[TRANS] Genie Music Interview #PIRI

INTERVIEW Recording, Jacket, MV shooting behind the scenes interview

Q1. Dreamcatcher, you are having a comeback after almost 5 months, please greet the Genie Music family.

Dreamcatcher:*kiss* Dream of us! Hello, we are Dreamcatcher~❤ Genie Music family, how are you? We came back with our final nightmare story~

 

Q2. Since this fourth mini album’s name ‘The End of Nightmare’ indicates that this is your last nightmare story, it probably feels different. What kind of story does the album tell?

Yoohyeon: Yes, this album incorporates the ending to the nightmare story that we told since our debut. Dreamcatcher is inviting you all to never-ending, repeating nightmares.

 

Q3. The title song is called ‘PIRI’, what kind of song is it? Dreamcatchers’ choreography left a deep impression again, so please explain this song’s point dance.

Jiu: Our title song ‘PIRI’ displays modern peoples’ feelings of wanting to break free from the loneliness and anxiety of being left by oneself. In the special story, the matter of ‘PIRI’ adds to Dreamcatchers’ own SOS signal that we are sending.

Sua: For a point dance, we have a choreography where we follow [each other] with a time difference, as if bewitched by the flute’s sound, reminiscent of the Pied Piper¹~~

Siyeon: Yes, in the Pied Piper dance, Jiu is the piper!

 

Q4. This album contains 6 songs in total, which one is each member’s favorite and why?

Jiu: Choosing a favorite song for this album is harder than ever before. I really like all of them, I can’t choose a favorite!

Sua: My favorite song is ‘PIRI’~ All of the other songs are really, really good, too, but its refreshing sound immediately captured my heart.

Siyeon: My favorite song is ‘Daydream’! Since it is winter right now, I like that it is a song that feels dim and warm while listening.

Handong: For me, it is ‘Daydream’, too. When I listened to it, the calm and lyrical melody felt really healing.

Yoohyeon: I like ‘그리고 아무도 없었다’ [And I had nobody] best. Even before recording, in a state without lyrics, I really liked its sophisticated feeling,  and the lyrics ‘And I had nobody’ feel both very hypnotic and dim.

Dami: For me it is ‘Diamond’. During recording, it was a style of rap that I don’t usually do, so it was very difficult, but in the end, the recording turned out well.

Gahyeon: For me it is ‘Diamond’, too. It is the song we prepared for first, so I am attached to it.

 

Q5. This album comes in two versions, Stability and Instability. Do you have any memorable episodes from shooting each version?

Jiu: When we had our concept shooting, we used the concept of laying down while shooting, but my head was surrounded by grass and I got scared that it would get stuck in my hair, so I remember that our staff made a fuss about it for no reason and said “Carefully, carefully~”. At the concept shooting, I had a scene with the members in our stage outfits, and we had to stand by the window. One of the photographers went outside on that cold day to film us from outside, but when he talked, we couldn’t hear him well, so shooting while communicating with body language is one thing I remember.

Handong: That’s true. I couldn’t find the camera at first, because it was dark. The photographers worked very hard, thank you.

Sua: At the concept shooting when we filmed laying down on the floor, the floor was cold, so they spread out hot packs in the shape of a person, so it was a very warm and comfortable shooting~!ㅎㅎ Also I wanted to utilize the outfit for the shooting, so I kept turning round and round~

Siyeon: At the concept shooting, someone told me to show a bewitched expression, but it was the first time I tried [such a] passive feeling, so it was hard. When we filmed, my stage outfit had a long handkerchief running down from it. Cool pictures came out after we tried to film it the moment after I threw it. So it was fun to shoot in sync with the photographer.

Gahyeon: For me too, at the concept shooting, they said I had to remove power from my eyes to look pure, but even when I did, the photographers and the staff kept telling me that I looked scared. I think that shooting was the most difficult.

Yoohyeon: For me it was when filming the concept in my stage outfit, too, it seemed like I could not walk around alone, because the red cloth that ran down it was very long. I kept stepping on it. I felt like a puppy chasing its own tail. hehe.

Dami: During the concept shooting, it was very hard [for me] to show the feeling of being seduced. Also I wore green lenses for the first time, so I was worried if I could pull it off, but I think it looks good, so I’m satisfied.

 

Q6. The music video for the title song ‘PIRI’ probably has a different atmosphere compared to your other music videos. Do you have any memorable episodes from filming it?

Jiu: I have a scene where I watch TV and then get surprised by seeing myself, but acting surprised is very awkward. Especially opening my mouth too much looked very awkward. The director said to me “Jiu-ya, that’s good~ Don’t open your mouth much~” while smiling, I remember that that released the tension a bit. haha

Sua: We always did the lipsyncing one by one before, but this time, for the first time, we tried two people at once with two cameras, and I thought “Oh~ This is a very new and good way”. Also, watching two members lipsync at the same time looked a lot like a competition, so it was pretty exciting. hehehe

Siyeon: When I first looked at the synopsis, it felt like a collection of several short horror movies, which I really liked. I have a scene where I sit on a ladder and I received a compliment for that, so I was happy!

 

Q7. You must have been busy with preparing for the comeback during the Lunar New Year holidays a few days ago. If you have goals or resolutions for the new year 2019, please talk about them.

Dami: I had time to see my family on Lunar New Year, so I returned home. I came back after gaining a lot of strength and want to be busy in various ways [this year].

Sua: I hope that everyone I love can spend this year healthily and happily. Everyone, please earn a lot while working less~ hehe

Siyeon: I want to try an OST! And I’m studying really diligently because I want you to hear my own compositions!

Gahyeon: I hope that this promotion will be meaningful one during which I meet Somnias more often, and I definitely want to get first place!

 

Q8. Lastly, please say some parting words to the Genie Music family.

Dreamcatcher: Genie Music family, today our album was released and both the title song ‘PIRI’ and the B-side tracks are all good, so please listen to them a lot and show a lot of love! Ah, and also, once again, we wish everyone a happy new year~! Until now, we have been Dreamcatcher. Thank you!

 

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¹ = Reference to the German tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, who lured away children with his magic flute

 

please do not take translation without credit

 

original source: Genie Music

[TRANS] Dreamcatcher Hanbok Interview – Naver

Are ‘Nightmares’ this beautiful…Dreamcatcher, ‘Lunar New Year Greetings’ together with their Hanboks (Korean traditional costume)

Link: https://entertain.naver.com/read?oid=117&aid=0003170596

 

Through Happy Face Entertainment on the 4th, “It seems like it has only been a while since debut but quickly it has been our 3rd time doing our greetings” they expressed their thoughts.

Dreamcatcher, who did their greetings together with their pretty hanboks, “Thank you to everyone who have given us a lot of attention and sent us a lot of love during this period of time. Without losing that preciousness, we are always working hard to become Dreamcatcher that can give everyone better music and performances in return.

The members said, “For this year, we hope that we will always be healthy and for everyone to fulfill the things that they want to accomplish. Dreamcatcher, as expected, will be alongside with everyone in order to fulfill that dream together”

Lastly, Dreamcatcher added, “We will be greeting everyone with a new album soon. Thanks to you it seems like we will spend an exciting holiday with our hearts full.” In order to become the Dreamcatcher that will receive even more acknowledgement from everyone for this album, we will do our best so please anticipate and give us a lot of love.

Dreamcatcher, who debuted with the release of the single ‘Nightmare’ in January 2017, have been using unique concepts such as ‘Dream’ and ‘Nightmare’ with their albums to weave a unique, continuing fantasy story. Also, they have received attention for their strong metal rock sound. In particular, they have completed two successful world tours, creating sensation not only at home (in Korea) but also abroad.

They have arranged to meet their fans with the release of their new mini album ‘The End of Nightmare’ this coming 13th. In light of new reports, the narration for the ‘Nightmare’ story thus far will be coming to an end, drawing extreme interest

At the present, Dreamcatcher are spending each remaining day busy doing their last preparations for their comeback. After ending their promotions, an Asia tour in 5 countries, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia and of course, in Korea has been planned in order to meet with the fans up close.

 

[TRANS] Dreamcatcher Handong – Lunar New Year Interview

Link: http://www.getnews.co.kr/view.php?ud=20190204153317359480ed35aa76_16

Dreamcatcher Handong, ‘Hoping for expansion into China! I want my hometown to know about Dreamcatcher.’ (Lunar New Year Interview⑦)

Please greet the fans and the public for New Year and Lunar New Year

 

“Hello! I am Dreamcatcher’s ice princess Handong! Happy new year to everyone and I hope everyone does well in the things that they want to do!”

 

What are your goals for this year?

“For me firstly is to work hard, it will be good if I can improve my singing skills further. This year, other than performing as well, together with more variety of promotion activities, definitely expansion into China. I want to let the people in my hometown to know about Dreamcatcher.”

 

Do you have a new challenge in other areas you would like to try to welcome the new year?

“I have suddenly develop an interest in acting recently. Even though my skills are lacking, one day I would like to try acting once.”

 

Last year, with Full Moon, YOU AND I, and What, you did promotions to the point where there were no breaks in between, can we expect this year to be like the last or to be an even more active year?

“For this year, to Dreamcatcher and to our Insomnias who have given us love, it will be great if we have have a fulfilling and happy year. In order to meet everyone frequently, I will put in my best effort.”

 

During last year’s activities were there any points where you felt that it was a pity? Compared to last year, what is your resolution or something that you are determined to carry out this year?

“There was nothing disappointing. However, I want to work even harder. It will be great if there will be more people who know our songs. Also, I hope 2019 will be a year where I can grow even more.”

 

After Japanese promotions and World Tour, you’re planned for an Asia Tour this year too, is there anything that is slightly more improved or prepared differently compared to last time?

“During that time, we have planned to show more varied performance of Dreamcatcher while doing promotions. Specially, the new song for the upcoming comeback, we want to show the performance closely (to everyone). Also, something that cannot be left out, there are plans in preparation for unit performances so please anticipate that a lot.”

 

Lastly, a word from Dreamcatcher’s Handong to InSomnias who are waiting for this comeback,

“Please really anticipate this comeback. Even though I still cannot say anything yet, there will be yet another side/charm of me I have not been able to show everyone so please give me a lot of love!”

 

Dreamcatcher’s JiU, Sua, Siyeon, Yoohyeon, Dami, Handong and Gahyeon promoted Full Moon, YOU AND I and What actively last year with hardly any breaks. This year, on the 13th of February, Dreamcatcher will be making a comeback with their fourth mini-album, ‘The End of Nightmare’, which will be the conclusion of their ‘nightmare’ series. After their fourth mini-album promotions, they’ll be embarking on an Asia Tour to closely communicate with their foreign fans, ‘InSomnia’.

[TRANS] Dreamcatcher Yoohyeon – Lunar New Year Interview

Link: http://www.getnews.co.kr/view.php?ud=20190204152158579480ed35aa76_16

Dreamcatcher Yoohyeon, ‘To take up the challenge to emcee and develop myself are my biggest goals!’(Lunar New Year Interview⑥)

‘I want to meet InSomnias all over the world using Vapp, Youtube and a variety of methods’

 

Please greet the fans and the public for New Year and Lunar New Year

 

“Hello~! It seems like it is already the second Lunar New Year (I have spent) as Dreamcatcher! I hope you will have a fun Lunar New Year and spend it happily~!!”

 

What are your goals for this year?

“For me personally, to consistently study is my biggest goal. To be honest, not just studying, but I want to carry out my plans steadily. It is the hardest to be consistent isn’t it.”

 

Do you have a new challenge in other areas you would like to try to welcome the new year?

“I want to try being an MC! Even though it is nice to be on stage as the main character, I also want to try introducing for others, not being the main character. “

 

Last year, with Full Moon, YOU AND I, and What, you did promotions to the point where there were no breaks in between, can we expect this year to be like the last or to be an even more active year?

“I want to meet everyone not just as Dreamcatcher on stage, but with Vapp and Youtube and also using a wide variety of channels..”

 

During last year’s activities were there any points where you felt that it was a pity? Compared to last year, what is your resolution or something that you are determined to carry out this year?

“Other than showing even more of Dreamcatcher’s colour, I think that it is really hard to make a stage where even more people will like. For this year, the conclusion of this that I have been worrying about will be carried over to this year. This year, as a result of the things we have been worried about, we will become the Dreamcatcher that receives love from even more people compared to now!”

 

After Japanese promotions and World Tour, you’re planned for an Asia Tour this year too, is there anything that is slightly more improved or prepared differently compared to last time?

“Dreamcatcher’s 7 members are all really working hard at the moment. For now it is still a secret so even though I cannot tell everyone, it would be great if everyone really anticipates it!”

 

Lastly, a word from Dreamcatcher’s Yoohyeon to InSomnias who are waiting for this comeback,

“I know that (for the fans) in that position, it is really hard to wait for someone. So I am really thankful to Insomnias. Now that we will be meeting with everyone soon, we will repay you with an even better image. I am always grateful. I love you!”

 

Dreamcatcher’s JiU, Sua, Siyeon, Yoohyeon, Dami, Handong and Gahyeon promoted Full Moon, YOU AND I and What actively last year with hardly any breaks. This year, on the 13th of February, Dreamcatcher will be making a comeback with their fourth mini-album, ‘The End of Nightmare’, which will be the conclusion of their ‘nightmare’ series. After their fourth mini-album promotions, they’ll be embarking on an Asia Tour to closely communicate with their foreign fans, ‘InSomnia’.

[TRANS] Dreamcatcher Siyeon – Lunar New Year Interview

Link: http://www.getnews.co.kr/view.php?ud=20190204151440430580ed35aa76_16

Article Title: “Year of the Golden Pig” Dreamcatcher Siyeon, ‘I want to challenge myself for Drama OST·Song Composition·Acting!'(Lunar New Year Interview⑤)

Please greet the fans and the public for New Year and Lunar New Year

 

“It’s the Lunar New Year~~^^* I was born in the Year of the Pig! We’ll work hard this year to make Dreamcatcher become a hit!!””

 

What do you feel about the Year of the Golden Pig in 2019?

“I want to show more hard work in the Year of the Golden Pig. I want to achieve happy results through my efforts. I do not think think that efforts will betray you. I want to do my best to make this Year of Golden Pig a happy year!”

 

What are your goals for this year?

“I want to try out for a drama OST this year. And I want to work hard to present a self-composed song by Siyeon for InSomnias to listen.”

 

Do you have a new challenge in other areas you would like to try to welcome the new year?

“I want to try acting once. Doing acting and even its OST! I’m already excited. I will work hard everyday to make my dream come true!”

 

Last year, you promoted Full Moon, YOU AND I and What with hardly any breaks, can we expect more active promotions this year like last year or more than last year?

“Of course! It’s because Dreamcatcher doesn’t like to rest! We are always working hard to meet fans even in places that can’t be seen by the eyes, let’s meet more often!”

 

During your busy promotions last year, were there any disappointing points? And compared to last year, what is your resolution or determination to do this year?

“Instead of making some results right away, I felt like I was going up the steps one by one. I always think that if you do it like that, good results will follow. It’s not like there are no lacking points, but I think I can work harder because of it”

 

After Japanese promotions and World Tour, you’re planned for an Asia Tour this year too, is there anything that is slightly more improved or prepared differently compared last time?

“Wouldn’t it be the new setlist with new songs added or the unit stages? To give you a small hint, I hope you’ll look forward to the birth of a unit that you will not be able to imagine!”

 

Lastly, Dreamcatcher Dami’s message to all the fans, InSomnia, who are waiting for their comeback,

“Everyone! I promised that I’ll greet you with really great songs, right? This time too, let’s create a lot of good times ! I love you Somnias!”

 

Dreamcatcher’s JiU, Sua, Siyeon, Yoohyeon, Dami, Handong and Gahyeon promoted Full Moon, YOU AND I and What actively last year with hardly any breaks. This year, on the 13th of February, Dreamcatcher will be making a comeback with their fourth mini-album, ‘The End of Nightmare’, which will be the conclusion of their ‘nightmare’ series. After their fourth mini-album promotions, they’ll be embarking on an Asia Tour to closely communicate with their foreign fans, ‘InSomnia’.

[TRANS] Dreamcatcher Dami – Lunar New Year Interview

Link: http://www.getnews.co.kr/view.php?ud=20190204150735910380ed35aa76_16

Article Title: Dreamcatcher Dami, ‘I will study MIDI·Song Composition harder! I want to put it in an album.'(Lunar New Year Interview④)

Please greet the fans and the public for New Year and Lunar New Year

 

“Hello! I’m Dreamcatcher’s Dami who is back with a short cut!”

 

What are your goals for this year?

“I’ve been interested in writing lyrics and I’ve participated to write for the songs in the albums. I want to try harder this year and put my self-composed song in Dreamcatcher’s album”

 

Do you have a new challenge in other areas you would like to try to welcome the new year?

“As I’ve mentioned before, to compose my own song, I’m diligently studying the MIDI. I want to present my song to you as soon as possible.”

 

Last year, you promoted Full Moon, YOU AND I and What with hardly any breaks, can we expect more active promotions this year like last year or more than last year?

