ROLA Magazine, March 2016 Issue
Q: If you had a men’s gathering, what would you like to do?
DW: Go for a spa at Jeju-do!
MS: I want to go to Okinawa!
MS: None for me too but it seems like fun so I want to go too.
SJ: Universal Studios Japan!
SY: But you’ve been there before
SJ: Oh! and Fuji-Q Highland!
SY: You’ve been there before too!
WH: I want to go to an amusement park
HY: Let’s all go to a friend’s house in Osaka
SG: You have friends living in Osaka?
IFNT: (laughs) You don’t have friends staying there but you’re going to meet one?
HY: I’m going to start by making friends in Osaka (laughs)
IFNT: *bursts out laughing
DW: Ah~ I want to go to heaven too! (cue: Dongwoo’s infamous laughter)
SG: Heaven! Heaven!** Anywhere is good for me. I want to go on a holiday with my members. But now I want to go back to Seoul and rest (laughs)
**(t/n: DW & MS said ‘heaven’ in Korean, SG said 'heaven’ in English)
Q: “For You” was released last December, and it’s been two years since your last original Japanese album. Any recommendations?
DW: Please listen to “BAD”! It’s a song about a bad boy’s charms! I love bad boys!
SG: Mr. Kawamura Ryuichi is a famous musician in Japan that made the song, “Love of my Life.” It’s an honour to have been able to work with Mr. Kawamura. I want to express my gratefulness to him for gifting us such a great song. It is my favourite song in the album, and is also a great song to listen to in the winter, so please listen to it alot.
Q: Any enjoyable/memorable moments you had during your world tour, “INFINITE EFFECT” that began last August? (t/n: interview was held in 2015)
SY: We all taught Sunggyu how to swim, he’s improved alot!
SG: I couldn’t even swim at all in the past 27 years (laughs). However, after a 20-min lesson from the members in Singapore, I can now swim a little. Of which, the one taught by Sungyeol from the jungle, was the best.
WH: Sunggyu couldn’t even get the basics right in the beginning! He didn’t even bring his swimming goggles and I had to lend him mine?
DW: (Even with the swimming goggles) He couldn’t even open his eyes underwater! (laughs)
SJ: The world tour was fun. I want to do concerts in Japan too!
HY: Yeah, me too!
DW: We really love Japan. Japanese food is really great too!
MS: Everyone please anticipate!
SG: I always think about wanting to stand on stage in front of Japanese fans. We will work hard to be able to perform live in Japan this year too!