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SeenRoot (신현희와 김루트)

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SeenRoot was in the SoundK studio for You Who Came From the Stars with DJ Leah. SeenRoot (신현희와 김루트) is a oriental acoustic duo group that debuted in 2014 under Moon Hwa In (문화인).

Members::
Shin Hyunhee (신현희) – Vocalist, Guitar
Kim Root (김루트) – Bassist

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Tidbits::
– Root’s signature style is sunglasses, and people don’t recognize him on the streets when he wears regular glasses.
– They didn’t realize their fame until they saw videos of people covering their songs.
– Hyunhee was very nervous when she was on radio star, and her nail artist was upset with her because of it.
– Original Root bought sunglasses for Hyunhee but they didn’t look good on her and ended up becoming his signature style.
– His nickname is 고개리 (head), he got this nickname from friends, and it’s based off of an old Korean movie with an actor / character whose name was 고개리.
– Hyunhee is really in to makeup, because when she was young she was very self conscious, and so study a lot about beauty. Now she carries a makeup bag with her practically everywhere.
– They want their music to be like an autobiography.

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Q & A::
Q: What is 집비던날 (Home Alone) about?
A: This is a song about a time when Hyunhee was left home by herself when her parents went away somewhere, and talks about all the exciting things she did, and could’ve done during that time alone.

Live Performance::
집비던날 (Home Alone)

Suran (수란)

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Suran was in the SoundK studio for You Who Came from the Stars with DJ Leah. Suran (수란) is a solo singer that originally debuted in 2014 as a member of duo group Lodia under Million Market (밀리언마켓).

Tidbits::
– She went on cross country trip, and had a lot of fun.
– She scheduled a free show to showcase her album, but it rained very hard that day. She became emotional, because lots of people actually showed up although it was raining.
– Suran stays up all night and goes sleeps in morning when she has a day off.
– When she does collaborations its all music talk, such as “let’s do this with the track.”
– “오늘 취하면 (If I get drunk today)”is about calling your ex when you get drunk.
– Suran wants to be married by age 40, and freeze her pyshical appearance so she can always look the way she does now.

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Q & A::
Q: The album cover is so pretty. Why did you chose a swan or the cover?
A: It’s not a swan, but a duck. She chose a duck for the album cover, because when you see a duck on water they look so peaceful but under water they are paddling hard to stay above water.

Q: Why is the name of the song 1+1=0?
A: 일 means 1, but it also means work. Work plus work equals zero (영). The song is about being free, not thinking to much, and just living life. (A/N: In America this would be the same as saying “all work and no play.”)

Live Performance::
1+1=0 (feat. DEAN)

Roy Kim (로이김)

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Roy Kim was in the SoundK studio for You Who Came From The Stars with DJ Leah. Roy Kim (로이김) debuted in 2013 under MMO Entertainment (MMO엔터테인먼트).

Tidbits ::
– Roy had recently graduated from high school when he was participated in Super Star K season 4.
– He grew up in Korea but lived in the states doing high school, and college.
– He feels like this one was harder because he wanted to do something that different from his usual style.
– To relieve stress he goes to the sauna a few times a week.
– He is considered an old soul.
– Roy says that since middle school he was always considered older than he actually was.
– Roy feels bad if he doesn’t get an A in school classes. This past winter semester he got ‘A’s and 1 B+. He blames his parent for raising win the typical Asian mindset that you have to have the best scores in everything.
– There was a rumor going around that he likes to go on drives, but He doesn’t own a car.
– He purposely looks for comments about himself to see what people saying good or bad.
– He prefers to hear comments about his looks, than his music.
– He has been a radio DJ before, and he was considered a child comedian.
– He can speak in Chinese but doesn’t understand Chinese when he listens to it.

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Q & A ::
Q: How did the 문득 (Suddenly) video come about?
A: He asked several girls what they wanted to see from a guy. One girl said the ankle line, another mentioned the line down the center of the back. He then put those visual fetishes into his video with a shower scene showing those parts of the body. The video was filmed in Sapora, Japan.

Q: What is the 문득 (Suddenly) about?
A: The song is about an individual and wishes the best for an ex and leaves an open ending saying about when we meet again in the future we’ll think about it being together again.

Q: What was the hardest song on the album for you?
A: Roy considers Egoist the hardest song on the album to put together. Egoist was original in English and rewriting it in Korean so the meaning of the song translated over was difficult.

Q: If you could be someone else for a day who would you be? Why?
A: He would be Justin Bieber. He would use his jet, and go to Hawaii with three models. Then they would drink the night away.

Live Performance ::
문득 (Suddenly)

Interview Footage ::

Laboum (라붐)

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Laboum was in the SoundK studio for You Who Came From The Stars with DJ Leah. Laboum (라붐) is a girl group that debuted in 2014 under Global H Media (글로벌에이치미디어).

Members::
Yoojung (유정) – Leader, Vocalist
Soyeon (소연) – Vocalist
Solbin (솔빈) – Vocalist, Rapper, Visual
Haein (해인) – Vocalist
ZN (지엔) – Rapper, Dancer, Vocalist
Yulhee (율희) – Maknae, Vocalist, Dancer, Rapper

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Tidbits::
– Haein remembers listening to G.O.D and IVY on cassette tapes with her mom when she was younger.
– Solbin wants to open a cafe, because she loves lattes.
– ZN wants to be known as a charming girl.
– Yulhee wants a website where people can come see her SNS shared things (tweets, videos of her dancing, and her selfies) all in one place.
– There was one time when Yoojung helped an older lady passing out papers in the street. These ladies aren’t allowed to go home until they’ve passed out all the flyers they were given.

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Q & A::
Q: What kind of track is Hwi hwi?
A: Hwi hwi is about that moment when you kiss and stars start flying. The key point of the choreography is the whistle dance.

Q: What is your favorite Laboum song?
A: Suyeon – 상상더하기 (Open Your Imagination)
Yoojung – 빛이 되어줘 (Be the Light) she helped write this song
Haein – 푱푱 (Shooting Love)

Q: Tell us about a good deed you’ve done before?
A: Haein – went to visit her brother in the military, and ended up having a random fan-sign event. At first it was only going to be 5 people, but then everyone found out about it, and about 50 people showed up.

Yulhee – helped a guy at the airport, thinking she was doing a good deed, but later found out he was pretending, and had conned her.

Live Performance::
오늘밤 (tonight) Yoojung & Yulhee