Recently, to proceed to advertise their newest album, ZERO: FEVER Part.2, in addition to their participation on Kingdom, ATEEZ had an interview with Forbes author Jeff Benjamin. They mentioned quite a lot of matters together with inspirations for the songs on the album, how they’ve been faring juggling such a busy schedule in the course of the ongoing pandemic, how their confidence has modified over time, and extra!
The album, like all the group’s discography, exhibits simply how versatile ATEEZ is with the sound of their music and the way they’re capable of efficiently produce songs in all kinds of genres.
From low-fi hip-hop to synth-pop and electro-pop, and even pertaining to gospel type (which is never seen in Okay-Pop), ZERO: FEVER Part.2 has one thing for everybody to get pleasure from! They even included an English model of absolutely the bop “Take Me Home”, as a way to proceed to attach with their worldwide fanbase.
With eight months between this album and their final, ZERO: FEVER Part.1, ATEEZ had a good period of time to develop of their musical skills and kinds whereas additionally staying on the identical storyline they’ve constructed to this point. When requested about how they felt like they’ve grown whereas creating this album, chief Hongjoong had this to say.
Considering the circulate of our story, we thought that our lyrics and music must be extra mature than ZERO: FEVER Part.1. So, we paid numerous consideration to the style and instrument composition of every observe and in addition tried to obviously categorical the message we wished to convey via this album.
Hongjoong, who participated in writing and composing each track on the album, went slightly extra in-depth into the song-writing and composing course of when requested, together with how Mingi can be concerned with track creation.
I’m personally working with ATEEZ’s manufacturing group, Eden-ary, and of their studio collectively to start with. So, when I’ve free time, I work together with them loads, work with them, and alternate concepts associated to music. When writing the lyrics, Mingi and I share opinions on what sort of message we should always ship via the rap lyrics and I don’t intrude with the rest. However, once we’re recording, we alternate numerous opinions about what sort of emotions to incorporate.
While the album touches on many various musical genres, one of the vital distinctive kinds they tackled for the track “Celebrate” is gospel, tied in with their standard hip-hop type as nicely. Hongjoong mentioned how he wished to make a problem for himself by making a track in a style not usually seen in Okay-Pop.
I contemplated for a very long time the best way to develop the sketch model that I labored on with solely the drum rhythms. Then, I wished to problem myself with a style that’s unfamiliar in Okay-pop. I blended within the gospel ingredient as a result of I believed it may successfully ship the message I wished to convey. It was a really recent problem for me, and I used to be capable of study loads musically via this work.
Fellow member San additionally had one thing to say about this distinctive hit!
Hongjoong labored actually onerous on this track and I can really feel that within the track, too. I actually prefer it as a result of I really feel so completely satisfied each time I hearken to it.
One different track inquired about intimately is “Take Me Home”, which has each a Korean and English model on the album. It’s not the primary time ATEEZ has recorded an all-English track, however it’s nonetheless proof of how a lot they care about their worldwide ATINYs!
First off, the track is so good, so to make the track simply comprehensible to ATINY, not solely in Korea but additionally abroad, we recorded Korean and English variations individually!
Because the track is so good, we recorded it in two languages — Korean and English — in order that it might be simpler for worldwide ATINY to benefit from the track if we recorded it in two languages.
The topic of confidence got here up in the course of the interview as nicely, because the title observe on the album, “Fireworks (I’m The One)”, shares the concept of being assured in your self and being true to who you might be.
We wished to convey the message that ‘being cool means being your true self.’ So, if you concentrate on the lyrics and that means of it, you’ll be capable to see that it talks about having confidence in your self.
This subject lead into how the members of ATEEZ themselves have grown of their confidence over time, particularly by way of their efficiency capacity due to ATINYs’ assist.
Like at all times, we pay numerous consideration to ATEEZ’s greatest energy: Performance. As a lot as the various people who find themselves trying ahead to it, I’m additionally making an attempt to carry out with confidence to succeed in that expectation.
