refreshing in the summer and show a sentimental side in the winter. Breezy, warm, bright, light — we still have so much to do.” GFRIEND had their comeback this year during a record breaking heat wave. Some have even wondered if they may follow in SISTAR’s footsteps, as the now disbanded group was known for releasing hit tracks each summer. GFRIEND replied, “Please don’t say we will take their place or replace them. GFRIEND is not a group that takes the titles of others.” They added, “We would like to follow the mood of Cool from back in the day.” Cool is a co-ed group that debuted in 1994 and has also released many summery songs. Source (1) (2)
  7. A Refreshing GFRIEND in the hot summer From Powerful Innocence to Passionate Sentimental. Again with ‘Sunny Summer’ GFRIEND refreshingly transform. SummerFRIEND along with the Sunny Sumer An interview was conducted, And now that story is revealed! 7th Summer Mini Album Yuju & Umji: Before it was ‘Powerful Innocence’, then it was ‘Passionate Sentimental’ but this time, it’s ‘Powerful Refreshing'. In addition to our emotional and sentimental songs, we wanted to show a refreshing side of GFRIEND that’s bright in the summer. The more you listen to our songs, the more energy you get! Sunny Summer Yerin & SinB: The album name is ‘Sunny Summer’ which is also the title song’s name. With ‘Sunny Summer’ we want it to be the first song that people think of when people think of summer season songs. GFRIEND will be back as ‘SummerFRIEND’. Yeochin’s Summer Songs Sowon & Eunha: Just like DEUX’s ‘In Summer’ and COOL’s ‘Aloha’, we want our song 'Sunny Sumer' to be loved throughout all 4 seasons. ‘Sunny Summery’ Words Sowon & Yuju: We wish ‘여름여름해’ can become a buzz word. Say it when you feel like going out to play, or when you talk about stories in the summer. Yerin, Eunha & SinB: Just like the lyrics ‘I’m feeling summery, shall we leave for somewhere’, we want people to be able to express their excitement. Collaboration with Duble Sidekick Yuju, Eunha & SinB: Not working with Iggy, Youngbae, we worked with Duble Sidekick for the first time. They’re composers who have written many of our favourite songs so we thought they were celebrities. We learned many things including their recording and vocal styles etc. Member’s names written in the lyrics Sowon, Umji & Yerin: ‘Yerin is lonely’ ‘Into a mysterious place’ ‘thumbs up’ ‘into the galaxy’ ‘would you be my’ ‘ listen to my wish’. Through the lyrics, we were able to add more of our colours and charms into the song. We think it’s fun to sing out our parts every time they come up. GFRIEND’s Style Umji: Regardless of the genre or vibe, the colour that fits GFRIEND the most would be ‘Sincerity’. Sowon: We heard the words ‘ForLifeFRIEND’ in the sense that it contained our story in the song. We want to keep making stories and be a group that will last a long time. 2015 Yeochin, 2018 Yeochin Yuju & Yerin: Just like when we first debuted, we still feel a sense of nervousness when releasing an album. What has changed and developed is that the members are now actively expressing their opinions and creating new things together. Reversing into 1st Sowon & Eunha: We were so happy on the night that our song 'Time for the Moon Night' was reversing on the charts that we checked it every hour. As it got higher in the charts, we got more confidence and happier. I think it was possible because it’s a song that doesn’t get old and unsuitable with. So with ‘Sunny Summer’, we hope that it’s loved for a long time irrespective of whether it’s still summer or not hahaha. ‘Produce48’ Trainees Cover Stage Yuju & SinB: We also practiced a lot of cover stages of our sunbaes when we were trainees. So we know their minds. We thought the reproduction of ‘Love Whisper’ which was released in our 3rd year of debut, was great and we smiled until the end watching it. Recommended Karaoke Songs. Sowon: When 4minute’s ‘Crazy’ comes on while I’m in the car, I sing along to it with excitement. This song is the best to lift up the mood. Umji: I go with SinB to the karaoke to sing trot a lot. I’ve got a memory where SinB sang so well that I was so surprised. I usually sing more recent songs. Yerin: I like to sing ballads, especially songs by SeeYa Sunbae. Number 1 Promise All: Even though the weather is hot, we saw that the fans still came to the public broadcasts and recordings. So if we win 1st place, we’ll arrange an ice cream truck or a refreshing iced coffee truck. Source: (1)
  8. GFRIEND couldn’t say enough good things about each other in a recent interview with CeCi Magazine! The girl group posed for a summery pictorial on the beach for the magazine’s August issue, impressing the staff with their bright, cheerful energy throughout the shoot. In spite of the scorching weather, the six GFRIEND members stayed upbeat from morning until evening, clearly having a great time with one another by the sea. The staff also noticed the GFRIEND members thoughtfully taking care of one another throughout the day. When asked about their friendship and visibly strong bond, they described themselves as being even closer than family. Umji remarked, “We’ve been through the best of times and the worst of times together, so there’s a feeling of something really strong holding us together very tightly. Each individual member is extremely precious to each of us as a person, so I think that’s what makes GFRIEND so precious to us.” As soon as they were asked about the GFRIEND members’ strengths, Yerin immediately dove into listing what she considered her bandmates’ best attributes. With no hesitation whatsoever, she replied, “I think they’re all very pure on the inside, they’re tall, they have great body proportions, they’re kind, they’re resolute.” SinB added, “Our members are extremely good-natured. There’s not a single person in our group who is unpleasant or ill-tempered with their words or actions.” GFRIEND recently made a comeback with the title track “Sunny Summer,” which the members described as “a refreshing summer song that makes a great soundtrack for a vacation.” They also mentioned that the lyrics include each of the members’ names and sang snippets of the song live to demonstrate. Check it out for yourself by watching the music video here! Source (1) (2)