“The time spent to meet you guys have always been precious and joyful. We are doing our best to meet you more often so please look forward to seeing us this year.”

 

During your busy promotions last year, were there any disappointing points? And compared to last year, what is your resolution or determination to do this year?

“When I look back now, I think I was really busy with promotions. I hope this year will be a year of improvements as a team and as an individual as well.”

 

After Japanese promotions and World Tour, you’re planned for an Asia Tour this year too, is there anything that is slightly more improved or prepared differently compared last time?

“I always try to show many sides of me during tour concerts, I was not able to show you everything about Dreamcatcher during the given time. This time round, we’re preparing a lot of performances that we didn’t show you last time, so please look forward to it and I hope you’ll come to find us and watch.”

 

Lastly, Dreamcatcher Dami’s message to all the fans, InSomnia, who are waiting for their comeback,

“To our InSomnias who are always waiting for us! We’ve worked really hard to make this album and we’ll show a more greater side of us. This has been Dami!”

 

Dreamcatcher’s JiU, Sua, Siyeon, Yoohyeon, Dami, Handong and Gahyeon promoted Full Moon, YOU AND I and What actively last year with hardly any breaks. This year, on the 13th of February, Dreamcatcher will be making a comeback with their fourth mini-album, ‘The End of Nightmare’, which will be the conclusion of their ‘nightmare’ series. After their fourth mini-album promotions, they’ll be embarking on an Asia Tour to closely communicate with their foreign fans, ‘InSomnia’.

[TRANS] Dreamcatcher Gahyeon – Lunar New Year Interview

Link: http://www.getnews.co.kr/view.php?ud=20190204144558517180ed35aa76_16

Article Title: Dreamcatcher Gahyeon, ‘I’ll try to show different sides of me more this year.'(Lunar New Year Interview③)

Please greet the fans and the public for New Year and Lunar New Year

 

“Hello. I’m Dreamcatcher’s lovable, youngest Gahyeon! We’ll show more cool sides of us this year so please look forward to it!”

 

What are your goals for this year?

“I want to try harder this year and show everyone a pretty and lovely appearance!”

 

Do you have a new challenge in other areas you would like to try to welcome the new year?

“The members and I are interested a lot in acting. I’m still lacking but I’ll work hard to show you different sides of Gahyeon!”

 

Last year, you promoted Full Moon, YOU AND I and What with hardly any breaks, can we expect more active promotions this year like last year or more than last year?

“Of course! This year too, I’ll do my best to actively meet all InSomnias!”

 

During your busy promotions last year, were there any disappointing points? And compared to last year, what is your resolution or determination to do this year?

“It’s very busy during the promotion period so it was difficult. However, with the love that was sent by InSomnias, I was able to endure it all happily. This year, we will become a more loved Dreamcatcher and Gahyeon!”

 

After Japanese promotions and World Tour, you’re planned for an Asia Tour this year too, is there anything that is slightly more improved or prepared differently compared last time?

“I guess we’ll able to show you more of Dreamcatcher’s new song upclose. Also, we’ve improved our unit stages so please look forward to them!”

 

Lastly, Dreamcatcher Gahyeon’s message to all the fans, InSomnia, who are waiting for their comeback,

“My really really lovable Somnias! In the future, the days where we can meet more often will come so please look forward to it! I’m always thankful and I love you”

 

Dreamcatcher’s JiU, Sua, Siyeon, Yoohyeon, Dami, Handong and Gahyeon promoted Full Moon, YOU AND I and What actively last year with hardly any breaks. This year, on the 13th of February, Dreamcatcher will be making a comeback with their fourth mini-album, ‘The End of Nightmare’, which will be the conclusion of their ‘nightmare’ series. After their fourth mini-album promotions, they’ll be embarking on an Asia Tour to closely communicate with their foreign fans, ‘InSomnia’.

[TRANS] Dreamcatcher Sua – Lunar New Year Interview

Link: http://www.getnews.co.kr/view.php?ud=20190204144558517180ed35aa76_16

Article Title: Dreamcatcher Sua, ‘In 2019, I want get Dreamcatcher known better and challenge myself to write songs and to act!'(Lunar New Year Interview②)

Please greet the fans and the public for New Year and Lunar New Year

 

“Hello! I’m Dreamcatcher’s ‘Queen’ Sua~! Happy New Year and I hope everyone to be healthy this year!”

