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GOT7 is here with a gift for Ahgases and their bond is stronger than ever!
On January 19, 2021, GOT7 officially ended their contract with JYP Entertainment and the boys decided to focus on their individual careers but previously an insider had said that, “The members love GOT7. They promised to set aside time to do GOT7 promotion” and it looks like they boys did keep their promise. On 19th February, exactly a month after leaving JYPE, they boys surprise fans by putting up stories on Instagram. In each of their stories, every alphabet of the word “ENCORE” that was later revealed to be the name of their new comeback song. The boys who left ahgases in the suspense after posting those stories, dropped the teaser of their MV. Warner Music Korea also dropped the teaser and have been keeping the fans updated. The video of the teaser showed the closeness of the boys and them being happy together, making ahgases all over the world emotional and “cry in green!” Not just ahgases but K-Pop fans all over the world cheered for the return of GOT7 and #GOT7FORVER for trended on all SNS platforms.
Today at 6pm KST, as promised, the boys dropped the MV of ‘ENCORE’. ‘Encore’ opened beautifully showing a compilation of raw recordings of them in the studio singing dancing, hugging, laughing, and living in the moment. The visuals start off Black & White and that soon enters colours. The lyrics most vibrantly expressed that the song was dedicated for their fans and yes, the boys made sure there was English subs. The song started off with the boys remembering and reliving the beginning of their journey and the lyrics soon moved on to the love and gratitude they have for their fans as the chorus went “We will sing for you, For the rest of the days too.” And just when we thought, they have already done enough for the fans, towards the end of the MV, there is a special surprise as the boys leave a special message for their ahgases about how ‘Encore’ is a gift to their fans and a promise that has been kept. The also promised to keep singing ‘Encore’ and this definitely was an emotional moment for the fans and we cannot be happier. The MV then ended with the boys in their concerts watching their fans cheer for them. The video also credits Mark Tuan as the Executive Producer. Check the beautiful MV below and make sure you have a tissue nearby because this MV is full of love.
Encore means “Again” and we love how the boys choose this word for the MV to show that irrespective of bottlenecks, they will continue to sing for their lovely fandom and that GOT7 is forever and no one can ever change that!
The music is being released via Warner Music Korea and it is being speculated that GOT7 may have signed with the label but there is no official confirmation. Seeing how the video is made, the meaning of the song and the message sent out by the members, this may also mean that although GOT7 will together be forever, this may be their ‘Encore’ for fans but as promised by the members, they will continue to sing for the fans. The MV has been well received and #EncoreWithGOT7 #GOT7Forever among others, began to trend worldwide.
Ever since GOT7 left JYP Entertainment, the members have gone separate way and agencies but have continued to maintain good relationship among themselves and also with their fans. Jackson Wang and his ‘Team Wang’ has collaborated with ‘Sublime Artist Agency and Youngjae is also part of the same agency. Yugyeom has officially joined Jay Park’s ‘AOMG’ and Jinyoung is with BH Entertainment. Mark Taun and Jay B has meanwhile opened up new personal YouTube channels/ According to Weibo, a microblogging website, Mark has opened his own studio named ‘Duan Yi En Studio’ and has also released a song ‘One in a Million’ with Sanjoy. BamBam is rumored to be in talks with MAKEUS Entertainment.
We wish GOT7 and Ahgases the best of luck. It is so heartwarming to see the love between them and we look forward to the future.
April 12th, 2021
Namaste Hallyu is super excited to share our interview with our Artist of The Month – Singer and Songwriter Dvwn!
If you’re a fan of versatile Korean music, you might have definitely heard his song, ‘Being Left’ with Zico or ‘Fairy’ or even ‘Last’ and if you’re a KDrama fan, you must have heard him when listening to the OST ‘No Problem’ from the drama, ‘The Uncanny Counter’ or you might have seen Park Shin Hye featured in his latest music video, ‘Free Flight’.
Soundcloud has been a big platform for various artists around the world, both popular and rising and this platform holds the stories of many world famous artists who initially started there including Dvwn’s musical journey. He gathered a lot of attention on Soundcloud and is known for his soothing melodies that are self-written and composed and this caught the attention of one of the biggest South Korean rapper, Zico. Dvwn is now signed with Zico’s KOZ Entertainment, a subsidiary of HYBE Corporation (formerly known as Big Hit Entertainment).
Dvwn has not only made music for his fans but he has also worked with various artists. Dvwn has worked with EXO’s Lay Zhang and Chanyeol, separately for ‘Mapo Tofu’ and ‘SSFW’. He further participated in SHINee’s ‘Heart Attack’ from their recent album, ‘Love Yourself’ by Eric Nam, Babylon’s ‘Karma’, and had also featured in Kang Daniel’s track ‘Movie’. Dvwn has also received IU’s appreciation for his cover songs.
What we love the most about Dvwn is how he effortlessly shifts genre and makes it his own. Dvwn cannot be classified as one genre of artist and that is why, it is best to understand his style of music by listening to his music because he creates a genre of his own. But if we have to categorise him, then it would be ‘Versatile’. Ahead of his EP ‘It’s Not Your Fault’ releasing on the 14th of April, we got to speak with Dvwn. Read on to know about his musical journey, his inspirations, the upcoming EP and more, including a special message for his Indian fans.