  9. GFRIEND have challenging with 8 consecutive hits. This time, it’s with a summer song, ‘Sunny Summer’. [Hong Hyemin Reporter] Source: https://entertain.naver.com/read?oid=469&aid=0000316249 Recently, GFRIEND met up with Star Korea through a press conference to celebrate their comeback said, “We prepared an album that is filled with a summer atmosphere with music that conveys the energy of summer.” “Just like ‘Time for the Moon Night’ and ‘Rough’, GFRIEND’s colours have been emotional and sentimental, but we wanted to remind everyone that bright summer songs are also our colours.” (Umji) After deciding to make a quick comeback with a summer just three months after their previous album ‘Time for the Moon Nigh’, GFRIEND expressed their confidence in their promotions despite the short preparation period and hectic promotions. “I have never felt that any comeback was “this is good enough.” There’s always something that’s left to be desired, but we focused and prepare as much as we can to give a better performance.” (Yuju) GFRIEND’s songs in this album include ‘Sweet’ which is charming, and ‘Windy Windy’ which the members themselves have described as the final version of the ‘windy song’ series. With a strong summery vibe to this album, GFRIEND plans to give off a more cheerful charm through their title song ‘Sunny Summer’. GFRIEND explained that with this song, they hope that it’s easier to sing along to and is more exciting, and that they prepared a cheerful performance that was less energetic compared to their trademark powerful performances. “There’s lots of cool choreography such as jumping among others in summer songs. When we first learned the choreography, I thought it was easier than our past choreography that we had been doing, we had to jump and run around for those so we needed a lot of stamina (Laughs). I like the idea that many of you will be able to follow along together in our new song. In fact, GFRIEND’s choreography in the past hasn’t been easy to follow. If the previous choreographies were hard to grasp, this time, there’s many places in the song where you can dance and sing along to, so I hope many people join in on the fun.” (Sowon) After their debut in 2015, GFRIEND have been with the same composer ‘Iggy, Yongbae’ for a total of 3 years who have produced many hit songs. This time, they joined together to compose a b-side track for their Summer Mini Album. “I was really surprised to learn that we would be working with Duble Sidekick. We were fascinated because they wrote a lot of our favourite hits, and we felt as if we were looking at a top celebrity. We thank them for taking for us so much, and even though it was our first project together, we learned a lot from it. If think their colour suits us perfectly.” (Sowon) During these promotions, GFRIEND will be going up against several other girl groups such as Twice and Mamamoo releasing summer songs. They said “We want to create summer synergy together this summer because we’re already close friends who are promoting at the same time.” On the question of how GFRIEND can differentiate their song, they said that it’s a ’song made for summer’. “If we were to differentiate our album, it would be that our song sounds like a summer song as soon as you hear it. The album itself is called ‘Sunny Summer’ It’s an album filled with summer songs, and we hope that it’s the first thing you can think of when thinking about summer.” Ever since their debut with ‘Glass Bead’, to ‘Me Gustas Tu’, ‘Rough’, ‘Navillera’, and ‘Time for the Moon Night’ that were all popular, GFRIEND hesitantly expressed their desires about the charts saying “We’ve never had a song enter the MelOn chart at no. 1 yet”. “We’ve never enter the MelOn chart at no. 1 yet. If you ask us whether we’d choose climbing the charts or being listened to a lot, we wouldn’t be able to choose as both make us happy. For our last song ‘Time for the Moon Night’, just like you said it reverse trended on the charts. We were so happy that we checked the charts every hour. As it slowly climbed up, we gained confidence and tried to perform even better on stage. ‘Time for the Moon Night’ is a non seasonal song, so we hope it stays loved for a long time through all 4 seasons.” Already reaching the fourth year of debut, GFRIEND told us that they still get nervous before every comeback as they gain new fans with every new album. “We’re aiming to become a group that people can always look forward to”, the members said, “There are so many things that we want to show but haven’t yet.” “We want to challenge a variety of things in the future. We’re not going to do it if it’s completely ridiculous, but if we mix it up with the strengths of GFRIEND altogether, we can do anything. Maybe we could try an overflowing girl crush concept one day.” (Laughs)
  10. GFRIEND's Today The group, GFRIEND, started the New Year with their first solo concert and an Asian Tour in 2018. The girls who spent their most shining moments with passion and without regret have just reached their 4th year after debut. Yerin: Embroided long dress by Maje. Eunha: Embroided mini dress by Maje. Umji: Ruffled oblique neck dress by MGSM, Red Mary Jane shoes by Bubulee, Motive hand piece by Bimba Y Lola GFRIEND Question 1. Impressions after completing first solo concert. 2. Things you have been doing the most recently? 3. Things you don't want to lose. Sowon: Print organza dress by MinjuKim. Yerin: Print organza top by MinjuKim, Pink drop ball earrings by Mzuu Sowon 1. The preparation process was difficult but I forgot about it when I saw all the fans. Above all, I had fun and I want to go on the Asian Tour as soon as possible 2. I watch old dramas, from ‘Legends of the Patriots’ to ‘Stairway to Heaven’. 3. Feeling grateful no matter what the situation is. Yerin 1. It was a concert filled the love of the fans. I love every single one of the Buddies. 2. To find a hobby that I like. 3. Buddy’s love Eunha: Frilled coat by Orla Kiely, Ruffled-neck shirt by Lucky Chouette, Denim skirt by Paul & Alice, Flower pattern sock-boots by Massimo Dutti, Star earring by Gemma Alus. Yuju: Lacey detail blouse by Sandro, Purple pinafore dress by Orla Kiely, Ribbon decor velvet mules by Bublee, Star earrings by Gemma Alus. Eunha 1. I accomplished a long time dream thanks to the love of the fans. It has become a precious memory. 2. Concert preparation. Since there is an Asian Tour starting from the end of February, I a practicing everyday. 3. As I have a lazy personality, I promise myself every morning that I will not become lazy. Yuju 1. I have expressed my wishes for a solo concert through several past interviews. The period from preparing and until the end was so valuable that I felt like I became one with the fans. 2. I have a lot of time to think about my dreams. 3. Doing my absolute best as if it’s the first every time. SinB: Sequinned dress by Coach 1941, Rose embroidery belt by Bershka. Umji: Slip dress with see a through top and patchwork with a stoned neckline by Coach 1941. SinB 1. I learned a lot during the preparation of the concert. Also thanks you Buddies for filling up the venue for 2 days. 2. Learning. I want to learn various things, but for now, I’m going to learn how to exercise first. 3. Don’t think that every will be 100 points. Because it will hurt when you lose. Umji 1. We were happy to fill the concert with only our songs. Also after the concert, rather than having an empty heart, I was more happy and it became a memory without regret. 2. I’ve become interested in fashion again after dropping it during the trainee period. 3. Focus on today and be faithful to yourself. Sowon: Denim jacket by MGSM, Purple pants by Clue De Clare, Choker by Gemma Alus. SinB: Denim dress by Calvin Klein Jeans, Black beaded drop earrings by Vintage Hollywood. Yuju: Trapeze dress with embroidered ribbon by Lucky Chouette. Check out all the pictures and interviews in the February issue of Ceci. Source: (1)
