[Interview] MBLAQ is Happy with Wheesung’s Song ‘Be a Man’
MBLAQ confessed its satisfaction for Be a Man gifted by Wheesung.
The title track Be a Man released on March 24 is a song written and composed by Wheesung and is about a man predicting a breakup with his lover and struggling between the weight of the reality and his yearning for love.
Meeting with Newsen, MBLAQ discussed the focus of its newest title song.
“Many singers focus on singing about love in the spring but we differentiated by focusing on a break up,” said MBLAQ. “It’s heavier than the other songs but we would like to believe that many people also like this type of song.”
As was already mentioned, Be a Man is a song that was gifted to MBLAQ by Wheesung. What is the MBLAQ members’ satisfaction level on the song?
“I would like to give 10 out of 10. I like it the most out of all songs we’ve released so far.” (Mir)
“I would give 5 out of 10. I think the public fills in the other 5.” (Cheon Dung)
“I give 11 out of 10. Wheesung hyung didn’t just give us the song but he’s been constantly giving us advice. He helped us work on the MR and even monitors our performance. He tells us, ‘I think it would be nice if you did it this way’ after watching our performance. He stands not only as a songwriter but a senior singer who cares for us. So I feel very thankful.” (G.O.)
G.O. also shared the story behind getting the song from Wheesung. “Actually I went to Australia with Wheesung hyung for a performance and approached him because I wanted his song. I asked him a favor then, and I’m thankful that he kept his promise.”
Finally, having made its debut in 2009, MBLAQ revealed how it is different than 5 years ago.
“We became more mature in terms of music, as we aged. We have higher expectations for our music and have developed over time in that area. We became more serious and mature about music. We used to be soft back then but now we’re stronger.”
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