Recently, some of the staff here at Officially KMusic got the chance to interview the up and coming rookie group One Case!
If you’re unfamiliar with them, here is what you need to know: One Case is a trio made up of Z.nu, Taebin and Chanseok. Their first single is a mid-tempo ballad about a man post-break up. Two members, Chanseok and Taebin provide the smooth vocals while Z.nu, the group’s lone rapper, gives a strong counterpoint.
Before we share the transcript of the interview, why don’t you get to know these talented boys a little better?
Now that you have faces to go with their names, here’s what they had to say to us!
What kind of image would you like to portray for your group?
Z.nu: Every group has their own unique point for example, 2pm senior, are known for being manly & BIGBANG seniors are free-spirted. For us, we want to be a group who can conquer all aspects (be it in talents, music genres etc.).
Please give a short introduction for your debut song.
Z.nu: Our song will be released on the 5th of November. It’s a medium-tempo ballad song. It has two meanings, a miserable girl and only one girl. The lyrics narrate the story of a guy loving one girl but she left him and now she’s become a miserable girl because she left the person who was so good to her from the beginning.
Did anything interesting happen while you were recording?
Z.nu: Nothing special happened. We didn’t hear any ghost sounds or anything like that. But when it was my turn to record it was so hot, it felt like a sauna. I was also the last to record so the heat was suffocating & the recording studio smelt bad haha
Taebin & Chanseok: Ah! While filming our MV, the lights exploded but nobody got hurt.
What was each member’s impression of each other?
Chanseok: (Taebin) I thought that he didn’t match his age and looked mature and that he’s good looking. (Z.nu) His voice is really cool & has a hip-hop, rapper feel to him.
Z.nu: When I first met them, I met them both together at the same time. They looked kind.
Taebin: (Chanseok) I thought that hyung was good looking & cool. (Z.nu) Z.nu-hyung was wearing sunglasses & looked very hip-hop. I knew that they were older than me so I was a little uncomfortable.
Can you describe your ideal types?
Chanseok: A girl who smiles a lot and looks pretty when she smiles.
Z.nu: Someone polite and matured, a pretty girl! A girl who’s pretty in every aspect.
Taebin: I like sexy and cool girls like Beyonce, Hyorin and Ailee seniors
Are there any artists that you like/admire?
Chanseok: Park Hyoshin
Z.nu: I really like the US rapper, Kendrick Lamar
Any artists you’d like to collaborate with?
Z.nu: Epik High! I’d also like to collaborate with girl group members like Soyu & IU seniors
Taebin: Hyuna of 4Minute and Nana of After School
Countries you’d like to visit for tours?
Everyone: Singapore! We picked well right? (Haha such sweet boys).
Taebin: I’d also like to visit the US.
Z.nu: Europe and Thailand as well.
Lastly, a message to your (future) fans:
Chanseok: Even though we don’t have much fans now, when we do gain more fans, we’d like to take care of everyone.
Taebin: We hope to communicate with the fans a lot & get closer to them.
Z.nu: Rather than having the normal idol-fan relationship, I want to get close to those who love music and also give love to our music.
Stay tuned for a special video message they recorded for Officially Kmusic readers! While you wait, get to know One Case better by visiting their official website and watching the début song below!
We talked about the teaser for their début here and we are so happy to have been able to get the chance to not only get to know them better, but to help you, the readers, get to know them better as well!
Translated by: Natasha & Hidaya Hamdan
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