Yeah, ATEEZ is getting increasingly assured onstage all due to ATINY. I believe we get numerous power due to ATINY’s assist.
This confidence is very vital to ATEEZ proper now, as they’re one among six teams that will probably be competing on Kingdom! Despite the undoubtedly troublesome and busy schedule the group has had popping out with each ZERO: FEVER Part.2 and their Japanese album Into the A to Z just some days in the past, the members are nothing however keen and excited to indicate their expertise on the present.
It’s not simple to do each collectively, however because it’s an excellent alternative we’re working onerous to do nicely in each.
Although it’s a contest program, I believe it’s additionally a chance for us to indicate our distinctive attraction and the trail that ATEEZ desires to go. So, we’re making an attempt onerous and dealing onerous getting ready for it. Even throughout our busy schedules, we at all times strive our greatest to do what we will do!
They guarantee followers that they’re doing nicely regardless of busy schedules, and categorical simply how excited they’re to be lively in so some ways.
[W]e all labored onerous for this comeback and we’ve ready loads for this album. So as a lot as we’re very excited and searching ahead to it, we’re doing and making an attempt our greatest for our album promotion! And by way of our well being, we’re at all times capable of cheer up due to ATINY who at all times assist us.
My physique and thoughts are very clear and wholesome! It’s been such an amazing comeback as a result of we’re lastly capable of present ATINY what we’ve ready.
Seonghwa additionally touched on how the members are dealing with psychological well being struggles in the course of the ongoing pandemic.
Everyone is doing their finest of their present positions and placement. Not solely us, however ATINY is simply too. We can’t meet one another in individual, however we’re capable of overcome it via on-line fan signing occasions or fan conferences. And as we spend extra time at residence, I believe extra members have began to work out via residence coaching than ever earlier than.
Of course, everybody can be questioning about how Mingi is doing, and from what they shared, it feels like hopefully we will anticipate to see him once more quickly!
Mingi couldn’t take part on this album promotion so solely the seven of us are lively, however Mingi is at all times cheering for us and we, in addition to ATINY, are ready for Mingi. He’s getting higher so that you don’t want to fret a lot. We’re all ready for Mingi to get higher and be a part of us quickly.
Finally, every member had an vital ending message to share with ATINYs.
Just like how ATINY from all around the globe is feeling, we additionally miss ATINY a lot. But as an alternative of issues that we will do in individual, we’re discovering methods to get nearer to ATINY in order that they’d not really feel like they’re far-off from us. Thank you a lot for at all times watching and supporting us even on this state of affairs. We hope that we will meet one another quickly and till that day comes, we are going to at all times try to be an artist who might be ATINY’s energy. I really like you a lot!
ATINY, though we will’t meet you proper now, we really feel like we’re at all times collectively. Let’s cheer up and promise to see one another once more quickly…
ATINY has been worrying about us loads and at all times supporting us. We’ll at all times work onerous to make up for the assist and to turn out to be ATEEZ who can at all times deliver happiness to ATINY.
ATINY! Thank you a lot for at all times supporting ATEEZ even from far-off and at all times sticking via thick and skinny. I actually need to go to every one among you and say thanks. We can’t meet up shut now, however sooner or later, we are going to meet you once more on stage and I hope we will construct enjoyable reminiscences collectively. I really like you!
We’re again with an improve, so please look ahead to it. I missed you numerous and I really like you! Have an excellent time with us.
I believe the saddest half is that we will’t present ATINY our efficiency in individual. I hope issues get higher as quickly as potential, so we will meet ATINY in individual!
Thank you at all times for a lot of your love and assist for us. ATINY’s existence is the rationale for ATEEZ’s and my existence. As a lot as your love and assist for us, we’ll work onerous to indicate you nice performances and the most effective as ATEEZ!
Make positive to not miss out on what are positive to be epic performances from ATEEZ on Kingdom, beginning April 1!