I really love reading your thoughts on the nuest members! jw what are your thoughts on baekho's relationship with the others? Sometimes it feels like apart from minhyun he isn't that close with the other 3 especially Ren and JR?
I would definitely say that Baekho is close with the entire group; those kids grew up together and have been through Hell together.
Just because Baekho and Minhyun work together a lot on music (because Baekho does composition/production and Minhyun has been a lyricist, more or less) and have a mutual respect for one another and are both vocals, I don’t think this means Baekho isn’t close with any of the other members. He and Minhyun are a team in one sense, but he’s a team with the others as well.
Not to mention these boys think of one another as brothers, and in Korean spheres they’re all so close there’s been rumors they were all dating each other (as in not just for shipping sake, people were literally accusing them all of dating one another just because they were never seen hanging out with other people outside of the group. Don’t ask me for a source on this because it was from years ago and you can’t exactly find twitter posts in Korean so easily. Just know that long-time fans who have been super involved in the fandom know about this stuff).
Here are some predebut pictures of Baekho with JR, Ren, and Aron for your viewing pleasure: