Strong performance which about the sink the stage!
During the interview, B.A.P showed a cute smile, fun between member and age-appropriate appearance.
However, when it comes to the talk about music, they immediately changes into an artist by the looks in their eyes. With the combination of different charm, they are rated as the best rookie group on the first half of the year 2012, in Japan, there are already many KPOP fan who are paying great attention on their future activity.
Before debut, from the oldest, Bang Yongguk’s ability was recognized though featuring in Secret’s member Ji Eun’s solo album, to the youngest, Zelo, the members are full with talent.
「I’m the leader Bang Yongguk. I am in charge of rapping and produce. I’m the oldest among the group. I think my most selling is my low voice/deep voice… (laugh). (Bang Yongguk)」
「I’m the lead vocal, Daehyun. Other than vocal, I’m also in charge of cleaning the dorm’s toilet (laugh). I’m good in cleaning, and I like it from the start (Daehyun)」
「I’m the vocal, Himchan. I’m in charge of “scolding” in the group (laugh). Besides that, I’m also in charge of “interesting photo”… Reason of this is that, all my photos which are captured and uploaded in the internet are all only my funny picture that’s not what I intended (laught). (Himchan)」
「I’m in charge of rapping and dance performance, maknae Zelo. I’m also able to do a little bit of beat boxing…! The proudest thing is I’m the youngest in the group. This means I have more energy than the other member. I think that my hairstyle which curls everyday is my only point. (Zelo)」
「I’m the lead vocal, Youngjae. For the age, I’m exactly in the middle. Which what it said, exactly in middle, connecting the hyungs and dongsaeng (laugh). (Youngjae)」
「I’m in charge of the vocal and dance performance, Jongup. I’m in charge of the washing. Because I’m the second youngest, everyone treat me like the maknae too. (Jongup)」
Their debut song 「Warrior」which is not being seen recently, is a hip hop song. While having a powerful performance as the main element, the message towards to the society has been put into the lyrics. There are people who are the close resemble of the 「descendent of the warrior」of the representing group of the legendary idol group “H.O.T” representing in the 90’s.
[「Warrior」is a hip hop music genre which is not much seen in recent idol group. The most important that we take seriously is masculine strength. All four songs that are included in the album are very strong and manly music rather than bright/cheerful atmosphere. I think that by having a little different from the main bright rhythmical song which is music trend of the progress of other group (Bang Yongguk) ].
In the performance, feet stamping and jumping and the rapidly feet stepping on stage is constructed in the hip hop dance step. In fact, during the rehearsal of music program, there was also some happening that will break some part of the stage which cannot support their dynamic motion of performance has also occurred.
「One of the hip hop dance element is “Krump (an intense dance that express the anger)” and “Stomp (a danceable rhythm that is intensely foot stepping)” that are combined becoming a strong performance. Rather than cute fine dance movement, it consists of performance which made full use of aggressive masculine gesture as the main (Zelo)」.
A rough masculine atmosphere has also appeared in their costumes.
[ To fit the title of「Warrior」, we attempted to represent the image of a “warrior” although its colourful we wanted to express more or less of the rough feeling. By scratching ink onto the body gives out a reality (Himchan) ]