While DAY6 is recognized for producing a number of the maximum coronary heart-tugging opportunity rock songs inside the Korean music industry, the band underneath JYP Entertainment amps up the tempo and shows off their fluidity on their new EP, The Book of Us: Gravity. The new EP functions six new self-written and composed songs by Jae, Sungjin, and Young K, along with the band’s new unmarried, “Time of Our Life.”
On Monday (July 15, the release of Gravity) follows information of the organization’s international tour, which kicks off in August in Seoul. Making their way around the sector with 31 stops, DAY6 will dedicate the month of September for their stops in the U.S. Starting with a -night show at the PlayStation Theater in New York (September 12 and 13), the band will visit 5 extra towns earlier than concluding in Los Angeles (September 28 and 29).
The quintet, produced from Jae, Sungjin, Young K, Wonpil, and Dowoon, made their debut beneath JYP Entertainment in 2015 with their EP, The Day. Though they may now not be your normal dancing K-pop idol institution, every band member performs a vital position in weaving their instrumental capabilities and vocals. Below, Jae and Young K discuss the alternate tempo on their new album, their track technique, favorite anime, and their upcoming tour.
You’re returned with new music, and also, you’re about to embark on your largest excursion up to now. Has the feeling settled in?
Jae: We’re excited due to the fact this album’s a touch different. We’ve got loads of idea contributions; everything that we’ve skilled, we experience, we share, we see is a form of portrayed in our track whether or not we find it irresistible or no longer. I think that’s an awesome element as it’s appropriate, to be honest. But as for our upcoming global excursion, we are outstanding excited due to the fact we get to look at everybody again
There are more cities than there had been earlier than.
Which are you most excited to go to?
Jae: One, specifically for Wonpil, is Milan. He’s always wanted to go to Italy, and his favorite football team in Italy is AC Milan. We’re usually excited because new places deliver our new reviews, which offers us honestly excellent recollections and new reviews that we can place returned into our tune. So anywhere period is usually exceptional for us.
You’re new unmarried, “Time of Our Lives” has a trade-in tempo compared to your beyond releases. What caused this change?
Jae: It wasn’t so much that we sat down and decided, “Guys, we need to trade the pace,” but I wager, particularly all through our last global tour, we felt like there has been a necessity for extra concert-geared music, what I imply? There are various songs in which anyone is leaping, and all and sundry is having a really accurate time. So we wanted on the way to absolute tap in and connected with the target market, our enthusiasts, and the folks that come to look at our indicates a touch bit extra.
For example, inside the music center, all and sundry can clap alongside if there’s a clap phase. I wager with that during thoughts, we started on the brand new album, and a variety of concert-orientated tracks came out. Therefore, our identify song became the BPM that it is. I don’t think it necessarily turned into like… We said, “We want to make it quicker.” We make what we adore to make.
I read it as a track of desire, and my concept embodies the sound of a person who’s approximate to embark on a new chapter of their lives, which comes throughout even more definitely while you read the lyrics. It made me consider it as an OST for your lives as a band. Which brings me to my subsequent question: What is your favored anime?
Young K: For me, it’s absolutely One Piece; I’ve been looking at it on account that I became very young. I recently commenced re-looking it from Episode 1 until the most recent episode, which took me like 3 months. I watch it all of the time.
Jae: For me, it’s Your Lie in April. Not because it’s music-oriented; however, it’s, in reality, my favorite. I don’t watch anime, I study manga, and it sincerely incorporates the saddest pages of manga I’ve ever visible.
You are typically worried about producing and writing your music; are you able to walk me thru your musical system?
Young K: It differs from song to track. Sometimes it can take place from a guitar riff or bass riff, or a lyric concept. Sometimes I come up with a melody, however, maximum of the time, we provide you with a piece of music first, and then all and sundry receives together, and we sing along as though it’s music that we already recognize. Then we examine every melody to each different’s, and we choose the exceptional one. We then write down the lyrics and file.
Is there an example wherein you men hum it first, and also you’re like, “Oh, this could be something!”?
Young K: Sometimes we do that. However, maximum of the time, we provide you with a song, and whilst the guitar instrumental is playing, each person writes down the melody.
Jae: I experience like that’s how a whole lot of tune creators in Western regions like North America make music nowadays. They take a track, sing over I, singing over it again, and then reduce out pieces and blend and suit to make a great tune. We have four participants that each one does that, so it’s a little easier for us, I assume. Young K, because you write lots of the songs, what conjures up you? Do you’re taking effect films or actual-lifestyle activities?
Young K: I bet the reports that I had after living in Canada helped me a lot. I used to stay by myself, far away from my parents, so I was given to stay a totally loose lifestyle. Those stories helped me a lot; however, at one point, I got caught with author’s block. I wanted suggestions from everywhere at that point, so each day, conversations and often films. Movies have encouraged 3 or 4 songs. There’s the tune “Man in a Movie,” which was inspired by Me Before You.
Is there all and sundry who you’d love to jot down a tune for?
Young K: I’ve continually desired to jot down a song about my father and dedicate it to him. But I’ve usually been afraid to; I sense like I need to realize greater approximately existence that allows you to sing approximately him. I continually sense like I’m too younger. For instance, in this album, there’s a song called “Cover” We got here up with the song first, and once I changed into writing with Sungjin, he wanted to write down about our fathers, but I stated, “No, now not but. Let’s communicate about something else.” So as a substitute, we mentioned masking ourselves up. And for an artist perhaps I would really like to put in writing for … I’ve in no way thought of it. JSP ae as a solo artist, that’s my answer! Maybe all the DAY6 contributors as solo artists!