ENHYPEN for Forbes
In ENHYPEN’s music video for “Drunk-Dazed,” the quickly increasing K-pop child band welcomes visitors to a “bloody birthday celebration event” where the septet showcase mythological abilities to cast spells and also teleport via a hazy celebration. However when it concerns their real birthday celebrations– even more particularly Sunoo’s late last month on June 24– the children aren’t bloody yet brother-like: supporting for their bandmate, patting him on the back with Jake rubbing his shoulders.
Amongst breaking sales documents in Korea (their Boundary: Day One cd was the very successful debut by all new artists in 2020 with less than a month of sales), Japan (their Boundary: Hakanai topped the local Oricon Daily Graph for 7 consecutive days), as well as climbing the Billboard charts (Boundary: Carnival hit the Leading 20 of the Billboard 200), ENHYPEN’s first months in the sector stand out for the men reviewing their spectacular and excessive transition to stardom. Songs like “Drunk-Dazed,” “Given-Taken” as well as “Confused” have not just won over worldwide followers for the rising mix of electro-pop and rock but doubling as sincere reflections of the septet’s experiences.
The group consisting of Jungwon, Jake, Sunghoon, Jay, Heeseung, Sunoo and Ni-ki claim they’re committing to that relatable sincerity in their future collaborate with hopes that they’ll be taking deeper imaginative participation. Everything positions the international team– whose participants represent Korea, Australia, Japan and also the U.S.– to proceed climbing up worldwide charts with a sense of genuineness that is often unusual to find in a team so early in their careers.
Continue reading for much more from ENHYPEN reflecting on their current accomplishments, what’s following, their real sensations regarding horror movies and also expect their future.
Jeff Benjamin: I’m sorry to take your time on SUNOO’s big day, but it’s wonderful to speak! I’ve been viewing you considering that I-Land and also while there’s much to talk about, what have you individuals depended on lately?
JUNGWON: Currently, we have actually been preparing hard for our Japanese debut with Border: Hakanai while additionally practicing songwriting, producing as well as choreography– so we are really prepared for whatever is going to follow.
Jeff Benjamin: One achievement I was seeing the closest was when Border: Circus debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard 200. I saw your reactions on-line, but can you discuss your general sensations?
JAY: The Billboard 200 graph is something we always pictured so we couldn’t think it when we heard the information– we were really out on a routine.
JAKE: We were simply really, truly delighted that we might attain this for our ENGENEs throughout the globe.
SUNGHOON: Also, to have our name on the various other Signboard graphes like Globe Albums and the Artist 100 chart, that made us really, actually pleased. We simply wish to maintain functioning to develop excellent music to settle our ENGENEs as well as achieve good results.
Jeff Benjamin: You obtained had your Korean music program No. ones and you were able to satisfy followers face to face. Is this aiding equilibrium the “Drunk-Dazed” and also “Confused” sensations that you describe on the album?
JUNGWON: We are still not used to having moments like meeting our followers personally and winning on songs shows, yet these experiences serve as a pointer that we are achieving our dreams as artists which this is our new truth.
Jeff Benjamin: Do any of you seem like you’ve directly crossed that border from student to idol you talk about? Do you feel much more comfy? Still awkward minutes?
JAKE: I think due to the fact that it’s just been our 2nd mini-album, we’re still in our finding out stage. However the more areas we go, we gain a little more toughness. With every stage we do, we’re constantly enhance, I believe. Not just at vocal singing, yet we’re likewise discovering the mindset we require to have as a musician. Like we were really honored that we were invited to the midyear program for KBS Music Bank due to the fact that I listened to that it’s only the teams that came in initially this year so we’re really recognized and also really fired up [to boost and also gain from there also]
HEESEUNG: While we really feel that we have actually come a long way, we still at the beginning point and have a lengthy way in advance of us. So, we hope you expect what’s following.
Jeff Benjamin: You discussed servicing and also intending to add much more with songwriting and also productions. Just how’s that process going?
