On October 1, the SuperM interview was broadcast for the Grammy Museum’s streaming service Collection: Live.
In an interview with Scott Goldman, SuperM talked about their Beyond LIVE concert in April, their Billboard 200 top EP “SuperM” last year, their new full-length album “Super One”, which balances their individual and diverse group careers , and much more .
When asked how they spent time during the pandemic and social distancing guidelines were set in most places in the world, Baekhyun said, “Because I couldn’t go outside, I spent a lot of time listening to music and singing to practice. “Kai added,” I’ve had a lot of time to work on my individual skills. I’ve been working on my own music, on things to improve myself. I also believe that mental health is really important so that’s why I took care of that too. “
Scott Goldman asked what it was like to give livestream concerts since personal events are no longer possible. Mark said, “We were the first artists to use the Beyond LIVE platform. At first we hesitated a bit because we weren’t sure how we would virtually interact with the fans. There is a “live” feeling that can only be felt when you are there in person with the audience. It was a different approach for all of us, but we were able to reach so many fans at the same time, which would not be possible in one venue. We wanted to look at the pros rather than the cons. “
Lucas added that the prep process was different because they had to think about how it would appear on camera rather than how it would appear to a live audience.
Speaking of performing in front of audiences around the world, Taemin said, “There is a different reaction for every audience, but the main rationale of” Let’s all have fun together “remains the same. When we perform, we try to adapt the performance to the culture of the people When we played in the US, even though I’m not an extrovert, I was able to get more expressive, while also demonstrating our unique appeal as K-pop artists. “
One question was how the members navigated the shift as they moved between SuperM and their various other groups. SuperM describes itself as an “Avengers” style group composed of members from EXO, NCT / WayV, and SHINee. Kai said, “I’m one of the youngest members in EXO, but one of the oldest in SuperM. This has happened naturally throughout my career. In general, the dynamics change as you enter different types of people. As for concepts, it’s not that I have a concept for EXO and one for SuperM, I try to focus on and express the concept that was given to me at the time.
Speaking of the group dynamic of SuperM, Taeyong said, “There are many concepts possible within this group. I think there is the potential for performances that fans have never seen before. There is so much that we haven’t had a chance to show it off. I would like to show new concepts and new performances in the future. “
Ten shared that his solo music style had changed after joining SuperM, saying, “When I wasn’t with SuperM I released a very oriental-inspired single, but after working with SuperM it changed changed my music style a little. I tend to like R&B, hip-hop and mid-paced music. I hope to be able to showcase more of this color and style in the future. “
Responding to a question about whether he was handpicked by Lee Soo Man, Kai said, “He’s definitely a legend. Not everyone who joins SM gets to know him – he’s that legendary. It’s not that we were selected because we were so amazing but that he had a clear idea of what he wanted from the group. “
SuperM released their full-length album “Super One” along with the title track “One (Monster & Infinity)” on September 25th and can currently be seen on the reality shows “Mtopia” and “As We Wish”. Regardless of whether it’s SuperM, SuperW or SuperK, I’m ready in the future. “
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