  11. Doesn't everything seem cute whenever Yerin eats, drinks or breathes? Whenever we look at the goofy girl with unpredictable speech, the laughter doesn't stop. It's already the end of the year. How did you spend the year? Yerin: It was a year where I built experience and learned a lot. I think I have gotten a bit more mature. Since I have a bad memory, as time goes on I forget stuff quick but recently, I realized that every day is precious. That's why I'm writing in a journal every day and do everything without regrets. If you had to choose the happiest moment of 2017, what would it be? Yerin: When GFRIEND moved dorms. We moved last spring and we have a lot more rooms and storage so cleaning up became more convenient. I'm a tidy person so whenever there's a lot of stuff piled up I get stressed but there's a lot more free space so I feel good and at ease. (Laughter) Truthfully, I'm always happy. From eating, lying in bed at the end of the day, I feel happiness from minor things. To Yerin, is there a video that is so funny or entertaining that you repeatedly watch? Yerin: I think my fun, natural persona unconsciously comes out at fan signs. There are a lot of fans who have seen me for a long time and filmed me. During 'Fingertip' promotions, at the fan signs they told me to show the 'Tang Tang Tang' choreography. I saw a gif of that and I think I look really cute. (Laughter) Who is the most entertaining person in GFRIEND? Yerin: All of the members are entertaining. But out of the members, there are a lot of times where I'm impressed by Yuju. If I am entertaining with actions rather than words, then Yuju can speak really well. She has really good vocabulary. It's to the point where everyone is impressed by Yuju's words. Is there a know-how as to how to get strength when you're feeling down? Yerin: I like the claw machine game a lot. Rather than liking dolls, I feel satisfaction whenever I grab the doll. There was one time where I got 2 in one shot, and I was really really happy then. I was wearing a hat and a mask, so it was to the point where I wanted to take them off and and shout "I did it!" (Laughter) Please deliver a message so that we can end 2017 on a good note. Yerin: I don't know how many things came true this year, but I wish you lived everyday without regrets. Just think that you have one month left, and attempt everything, gain strength, and I hope you don't lose your courage. Source: (1)(2)
  12. Date: 13102017 And if you don’t feel like going through the video for their answers
  13. GFRIEND Umji: Sunmi SinB and Sowon: Apink Source: https://twitter.com/1theK/status/916528570905841664
  14. [Xportsnews Park So-hyun Reporter] From 'Love Whisper' to 'Summer Rain.' GFRIEND is 'working hard.' After coming back on the 13th with their first repackage album 'RAINBOW,' GFRIEND has reached 1st place in music charts and have been receiving lots of love. In a recent meeting with Xportsnews, GFRIEND shared their reactions to the recent car accident: "We were shocked at the time, but we are thankful that nobody was seriously hurt and so we can shrug the incident off as it definitely could have been worse." Following the release of 'Summer Rain,' the song rose to 1st place in various music charts. It's a fitting result for the 'Digital Queens' GFRIEND, but they were simply amazed. GFRIEND members emphasized: "We are very thankful. Since this was our first time making a speedy comeback, we had lots of concerns. But thanks to the love we immediately received, we are able to start off the promotions on a positive note." Alongside 'Summer Rain,' 'Rainbow' also made a surprise appearance on the music charts, receiving positive reactions. GFRIEND is well aware of these reactions. GFRIEND members say they often browse comments to monitor reactions. They smiled: "We appreciate everyone's positive comments towards the song. There are lots of listeners who like our side track 'Rainbow' as well." 'Power Innocence' was GFRIEND's unique trademark. It characterized GFRIEND with innocent, but powerful choreographies. This time, they are putting forward 'Innocent Emotions.' GFRIEND defined this promotion as 'PowerUp Innocence.' They then explained: "We added more emotions and focused more on elements like 'dance lines' rather than power to emphasize our unique emotional and innocent characters. Then they added: "It's an extension of the storytelling done in 'Love Whisper.'" They also note to watch for the choreography as the dance moves have been tailored to the lyrics of the song. Umji's more mature atmosphere also received lots of interest during the teaser reveal for 'Summer Rain.' To this, Umji shyly answered: "I think it's because our fans gave us lots of love, so I was able to think more positive and more happy - and it showed." Yerin supported her by stating: "Umji is more charming the more you look at her." "I do think that my face is showing more maturity than before. I've been trying various hair parting and eyebrow shapes that suit me well and when I find them, my weaknesses get covered up and so that helps," added Umji. 'Summer Rain' is planned to be promoted for roughly 2 weeks. GFRIEND members welcomed the interaction with fans, saying: "This year, we wanted to spend lots of time with our fans. Our favourite part is being able to consecutively meet with fans in new and better looks following a month of 'Love Whisper' promotions." They expressed their love for fans, commenting: "It's great to have the opportunity to continuously communicate with our fans." Another one of their goals is to host a concert. All of the GFRIEND members openly expressed their interest in a concert. They stated: "We really want to host one. We'd sometimes visualize the scene on our own, brainstorming things we would like to try when we get the opportunity for a concert. We'd love to meet our fans in a concert by next year at the latest." In the meantime, GFRIEND is planned to actively promote on music shows such as the September 15th episode of 'Music Bank' on KBS 2TV. sohyunpark@xportsnews.com /Photo = Source Music Comments: + 126, - 15 Listening to Summer Rain, I felt that the members are able to effectively express and communicate the emotions embedded in the song. They are good at singing not only because they don't make mistakes on stage, but because their vocals have improved in these areas since debut. + 96, - 14 GFRIEND Summer Rain is so good and I'd love to meet other Buddies at a GFRIEND concert~♡ + 75, - 9 GFRIEND fighting + 78, - 11 GFRIEND fighting! + 81, - 13 I'm definitely going to the concert if there is one!! Source: Naver TVEntertainment Translated by Albatro
