ENHYPEN officially made her highly anticipated debut!
On November 30th, the group hosted a showcase for their first mini-album “BORDER: DAY ONE”.
The members initially expressed their feelings about their debut. Jungwon commented, “I’m very nervous, but thank you very much for supporting us. Although I’m nervous, I want to do a good job today.” Jake said, “I’m nervous about how we first started all of our songs and show performances. “
Jay said, “It doesn’t feel real, but I’ll work as hard as I prepared.” Heeseung added, “I’m nervous but I will do well for everyone.” Sunghoon commented, “I’m nervous and excited, but with all seven members working so hard and fans around the world supporting us, I’ll pay everyone back with a good performance.”
Ni-ki commented, “When I think about how many people are watching us, I’m nervous.” Finally, Sunoo said, “Today is a very happy day and our debut dream will finally come true.”
The group leader Jungwon is one of the younger members of the group. When asked how the leader was selected, Heeseung said they went through a variety of tests and interviews. “Both Jungwon and I were candidates for the position but I thought I would prefer the role of oldest member or teammate,” he said.
Jungwon thanked the members for the selection and said, “I was surprised and grateful that the members chose me. I will work hard to guide them. “
ENHYPEN’s debut album contains stories that express the complicated feelings of the seven members as they face their first day in a new world. Describing the album, Heeseung said, “We picked up the emotions that we felt as trainees becoming artists and as individuals becoming an idol group. Through our performance, we have expressed connection, discovery, and the worries one faces during the growth process. “
The title track “Given-Taken” is a dark and energetic pop-hip-hop track that reveals the intricate emotions of the members who are on a new starting line after realizing their dream of debut. The title of the song refers to the question of whether the members “made” their debut or whether they “took” it themselves.
Sunoo stated, “Although we are happy now, we worry too. The song conveys these kinds of conflicting emotions.”
Take up the experiences of the group while filming for the Mnet competition show “I-LANDJungwon commented, “I couldn’t even check my phone while we were filming, so I didn’t hear much feedback. “Then he added,” We’ve grown in strength and have been able to work together as a team thanks to the support of fans around the world. “
When asked if they had any advice from Bang Si HyukMembers announced that he gave them a congratulatory phone call the day after the group was officially formed. They said, “He told us that there are no artists in K-pop without fans and that we shouldn’t forget that it is the love of our fans around the world that brought us here.” Ni-ki added, “He told us to be happy musicians.”
Jay then talked about meeting the members of BTS to “I-LAND”, who gave them gifts and advice of their own. He revealed, “They said they hoped we would have confidence in ourselves and love ourselves, and they said that when things get rough it will be our driving force to push forward.”
Talk about the influence they have received BTSThe group commented, “We dreamed of becoming artists while watching BTS. We want to be able to show the world what we are made of. “
Sunoo also spoke about her visit from SEVENTEEN on the show. “We showed them our rehearsal and they complimented us a lot. They also taught us the choreography and told us that facial expressions are important. “He added,” We will remember their advice and use it as a basis for better performance. “
Jake then revealed the group’s goals, saying, “As I’m promoting as fourth generation idols, I want to hear that we’re a rising trend. I want to follow in the footsteps of our high-profile artists with good music and good performance.”
In particular, ENHYPEN’s debut album exceeded 300,000 pre-orders just three weeks after the pre-orders opened, thus proving the group’s worldwide support.
Sunoo commented, “We did some live broadcasts and were surprised to see all the reactions from the fans. We wanted to make the fans feel like we were with us by sharing our daily lives and talking about how we were going prepared our debut. “
Check out the MV for ENHYPEN’s title track “Given-Taken” here!
Check out ENHYPEN’s debut storefront.ENHYPEN DEBUT SHOW: DAY ONE“Below:
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