It’s nearly midnight in South Korea, and ODD EYE CIRCLE are of their final interview of the day. I expressed gratefulness to the group for setting apart time of their busy schedule for us, particularly Kim Lip, who followers tease for having an early bedtime and the members affectionately name 예민공주, or “delicate princess”. (Kim Lip laughs. “You understand about that?“) “It’s her bedtime,” Choerry jests, pointing to Kim Lip along with her thumb, and the latter jokingly pretends to go to sleep. The group is drained and nonetheless carrying their outfits from their efficiency on the Korean music present Present Champion, however regardless of an exhaustive full day (or possibly the delirium has lastly kicked in), the group is smiley and giggly. Off the large success of their newest comeback Model Up, JinSoul, Choerry, and Kim Lip are reveling of their performances and sisterhood.
It’s been seven years since ODD EYE CIRCLE did promotions as a sub-unit. All the group’s focus was on their entire 12-member lady group LOONA and inside that point a number of issues have occurred between then and now— from music present wins, an American High 40 hit, a #1 album on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart, a profitable world tour to well being points, authorized battles, and firm modifications. “We lastly re-debuted after such a very long time and actually, we had been sort of nervous as a result of we had no concept how the followers would react to our re-debut and our new releases,” Kim Lip reminisces, “Nonetheless, we’re receiving an awesome quantity of affection so we’re actually grateful and we’re dwelling the happiest moments of our life.”
With the assistance of LOONA’s former inventive director Jaden Jeong and being housed of their new firm Modhaus, OEC desires to broaden on the riches they have already got. “Air Drive One” affords a contemporary sound however with the acquainted rush that grasped their followers at first pay attention. The women are prepared to indicate that aptitude on tour for his or her first world tour with their new firm.
I caught up with ODD EYE CIRCLE to debate the love surrounding Model Up, their upcoming tour, and what they’ve in retailer for the longer term.
How are you making ready for performing for this new tour and the way do you mirror in your development as performers? Are there any issues that you just’re going to do in another way than you probably did final 12 months throughout your world tour?
JinSoul: Final 12 months, we carried out as a part of the group, LOONA which is a 12-member group. However now we’re prepared to indicate ourselves as ODD EYE CIRCLE, the three-member unit group.
KimLip: We’re planning to place in a number of storylines associated to our worldview and we’re additionally planning to indicate a number of solo performances as effectively.
Why was Europe the primary cease in your tour?
JinSoul: All of us had the urge to fulfill our worldwide followers as quick as we may. The vacation spot we thought that we’d be capable to meet our followers the quickest was Europe. That’s why we selected it as our first vacation spot for the tour.
You’ve expressed a want to jot down and produce songs prior to now. Kim Lip, you wrote lyrics for LOONA in addition to for Korean-American singer-songwriter Ailee. You additionally wrote lyrics for Model Up’s title observe, “Air Drive One.” JinSoul, you’ve additionally expressed curiosity in composing music, engaged on the unreleased fan music “O-Gentle.” Does the group have plans to supply an album that’s absolutely written and composed by the members?
Kim Lip: I feel I’d actually benefit from the general expertise and shall be proud of the consequence once I produce and write lyrics together with the members and launch a full album. I’m really pondering of writing a fan music with the members. I feel that might be a good suggestion. It will be very significant to me.
JinSoul: After all, I actually wish to launch an album that consists of songs written and composed by the members. I feel it might be very significant, and after time has handed and we’ve grow to be extra mature and our expertise have improved over time, I consider we can do numerous actions with songs that we’ve produced, composed, and written ourselves.
In the identical vein, Choerry, I do know that you just’re actually fascinated about choreography. Prior to now, you’ve contributed to previous choreographies with LOONA and also you additionally helped choreograph ODD EYE CIRCLE’s “Uncover.” Do you’ve gotten any aspirations to sooner or later choreograph a complete music by yourself?
Choerry: Sure, after all! I might like to create choreography for an entire music and even a complete album. What I’m pondering of proper now’s that if the opposite members of ODD EYE CIRCLE compose music, I want to create a full choreography based mostly on that music.
JinSoul, Modhaus CEO Jaden Jeong has praised you to your A&R expertise, and also you your self expressed curiosity in becoming a member of the Modhaus A&R staff sooner or later. When you may create your individual new sub-unit out of the ARTMS members, who would you select to be in it and what could be the idea?
JinSoul: I feel the mix of Choerry and Haseul could be a very good one as a result of their voices in comparison with the opposite three members are very clear and considerably pure. So I’m very interested by how that unit would seem like and the way their songs would sound.