  15. [OSEN=Seon Mi-kyung Reporter] Why did girlgroup GFRIEND come back with 'Summer Rain' in early autumn. GFRIEND focused on innocence this time. Alongside their usual well-structured performances, GFRIEND is emphasizing more of the other emotions this time, drawing out their new legacy. It's an innocent yet sentimental song, fitting for the early autumn season. GFRIEND released their first ever repackage album 'RAINBOW' on the 13th, kicking off their promotions with the title song 'Summer Rain.' If they lit up the summer with the PowerUp Innocence 'Love Whisper,' they are now targeting autumn emotions with 'Summer Rain,' focusing on innocent emotions. They have been having continued success, following 'Love Whisper.' GFRIEND met with OSEN to share their feelings about receiving positive public reactions after making a speedy comeback. Umji thanked the fans, saying: "We promoted with 'Love Whisper' and then immediately came back with 'Summer Rain.' Both songs have been receiving lots of love and interest, so we thought we should work hard during this promotion, using the love we received as a motivator." Sowon then added: "'Summer Rain' wasn't a new song we received, we actually had the song for a while. It was originally intended to be used as a repackage title song ever since then. It was a song with the title spot in mind, and we thought it was very title-like as well." By looking at the song name, listeners may think that GFRIEND's new song 'Summer Rain' is a song composed for summer. No doubt it's a good song to listen in the summer, but its autumn emotions go well with the recent cool weather. More importantly, focusing on the lyrics while listening will help the listeners understand the name 'Summer Rain.' Yuju explained: "I saw comments saying: 'Why is the song name 'Summer Rain' when it's autumn?' It's because this song's setting is set in autumn, reminiscing of the past summer. There are many reactions questioning the choice of the season purely based on the song name, but it's actually such a perfect name. All of the lyrics in the chorus are in past tense. We hope that listeners can listen carefully to the lyrics as well." "Like the pouring Summer Rain, Perhaps everyone had love that abruptly came to them" "So much that they couldn't sleep to the sound of rain, You were like that to me" "Our days were brightly shining, I was thankful, like the clear Summer Rain" "It was so beautiful, like a single ray of rain, Our transparent story" Sowon added: "I think the lyrics of 'Summer Rain' is something that many can relate to. This time we came back with 'Innocent Emotions,' slightly toning down our 'Power' and upgrading our 'Innocence' and 'Emotions.' The supplementary song 'Rainbow' is another song cherished by GFRIEND. Members shared an episode, stating: "Just like how the rainbow shines after the rain stops, the song contains messages about how there will always be a light at the end of the tunnel. We received the guide version for 'Rainbow' in a foreign language. It had a much different feel compared to the current version. Because of the rock genre, it felt a bit too powerful, but now we think that it's a side track that fits well in this album." From 'Power Innocence' to 'PowerUp Innocence,' and then to 'Innocent Emotions,' GFRIEND is continuing to expand their variations in style. They are steadily establishing their unique nostalgic and sentimental worldview, while continuing their storytelling with new variations. More the reason to look forward to the next chapter of their story. /seon@osen.co.kr [Photo] Source Music Comments: + 91, - 7 Thank you always for the pretty articles~ GFRIEND Summer Rain fighting~♥♥♥ + 74, - 5 Summer Rain is so good~ It's like I get into a sentimental mood whenever I listen to it.. I'm excited for their upcoming stages + 62, - 5 GFRIEND's unique emotions in Summer Rain❤️❤️❤️ + 60, - 5 I like the emotional lyrics and GFRIEND's unique sentiments + 56, - 5 GFRIEND Summer Rain Source: Naver TVEntertainment Translated by Albatro
  16. [OSEN=Kim Eun-ae Reporter] At this point, calling them 'SummerFRIEND' wouldn't be much of an exaggeration. With their new song 'Love Whisper,' GFRIEND has been sweeping not only music charts, but music shows as well, celebrating a memorable summer like no other. After coming back with 'PowerUp Innocence,' GFRIEND has been writing a legacy of 6 straight hits. More impressively, GFRIEND's true worth isn't just about peaking at 1st place only to disappear soon after. GFRIEND's songs have always remained on top of the music charts for a long time, exercising their power of the 'long-run.' 'Love Whisper' is no different. 'Love Whisper' showcased GFRIEND's unique refreshing charms, captivating not only male listeners, but also teenage girls. On top of that, GFRIEND's initial album sales have exceeded 30k, surpassing previous records. Furthermore, they have won 4 times on music shows. Also, Yuju's ankle was recently shown to be bleeding as she was performing on MBC Every1's 'Show Champion.' But Yuju did not falter and persisted throughout the remainder of the performance, drawing praise from the public. This stage is another demonstration of GFRIEND's perseverance. GFRIEND recently met with OSEN and mentioned, "It's thanks to the fans' support. We feel that we can rely on them." Then they added, "We're so thankful. We hope we can stay together as 'GFRIEND' for a long time.' Q. You are set for another long-run this time, receiving lots of public reaction. Sowon : This is our comeback after 4 months. We were also looking forward to this album, and we're thankful for everyone's interest and love towards our song. We also still have lots to show. Umji : We were so excited by ourselves. We kept checking the charts. We also learned a lot about the charts. Q. You presented 'PowerUp Innocence' from Power Innocence. Yerin : It's awesome, but I hope it doesn't go "Up" even more. Because we're continually increasing in power, that concerns me (laughs). I'm already looking forward to the next one. Q. You are innocent on stage, but it seems like you are more 'Beagles.' Sowon : Beagle-dol? We're very innocent (laughs). Umji : I think our fans like our diverse charms. Whether it's our innocent looks on stage or energetic looks off stage, fans love all of them. We hope that our fans can look at us and support us the way we are. Q. Your teamwork is also amazing. Sowon : Now even looking at our members' faces make me laugh. We're having so much fun. And within that, we're trying to concentrate during work when we have to. When we practice or go in front of camera, we recharge and focus. During regular days, we get along happily together. Q. Your choreography this time is also very difficult. Sowon : Even one round of the song makes me feel like I've danced two or three times. It's that taxing on stamina. For those who want to go on a diet, you should try following our choreography. Q. Do you have a goal for this album? Umji : Our fans have been calling us SummerFRIEND this time around. We hope you can beat the hot summer with us. Since 'Love Whisper' fits well with the summer season, we hope lots of people will listen to our song. Being a comeback 4 months after 'Fingertip,' we want to spend quality fun time with our fans. And more than anything else, I hope our members can successfully complete this promotion without getting hurt. Q. But didn't GFRIEND have to give up on their summer vacation? Yerin : We are extremely eager for the golden break season around Chuseok (laughs). Q. Your M/V views skyrocketed very quickly this time, attracting public attention. Sowon : We filmed outdoors for about 3 days to capture nature on camera. And during those 3 days, we had difficult moments in the hot summer heat. We cheered each other up while filming. And we were so happy that our efforts were reflected by the numbers. Thanks to everyone who watched our M/V, all of our hardships have washed away. Q. Yuju was noted for completing a stage despite having a bleeding ankle. Yuju : Being a pre-recording session, things moved very fast and I was not even aware of my injury. I only found out after watching our stage on TV. It didn't hurt during the stage, but I felt pain while watching TV. In reality, I was completely fine at the time and I'm perfectly okay