Dreamcatcher Official Japanese Debut Announcement

Dreamcatcher (드림캐쳐) Official Japanese Debut Announcement

 

K-POP Girl Group Dreamcatcher which has been attracting attention worldwide with its metal rock sound and overwhelming performance, will make its official debut in Japan on the 21st of November (Wednesday) with ‘What-Japanese ver.-‘. In addition, local events have been decided to celebrate this.

Dreamcatcher debuted in January 2017 with a ‘Nightmare’ concept with rock sound, and created a unique position within K-POP, portraying dynamic performances and a unique world view. And with each single and mini album, they have expanded their boundaries and imprinted their presence all over the world. Dreamcatcher’s ‘What-Japanese ver.-‘ is the Japanese version of the title song from their 3rd mini album「Alone in The City」which was released in Korea in September this year, its music video has surpassed 1.3 million views on YouTube, and it is receiving a heated response. Also, the Japanese version of their Korean debut single ‘Chase Me’ and an original Japanese song ‘I Miss You’ will be included in the regular edition. In addition to the special DVD, the first limited edition A includes the music video of ‘What-Japanese ver.-‘ and precious making videos of the jacket photoshoot & music video shoot. The first limited edition B contains a variety of contents such as「”WELCOME TO THE DREAM WORLD” WORLD TOUR “TOKYO”」digest video at Akasaka BLITZ, when its debut in Japan was announced back in July this year.

In particular, local visits to celebrate their Japanese debut will be held in Tokyo and Osaka in late October.

 

■■ Dreamcatcher/Japan Debut Single「What-Japanese ver.-」

■■ Release Date:21st November 2018 (Wednesday)

■■ Contents

■ First Limited Edition A [CD+DVD]:¥1,800[tax in]/PCCA.04726
[CD]M1.What-Japanese Ver.-/M2.Chase Me-Japanese ver.-
[DVD]What-Japanese Ver.- Music Video/What-Japanese ver.-Making Video

■ First Limited Edition B [CD+DVD]:¥2,300[tax in]/PCCA.04727
[CD]M1.What -Japanese ver.-/M2.Chase Me -Japanese ver.-
[DVD] 「”WELCOME TO THE DREAM WORLD” WORLD TOUR “TOKYO”」Live Digest Video

M1.YOU AND I/M2.FLY HIGH/M3.Which a Star/M4.Chase Me/M5.Good Night/M6.Full Moon

■ Regular Edition [CD only]:¥1,200[tax in]/PCCA.04728
[CD] M1.What-Japanese ver.-/M2.Chase Me-Japanese ver.-/M3.I Miss You
[Benefits(※Limited Production) ] 1 Trading card(8 kinds total)


■■ Korean 3rd Mini Album「Alone in The City」Release Celebration Event

・23 October(Tuesday)Tokyo

・24 October(Wednesday)Chiba

・25 October(Thursday)Tokyo

・27 October(Saturday)Tokyo

・28 October(Sunday)Osaka

 

※There will be a separate announcement later on the sale of goods and event details.

source: official fancafe announcement

[TRANS] Genie Interview ‘Alone in the City’ Recording, Jacket & ‘What’ MV shooting behind

INTERVIEW Recording, Jacket & MV shooting behind

 

Q1. Dreamcatcher, you had a comeback after a while, please greet the Genie Music family.

Dreamcatcher: Genie Music family, *kiss* Dream of us! Hello, we are Dreamcatcher, returning with our third mini album and a new nightmare story.

 

Q2. You mentioned that this third mini album is about a new nightmare story, could you elaborate what kind of concept it is?

Siyeon: If Dreamcatcher’s previous albums were antique nightmare stories, this time we crossed over to modern times and are incorporating a story about ‘stress’, which is one of the reasons for nightmares. We can say that it is a combination between the stress of modern times and  Dreamcatcher’s own nightmare!

Yoohyeon: Yes, and also, while in previous albums, the members themselves were nightmares, we end up suffering from nightmares in this album. Among those, we end up suffering from nightmares related to stress!

 

Q3. So this album is about stress, one of the reasons for nightmares. How do the Dreamcatcher members relieve stress?

Jiu: For me, I just eat! I eat something delicious [to relieve stress].

Handong: I get rid of [stress] through talking and eating together with friends.

Sua: I am someone who talks a lot. Doing something by myself does not relieve stress well for me. So I am the type to search for a way to relieve it in conversation.

Siyeon: I think I usually get rid of stress by spending some time alone. Very occasionally, when the day is good and I am with people I like, I like to stay on the terrace comfortably and I like to listen to music while driving.

Yoohyeon: For me, I read books like self-help books.

Dami: I write down my thoughts blindly. As if resolving [stress] by talking to another person, I resolve it in my notebook.

Gahyeon: I either just cry, or talk to the members about something funny and play around.