 

What are your goals for this year?

“This year, the health of all the people I love is No.1! I want the public to know more, more, more and more about Dreamcatcher! I want to promote more actively!”

 

Do you have a new challenge in other areas you would like to try to welcome the new year?

“I’m currently learning hard to play the piano so I hope I can compose and rearrange songs on my own to work on music. Also, I have a lot of interest in acting hence I want to try it in the future!”

 

Last year, you promoted Full Moon, YOU AND I and What with hardly any breaks, can we expect more active promotions this year like last year or more than last year?

“I always try my best to spend a lot of time with my fans. If there’s a good song, I’ll definitely be ready to meet everyone! This year, everyone fighting!”

 

During your busy promotions last year, were there any disappointing points? And compared to last year, what is your resolution or determination to do this year?

“I think there’s always something regretful. Then again, we could improve and become more mature. We, Dreamcatcher, will work hard to become more known and receive more strength to always show everyone a good side of us.”

 

After Japanese promotions and a World Tour, you’re planning for an Asia Tour this year too, is there anything that is slightly more improved or prepared differently compared last time?

“I guess we’ll be able to sing more of our new songs. Don’t you think you’ll be able to see different and new sides of Dreamcatcher? Please look forward to it!”

 

Lastly, Dreamcatcher Sua’s message to all the fans, InSomnia, who are waiting for their comeback,

“I want to say thank you to all the fans who always waited for us every time! Somnias that support us and love us with all their heart constantly, I think it’s the hardest thing to wait and you all overcame that! I think it’s really pretty and lovable! I love you Somnias!♥”

 

Dreamcatcher’s JiU, Sua, Siyeon, Yoohyeon, Dami, Handong and Gahyeon promoted Full Moon, YOU AND I and What actively last year with hardly any breaks. This year, on the 13th of February, Dreamcatcher will be making a comeback with their fourth mini-album, ‘The End of Nightmare’, which will be the conclusion of their ‘nightmare’ series. After their fourth mini-album promotions, they’ll be embarking on an Asia Tour to closely communicate with their foreign  ‘InSomnia’.

[TRANS] Dreamcatcher JiU – Lunar New Year Interview

Link: http://www.getnews.co.kr/view.php?ud=2019020414281133080ed35aa76_16

Article Title: Dreamcatcher JiU, ‘In 2019, I want to challenge myself with endless albums, song writing and acting!'(Lunar New Year Interview①)

Please greet the fans and the public for New Year and Lunar New Year

 

“*kiss*~? Dream of me, Hello! I’m Dreamcatcher’s Bright Smile Jiu~!”

 

What are your goals for this year?

“For this year, I hope Dreamcatcher will really receive lots of love from everyone. I want to show how we’re working hard and doing our best tirelessly for our promotions.”

 

Do you have a new challenge in other areas you would like to try to welcome the new year?

“During music video filmings, it was fun to act! So, even if it’s a small role, I want to challenge myself to act! And I want to release the song that I composed on my birthday.”

 

Last year, you promoted Full Moon, YOU AND I and What with hardly any breaks, can we expect more active promotions this year like last year or more than last year?

“I hope everything goes well and our albums continue to be released endlessly. To make that come true, We’ll become Dreamcatcher that always do our best and work hard”

 

Compared to last year, what is your resolution or determination to do this year?

“My resolution of always doing my best has always remained the same. I hope to not have regrets in whatever I do.”

 

After Japanese promotions and a World Tour, you’re planning for an Asia Tour this year too, is there anything that is slightly more improved or prepared differently compared last time?

“In this concert, we want to fill it up with non-title tracks that we haven’t been able to perform yet. It will become a concert where you will enjoy all of Dreamcatcher’s songs together!”

 

Lastly, Dreamcatcher JiU’s message to all the fans, InSomnia, who are waiting for their comeback,

“My Somnias~! Soon in 2019, it’ll be hot and fun! You’re ready, right? See you soon^^?”

 

Dreamcatcher’s JiU, Sua, Siyeon, Yoohyeon, Dami, Handong and Gahyeon promoted Full Moon, YOU AND I and What actively last year with hardly any breaks. This year, on the 13th of February, Dreamcatcher will be making a comeback with their fourth mini-album, ‘The End of Nightmare’, which will be the conclusion of their ‘nightmare’ series. After their fourth mini-album promotions, they’ll be embarking on an Asia Tour to closely communicate with their foreign  ‘InSomnia’.