When Jaden Jeong was first brainstorming ideas for ODD EYE CIRCLE, he considered the group having a band idea. Everybody took classes in numerous devices, however one other idea was chosen. Would you ever take into account doing a band idea sooner or later and in that case, what devices would you wish to play?
JinSoul: All of us had instrument classes once we had been trainees, however we by no means really did any skilled actions with that band idea. Kim Lip was the bass participant, Choerry performed the keyboard, and I performed the drums. Since we haven’t had any actions with a band idea, I feel it’d be good to attempt it.
Kim Lip: I like that so much. I wish to attempt enjoying the bass.
Choerry: I performed the keyboard, however I wish to change to drums.
JinSoul: Sure, I feel I might do rather well on the keyboard, so this time I want to change roles, and l want to play the keyboard, Choerry performs the drum, and Kim Lip performs the bass, however I don’t know who’s going to do the vocals.
All of you may sing whereas enjoying!
Converses have been a giant a part of the LOONAverse particularly for the ODD EYE CIRCLE sub-unit. Along with your title observe being “Air Drive One,” and the music video containing a shot the place we see a pair of Converse burning, what do you suppose it means for the LOONAverse?
Jinsoul: As you talked about, it’s true that within the “Air Drive One” music video the Converses are burning. Nonetheless, in the event you look carefully on the again, you see a number of objects that resemble our recollections of the previous. You see a number of photos behind the burning Converses. It implies that we want to preserve all the nice recollections that we had, however we’d additionally like to begin a brand new chapter as ODD EYE CIRCLE. It’s not the tip, however we’re upgrading ourselves as a unit.
If Air Drive Ones are an improve from Converses, in your opinion, what do you suppose could be the model up from Air Drive Ones?
Choerry: (laughs) That’s so exhausting! What may or not it’s?
Kim Lip & Choerry: Jordans! (Everybody laughs)
Prior to now, Jaden Jeong talked about that he envisioned the LOONAverse as 45 components. Are there any plans to deliver that to fruition now that you just and Jaden Jeong are working collectively once more?
Kim Lip: All of us should not very aware of the 45 components that Jaden Jeong envisioned, however I’m fairly positive that he has deliberate out every little thing for us. I feel that no matter he has in thoughts shall be enjoyable, and we’re actually trying ahead to it!
In a latest publish from Jaden Jeong, he mentioned that he has gratitude for the ODD EYE CIRCLE members who forgave every little thing, even his troublesome nature. Is it doable so that you can elaborate on that? What was it like working with Jaden prior to now in comparison with now?
Kim Lip: It’s true that it’s actually troublesome to work with Jaden Jeong. Nonetheless, he expresses his feelings very effectively, which makes us perceive him higher. He additionally listens to all the members’ opinions and applies them on to our releases. I feel that’s a part of the rationale why our latest launch Model Up is beloved by lots of people. I simply wish to say thanks to Jaden Jeong, and I like you. (Everybody laughs after listening to Kim Lip’s ending assertion “사랑합니다” is alleged in English by the translator.)
JinSoul: Once we had been rookies at the beginning of our debut period, we simply adopted regardless of the firm supplied us to do, so it was actually troublesome again then to have voices and categorical our opinions. Nonetheless, now with Jaden Jeong as our CEO, he listens to a number of our opinions and truly applies them to our future work, and we focus on a number of issues collectively, so the general expertise is sweet.
Inside the lyrics of your music “My Secret Playlist,” there may be an precise hidden playlist with songs like “Paris within the Rain” by Lauv, “Greatest Half” by Daniel Caesar & H.E.R., and “Say So” by Doja Cat. When you may create your individual secret playlist to your upcoming tour, what songs would you embody?
JinSoul: My playlist would come with “Lucid” by ODD EYE CIRCLE, which is my favourite observe on Model Up. I additionally actually love the film Elemental and would come with from its OST the music, “Steal The Present” by Lauv. Lastly, I all the time love rock music and wish to embody the music “River” by The Poles.
Kim Lip: I might clearly embody “My Secret Playlist” by ODD EYE CIRCLE, in addition to “Seasons” by Wave To Earth, and “These Days (이런 식)” by Kwon Jin-ah.
Choerry: For me, it’s “Je Ne Sais Quoi” by ODD EYE CIRCLE, “Dangerously” by Charlie Puth, and “Heat December” by Sabrina Claudio.
Good luck in your tour in Europe! Do you intend to tour different cities within the close to future?
Choerry: After all! Wherever our beloved followers are, we shall be there! We’re all the time able to go wherever our followers are. So simply maintain on for a short time. When you wait just a bit bit longer, we’ll be capable to go to all of the international locations on this Earth. So please sit up for it!
Tickets to ODD EYE CIRCLE’s tour can be found now. Get them right here.