 

Q4. This album has two versions, a Light and a Shade version. Are there any episodes you remember from shooting each version? (one for Light and one for Shade)

Siyeon: For the light version, we shot it in front of a monitor that was illuminated by a neon sign, but because I could not feel how the lighting would come out, it was difficult. It was probably harder because it was our first time.

Sua: For me, in the shade version, the atmosphere was modern and chic because of the black sand and black jackets, so because I usually like chic and sharp outfits, I shot it while being fascinated by my own appearance.

Dami: For me too, during the Shade version [shoot], when we were shooting a close-up of my hands, it was fun that the staff said ‘As expected of Dami’s hands!!’ and was admiring them.

Yoohyeon: For me, both the Light and the Shade version had a lot of styles that we newly tried. Because it was unique, I remember that I had fun when shooting it!

 

Q5. Are there any memorable episodes from the album recording?

Jiu: For our title song ’What’, we were singing the ‘What’ in the lyrics all together and my throat hurt more than I expected!!! At that moment, I was thinking of InSomnias, who will do the fan chant [for that part] at music shows. So I worried that they might get a sore throat ..

Yoohyeon: That’s right. For the part that we sang together, we went in to record together, so it was fun. We recorded various versions, and we shouted

Gahyeon, Handong: Right! It was extremely addictive.

Dami: I have the rap part ‘Tikita’ in ‘What’, so I worked hard to give it the feeling of a freshly opened soda can.

Siyeon: For me, in the case of our title song ‘What’, I tried to sing a little harder than usually. It’s because I sing almost the entire chorus and the composers told me I should spit out the lyrics a little more. Thanks to that, a feeling that is a little stronger came to pass, I think.

Sua: To me, it was when we were recording the track ‘Wonderland’ from this album. I usually really enjoy listening to a song from the Hip-Hop/R&B genre, but recording it first hand, it was harder to express than I thought. As much as whispering a little more subdued and riding the beat was not easy, I think I ended up falling more strongly for this song. It is an attractive song.

 

Q6. Are there any memorable episodes from the music video shooting?

Handong: Me, Sua and Dami put on fox masks and shot a scene together with Gahyeon. [When] Gahyeon met eyes with one of us three, we broke out into laughter. So we were told to not look into each other’s eyes and filmed the scene.

Gahyeon: That’s right, at that time, when I met eyes with my unnies, we all couldn’t stop laughing.

Yoohyeon: I had a part where I had to go to a high rooftop to shoot, I had to climb a ladder to get up, but every time I went up, something made a ‘Bajajak’ sound, a breaking sound..? It was really scary, but I endured it completely, pretending to be chic.

Siyeon: I had a scene where I was bending my neck upwards, surrounded by black umbrella, but to receive the lighting properly, I had to turn my head upwards more than the camera. My trapezius muscle hurt a lot, but it was fun.

Jiu: I had to do the same scene as Siyeon and even though my neck hurt, singing while looking at the sky was fun.

 

Q7. Does the title song ‘What’ have any point choreography?

Sua: The ‘What’ part, which is the most recurring part among all of our songs and belongs to the hook [is a point] (?). In the intro part, the colorful images that are choreographed with a delay and the movements combined together with the lyrics ‘What’ are a point! Ah! Also, the dance in a part of the chorus, where we present being locked up in the nightmare, unable to move, is also memorable.

Jiu: In Siyeon’s part, when she sings ‘my dream’, our gestures are also a point! These gestures symbolize stars! It represents 7 stars.

 

Q8. Among the tracks of the album (title included), what is your favorite song and why?

Jiu: Wah, it’s hard to choose… I choose ‘Wonderland’. As soon as I heard it, I just liked it! And also because we had to divide the parts before recording it, we sang them one by one. At that time, I immediately wanted the chorus part and ended up getting it, so I really liked it.

Sua: If that is so, my favorite song is ‘약속해 우리(July 7th)’. As soon as I heard the guide for it, [I was like]: ‘oh, it’s new’ and in the chorus, I ended up getting to sing my favorite part of the chorus, the melody for that part is really my style.

Siyeon: I like ‘약속해 우리(July 7th)’ best, too. It seems like we were able to let you hear a new voice~

Handong: I can’t choose just one song. For me it’s both ‘Wonderland’ and ‘약속해 우리(July 7th)’. The genre for both songs is really my style.

Yoohyeon: For me, it is ‘Wonderland’! I personally like Alice [in Wonderland], and there are parts of the lyrics where the content reminds me of Alice!

Dami: For me, it is the title song ‘What’! Probably because it is the song for which I participated in rap making, so it seems I got more attached to it.

Gahyeon: For me, ‘Wonderland’! It is because [the song] is an existing style that we couldn’t try once before.

 

Q9. Please say some final words.