Namaste Hallyu (NH): First of all, congratulations! You came back with a new single ‘Free Flight’ and it has been well received. What does the song ‘ Free Flight’ mean to you ? You have also mentioned that it was written and recorded two-three years ago, is ‘Free Flight’ in any way different from your album series ‘Dawn Defibrillation’- lyrically and musically?
Dvwn: Thank you very much! I tried to express a journey of flying into one’s dream to tell things that I wouldn’t be able to tell in reality, and then flying back to reality with clearer conscience with ‘Free Flight’. A friend of mine who is a producer wrote the song as an instrumental track, which we rearranged to complete it as it is now. This song was supposed to be one of the tracks in ‘Dawn Defibrillation’ and you will find many similarities but on the other hand, the topic of the lyrics and the genre form are quite different. ‘Free Flight’ is a song where I tell a story in a more calm manner.
NH: You have been giving us so many amazing songs. What is your process when you’re writing a song? Any musical artist/art in general that has a major influence on your style?
Dvwn: The music writing process differs for each song. I sometimes stumble across a word in my daily life and start from that word and sometimes I get inspired by a book. Most of the time, I start by just sitting down in a chair. The artists that influences me the most, changes all the time and recently, I’ve been most inspired by films directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.
NH: It has been two years since you released your first self-produced album, ‘Panorama’ and ‘Fairy’ still remains as your most streamed song from that album and since then, it has been a journey of so many amazing songs. Which is your favorite work so far?
Dvwn: My favorite work changes all the time. I always find myself liking the most recently written song the most and I believe that many artists would relate to that. Of all the released songs, I like ‘Free flight’ the most. It must be because I prefer calmer music nowadays.
NH: You mentioned in a previous interview about how The Black Skirts is one of your favorite musician, have you ever thought of a possible collaboration and how do you think it will turn out?
Dvwn: I do like The Black Skirts very much but a collaboration is a very difficult process. I feel that it would be better to keep my favorite artist as the favorite artist and nothing more but if I were to collaborate with him, I think the song will turn out to be a very rocking one.
NH: You have never been bounded by a single genre and in the past, you had mentioned that you would like to try ‘Gospel’ music, is that still the same or is there any particular genre that you want to try?
Dvwn: Yes, I still want to try Gospel music someday, as the majestic feel of the genre can’t be replaced by any other. Other than Gospel music, I would love to try to write psychedelic or alternative rock music.
NH: ‘Dawn Defibrillation’ has continued as a series and you have also expressed that it will be finalized as an EP or LP. So can we expect it in the near future?
Dvwn: I have currently pushed the project to a later time, and am focusing on the upcoming album. As it is a series, I feel that I would need more time to think about it. It will happen when the time is right.
NH: You had shared a snippet in your Instagram Story which seemed like a demo of ‘Free Flight’ but in English. If it is the English version, we were wondering if your fans would get a chance to listen to it.
Dvwn: It’s actually not an English version, but a demo with rough melody guides. I normally sing in gibberish English when I’m writing the melodies, and it must have sounded like an English version. I would love to release an English version if the meaning of ‘Free Flight’ can be translated into English without losing its meaning.
NH: You have recently sung the OST, ‘No Problem’ for the K-Drama ‘The Uncanny Encounter’ and it has been wonderfully received. How was the experience? If we are not wrong, isn’t this your first OST? In addition, is there an OST of any Drama or Movie in particular that you like a lot?
Dvwn: Yes, it was my first time, and it was a very unique experience. I have never had anyone direct me in the recording process and so, it was awkward at first but I enjoyed the experience. I love the OST of Reply 1988, “A Little Girl” sung by Oh Hyuk.
NH: We heard that your new EP ‘It’s not your fault’ will be released soon. As it’s the first record after signing with KOZ Entertainment, we are wondering what kind of story it contains. Could you give us a spoiler before it’s released?
Dvwn: I think the listeners would find the album quite heavy overall. It contains many feelings and stories and its difficult to explain in a short sentence, but I would say the main keywords are sadness and loneliness. You will know what I mean when you listen to it. To spoil it a little, the album consists of songs with many different genres. Please don’t miss out on ‘It’s not your fault’.
NH: Lastly, any message for your Indian fans and what to expect from you?
Dvwn: Thank you so much for listening to my music. I have been working hard to present good music to you. My new EP ‘It’s not your fault’ will release soon, so please look forward to it! Thank you so much again for all the love!
Dvwn has an intense passion for music and sheds light on the importance of fans being able to resonate with his music. We are very happy to have interviewed such a versatile artist who produces fervent music and we are grateful to Dvwn and KOZ Entertainment for the opportunity. We look forward to all the new music and we hope to see him perform in India, someday.
Dvwn’s new EP, ‘It’s Not Your Fault’ is releasing on April 14 featuring various artists like lIlBOI, CHE, jane, and Kwon Jin Ah. KOZ Entertainment Announces Dvwn’s Comeback
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Big Naughty (Seo Dong Hyun) from H1gher Music is a 2003 born soloist with a soothing voice perfect for the sensible rap that he is known for. His vocals does not limit him to rapping as he sings well too and recently he released his latest contemporary R & B Genre, EP “Bucket List”. In his EP, he has shown a different side of his music taste from that he is usually known for. Read on to read our review.