Tremendous Junior wish to the long run and hope to carry out in entrance of their U.S. followers sooner or later quickly, the group informed Newsweek.
The long-lasting Ok-Pop boy band have been within the enterprise for 17 years, which is not any imply feat, they usually just lately launched their eleventh studio album, “The Highway: Carry on Going.”
Members Leeteuk, Yesung, Shindong, Eunhyuk, Donghae, Siwon, Ryeowook and Kyuhyun spoke to Newsweek about their new album, their Tremendous Present 9 concert events in Seoul, and their hopes to take the tour to the U.S. and past.
Tremendous Junior Share Their Hopes For a U.S. Tour and Their Delight Over Tremendous Present 9
Tremendous Junior have been arduous at work with their first tour since “Tremendous Present 8: Infinite Time” which completed in February 2020 earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic stopped concert events and related occasions from being held in-person.
The group welcomed followers over three nights at Jamsil Enviornment in Seoul, South Korea, from July 15 to 17, and the tour is titled “Tremendous Present 9: Highway” after their most up-to-date album.
Donghae expressed his need to take the tour on a extra world scale when the state of affairs permits for it, including that the group would love to go to the U.S. and placed on the present for his or her fanbase, generally known as E.L.F.
“We’re fascinated about taking our SUPER SHOW 9 collection to the U.S.,” Donghae informed Newsweek. “It has been some time since we have had a live performance so we’re able to go wherever our E.L.F. desires us to be.
“Our E.L.F. are all the time supporting us and if they need it, we’ll make it occur in order that we will meet there!”
One of many concert events held in Seoul was accessible to stream on-line by way of Past Stay, giving Tremendous Junior’s world E.L.F the possibility to nonetheless benefit from the tour though the group are at present unable to journey as extensively as they’d like.
Shindong mirrored on the way in which through which expertise has allowed the group to remain linked with their fanbase across the globe, calling it a “very particular second” for the band to have the ability to share with them.
“It was an thrilling and really particular second having the ability to meet our worldwide followers concurrently,” he defined, earlier than including: “However I’m ready for the day we’ll be capable of meet and carry out face-to-face as soon as the pandemic is over.”
Making a promise to Tremendous Junior’s fanbase world wide, Shindong went on: “We’ll come see you quickly!”
Wanting again on the reveals that they did and what it was wish to be in entrance of followers once more, Kyuhyun informed Newsweek: “It has been some time since we have final seen our followers so I used to be curious to see in the event that they’d nonetheless be ready for us or not.
“I might need to say, it was thrilling simply desirous about having the ability to sing and dance proper in entrance of our followers who had been watching us on-line till now.”
Yesung went on: “Attending to carry out collectively as a gaggle on stage once more was [as] thrilling [as] after we debuted. It is a time that we, Tremendous Junior, and our followers have been ready for thus I hope we’ll be capable of meet extra usually. I might additionally wish to take this second to say thanks for ready for us!”
When requested if there was something they felt they’d realized from one another throughout their preparation for the present, Ryeowook chimed in by saying: “I’ve spent virtually 20 years with Tremendous Junior so there’s positively components that I do know and may predict, however one factor I spotted was that everybody’s acquired nice stamina.
“We have all been understanding and taking good care of ourselves properly, which is why we have been in a position to have enjoyable and totally benefit from the live performance.
“We even have an enormous coronary heart for one another so we have been all the time placing one another first when getting ready for it. I used to be particularly touched by Shindong when he gifted me new earphones to make use of. I in all probability sang higher due to it, so thanks Shindong!”
Ryeowook went on: “By way of this previous offline live performance in Seoul, we have been in a position to breathe the identical air, sing, dance, and chat along with our E.L.F. It was such an awesome second, and I am excited for the upcoming world tour.”
Tremendous Junior Speak New Album ‘The Highway: Carry on Going’
Tremendous Junior’s eleventh album The Highway: Carry on Going was launched on July 12 and it options 5 tracks, with the summer season pop hit “Mango” turning into the title monitor.
The album, in keeping with Eunhyuk, is indicative of the band’s ideas for the long run, and the way they really feel they’ve advanced as a gaggle.
“The Highway: Carry on Going is about ‘The Highway’ that Tremendous Junior is standing at and the way it’ll ‘Carry on Going’ identical to the album’s sub-title,” Eunhyuk defined. “It is an album that mixes the colours of Tremendous Junior that we have proven earlier than, together with new colours that we’re attempting out and growing. The album consists of assorted genres that categorical Tremendous Junior properly.”
The album’s launch additionally noticed the band make Ok-Pop historical past as they turned the primary group below file label SM Leisure to achieve such a feat.
Leeteuk was stuffed with reward for his bandmates and what they’d achieved collectively, sharing: “It is a very thrilling second, and we’re writing a very good web page in Ok-Pop historical past that is very helpful as a result of it is one thing that got here naturally for us.”
“Greater than something, I hope we’ll stay constant and proceed transferring forth the way in which we have been,” he added.
Siwon defined that title monitor “Mango” was “very candy” just like the fruit the tune was named after, which helped showcase a lighter, extra enjoyable aspect to the group.
“What I like greatest in regards to the title monitor ‘Mango’ is the melody and thrilling ambiance,” Siwon informed Newsweek. “Like a mango, the lyrics are very candy in the way it describes desirous to be by your aspect and I just like the which means it holds—I am the one you want.
“‘Mango’ is a monitor that I consider showcases that vivid aspect of Tremendous Junior properly.”
Reflecting on his favourite tune from the album, Shindong named “Do not Wait,” the primary tune the band launched with a music video forward of “The Highway: Carry on Going” popping out.
Shindong defined that he selected the tune as a result of “it is a monitor that was in a position to present the playful sides of Tremendous Junior on a complete new degree.”
Trying to the long run, Leeteuk stated: “My hopes for SUPER JUNIOR is for us to proceed on whereas sustaining our cool, classic-ness as an alternative of rising outdated with time.”
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