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PostSubject: FT Island not an Idol Group anymore.   Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:45 am


5-member band FT Island is back with their new album. After their successful major debut in Japan earlier, FT Island brings us their new album, which is also to be released on 26th August.

Their new title song "Love Love Love" is somehow different from their usual music style. Without orchestra music in the background, their band sound is much distinctive.

The members have been called "idols" since their debut in 2007. However, they do not see themselves as one. We've met up with them recently and let's see what they have got to tell us.

FT Island members have grown from being teenagers to matured young men throughout the years. 3 years after their debut, the young band went on an Asia tour and many fans rushed to see them.

"We've abandoned the idea of being called 'idols' last time. In fact, we're doing more concerts than appearing on shows and we do not have restrictions like what idols do." (Lee Hongki)

"Our fans have decreased in numbers as compared to last time. But we are doing better in our music now, so it's good. There are fans who can tell that.. Now we see ourselves as a real 'band'." (Choi Jonghun)

FT Island had a major debut in Japan in May and had songs up on the Oricon chart in the top 3 positions. With more than 2 years of doing Indie music in Japan, they have gained popularity and even met up with about 20,000 fans at their recent Japan concert tour.

They even attended the Japanese rock festival "Summer Sonic" in August, showing the best they could on stage.

However, even with all these efforts they had put it, people still question, "FT island are just idols. What kind of band are they?"

Lead vocal Lee Hongki smiled and said, "We can't change people's conception so easily. Someday they will recognise our efforts."

Drummer Choi Minhwan said, "I think it's because we're still young. People think that 'they're still young, how much could they do?' The younger members have already grown up and some of us are even composing, wouldn't that change their thinking of us?"

What the members are trying to point out is that, they have 'grown up'. They're now different from their debut times but people are still looking at them like when they first debuted, which is a pity.

FT Island received lots of attention when they first debuted. They had many teenage fans and at the same time they started doing activities in Japan. This is definitely not an easy choice for the young band.

The band chose to "play instruments", instead of "doing breakdance". They went around different clubs in Tokyo to perform and slowly, they had people listening to their music and fans who like their performance. Through this, they gained self-confidence. Though there were times when they felt disheartened due to hurtful remarks, they encouraged each other because of their love for music.

FT Island members are recently into music composition. "In the first place, shouldn't a band be playing their own music" they said in sulky words but do not feel the least bit of worry because they still have more to learn and develop.

"Sometimes we felt unjust and angry when we received hurtful remarks. However, because we have seen too many of such comments, that we have gotten used to it already. We'll just practise or do something and try not to think about it." (Song Seunghyun)

"We've just completed another song and had it sent to the Japanese management a few days ago. We're getting excited to know their reaction. If we continue to work hard like this, we will be able to release an album full composed by us. Soon! Really." (Lee Hongki)

In the 4th year after their debut, FT Island is gaining more and more self-confidence. They understand their own weaknesses and are determined to develop better. We can be sure that they will be recognised as a "band", instead of "idols" in days to come.

On the other hand, FT Island have released their 2nd mini album "Beautiful Journey" on 26th and have started full-scale album promotions.

Credits: No Cut News (source) + ying1005@withtreasures (translation)
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PostSubject: “Rock Prince” FT Island Returns After One Year   Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:53 am




Rock prince, FT Island, is back after completing their “Beautiful Journey”.



After leaving the Korean music scene for 1 year, FT Island makes a comeback with their new album “Beautiful Journey”. In accordance with their upcoming comeback, Sports Korea released some still cuts from their new music video “Love Love Love”.
As we can see from the pictures, the members have returned with a more matured image, dressed in suits and revealing their charms. Using the concept of puppet dolls, the music video is filled with animation as well as mystery feel. Their new image was first released through a teaser video on 24th and it created lots of hot issues online.
With their upcoming Korea comeback, FT Island paused their Japanese activities, in which their 2 singles that were released earlier ranked top 5 in Oricon chart. Let’s have them to share with us on their stylish image and new released album.

Great Sensibility
Vocalist Lee Hongki demonstrates great sensibility with his vocals in their previous hit songs like “Love Sick”, “Thunder”, etc and is now back with yet another sorrowful title track “Love Love Love”. He urges, “Please listen till the end of the song.”

Participated in Composing Too


Choi Jonghun, who is in-charge of both the guitar and keyboard parts, participated in the composition of ”Don Quixote’s Song”, and attracted lots of attention. The name of the first member who participate in the composition was listed. When asked about his thoughts, he said that he ”felt embarrassed”.

Now We’re Like Men?

Bassist Lee Jaejin shows a markedly matured image this time, from being a teenage boy to a man. He stands on stage, expressing his deep sensibility with his performance.

Didn’t Feel Good!

Drummer Choi Minhwan said that he didn’t feel good when people did not know about their Japanese activities. It was proud for the band to have 2 singles up in the top 5 rankings of Oricon chart. Choi Minhwan, with his new side parting hairstyle image, said that he would not be able to forget their performance at the Summer Sonic Festival.

