SHINee’s Onew not too long ago posed for Attract Korea!
In an interview that adopted the photograph shoot, Onew talked about his new album, latest solo live performance, and extra.
Onew not too long ago launched his first full-length studio album “Circle.” When requested why he determined to launch a full-length album, he replied, “I made a decision it was the best time. I needed to truthfully present the interior facet of the human Onew. I additionally needed to broaden the spectrum of my music. I feel ‘Circle’ can be an ideal stepping stone for my future actions.”
Relating to the manufacturing technique of the album, Onew revealed, “For this album, I used to be fully concerned within the manufacturing course of from begin to end. I can’t rely what number of rounds of blending and mastering we did. We went by means of every little thing time and again—nothing was left untouched together with the tune, beat, mixing, recording, and mastering.”
He continued, “I just like the lyrics of the songs on this album and the title monitor ‘O (Circle)’ particularly. Through the manufacturing course of, I stated many occasions that the lyrics turned out nice. Lyricist Kim Eana did a very good job of understanding my intentions. I wrote down the lyrics based mostly on the pictures and ideas that got here to thoughts after listening to ‘O (Circle)’ for the primary time and confirmed them to the A&R staff. The phrases and temper I used have been fairly darkish, however the lyricist accomplished it fantastically and refreshingly.”
When requested if there’s a particular that means behind the way in which the songs are organized on the album, Onew defined, “From the very first monitor to the final monitor, I needed to make it really feel like watching a single efficiency. So I seemed on the composition of the songs and positioned them within the order that sounded greatest for my part.”
He was then requested about his expertise whereas recording “O (Circle),” and he shared, “I had ‘O (Circle)’ in thoughts even earlier than ‘DICE.’ I used to be satisfied that it was the right track. After recording the track the primary time, I wasn’t fairly happy with it, so I discarded it and began recording another time. Whereas recording all of the songs, I attempted to precisely convey my feelings and clearly perceive the intentions of the particular person giving the instructions. We communicated carefully all through the whole course of.”
On his latest solo live performance, which all of the members of SHINee attended, he was requested how he felt about seeing the members within the viewers. Onew revealed, “It was so encouraging! Simply realizing that they have been there was reassuring. SHINee has at all times been my satisfaction, my driving drive, and my stimulus.”
The interviewer went on to ask him what he talked about with the members backstage after the efficiency, and he shared, “Since we’re so shut, we don’t say a lot about one another’s actions. We simply have a tendency to present suggestions and share jokes, however they stated that they loved the live performance.”
When the interviewer requested if there was another memorable suggestions on the live performance, Onew revealed, “A detailed buddy I’ve identified since center college attended the live performance. He despatched me a message saying, ‘I just like the songs this time.’ He’s a buddy who offers me suggestions on each album.”
Lastly, he was requested what his expectations are for the yr 2023. He replied, “This yr’s targets and mindset usually are not a lot totally different from final yr. I would like everybody I do know to be glad, even in trivial issues. Personally, I hope that there can be extra issues I wish to do as Onew and as Lee Jin Ki.”
Onew’s full interview and pictorial can be obtainable in Attract Korea’s April problem.
Within the meantime, watch Onew in “Descendants of the Solar” beneath:
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