HEESEUNG: We are writing verses and we are truly thinking about participating in producing songs for our cds, however we actually do not recognize if our the tunes will certainly make it to the album. We’re simply offering it a shot.
SUNGHOON: We’re offering it a shot with both creating the lyrics and also creating tracks.
JAKE: As well as while we simply ended up promotions and began with composing tracks and also verses, HEESEUNG generated music when he was a student so I’m expecting it and what he can bring. Hopefully he will make the following big track. I’m truly eagerly anticipating it.
Jeff Benjamin: There are many idols from big firms or survival shows that find pressure in their launching, however I found it rejuvenating you resolve it creatively. Is this honesty something you’ll continue with moving forward?
SUNOO: In our launching album, we share complex feelings of us getting on the borderline of getting on debut. In our 2nd cd, we tried to convey the complex emotions that we have whiling enjoying this complicated new globe. We intend to keep developing songs that everybody can connect to.
Jeff: The enjoyment has actually chosen back up with your Japanese launching. Just how’s everybody feeling regarding it?
NI-KI: Japanese target markets have actually paid a lot of focus to ENHYPEN too. And also given that this is our very first main launching in Japan, we’ve been preparing hard. We have 3 tunes planned for it in total on Border: Hakanai as well as the Japanese original song “Neglect Me Not” which contains favorable messages like, “Let’s move on, allow’s conquer ourselves.” It’s likewise mosting likely to the opening signature tune for the Japanese animation RE-MAIN. So we are really, actually satisfied, as well as we’re looking forward to whatever.
Jeff Benjamin: You’re getting in the Japanese market with new songs, Do you believe you’ll follow your senior citizens like BTS and Tomorrow X Together and possibly record original tunes in English someday?
SUNGHOON: We don’t have details plans yet, however given that ENHYPEN is a group made by global fans, possibly we can offer it a try for all our extend there.
Jeff Benjamin: Checking Out to the Boundary collection, the last video for “Outro: The Wormhole” entrusted to you saying, “When we wake at this tunnel’s end, what vision awaits?” So, what vision does wait for ENHYPEN?
SUNOO: [Laughs] I think it’s a bit prematurely to share our following tale right now! Yet we’re certainly going to have our emotions that we really felt previously and also after our debut. And I think you’re going to see us expanding as artists tipping over that border line.
Jeff Benjamin: Your concept stands out for embracing these dark and also horror motifs which is very special not simply with K-pop yet all of pop music actually. Can you discuss a little bit much more about how you relate to these themes?
JAY: We’re glad that so many people are interested in our idea. We have functional appeals and also the dark principle is simply one element of our beauties, however grateful we’re able to embrace it as our very own.
JAKE: I ‘d like to add that I believe this dark concept is the design that we’re going through, however ENHYPEN can embrace all kinds and also whatever it requires to pull off a concept.
Jeff Benjamin: Are you men horror followers? Do you delight in the dark vampire design? Do you have any type of preferred scary films or TV programs?
JAKE: SUNOO as well as NI-KI, they constantly watch horror movies at night, but the remainder people can’t enjoy so we kind of like block our ears and also avert. [Team giggles] We constantly walk in when the film is underway so we need to block our ears when we enter into the space. I can’t see it! [Giggles]
Jeff Benjamin: I can not do scary either, you two are insane. ENHYPEN, I intend to thank for your time as well as offer you an opportunity to include anything else for your worldwide fans to know?
NI-KI: We’re currently going to concentrate on our official debut in Japan, and we wish to keep enhancing music-wise and continue to utilize our songs to communicate our tale. Also we’re mosting likely to try actually difficult interact with our fans so we can be the last destination for several ENGENEs and K-pop fans out there.
JAKE: We really had a chance this year to satisfy a handful of ENGENEs offline. However en masse that debuted during this moment in the pandemic, it’s actually frustrating that we can’t head out internationally as well as fulfill our international followers. We truly hope things go well, we’ll be able to take a trip easily around the world to fulfill you face to face too and fulfill all our ENGENEs. However apart from that, a lot is coming. Stay tuned.