Ravn, Seoho, Leedo, Keonhee, Hwanwoong, and Xion debuted as ONEUS in 2019. Over the years, the Ok-pop group has launched a number of EPs and a studio album. On May 17, ONEUS launched their seventh EP, Trickster. The EP options seven tracks together with the album’s lead single, “Bring It On.”
Following the discharge of Trickster, Showbiz Cheat Sheet interviewed Ravn, Seoho, Leedo, Keonhee, Hwanwoong, and Xion about making the album and what they wish to accomplish subsequent as ONEUS.
This interview has been edited and condensed.
ONEUS launched an EP known as ‘Trickster’
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: You just lately accomplished your Blood Moon U.S. tour. What was the tour like for you?
Keonhee: First of all, I used to be very comfortable and excited to satisfy the followers who waited for us for extra then two years. It was superb to share the thrill in particular person.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Do any of you’ve a favourite reminiscence from the Blood Moon tour?
Xion: “LIT” and “LUNA” are the Korean-style title songs, and once we carried out these songs, followers supported us with Korean hanbok and conventional followers which was so memorable.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: What are you able to share about your new EP Trickster?
Leedo: In this album, Trickster refers to those that reverse the ending with only one hand, and it will also be seen as an extension of the storytelling for the primary full album Devil launched in January 2021. Along with the message “Do whatever you really want” from the album Devil, we needed to share the which means that we’re all protagonists who deserve a cheerful ending.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Since Trickster is about going through the unknown, do you ever get nervous concerning the future?
Hwanwoong: Everyone could have a sure diploma of nervousness for the long run. But as a result of nature of our job, I had a number of worries akin to, “Can I debut?” “What should I do to be loved by many people?” But I’m attempting to remain optimistic and give attention to spending a memorable time with my followers.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Similarly, do you ever want you may return and attempt to change the previous? Or do the six of you all the time keep centered on the current and future?
Seoho: I prefer to go to the previous and get a greater outcome, however quite than regretting the previous, I are inclined to focus extra on the current and the long run.
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‘Bring It On’ is the EP’s lead single
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Do you’ve any particular targets you wish to accomplish with Trickster?
Ravn: With the Trickster album, we wish to imprint ONEUS energy and enticing efficiency just a little extra, and because the pandemic scenario is slowly recovering, followers can benefit from the stage collectively in particular person. I hope extra individuals can see our stage and grow to be our followers!
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Do any of you’ve a favourite music on Trickster? If so, are you able to share why it’s your favourite?
Hwanwoong: My favourite is “Skydivin.” It’s a really refreshing music that goes properly with summer season, and the lyrics are good and in addition, I really feel like it may relieve the stress simply by listening.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Why do you are feeling “Bring It On” was your best option for the album’s lead single?
Keonhee: Thankfully, the followers gave us a title of “Stage genius,” so we all the time attempt to give attention to our efficiency and the best way to maximize our energy. The sturdy sound and lyrics of “Bring It On” are sufficient to indicate our confidence and spirit, and I feel this enables us to indicate extra development in our efficiency which made us determine to decide on this music as our title.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Hwanwoong, you helped choreograph “Bring It On.” Can you share what it was like being concerned on this course of?
Hwanwoong: After listening to the music and making the refrain with the sensation I wish to categorical, I watched the video and reconstructed it to suit the move, and now the choreography is accomplished.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: The “Bring It On” music video has a number of intense parts. What was it like filming the “Bring It On” music video, and do you’ve any attention-grabbing or humorous tales from filming?
Keonhee: When filming the music video, from the props to the set, it was very intense similar to the title of this title music, so I had a number of enjoyable filming it. And it was superb to have an image of a card design that characterizes us within the set.
ONEUS on their songwriting course of
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Multiple of you had been concerned within the songwriting and music-making course of on Trickster. Can you clarify what it was like engaged on the album on this means?
Ravn: This album additionally included a music that I composed known as, “Firebomb,” which was extra significant because it was the primary music that I received impressed in my desires. I hope that many individuals will get pleasure from this music when they’re ready for one thing with their eyes closed.
Leedo: The music I wrote this time, “Skydivin,” was considerably straightforward to jot down as a result of the theme and lyrics had been very clear to me. The melody got here out easily, and I put the lyrics on prime of it.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: When songwriting, do you’ve the identical artistic course of every time, or is it totally different relying on the music?
Ravn: Each music goes by means of a distinct course of, and the scenario is totally different for every music. Sometimes it begins with the lyrics, generally it begins with the title, and generally it begins with the melody, so it’s not the identical artistic course of.
Seoho: It appears to range every so often relying on the scenario. When a subject is set or there’s a phrase that stands proud, the lyrics generally easily come out.
Leedo: It actually depends upon the subject I wish to write on. Sometimes I write the lyrics or phrases for the subject after which write the melody, and generally I write the melody after which the lyrics.
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What ONEUS wish to accomplish subsequent
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: It’s been a number of years since your debut as ONEUS. What are you most happy with ONEUS for conducting since your debut?
Xion: It was once we first received first place with “LUNA.” I used to be so proud as a result of it looks like I gave a gift to my followers.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: Are there any ideas or musical genres that you just wish to strive sooner or later?
Keonhee: I feel we’ve been by means of a number of challenges up to now. As all the time, we wish to present our followers how we are able to digest many various ideas and genres. I additionally suppose we are able to do a terrific job for a horny idea.
Showbiz Cheat Sheet: What are your targets for the remainder of the 12 months, each individually and as ONEUS?
Ravn: As all the time, I’ll like to finish the 12 months with happiness. I additionally wish to carry out on the year-end award ceremonies and in addition do a world tour!
Seoho: My purpose this 12 months is to grow to be a greater artist and buddy!
Leedo: My purpose as ONEUS is to maneuver ahead and develop as a greater artist and my private purpose is to get in form much more.
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