We here at Officially KMusic were lucky enough to get in contact with SoundHolic and have them agree to do a series of interviews with some of their artists. The first up to bat is Glen Check, who despite their popularity, are still relatively new.
The two bandmates, June-One Kim and Hyuk-Jun Kang, had been schoolmates prior to teaming up to form the band Closure, shortly after their graduation. It wasn’t long though before the two felt they needed to take a different approach to their music, and in 2011 reformed as Glen Check. They debuted with their mini album, “Disco Elevator” under SoundHolic.
The two men grew up outside of Korea, in France, and sing their songs in English, which make them very internationally-fan friendly. The sound of the band has been said to be Western influenced as well as influenced by African and traditional Korean music, especially for their album, “Haute Cotoure.” (2012)
Their latest endeavor, “YOUTH!” was released on November 19, 2013. They have recently released several remixed singles from their latest album the songs, “I’ve Got This Feeling,” “Paint It Gold,” and “Pacific.”
Check out their latest music video, “Young Generation” here:
Glen Check took time out of their busy schedule to answer a few questions for us about their group and their music, you can check it out below.
1. How would you describe your group and the music you make?
We like to think of ourselves as a band with no boundaries but good taste. We always want to combine new genres, set up new balances every time we put out records or tracks.
2. What motivates you?
Practically everything around us. We always work with our crew (The Basement Résistance, which is our new record label/clothing brand) to build up ideas for our outputs. From visuals to fashion and from instrument sounds to mixing balance, we discuss all the overall ideas together and begin to work on the track and all the aspects surrounding it. Furthermore, this process also inspire us to do new things, and have fun every time.
3. Describe your work/creative style. What does a typical work week look like for you?
Usually all of our work starts with conversations and discussions. We brief our ideas and references to each other (us two, our visual designer, fashion designer) and build up plans. We share photos, films, artworks, exhibitions, fashion collections, new music, old music and so on, anything that catches our interests. When we make up out minds with a ditection, we lock ourselves in the studio to try out everything until we get our perfect version. Sometimes we spend really painful moments, but completely forget how hard it was when we are finished.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this look into Glen Check, and perhaps you’ve even become a fan if you weren’t already before. Be sure to check out their albums and buy your favorite tracks on iTunes!
Edited by: Angelspatience
MORE RELATED ARTICLES