The second song ‘No Exit’ means, 'There is a way to come in, but no way to leave’. Is there really no exit? What is a charm that you possess that makes exiting impossible?
Shownu Even if you listen to the song 'No Exit’ I think you can feel our charms… Haha. I’m really into working out. While we were preparing for this album I hurt my arm, but I’m working hard to catch up; I started working out again recently.
Wonho I think the question is answering itself? (Laughs) Once you get into Monsta X there is no way out. These days we have a really tight schedule so I don’t have a lot of free time but I’ve really gotten into beat making! It’s really fun.
Kihyun This might sound self-obsessed but… my voice! I want to show a variety of vocal tones so I’m working hard.
Hyungwon These days I’m really into watching all the videos our fans posted of us.
Minhyuk I’m really into internet searching these days too. I read all of everyone’s comments about us.
Jooheon Contrary to my image, these days I’m listening to a lot of calm music.
I.M My talent is sleeping every minute I can. These days our schedule is so busy so sleeping is what I’m really into, yes.
What’s something that you hear a lot of from fans during fansigns or fanmeets?
Shownu Why don’t you talk more! Can you do a heart! → Sorry, a heart is still too hard for me to make.
Wonho You’re cute! Oppa! Your eyes are pretty! Thank you! → It’s because I’m shy and embarrassed.
Kihyun You’re cute! → Everyone, I am not cute.
Hyungwon You’re sweeter than I thought you’d be! → I must look very cold from the outside.
Minhyuk Sexy Minhyukkie → I once said that I wanted people to call me sexy, and now they really do.
Jooheon You’re so good at rapping! You’re cute! → I’m trying my best to show all of my talents and charms!
I.M You’re cute! → Hm… perhaps I look cute because I’m the youngest.
Honestly, the summer is so hot that we don’t pay as much attention to our clothes. Do you have any signature summer fashion tips that you would like to share? Or any must-have items that you always carry around?
Shownu Summer item! is definitely shorts, right? Comfortable shorts and t-shirt.
Wonho I like Kanye West so I look up what his style is. In addition to his style I also like how he always accessorizes with detail! Because of that I always carry around so many items, it makes my bag heavy.
Kihyun It’s hot but I like linen t-shirts! It blocks the sunlight so it’s actually less hot and it’s thin material.
Hyungwon I like styles that are simple.
Minhyuk Shorts! My legs are kind of on the skinny side but shorts are still nice, right?
Jooheon Comfort is my number one priority. (Laughs) Shorts and a loose t-shirt!
I.M The most important item during the summer is deodorant, don’t you think?
When you were younger, how did you spend your summers?
Shownu I’d go to streams and play in the water with my friends!
Wonho I went to streams or the ocean to go tubing or swimming! If the members all went together I think it would be fun.
Kihyun Is there anything as fun as playing with water guns? Once you start you have to survive until the end!
Hyungwon It doesn’t matter what season it is, I always played soccer. It’s hot but once you sweat it’s refreshing!
Minhyuk In the summer I like to stay at home rather than going anywhere. If you stay really still then it’s not as hot.
Jooheon Even if it’s summer I play soccer! Even if you sweat it’s still satisfying!
I.M During the summer, no matter what you do you sweat, so I think staying at home and sitting in front of the fan is the best thing to do!
Now that you’re adults there are a lot of fun things to do, and even though you all will probably be too busy, if you could plan this summer, what would be on your lists?
Shownu I would first, spend time with my members. Second, meet up with some friends, and lastly, go on a vacation with my family.
Wonho I want to go swimming and have a cookout with the members!
Kihyun A vacation abroad! I want to go on a plane.
Hyungwon A healing vacation in a quiet place with no people! If it’s overseas I think it would be better.
Minhyuk I’ve never been out of the country so I want to go on vacation overseas.
Jooheon Somewhre, anywhere! Maybe Koje island.
I.M I want to go to Osaka!
What do you enjoy eating during the summer?
Shownu Ice cream!
Wonho In the summer, cold noodles are the most refreshing!
Hyungwon Pork barbecue!
Minhyuk Fruit salad is refreshing!
Jooheon Cold noodles
I.M Ice cream
Song recommendations from Monsta X!
Shownu Monsta X’s first mini album 'Trespass’
Wonho Kanye West - Through the Wire
Kihyun Michael Jackson - A Place With No Name
Hyungwon Lana Del Rey - Young and Beautiful
Minhyuk Yoon Jongshin feat. Jung Joon Il - 말꼬리 / Lee Sora - 시시콜콜한 이야기
Jooheon SomethingALaMode - Little Bit of Feel Good
I.M Jung Joon Il - Confession / Sung Sikyung - Every Moment Of You / Crucial Star - Shops Selling Dreams
Is there any other path that you have interest in?