 

[TRANS] Kstyle Interview Vol.2 – The true faces of Dreamcatcher

Vol.2 – “On the sidestreets in Shibuya we captured the true faces of Dreamcatcher! What anime characters do the members look like?”

 

Setting fire with their rock sound and nightmare concept, this dynamically performing 7 member kpop girls group originally took over the kpop scene.  Dreamcatcher made their debut in Japan with their Japanese 1st Single “What – Japanese ver.-” on 11/21. These girls hold a mysterious image that we tried to break through by having a photo shoot and interview in a relaxed atmosphere on a side street in Shibuya

 

K-style: Shibuya is a town known for the fashion of the youth.  You all wear such cool clothes when you are on stage but what kind of fashion do you usually like?

YOOHYEON: I have been liking vintage clothes recently.  I am searching for a vintage dress on the internet currently.

HANDONG: Maybe because my hair is brightly colored now but I am liking colorful clothes.  But if it fades back to dark again, I may start liking black clothes (lol).

JIU: While being a polished idol I like wearing simple things that match that image.

SIYEON: For me, I think being comfortable is the best (lol).  So my favorites are all oversized items.

DAMI: I also like being comfortable so my shirts are usually just comfortable and easy to put on.  My pants are usually long pants or jogging/training pants.

SUA: Instead of shiny and showy things, I like a simple, plain tshirt.  I also like suits or uniform-style outfits.

GAHYEON: Unlike everyone else, when it comes to picking my comfort outfits, I go for a printed t-shirt or a dress or something that will give me fluffy sleeves.

 

K-style: It seems like you have a lot of members that like anime.  What is everyone’s favorite anime and anime character?

SIYEON: I like the main character Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul.  Rather than his times when he is kind but I like the times when he is bad (lol).

DAMI: I really like One Piece so I would have to say the main character Luffy is my favorite.

SUA: I like Mama wa Pyopyosaurus ga Osuki.  I watched it a lot as a kid so I think the character Jura is very cute.

JIU: I like Rilakuma.  It’s cute and I just like it.

SIYEON: Don’t you look like him?

JIU: You’re right (lol).  I am also aware that we look alike.

HANDONG: I like Marco from Chibi Marco-chan.  The bowl-style haircut is very cute.

YOOHYEON: It isn’t from Japan but I like Peter Pan a lot.  I always thought he might appear before me one day. As I continued to grow, however, reality opened my eyes…….(lol)

 

K-style: What anime characters do you think you or one of the other member looks like?

SIYEON: During our promotions for Good Night, with my navy hair, I feel I looked a little bit like Sailor Mars from Sailor Moon when I took off my glasses.  Our company’s staff said it to (lol).

DAMI: I am occasionally told that my personality is similar to Robin from One Piece.  Our way of not saying much and using our silence to observe what our friends do and save them when needed is what I think is similar.

JIU: I am often told by our fans that I look similar to Judy from the movie Zootopia.

GAHYEON: I am told that I look like Peko-chan (the mascot image for the snack brand Milky).

YOOHYEON: Ah! You do, you do.

DAMI:  When I wear bunny ears at fan-sign events, fans say I look like Marshmallow (a popular Korean bunny character).

ALL: Yeah, that’s the best!  You really do!

SUA: I don’t get likened to characters that much.  I get compared to animals such as a fennec fox or cats.

YOOHYEON:  I am also told I look like a dog.  I can’t remember the name of it but it has long hair and is large like a human.

 

K-style: Dreamcatcher are looked up to and admired by many women but who do you all admire?

GAHYEON: BoA.  She is good at dancing, singing, being an entertainer so there are lots of things I can learn from her that I am studying.  I respect her a lot.

SUA: I also look up to BoA since she inspired me to dream of being a singer.  I also really like Heize.

SIYEON: I like Hyolyn (formerly from Sistar).  She is perfect in every field of entertainment she enters.  She doesn’t fit into one single genre and won’t stop.

HANDONG: I like Taeyeon from Girls Generation.  She looks very cool while she is singing.

DAMI: I also like Girls Generation.  They gave me the dream to become a singer so even now I am a huge fan.

JIU: I like IU.  Whatever I am doing, I always want to listen to her music, it is warm and emotionally wonderful so I really admire her.

 

K-style: Who is your favorite actor?

