[TRANSLATION] 141031 Daum Music - IU asks questions and Yoon Hyun Sang answers! mini interview
IU / Tell me how you felt working together with me.
YHS / I feel honoured to do this with you. I’ve learnt a lot while working together with you. Thank you ^^
IU / What’s the story behind ‘When Would It Be’? Is it your own personal experience? ^^
YHS / The basic theme is my story, but the lyrics contain various emotions and I wrote them after some careful consideration. Not all of it is from my own experience, but it could be the story of my listeners’ experiences.
IU / The album was completely written and composed by you and it’s really well done. Share with us how you compose your songs.
This will sound a bit contradictory but I have two methods. As I’m composing and if I get stuck, I just give up. But sometimes although it doesn’t turn out the way I intended, I keep working at it until it’s complete. I try to write good songs, but when it doesn’t work out, I either resolutely give up on it or hang on till the end.
IU / What’s the shortest time it has taken you to compose and write lyrics for a song then?
YHS / 10 minutes? It’s a song that I’ve yet to release. I was texting my friend and used a phrase as the theme to compose the song. It’s a common phrase, but it felt different to me that day. Actually, to me writing a complete verse is considered complete, so in that case, I managed to finish writing a song in 10 mins.
IU / Your album title is [Pianoforte]. What do you find so appealing about the piano?
YHS / I think the music from the keyboard is it’s greatest appeal. Also, it’s delicate. If you know how to tune a guitar, you can tune it by yourself, but the piano is such a sensitive and delicate instrument that you need to get someone to do it for you. I think you can say it’s an instrument that allows you to express a variety of emotions as well.
IU / What’s your favourite song in [Pianoforte]?
YHS / ‘October’. The 27th night. Perhaps because it’s autumn now, or perhaps because it’s October, recently ‘October’ is my favourite song.
IU / If your album comes in 1st place on the music charts, what would you do? I’m curious.
YHS / Take a screencap? (Laughs) I haven’t thought about it yet, so I really don’t know. If I really come in 1st place, then I’ll think about it.
IU / I really enjoyed doing the small theatre concert that I really wanted to do. If you were to hold your own concert, where would you like t have it?
YHS / Although a small theatre concert has its appeal, I would prefer a large concert venue. I’ve watched many concerts and I can’t forget that echo and an overwhelming feeling that large-scale concert venues give you. Also, I think i’ll be less nervous performing at a large venue than in a small theatre. And I hope one day we can do a concert together.^^
IU / Lastly, anything you want to say to IU?
YHS / Although you’re my senior, you’re also my friend, so if I were to speak to you casually as a friend.. this album is all thanks to you.^^ I’m really grateful for your help now that I can do promotions in future. Thank you. Also, please take care of me in future. Sunbaenim~
Translated by squishy with love