Shownu If I ever get the chance I’d love to expand my career. However, I don’t really have anything specific planned.
Wonho I want to be one woman’s husband! I want to be a dad.
Kihyun I like to cook! So maybe a chef^^
Hyungwon I’m interested in acting so if I ever get the chance I’d try acting.
Minhyuk Hairdresser? Marketing agent? I want to work all different kinds of jobs. In particular I’d like to try something in the marketing field in the future.
Jooheon I haven’t thought about any career other than artist.
I.M A chef! (A chef king?)
Can you send a message to all those who are showing Monsta X love and support?
Shownu We’re good guys(?) (Laughs) We’re really energetic so that might surprise all of you but we are really good and innocent Monsta X! (Leader pose)
Wonho All of the Monsta X members and the fans, I’m so happy that I’m able to spend this time with you. I think every minute, every second is so important. In the future I hope that you will still be there for us. Everyone make sure to eat well and don’t get hurt, stay healthy. (Mother pose)
Kihyun Careful because once you’re in there’s no escape! (Increase of confidence)
Hyungwon We still have a lot to show you so don’t be afraid to get to know us! (Dependable)
Minhyuk How does spending forever with us sound? (Pro pose~)
Jooheon Hello everyone, this is very beagle-like Monsta X. Come toward us~. But remember there is no exit! (Come in~)
I.M Don’t even think about or question it just come. (Chic)
(Shownu interview) As the leader do you have any methods of leadership? Also we’re curious about the secret to your toned body.
Shownu Hm~ I don’t usually get mad, I try to clean the situation up calmly, and I get the members to talk to each other to resolve any conflicts. The secret to my toned body…. I don’t know, exercise? When I have time I try to exercise really hard. (Future male idol who is obsessed with working out)
(Wonho interview) Wonho has all this sexy charm but is there something more that you haven’t revealed yet? (Reveal them here~ Is there something that you have that the other member’s don’t?)
Wonho My body is toned from taekwondo and swimming! I’m one of the oldest so I can lead everyone well with my dynamic drive! (Leader pose, Oldest pose, Hyung pose)
(Minhyuk interview) Minhyuk who is known for his husky voice, does your voice get huskier when you’re sick with a cold? Just curious but…? How does your voice change? Do people say anything about it? (Also, the only type A…??)
Minhyuk It doesn’t get any huskier. People around me ask, 'Does your throat hurt?’ but they ask sometimes when I’m sick, sometimes when I’m not. I’m pretty healthy! I’m type A but I’m not really sensitive. (Kind of like type A, kind of not)
(Kihyun interview) When you look at videos from MelonTV and Mnet, there’s a member who’s receiving a lot of attention, why do you think that is? What do you really think about yourself?
Kihyun I don’t look it on the outside but every once in a while I act cute in front of fans, and even though it’s unexpected, they seem to like it a lot. I think that’s the reason for all the attention. Thank you for supporting me! Also I’m not short. (Tearing up) It’s a misunderstanding! A misunderstanding…
(Hyungwon interview) Boy from manhwa Hyungwon, do you usually read manhwa? (Share with us manhwa recommendations~ Because you’re in charge of the sexy image in the group…?)
Hyungwon These days I don’t have enough time to read manhwa but when I was younger I used to really like them. Once I read one called 'HipHop’. And I’m not in charge of the sexy image in the group, the sexy image is Wonho hyung! (Both of you are sexy…. bang bang bang!)
(Jooheon interview) You were in charge of the wild and chic image, but you have a lot of other charms. Is this it? In addition, we look forward to you work as a producer on the upcoming albums. Were there any episodes while you were producing?
Jooheon I’m only showing my wild and chic image onstage! (Laughs) I can always show different images of myself, I hope to show all different sides of me. While I was working with sunbaenims, there were a lot of episodes. They always tell me stories and praise my work! (Jooheon is growing big and strong with all the praise~)
(I.M interview) I.M who was the last to join! Because you’re the youngest you must see a lot of stuff happen in your shared dorm. (The maknae is much better than the leader at noticing things) Hope the hyungs take good care of you~ What can you reveal about dorm life? Maknae take good care of us~
I.M I haven’t felt uncomfortable so far while living in a dorm with the rest of the members. (Real? So true?) Living with the hyungs is fun. Nothing really has changedi n the dorm…. (Looks around…) If something does change I’ll let you know! (Tiptoes away)
Source: Day (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), Cosmic Symphony, LeeJooHeon94, I.M X Jooheon (1, 2)
© TAKE OUT WITH FULL CREDITS.