now. Q. I think the fans' support is a great source of energy for you. Sowon : I feel like we have dependable supporters when I think about our fans. Even during early morning recording sessions, I see our fans lined up early for us. Whenever I see them, it's touching and I'm very thankful. For sure, there is a huge difference between having our fans and not having them. But because our fans keep coming, some of them seem to have lost their voices. While it pains us to see that, we also feel motivated to work even harder. We also very much understand the support from the fans who aren't able to come see us. We really appreciate everyone for the love. I hope we can stay together as 'GFRIEND' for a long time. Let's all 'GFRIEND,' everyone. /misskim321@osen.co.kr [사진] 쏘스뮤직, OSEN DB Source: Naver TVEntertainment Comments: + 111, - 0 Please don't get hurt~~ + 99, - 0 I love you GFRIEND♡♡♡ + 97, - 0 Thanks to GFRIEND, this has been another awesome summer. Please keep doing what you do best! + 94, - 0 Yerinnie ㅋㅋㅋ She says she's looking forward to the golden break ㅋㅋㅋ + 84, - 1 Cheer? ㄴ With Energy! + 40, - 0 I love you GFRIEND + 36, - 0 They've become godlike at interviews now ㅋㅋㅋ I can hear their voices just by reading the text + 36, - 0 Let's all GFRIEND❤️❤️ Yochin Jjang!!❤️ + 35, - 0 Sure, I'll GFRIEND + 35, - 0 Please keep on being awesome Translated by Albatro
  17. I bet Hong Kong Buddies definitely had an enjoyable night last Sunday~ Because GFRIEND held their 《2017 GFRIEND Mini Concert in Hong Kong》. The first day they reached Hong Kong our reporter had a short interview with them, trying to know more about these 6 girls, lets see what they said~ (▲Sowon is like an elder sister, takes care of every member very well.) Q : Although you guys have met Hong Kong fans because of MAMA, being able to hold a concert for the first time in Hong Kong, meet and perform for Buddies, how do you feel? Sowon : Because this time we're here as "GFRIEND" to meet Buddies and everyone, we're so happy and excited! When we reached the airport, a lot of Buddies came to welcome us enthusiastically, we're really touched! So we're really anticipating the concert day to meet everyone! (Yerin shouts "Yeah!" after Sowon finished her sentence.) (▲Yerin was the atmospheric queen the entire interview, making the interview atmosphere enjoyable!) Q : Coming to Hong Kong, your schedule must be very rushed, if you guys have the chance, which part of Hong Kong do you girls want to go play at or what Hong Kong specialty food do you girls want to try? Umji : I want to go 淺水灣 (Repulse Bay) one more time, because when I was young, I've been here with my family for a holiday~ (All members asked "really?") I remember my father have brought me to this place, in my impression it was very beautiful, so if I have a chance I want to go to this place 1 more time! Yerin : Disneyland, I really want to go~ Yuju : When I was young I came to Hong Kong once before, my impression of Hong Kong is that there is a lot cafe and restaurants, if we have the chance I want to go with my members! Eunha : I heard Hong Kong's egg tart is very nice and famous, I want to try it! (▲Eunha was pretty quiet the entire interview, but she's really cute whenever she smile.) Q : When you girls debuted, you all had the youthful concept until your 4th Mini Album title track 《FINGERTIP》, which is a more aloof(?), girl crush feel, which of the 2 concepts do the members prefer? What other concepts do you girls want to try next time? Yerin : (Eyesmile) To be honest, we like both type of concepts. About trying other concepts... um... maybe something foolish, something like a girl that is easily lost (in terms of road LOL) (Laughs) Q : GFRIEND often appears in a uniform outfit, if given a chance to take part in a drama or movie, which male actor you would want to be in a uniform outfit together? (After listening to the question, they all went to think hard who to choose) Sowon : Ah! If it was me, I would like to collaborate with Park Hae-jin sunbaenim, because I think that he would look very cool wearing a uniform! Other members : If we were to just choose 1, it would be too difficult~ Actually we would be happy if we were to collaborate with anyone, we will also do our best! (▲Although Yuju isn't the oldest in the group, but words wise she is a very mature woman.) Q : Since debut, you girls had a lot of crowd winning title tracks, choreography wise can also see that they're difficult and complicated, do you girls need to spend a lot of time preparing for it? What are the difficulties when doing so? Sowon : En~ (Agreeing) Our choreographs are indeed harder, so whenever we receive our new song, we would immediately start choreographing and practicing, spending a lot of time every time on preparing and practicing. But maybe because we 6 since trainee period have been together, have a certain level of chemistry, so practically would be easier, whenever facing difficulties everyone would help out. (▲Although SinB didn't speak much during the interview, she kept making the members laugh during the waiting period and even made Umji laugh when taking photo XD) Q : Everyone knows GFRIEND as the "Originator of x2 Speed Dance", but at the moment you girls finish dancing, have you ever thought what feedback makes this so amazing? Any thoughts on that? If to challenge again, do you girls have confidence for x4 or x5 speed dance? Yerin : Honestly, we only knew of the request of "x2 Speed Dance" in the show, we didn't know about it from the start~ At that moment we did question ourselves if we could do it? However, we didn't expect everyone's reaction to be so big and we received a lot of love and support for that. (When they heard about challenging a faster one, they shook their head vigorously, and Eunha even showed the "X" hand sign) Sowon : I think dancing to a faster speed would be over a human's limits, would be too hard (Laughs) (▲Umji is the maknae, and dares to speak out, her words might even be shocking at times XD) Q : If none of you joined GFRIEND or not being an idol, what do you think you would be doing now? Yerin : Wa~ I really haven't thought of this question! Eunha : Thats right! I'm trying very hard to be a member of GFRIEND! Yuju & SinB : I think we would be like our same aged friends, worrying about promoting in school year and about the future, finding a part-time job and waiting. Q : You girls have collaborated with different artists, have you thought recently of anyone you want to collaborate with? Umji : Ah! I have a personal opinion, we can collaborate with senior rappers! SinB : Really? You want to?! Umji : En~ I feel that this would spark up a lot of interest! Other members : Heize sunbaenim! That would be not bad~ Also San E sunbaenim would be not bad too! Q : The next day would be your concert day already, can you reveal any surprised prepared for Hong Kong Buddies? Or have anything to say to them? Sowon : Because this is our first concert in Hong Kong, we're still not familiar with Hong Kong Buddies, hopefully able to use this chance to communicate more with them, if possible we would really like to walk down the stage and meet every single buddy, recognise their faces, hopefully next concert, we can prepare more surprises for everyone! (Sowon points to Yuju to continue) Yuju : Hope everyone would like our performance, really thankful for each and everyone that came to support! Also hope you guys would anticipate our releases and performances ~ Thank you guys! ▼After seeing these 2 photos, have it brought back memories of their amazing performance that night~?!Hope they can continue walking on the flowery path! Interview Venue:SkyCity Marriott Hotel Source (1) Translated by YuaremySin
