Less than three months after their highly anticipated debut, TREASURE has already returned with their third single album!
When they were preparing for their comeback with “THE FIRST STEP: CHAPTER THREE” and his title track “MMM YG Entertainment’s rookie boy band sat down for an interview to talk about their new release.
Park Jeong Woo mentioned that it has only been a month and a half since her last comeback: “I’m glad we were able to make a comeback as soon as possible because I think we can show you many different sides of TREASURE. We will try to show you a lot of good things in the future too! ”
Leader Jihoon intervened: “We released three individual albums in less than 100 days and worked particularly hard on the album because we thought we could show you our passion for music. We have also worked hard to bring you a high quality dance performance. ”
The TREASURE members described their new title track, “MMM”, as a powerful hip-hop song that, in their opinion, is a stark contrast to the mood of their previous releases.
“To sum it up in one sentence, we wanted to deliver an ‘unexpected twist’,” said the idols. “We hope that we have a stronger TREASURE than before. Just as we suddenly switched from white to black outfits in our first teaser video, we wanted to show an unexpected twist in the charm of TREASURE.
What sets the new TREASURE song apart from YG’s many other hip-hop tracks, noted leader Choi Hyun Suk: “It’s the young vibe. We were excited and happy to be able to express our own unique style as TREASURE through a hip hop song that is one of YG’s strengths. ”
When asked which TREASURE member they think best fits the new title track, Park Jeong Woo replied, “For me it’s Haruto. I think his perm hairstyle for this comeback makes a strong impression. ”
Bang Ye Dam chose Choi Hyun Suk, stating, “Hyun Suk has had a powerful rap from the start and I felt he was really in his element.” Yoon Jae Hyuk agreed: “Of course, Hyun Suk was great in ‘BOY‘and’I LOVE YOU“Also, but I think this song is really his style and I played an important role in it.”
Meanwhile, Choi Hyun Suk replied, “It’s Yoshi. He always does a great job but I think this song really allows him to express himself 100 percent. ”
Choosing Jihoon, Mashiho commented, “Jihoon has changed his hair color and I think that goes very well with our outfits for this comeback.” Jihoon comically agreed, adding, “The reason I choose myself is because I’m confident I can pull off our choreography for ‘MMM.”
Doyoung commented, “I think Asahi, who wore a hat for this comeback, really helped him stand out.” Said Jung Hwan, “Doyoung strikes me the most because I think his red-tinted hair color is what he thinks of looks stronger than “I love you.” Junkyu added, “Jeong Woo is number 1 on my mind because I thought [while preparing for this comeback] that his gestures had really improved. ”
Yoshi replied, “I will choose Ye Dam and Jae Hyuk. Jae Hyuk and Ye Dam tried wolf cuts for this comeback, and I think they look great. “Haruto also chose Yoon Jae Hyuk and stated,” Jae Hyuk has changed his hairstyle and his facial expressions while practicing are really cool too. ”
Finally, Asahi said, “I think it’s the three rappers [Choi Hyun Suk, Haruto, and Yoshi]. Since [‘MMM’] is a hip hop song, I think it’s especially good for her. ”
TREASURE members also spoke about their B-side “Orange” and commented, “’Orange’ is a song for which our member Asahi personally participated in the writing of the music and the lyrics. It’s a warm ballad about not wanting to part with a girl under an orange sunset and trying to capture their time together. ”
Towards the end of the year and with the start of the award season, the name TREASURE is already mentioned as a strong contender for this year’s Best New Artist Awards.
When asked if they would look forward to the opportunity to win a Best New Artist award, Jihoon replied, “We are very excited and proud to be nominated for the Best New Artist Award. I think it’s more telling because it’s an award you can only get on debut, and it’s a one-off thing. If we end up with an award for the best new artist, we will probably be even happier because it will be an award that our fans made possible for us. So I’d like to hope we can win one. ”
Finally, TREASURE ended the interview with a message of love and gratitude to their fans.
Choi Hyun Suk commented, “First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our fans who have been waiting for us before our debut and have always been with us. I am really happy that we can often greet our fans with our series ‘THE FIRST STEP’ and show them many different sides of TREASURE. ”
He continued: “I am grateful for every step in the preparation and release of ‘THE FIRST STEP’ and I also think that the teamwork of the TREASURE members has grown stronger during this time, which makes me really happy! Please look forward to the new music and the new pictures that we will continue to show you in the future! We become a TREASURE that works even harder. Many thanks!”
Which TREASURE member do you think best suits their new concept? Check out the group’s new music video for “MMM”. Hereand let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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