Thursday, 01 May 2014 10:15 | By Joanna Goh

CNBLUE ‘Can’t Stop’ grooving with fans

The Korean band fills us in on their latest music endeavours


Photos: ONE Production & FNC Entertainment
 

CNBLUE Jung-shin and Jong-hyun

Korean quartet CNBLUE – made up of Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Jong-hyun, Kang Min-hyuk and Lee Jung-shin – is typically known for their one of a kind music with upbeat catchy guitar riffs. Fresh from their global world tour which took them to North America and South America (Chile and Peru) for the first time, the four charismatic music men will be bringing their music, instruments and sets to Singapore to stage their second full-fledged concert this May.

They will be bringing with them musical works from their latest album Can’t Stop, which is largely produced and written by the band’s lead vocalist and guitarist, Yong-hwa (guitarist Jong-hyun wrote one song too).

Presenting a diverse and more mature sound in their fifth mini-album, Yong-hwa spoke of the band’s decidedly different music-making approach in an e-mail interview with xinmsn.

“I waited for this album more than ever with a fluttering heart,” said Yong-hwa, calling it their “comeback” album after wrapping up their Blue Moon world tour. “I also thought that this album is a huge turning point [for us] to show off a new style of music.”

A great outlet to showcase CNBLUE’s own music world, he says, ‘Cold Love’ from the album is one of his personal favourite songs.

“When we were preparing for the album, Can’t Stop, ‘Cold Love’ was produced first before our title track. It has a very impressive and powerful melody, a thrilling piano score and a mournful feeling [in its sound],” he said. “I always hoped for ‘Cold Love’ to be the title song.”

CNBLUE's Yong-hwa



Clearly satisfied with what he has achieved with this musical feat, the remarkable singer-songwriter proudly called ‘Cold Love’ “Yong-hwa’s own music.”

Read on as the band leader shares his solo album plans which will happen in the second half of this year. We also get CNBLUE to play a mini “word game” based on song titles in their fifth mini album, Can’t Stop.

CNBLUE’s 2014 live tour, Can’t Stop in Singapore, will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 10, Saturday at 7pm. Tickets priced at $248, $198, $168, $138 and $108 (not including booking fees) are available at www.sportshub.tix.sg and at 6333 5000.
 

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