Perfect Adaptation!

Song Seunghyun, in-charge of guitar and rap. Only joined the band since last year, he became closer to the other members through their Japan activities. He demonstrated great emotions and displayed his improved rapping skills. He is the team’s energiser especially when he creates special humour to the members during their breaktime.

Memories of Bus Tour

Team’s vocalist Lee Hongki said that their recent Japan Zepp Tour left a deep impression in him. He gained lots of confidence on stage and also interacted with the fans. Though it was tiring to travel around different cities by bus, they gained a lot through the tour. With his new wine colored hair, Lee Hongki said with confidence about their upcoming comeback, “All dead!”

Credit: Sports Korea (source) + ying1005@withtreasures (translation)+ soompi
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PostSubject: Re: FT Island not an Idol Group anymore.   Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:51 am

bulls lew egw ti mas leei?? giati den einai pia idols?? me tetoia fwni tou honki kai tetoia tragoudia den einai idols?? entaksei apla diaferei to stil tous....diladi prepei oloi na xoreyoun kai na kopaniountai me ta rap...???? entaksei den mporoume na ta exoume ola....mporei na min einai toso kaloi sta up tragoudakia alla otan thes na valantwseis sto klama einai prwti epilogi....oi melwdies tous einai fantastikes kai xrisimopoioun akoma kai violi.....e oxi kai den einai idols.....oxiiiii o kathe enas sto eidos tou.....

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PostSubject: Re: FT Island not an Idol Group anymore.   Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:14 am

lene oti den 8eloun na tous lene idols giati 8eloun na tous lene sigrotima. vsk auto p 3eroume oloi oti ta idol groups exoun expiration day kai profanos 8eloun na fugoun apo auto to tripaki, kai na ka8iero8oun stin mousiki skini. pou to vriskw poli logiko. daxei ta kommatia tous einai poli kala alla opos lene molis arxisoun na grafoun ta dika tus kommatia kai na exoun megalitero rolo stin paragogi, tote 8a ine kanoniko sigrotima kai gia mena. sta matia pollon paramenoun idols kai me ton xrono 8a kerdisoun ton titlo kanonikou sigrotimatos opos ta international (alla oxi kai na tous poume rock band, auto 8a itan ipervoli :P ballantes kanoun ta paidia kai pop mousiki, i pop den einai mono lady gaga, mporei na einai k pio poiotiki-elpizw na ta kataferoun os ekei)
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PostSubject: Re: FT Island not an Idol Group anymore.   Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:47 am

kala ta eipes my friend etsiiiii diladi mono ta kathierwmena tha akoume?? i alitheia einai pws idols nai exei imerominia liksis omws to ksekinima gia na gineis band einai to idol mesa apo ekei kathierwnesai kai analogws tin mousiki sou poreia kai poiotita tragoudiwn pou parageis apoktas kai ton kathe titlo etsi pisteyw egw....alla san f.t i alitheia einai oti pote den tous skeftika san idols....eixan allo aera apo ta sygkrotimata pou kathierwnontai ws idols...opws oi cn blue.....kai oi kiss amerikanoi ksekinisan ws idols kai paremeinan me ton titlo ayto...thelw na pw pws einai analogws to eidos tis mousikis to kathe sygkrotima einai sto eidos tou alla den ksefeygoun apo ton oro band......ayto me tarakse emena pio poly...alla eyxomai na tous pane ola teleia pragmatika to aksizoun

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PostSubject: Re: FT Island not an Idol Group anymore.   Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:17 am

enta3ei! den einai gia na tarazesai! opos kai oi cnblue tous anaferoun panta san idol band, poli perissotero apo idol group. alla apo oso katalava 8eloun na 8eorountai rock band (skullhong agori mou to 3erw oti 8eleis, alla prepei na kanete ligo pio orimh mousiki gia na sas paroun san sovaro rock band.) min me pare3igisi kaneis, oi FTI einai to agapimeno mou group stin kpop kai den tous allazw me tpt alla einai apla ena kalo pop band me poli glikia mousiki kai exoun dromo akoma gia na moiasoun se alles kanonikes bandes. min mou peite "ma einai toso mikroi akoma", o daniel bloomberg itan 17 otan evgalan oi Cajun Dance Party album me dika tou tragoudia. An mou peite "ma den einai aggloi", tote 8a simfonisw. einai 8ema koultouras kai os pros tin koultoura tous- oi FTI einai teleioi antiprosopoi tis popular rock music tis xoras tous. an deis to Muzit twn FTI mporeis na deis oti 3eroun na paizoun kala rock kai pio diskola apo ta dika tus kommatia pou paizoun kanonika, alla ta tragoudia tous prepei na akougontai eukola oste na exoun epitixia, stin korea den exei arketo appeal h rock.


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PostSubject: Re: FT Island not an Idol Group anymore.   Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:45 am

ta eipes teleia my friendddd

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