Jiu: Genie Music family❤ Dreamcatcher came back again with a strong, new nightmare. ❤ You are going to listen to and love it a lot, right~~?? Please cheer for us a lot.❤

Sua: We are going to cure all your nightmares~!!!!!! Please observe us well in the future, too, and cheer for us a lot!!! Always be healthy, and thank you for everything, we love you❤️

Siyeon: Everyone, you must have received a lot of stress, right? I hope it will all get blown away while listening to ‘What’~ Please scream along at the top of your voice for the ‘What What What What’ part. With your throat, you will get rid of all your stress.

Dreamcatcher: Until now, we have been Dreamcatcher. Thank you.

 

Original article: Genie Magazine

[TRANS] Dreamcatcher, bewitching the world with their third nightmare… ‘World InSomnia’ shout of joy

Dreamcatcher’s new nightmare is receiving love from both domestic and foreign fans.

According to Happyface Entertainment, Dreamcatcher’s third mini album ‘Alone In The City’, which was released on the 20th of September, was included in the top on Korean record selling sites and took up upper ranks on international iTunes album charts.

Earlier, while Dreamcatcher’s name rose to 4th place on the iTunes world wide album chart, they also entered the global digital artist ranking at 90th place, surpassing famous artists including Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez and Luis Fonsi.

Also, while reaching first place in Panama, which [Dreamcatcher] recently visited, and Europe’s Norway, it is announcing the start of a new nightmare.

Besides Asia of course, the album appeared in the top 20 of the iTunes album charts for 20 countries across all continents, including England, Romania, Turkey, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Finland etc. in Europe, the US and Canada in North America, and Panama, Brazil and Mexico for Central and South America. Additionally, if the range is extended to the 100th rank, it met fans on the charts in approximately 30 countries, showing off [Dreamcatcher’s] extraordinary presence.

In the case of Korea, ‘Alone In The City’ rose to rank 1 on the Sinnara real time album chart, demonstrating fans’ interest. Also, the title track ‘What’ entered the Bugs real time chart at rank 14 immediately after its reveal, which is the highest recorded rank since [Dreamcatcher’s] debut.

Happyface Entertainment conveyed: “We are deeply thankful that InSomnia’s show a lot of interest in Dreamcatcher. Even in the middle of busy schedules like the world tour or participation in LA KCON in the US, they are supported by your love and were able to gain strength for the comeback preparations. We will keep showing you images that will not disappoint you.”

Meanwhile, Dreamcatcher have announced the release of their third mini album ‘Alone In The City’ through their showcase on the 20th of September and started promotions by appearing on Mnet’s MCountdown on the same day. They plan to meet fans on KBS2 ‘Music Bank’ in the afternoon of the 21st, MBC ‘Show! Music Core’ on the 22nd and SBS Inkigayo on the 23rd, etc.

 

original article: 한국경제TV

[TRANS] ‘Music Bank’ 1st place Sunmi and Dreamcatcher Yoohyeon

ARTICLE: ‘Music Bank’ Sunmi, awarded first place.. proof shot of Dreamcatcher Yoohyeon’s handwritten letter “My heart feels kind of heavy”
Pic credit: Sunmi instagram

In the middle of singer Sunmi getting first place on KBS2’s ‘Music Bank’, the proof shot of Dreamcatcher Yoohyeon’s first place congratulation letter is attracting attention.

On the 21st of September, Sunmi posted on her official Instagram: “The letter #Dreamcatcher #Yoohyeon gave me. My heart feels kind of heavy. Yoohyeon-ah, unnie will cheer for you a lot.” together with a picture.

In the uploaded picture, a letter that says “To. Sunmi sunbaenim, the singer that is forever first place in my heart”, revealing Yoohyeon as a hardcore fan and drawing attention.

Meanwhile, Sunmi won first place on ‘Music Bank’ in the afternoon of the 21st of September.

original article: Daily Korea

ARTICLE: ‘Music Bank’ first place Sunmi, a ‘Siren‘ that enchanted Dreamcatcher’s Yoohyeon, too

Singer Sunmi, who got first place on ‘Music Bank’, shared her thoughts.

In the afternoon of the 21st of September, Sunmi shared her thoughts about ‘Siren’ winning [on Music Bank] through her personal Instagram account, saying “Thank you for my 4th award!”

In the picture that was uploaded with the post, she is meeting the trophy with her lips while showing off a happy image.

Especially, she confirmed the letter she received from her junior, Dreamcatcher’s Yoohyeon. ‘Sunmi sunbaenim, the singer that is forever first place in my heart’ is written in that letter.

Thereafter, Sunmi expressed her affection: “My heart feels kind of heavy. Yoohyeon-ah, unnie will cheer for you a lot”.

Meanwhile, on that day in the afternoon on KBS2’s ‘Music Bank’, Sunmi surpassed BTS by winning the trophy for first place with ‘Siren’.

original article: MK Sports

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