From 2017’s “If You” to their newest solo songs, the boy band look again on creating and cherishing the second.
NU'EST W have seemingly come to the conclusion of their fairytale story — however they’ve an thrilling future forward.
After 4 of the 5 NU'EST members appeared on the sensational Produce 101 boy-band singing competitors in 2017 as what regarded like a last seize for fame, the group discovered themselves in a world of newfound consideration that continued at the same time as member Hwang Minhyun gained a spot within the boy band's last lineup with Wanna One. Throughout this time, the quartet of JR, Aron, Baekho and Ren got here collectively as NU'EST W to launch 4 completely different singles, hit new heights on each the Billboard and Korea's home charts, and declare their place within the kingdom of Okay-pop.
Billboard caught up with the NU'EST guys within the midst of their promotions for his or her last single and album of 2018 in "Help Me" off Wake,n. Watch above as the blokes clarify the meanings behind lately launched tracks and new solo cuts, in addition to look again on the music they love probably the most from their time as NU'EST W.
While the blokes remained tight lipped on what this new yr will convey for NU'EST, simply as 2018 wrapped, NU'EST's official YouTube channel uploaded a stirring video titled "Epilogue" (under) that ended with the imagery of 4 flowers and a fifth flower becoming a member of them on the finish — all however confirming Minhyun's imminent return to the band. There's undeniably a brand new power for the group as they proceed to point out what occurs because the fairy story wraps and the subsequent guide begins.
Check out extra of our Q&A with NU'EST W under.
What has been one of the best reminiscence for NU'EST W this previous yr?
Ren: Because each reminiscence with our followers is so valuable, it’s actually onerous to choose one.
Baekho: Yes, proper! We suppose each second is one of the best reminiscence, all performances, fan conferences, live performance and occasions — even reminiscences like livestreaming on] V Live, the place we weren't collectively in a identical place, is one thing price cherishing.
Something that I personally seen about NU'EST is how you might have grown in your involvement in your music. I really feel like as you matured as musicians, you grew to become extra concerned in writing and producing your music. Have I recognized that evolution accurately?
Baekho: I really feel that we continue to grow as we take lively half in producing our personal album, and we get to make music in our peculiar type. We're very glad there are a lot of individuals agreeing that the type suits us proper.
NU'EST has at all times been recognized for placing visuals, however the newest idea pictures appear to take issues to a brand new degree. What was the album jacket capturing like?
Aron: We all tried on new coiffure this time — every one dyed in numerous coloration to point out our completely different facet.
Ren: We are carrying fancy equipment and outfits as effectively. We can say it was actually enjoyable attempting out a brand new idea in the course of the jacket capturing.
NU'EST carried out on the very first KCON in 2012 in California. Then final yr NU'EST W carried out on the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Was that was that have like? Aron, how particular was it to you, rising up in LA..?
Aron: Staples Center is an enormous venue and it was very significant to be on its stage in my hometown after changing into a singer in Korea. It was a cheerful time since I additionally might meet my hometown buddies.
What ought to we anticipate from you in 2019?
JR: We needed to give attention to our promotions and Seoul live performance in December…we’re planning to repeatedly current good music and phases, so keep tuned!