  18. The member that eats the most - Eunha 4 votes, Yerin 2 votes SW: Actually to me, all our members eat a lot, but the one that craves food the most would be Eunha. YR: If I like a certain food, I would then eat a lot of it, like really a lot of it. Heh The member that lazes on bed the most - Eunha 6 votes EH: The reason for lazing on bed often is because I sleep late, so I will wake up late. The member that cries easily - Umji 4 votes, SinB 2 votes YJ: Whenever scared or emotional, then you'll cry. UJ: Ah... It seems that way . UJ: We all used to cry easily in the past, but now we have a lot of happy events and we're happy. Thank you~ What do you want to tell your members? SW: In any situation, GFRIEND will always stick closely as 6, and in the future, like now, be able to happily and healthily work. Our members are the best! Translated by YuaremySin.
  19. Knisorn DarkPetals has subbed SatZone Special Interview with Gfriend during Fingertip Era !
  20. Real GFRIEND #SinB Date: 160622 It was cute seeing you struggle with cutesy stuff. Do you think so? Haha. I think I've gotten better recently. Is it thanks to the children's program < Larva and Friends in My Embrace >? Correct. For one, I had to adjust to appeal to the correct audience, and following the lead of unnies and oppas made me more comfortable with that kind of stuff. I saw this on < One Fine Day >, but you had a lot of notebooks by your bed. What are those? A diary, books from fans, and language study books from my mom. I asked because it looked like the perfect place to keep a diary. My dad told me that if I wrote some entries to look back on it later on, I would like it in the future. What's the usual content? It's a secret. Haha. 'I performed poorly during our recording'. Then that's due to insufficient practice, so I record that. 'I made a mistake during the photoshoot.' Stuff like that. I write down anything from small events to bigger ones. The members say that you are like a fatherly figure. When others are around, you appear to not care, but take care of others behind the scenes. Perhaps it's because your personality doesn't like getting noticed or making a big deal out of things. So maybe that's why you don't like cutesy stuff either. But GFRIEND is 'girly'. Isn't it hard for you? I was once 'girly' too. Before, people kept telling me that I'm very masculine, so I thought so too. But now I'm starting to think that's not necessarily the case. It's starting to show as I promote with our members. Haha. GFRIEND is famous for being scarily in order with their choreography. Let me ask the dance representative. Is that possible through just practice? Practice is important, but we have to be in sync together. We can all proudly say that our teamwork is good. Even if we point out each other's mistakes during practice, we don't show negative feelings and accept the advices. And all of our members are very motivated, so they themselves ask around if they think that they made a mistake. Then let me ask it this way. How do you become good at dancing? I don't really know because I've been dancing since I was a kid. Maybe it's important to like dancing and put in the time and effort? GFRIEND's choreography didn't just end on stage. The dances you performed on variety shows went viral, with the 2x speed dance topping it off. What if they ask you to perform 4x speed dance for next comeback? We didn't really practice for it, but we managed to do the 2x speed dance. But we're more of the 'let's have fun' style, rather than a 'let's do more' style. What's the most important part when attempting GFRIEND's dances? You need power, but you need endurance even more. You'll feel it when you try it, but it's really exhausting. We're managing it because we've gotten used to it, but most people probably won't last two songs. You really do need lots of stamina. Work on stamina first before attempting them? Yeah, they would be perfect as diet dances. Haha. Isn't it difficult to keep a pretty face while performing powerful dances? Our fans say that it's too hard making GIFs because we move around so much. Haha. I didn't know this at first, but I've been learning the ropes. Be pretty when I'm on camera and powerful during the other parts! Also, I do like difficult things. Sorry? I like difficult tasks, which is another reason I like our team. Source: GQ Korea Translated by Albatro
  21. Real GFRIEND #Sowon Date: 160622 Isn't your self-introduction too simple compared to other idols? Well, giving ourselves a specific title sort of restricts us. We didn't want to have 'GFRIEND is this kind of team' set in stone. The simple self-introduction does seem to reflect GFRIEND's pure and clean energy. It's been one and a half year since your debut. Do you think you've lived up to your team name? We wanted to clearly present GFRIEND's unique identity, and I think we did manage to do a bit of that. You mean 'Power Innocence'? Yeah. When I hear "That sounds like GFRIEND's song," "That looks like GFRIEND's dance," or "Indeed, that's GFRIEND's Sowon," that's when I think to myself 'Ah, we did a good job expressing ourselves'. So the first three songs were part of the "School Trilogy." Then the song that's coming soon is probably the start of the next season. How do you think the next season will be? 'Rough' was a year-closing ceremony, not a graduation ceremony. I'm not saying our next album will be another schoolgirl concept, we want to present the colours that suit us the best at that moment. But we don't feel pressured to grow more mature with every new album. GFRIEND's strength is that they are so natural off-stage. It's because we're just such a bright bunch of kids. We feel like we're friends who met each other through school. However, there are times where we are too loud or too crazy, so we try not to cross the line when we're on TV. For example, you know how there is this one thing where everyone in a group makes an ugly face to make one person stand out? We're confident that we can do that really well. GFRIEND tends to not back out of anything, but you try to keep things in balance. I think so too. Haha. But I kinda want to fix that. You know how the camera closes in before going on stage? Then even as we're just playing around and all, I immediately put on my TV face and say "Hello everyone, we're currently here." As the leader, I feel like I have the responsibility to do that. GFRIEND doesn't have a 'Girl Crush' character, but I think you might be the most appropriate for that character. Me too. Haha. We have some members that can look cold. Like me or SinB, somewhat cold or proud. Maybe I should say we look like Seoul women? Haha. How do you think you'd look if you cut your hair? I don't really care. I want to try bobbed hair too, but I'm afraid I might look taller. Speaking of your height, your major was Model, right? Were you originally thinking of being a model? I have no relation to being a model. It's because I applied as a trainee. One time, I was scolded during our profile photo shoots for being inexperienced since the agency teaches us singing and dancing, but not posing or making facial expressions. There are many occasions I could use those skills, like today, but I don't have an opportunity to learn them. And so I thought I could learn everything I'd need as a singer if I applied to be a model. Did you get taught about being a leader from somewhere? I think my personality makes me a natural born leader. I tend to take charge wherever I go. When things aren't moving along fast, I get frustrated. Do you take pride in leading GFRIEND well thus far? I think there is synergy when each of us excel at what we do best. If one of us thinks we're doing well because of her, then turning solo is more appropriate. Wouldn't it be that since all of us lack in certain areas, we gathered together to form 'GFRIEND'? Source: GQ Korea Translated by Albatro
