150610 [NEWS] MBLAQ, “We Will Meet Our Fans’ Expectations”

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MBLAQ was still powerful and charismatic without Lee Joon and Thunder.

On June 9, MBLAQ, the now three-member group, held a comeback showcase for their eighth mini album “Mirror” at Ilji Art Hall in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu in Seoul. It was the group’s comeback after a 14-month hiatus. The reorganized group announced another restart as a trio, consisting of Seung-ho, G.O and Mir. Former members Lee Joon and Thunder left the group after their contracts with J. Tune Camp expired last December.

MBLAQ had been through hard times before their comeback. To the question asking whether there was anything that gave them strength. “We had a lot of concerns whether we could stand on our feet again,” Seung-ho replied. “When we started making new music for our new album, however, we noticed there still was hope, that we could start all over again.”

“I was kind of surprised when our fans requested we appear on “King of Mask Singer”,” said G.O. “I mean, that’s a program where only great singers get to perform onstage, isn’t it? I was so grateful for our fans’ sweetest offer. That’s when I thought we should work hard to meet their expectations.”

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Mir continued. “I once left a message on our fan site. I wrote, “We are doing fine, so never worry about us.” Then, I happened upon my posting on the day of our debut; it was October of 2009. It was all about my excitement and appreciation for my fans. Reading it once again, I gained strength. I realized there was nothing to worry about.”

What do you suppose they are planning to achieve from their new album and promotions? “Well, I’m 29. This album will be my last before going to the army. That’s why I just want to focus on our work, and do our best for our fans,” said G.O.

“Being part of MBLAQ. That’s all I wish for. What I want to earn from the new album? Well, I wish we make some improvements. We want to be musicians who make progress.”

“I think this album will be like a turning point for all of us. I want to make music fans think that we do some really good music,” Seung-ho shared his goal.

MBLAQ will hold comeback stages on this week’s music shows, launching promotions for the new album. The group is all set to take another fresh start as trio.

150610 [NEWS] MBLAQ’s Seungho, “There Will Be No Disbandment of the Group”

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MBLAQ was still powerful and charismatic without Lee Joon and Thunder.

On June 9, MBLAQ, the now three-member group, held a comeback showcase for their eighth mini album “Mirror” at Ilji Art Hall in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu in Seoul. It was the group’s comeback after a 14-month hiatus. The reorganized group announced another restart as a trio, consisting of Seung-ho, G.O and Mir. Former members Lee Joon and Thunder left the group after their contracts with J. Tune Camp expired last December.

MBLAQ started the event by introducing their eighth mini album. “The title, “Mirror”, has some ambiguous lyrics. They work with either love or friendship. Also, just like the title, it can represent you reflected in the mirror,” explained G.O.

Seung-ho is said to have played the piano in the intro of the song. “We originally had another song for the intro. However, I ended up playing the piano for it. We really worked hard on the song, because we wanted the song to represent our new start.”

Mir went on, “”Tree” is a song dedicated to our fans. We know they expressed a lot of concerns when we announced changes in the member lineup. It would be really nice if the fans liked the song; we hope to be like a huge tree for our fans so that they can rely on us.”

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The members have been caught up in controversy over the fact that whether the title “Mirror” aims two former members Lee Joon and Thunder or not. Seung-ho replied, “Well, some of you may think like that. But the thing is, we do not blame them. It’s true we were disappointed once, but things are over now, and we just want to leave good times behind us. We hope people don’t take the song seriously,” he explained.

“The song does not have anything to do with the former members. No,” said G.O.

MBLAQ is well known for their manlike, charismatic performances. To the question asking whether they will show another sexy and masculine choreography, G.O replied, “Yes. Definitely. We put a lot of efforts and time in making the dance moves. Please look forward to seeing us on stage.”

MBLAQ will hold comeback stages on this week’s music shows, launching promotions for the new album. The group is all set to take another fresh start as trio.

150610 [NEWS] MBLAQ Dispels Concern for Changes in Group at Showcase “Mirror”

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MBLAQ was still powerful and charismatic without Lee Joon and Thunder.

On June 9, MBLAQ, the now three-member group, held a comeback showcase for their eighth mini album “Mirror” at Ilji Art Hall in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu in Seoul. It was the group’s comeback after a 14-month hiatus. The reorganized group announced another restart as a trio, consisting of Seung-ho, G.O and Mir. Former members Lee Joon and Thunder left the group after their contracts with J. Tune Camp expired last December.

The title, “Mirror”, is a beautiful and emotional R&B song with a medium tempo. It talks about the feeling of pain after getting betrayed and abandoned by someone you loved and trusted. While G.O and Seung-ho lead the track with their smooth, delicate vocals, Mir creates synergy by stamping his charismatic rap verse on the song.

MBLAQ’s comeback album consists of eight high-quality tracks that create a musical-like experience for the listener. The songs tell common subjects you face with in life. At the showcase, the trio performed to the ballad “Tree” other than the title, which featured G.O’s beautiful vocals.

The three members confessed their feelings before the show.

“It was mentally tough to reorganize not only the group but also the six years we had spent in the past. It is great to see our fans again. They always give us strength, and I feel encouraged now. I am looking forward to our promotions ahead,” said Seung-ho.

G.O continued, “It was an emotionally draining time. I tried to run away from my life and reality by living in a virtual world(online games). I realized that if you don’t work or do something that’s significant and helpful to you, you end up having bad thoughts about everything in life and start sinking deeply. It took me long time to figure it out. However, I am back now. I have learned a lot from my past experiences as I started looking back at my life.”

He went on, “It’s funny I had no idea back then; I simply had no clue how much our fans meant to us. I would like to thank every single fan who has showed constant support to the group.”

Mir also revealed his hardships, “It was hard, definitely. I went back to my hometown and spent some time as a farmer. That helped me a lot. I felt comfortable and relaxed while I was busy working. It’s always good to be close to nature. Then I slowly and eventually, came to a decision that it’s time for me to make a fresh start and do what I can do best.”

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Meanwhile, G.O showed up at the showcase without his trademark beard and mustache.

“I used to grow and have a quite heavy beard and mustache before. People told me I looked like an actor. But it was hard to wear makeup, and my fans also suggested that I shave it for a change. How do I look?” G.O asked.

The members were asked whether they considered having new members in the group. “Well, no. In fact, no one will be able to replace those two. Moreover, we also believe that if we try our best, we can make up the group ourselves,” said the leader of the group.

G.O continued, “It would be a lie if I said I had not thought about having new members in the group; but I thought it would be a good try as a trio, because there are so many boy groups with so many members these days.”

MBLAQ even had to suffer from an idle rumor of disbandment. Now they are back, stronger and more mature. At the showcase, they were powerful and charismatic, as usual.

MBLAQ is scheduled to hold comeback stages on this week’s music shows, as well as launch other promotions for the new album.