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[Interview] B2ST Shares Its Hope to be a Long-Lasting Idol Group

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2014.07.12 18:00 Newsen Lee Min Ji Translation Credit : Yeawon Jung

B2ST is well known as a loyal group in the world of K-pop. All six members are famous for being close to one another.

Amidst their individual activities, the B2ST members have special love for group activities and have the assurance that they will maintain the group for a long time.

This trait of B2ST makes one think of some of the 1st generation idol groups who returned recently, such as g.o.d. or Fly to the Sky. B2ST has always named Shinhwa as its role model since its debut as well. They have always expressed their hope to stay as a six membered group for a long time.

During an interview with Newsen, which was carried out on the day g.o.d. made its comeback, the B2ST members expressed, “First and foremost, we felt glad to see them (g.o.d.) again.”

Yang Yo Seop shared, “I don’t know if other idols think the same thing but we always think and worry about how long we’ll be ale to do music that we like and how long we can perform on stage. But I felt comforted as I watched Fly to the Sky and g.o.d. sunbaenims getting back together and releasing their albums.”

He added, “I was so happy and delighted to hear the music that I’ve been listening to since I was young. I began to cheer for them as a fan.”

Yong Jun Hyung also said, “They are awesome. I think they provided an answer to us and other teams currently promoting. They showed a good example and it was as if they were saying, ‘This is how you do it.’”

[Interview] B2ST Shares Its Hope to be a Long-Lasting Idol Group

While discussing their current status and future goal, Yoon Du Jun was asked which they need more as a group, popularity or longevity.

Choosing popularity, Yoon Du Jun simply said, “I already think that our team will last a long time. I have confidence and assurance that we will be together for a long time. So I want our group to become more popular.”

He humbly said, “Of course I think that we’re already receiving so much love now but I want us to be more poplar so more people will recognize us and listen to our songs. We still have to climb up. There are a lot of people who have no idea who B2ST is. We have a long way to go.”

Yong Jun Hyung shared, “I think the most important thing in order to last long is to enjoy what we do. If we feel pressured by something and can’t enjoy what we’re doing, it’s hard to do it for a long time. I think we always laugh and enjoy what we do and I personally think that’s what keeping us together for the long-run. We don’t want to consider what we do strictly as just work so we enjoy whatever we do. There’s always laughter no matter what we’re doing. I think laughter also brings in efficiency to work.”

Photo credit: Cube Entertainment

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