  22. Real GFRIEND #Yuju Date: 160622 When I think of GFRIEND's songs, I think of your vocalization. That's something I haven't heard before. Pretty unique. Perhaps it's because your voice is full of power? For instance, your parts in GFRIEND's songs stand out, and that feels like GFRIEND. Alternatively speaking, you have some sort of 'tension'. If you think about it, the other parts are pretty, comfortable, and natural. I think having to express a bright and healthy girl's image brings out the times I used to run around in the playground. I feel like my personality is also reflected in my singing. What personality do you have? At first glance, you seem quiet, but much different when someone approaches you. I heard that a lot when I was attending school. I don't appear very approachable at first glance, but then end up being the opposite of that once they get to know me. At times, I appear so desperate that others feel sorry for me. It's shown in the stepping stone game in < One Fine Day > and through running in < ISAC >. Maybe it's because I naturally like exercising? I feel very natural about that. I think varieties turn out better if I take a more relaxed approach to it. I believe you've participated in many singing competitions since you were young. I thought the sincerity and consistent desire to be a singer is now being reflected in your songs and TV appearances. I'd be hesitant to think that they had no impact. It's more so that I didn't want to waste my time rather than me liking challenges. That seems like where the 'tension' I talked about originated from. But it's also important to commit when I have to, and relax when necessary. I have to relax enough so that I can fully engage in whatever I do next. I'm more lenient with myself when I relax. Does that mean you sleep when you're tired, regardless of day or night? I'm not good at taking naps. When I spend time on my own in our car, that's when I freely do whatever I want to do. What kind of stuff do you do? I can't really dance in the car, nor sing because members are around, so I found that practicing facial expressions for music videos is the best. I put on my earbuds and practice reacting to each song, from cheerful songs to dark songs. I guess 'tension' could be explained like this. Something that shows when a prepared person presents themselves, versus someone who isn't prepared. I guess it has to be a good tension? Haha. Have you ever thought about why you fell the most during that stage? (The performance in the rain, surpassing over 10 million views on YouTube) We practiced the same way, and I thought I had a pretty good sense of balance. So I was kinda embarrassed. I guess my moves were just more extreme? That's right. It relates to the discussion we had today, about how you were working more than others. And that was shown once you encountered a bad situation. You were working more than others because you practiced so much. There is definitely something to be earned from practices. Even if I don't become better at singing or dancing through practicing, I always learn something that only I know while going through trial and error. Those are valuable to learn. Do you know how your eyes open wide on stage? Haha. Our fans talk about that a lot. Even that seems like you are showing your will. I think so too. It's not like my eyes appear pretty or something. I personally think that I'm trying to deliver some sort of message with my eyes even in the short moment I'm on camera. Source: GQ Korea Translated by Albatro
  23. Real GFRIEND #Yerin Date: 160622 Your laughing face left an impression on the public. Do you have tips for a pretty laugh? Well, I can't really laugh prettily. So I don't think so? Apparently I use the entirety of my face muscles to laugh. So there was a time where I had to think about how to show a pretty laugh. Was it because of the related search keyword 'Fake Laugh'? Yeah, you know, nobody checks their life on camera. Watching myself after debut, despite seeing myself laugh in funny moments, I questioned why I was laughing like that. I realized people could take them the wrong way. As emphasized as the laughing face is, your normal face is as calm as it could be. You have a clean visual, but you don't stay still for even a moment. There's just so much contrast. I'm naturally bad at staying still. I went to an English academy during high school, and my bum hurt after having sat down for so long. So I remember telling my mom that staying seated is too difficult. What do you do when you're in waiting rooms? I sleep. When I sit down, I usually sleep. I think you are becoming calmer as time passes. Well, I'm at that age where I want to look pretty. Haha. I'm getting more experienced at picking when to be funny and when to be pretty. I think your funny and extreme character you showed early on was what led GFRIEND. Thank you for interpreting my character that way. I think our members were sort of frozen in front of the cameras back then. Now, they're hilarious. But you were okay? I wasn't camera shy. I just had fun on camera, and people liked it. Yeah, I really do think you weren't camera shy, seeing how comfortable you were with making eye contact. With my personality, I'm not so good at making eye contact. I'm doing it on purpose to fix that. I used to pass by people without even saying hello because I had a hard time making eye contact. But then at one point I thought, 'what if that person thinks I don't like him/her?' and ever since then, I try my best to make eye contact although it's difficult to do so. You are good at laughing, competitive by nature, and full of energy, but you have something going. I'm not competitive at all. I won't even care if I come in last place. I wondered why I appear to be competitive, and then I saw myself winning in games all the time. It was just a coincidence though. My goal wasn't to win. You really seem to put on a different mindset when you play games. It's like you roll up your sleeves and get to action. Might as well do my best. Yeah, that's exactly it. But I don't get angry even if I lose to someone. Then I'll ask this. Are you ambitious? No, I don't really have a lot of ambition. I usually lower my expectations with everything. Then I feel that much happier when I acquire something later on. It really saddens me when I really want something, but don't end up getting it. So I like to think that nothing is given to me. I feel more comfortable that way. Then the current GFRIEND must be a huge surprise, right? Yeah, I'm very thankful for the position we are in. Even then, don't you have something that does motivate yourself? Something that you really want to be good at. I haven't thought about it too much. Wouldn't it be better to just be good at anything? You seem to have ambitions as an entertainer. Don't you always want to make people happy? I do have something like that. I feel happy when I see others smiling because of me. You might not have any ambitions, but do you have a goal? Mm, I want to be a friend that can make my close people happy. Source: GQ Korea Translated by Albatro