SUA: Yesterday, when I turned on the TV, Arashi’s Masaki Aiba was there and I was so happy I couldn’t move away from the screen.  I like all of the members of Arashi. They are funny, fit, I definitely want to meet them sometime.

SIYEON: I like Kate Blanchett.  She is fit, all of her roles are her playing my ideal woman.  She has the image of a woman from today.

GAHYEON: Gang Dong Won.  He is handsome but he is also a good actor and sometimes, when his hometown accent comes out, he is really cute.

 

K-style: What is your biggest concern right now?

SIYEON: Taking enough vitamins and nutritional supplements.  If I drink those things, I definitely can live (lol). Lactic acid fungus, vitamin D, omega 5.  I take a variety of those 5 a lot. They help with my fatigue but also are good for my aging skin (lol).

GAHYEON: That’s right, if you take care of it from when you are young you can be very healthy…I have a lot for me but first is getting my drivers license!!  I definitely want to get it so I am looking into how to get that a lot. Also, winter is coming soon so I am thinking about getting new winter clothes. Once our activities in Japan end I think we have a day off so I am going to spend that day looking lots of things up.

JIU:  Recently I have been concerned about having enough comfortable clothes and have been looking online for more.

SUA: I am concerned about my bangs(lol).  I don’t like the idea of my bangs separating but even when I hairspray it or straighten it, I always miss something.  I am always touching my bangs.

DAMI: I am concerned with the cold.  I get cold very easily and recently it is getting cold out so I am worried about how I can surpass this coldness (lol).

 

K-style: Certainly, I see that Dami is the only member wearing a down coat, huh.

DAMI: Yes.  Even before it turns into winter, I prepared lots of warm things to wear for myself (lol).

YOOHYEON: I am concerned with cleaning up.  When it became fall, I suddenly had an urge to start cleaning.  Recently I was doing a huge amount of cleaning in my bedroom. I share a room with SuA-unnie but I only cleaned my side of the room (lol).  I have a lot of clothes so I was able to clearly sort out lots of those.

 

K-style: If you had some time to go on vacation, what would you want to do?

GAHYEON: I would go to the ocean.  I don’t like swimming in the ocean but I would like to sit in a cafe where I can see it, listening to the sounds of the waves, while drinking a hazelnut latte.

YOOHYEON:  How realistic (lol).  I usually would say the ocean but I think this time I would like to go home and visit my parents.

DAMI: I want to get wrapped up in an electric blanket on my futon and watch a movie.  I want to be able to have that much time to relax.

SIYEON: My home is in Daegu and Suseong lake in that area is a pretty pond-like place.  I want to go there with my family and take in the scenery while drinking a beer.

JIU:  I would also like to go home and relax by drinking a lot of beer and eating delicious foods.

 

K-style: Do you have a food you know will just make you gain weight but you still eat it because you like it so much?

SUA: I do!  Hamburgers. I could eat a hamburger set every day and never get tired of it.  McDonalds, I love you (lol).

GAHYEON: Chicken.  Bake it or fry it, no matter how you cook it, it is still delicious.  But I don’t like eating samgyetang (T/N: this is a Korean soup with chicken).

JIU: I think Wagyu beef is very delicious.  I want to eat 100 of them (lol).

YOOHYEON:  I like Ichiban’s ramen.  Sometimes when I am in Korea, fans will buy it as take-out for me as a present and I want them to know that I always eat all of it.  Even though I know my face will get all bloated the next day, I like it so much I will still eat it (lol).

 

K-style: Do you cook often?

YOOHYEON: I only cook ramen (lol).

HANDONG: I make chicken and Pho Ga (Vietnamese dish).  I also really like Japanese sushi. It looks easy but I know that I would gain weight if I knew how to actually do it myself.

 

K-style: What was it like shooting out on the streets in Japan?

SUA: The town is so pretty that I get a feeling of freedom.  We are in a city but I get the feeling that we are on the fringe of where the surplus is happening and then feeling of being able to go all over the place and hide.

SIYEON: We are near a nursing school and there are children there playing in the garden that were very cute.  Because of that, I got very invigorated by them.

JIU:  Wherever you are in Japan you can feel the kindness of the people, that is very nice.  Even today, while we were walking, I was able to feel some of that impression. To talk of Japan is to talk of a place where lots of kind people exist.

 

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original source: Kstyle

{author: Abe Yuko; photographer: Asaoka Eisuke}