  24. Real GFRIEND #Umji Date: 160622 Even your outfit says maknae. Yeah, hehe. What do you think about people looking at you as just the maknae? I'm the youngest in my family too, so I feel comfortable about it. You're actually the same age as SinB, but you're so much more of the maknae. You also appeared together on related search keywords, and weren't there also articles about how you two don't get along? Ah, I saw that too. That's precisely only a rumour. There was something like this with SinB. You know how you actually act less friendly to people who you're really close to, compared to acquaintances, right? That's why we appeared to not get along, but people took that the wrong way. I think we talk to each other the most, understand each other well, and she's a great friend. In fact, I hear from other members that they learn from your firm and decisive personality, despite being the youngest. I really appreciate unnies talking about me like that. To be honest, I think growing up with much older unnie and oppa made me mature quicker, rather than me necessarily having a firm and decisive personality. What do you think your role is in GFRIEND? Probably just maknae? But hey, maknae is just an age. So I mean like your strength. Mm, I think I take on the role of an intermediary. Let's say there is a conflict between two people. Then I observe for a bit and point out 'this unnie is like that, and that unnie is like this' and propose something to talk about as a solution. Being an intermediary has been my habit since I was a kid. What's the most important part in solving conflicts? Speaking so that I don't hurt either person's feelings is the most important part. So I start off by acknowledging their side and then point some things out. If I point stuff out after empathizing with them, then they are more inclined to listen to me. It's one of those answers you'd see in a book like < Conversation Techniques >. I see where you got your title of being firm and decisive. Thank you. Actually, I thought you would mention your cute voice as your strength. Don't you have some pride in that too? Well, you know how listening to your own voice as you speak is different from hearing a recorded version of your voice? When I was young, I didn't like my recorded voice. But after debuting, our fans told me that I had a pretty voice. I never thought about my voice that way. Thanks to that, my thoughts changed and even gained confidence in my voice. I'm thinking I should investigate what I could do with my voice. Isn't it animation voiceovers? That's right. That's one of the areas I really want to try. Really. I heard you like Disney animations? I really like < Rapunzel >, < The Little Mermaid >, < Winnie the Pooh > and all of the Disney princess movies. Which role would be the best for you? Rapunzel. I think I've watched < Rapunzel > at least 5 times. I'd think < Thumbelina > would also have a disney animation. (We confirmed that there is a 1994 animation < Thumbelina > produced by Warner) Ah, I should go look it up. I'm sure you're sick of hearing this, but you're okay with your name Umji now, right? I've gotten used to it, and I'm satisfied with it now. The name seems to stick to me now. You and the name Umji just goes so well together. Yeah, I'm glad that people aren't forgetting my name easily. \ Source: GQ Korea Translated by Albatro
  25. Real GFRIEND #Eunha Date: 160622 Fans seem to have many different opinions on your bangs. Ah, yeah. Haha. Personally, which style do you prefer? I just like both. I had bangs during middle school, and this is the first time lowering my hair in 5 years. So it feels slightly different. So your hairstyle changed again? Heheh, yeah. I changed it in preparation for our next song. For some reason, talks relating to visuals seem to follow you around. Say, 'sides beauty'. I'm not quite a 'sides beauty', but I do think my sides look better than my front. Your eyes are pretty too. Well, my eyes are visible on the sides too. You once pointed out that you like your fingers, right? Just now, the members were going crazy over how pretty your fingers are during the photoshoot. I was asked for my charm point, but I didn't have one in particular. So I answered that some people like my small and chubby hands. What do you think you lack in? Too many. I have too many things I lack in. You may be wondering why I asked this, but it's because you don't seem to have confidence when you talk. It's because my visuals don't really stand out. Am I just lowering my self-esteem too much? Heheh. Your beauty stands out though.... Thank you. Shall we talk about something else? You seem to be getting more and more parts in GFRIEND's songs. What do you think your role is in GFRIEND? Yeah, I really appreciate that. In our team, I'm responsible for being the cutie-pie. Now that I see it, your charm point is how you hesitantly speak in an unconfident tone. But I spoke these words with confidence. Haha. I'm sorry. But you aren't sort of frozen right now, right? No, I'm okay. Did I do something wrong.... Not really. Maybe it's because I'm sad after hearing that I lack confidence. But that's sort of true. You're someone who not only fans, but who partners look for the most. Didn't you participate in the most music videos and song features? If you think about it, why would anyone look for someone who has no charms in this harsh business world? What I want to say is, you have all the rights in the world to be confident in yourself. Thank you. That really does fascinate me. Why did they choose me? So I do have a bit of pressure to do well to not be a nuisance to anyone. Any new songs you liked recently? I listened to a lot of songs by 'Dean'. I think this album is good. What song do you usually practice with? Like Dean's album, whichever song that I frequently listen to at that moment. What kind of song do you think suits you the best? I'm not entirely sure yet. I tried ballads, calmer songs with rap features, and cheerful songs too. People say my voice changes with every genre. I still don't know what I'm particularly good at, and I want to try out a variety of genres. Personally, I liked when you sang 'The Thorn Birds' from < Immortal Songs >. Oh, really? That's a calm one. Perhaps your strength is being able to perform a variety of genres in unique voices. Yeah. I'm not completely settled with anything, and I have lots that I want to try. Source: GQ Korea Translated by Albatro