HOTSHOT made their long-awaited comeback with their single, “Jelly” earlier this month and recently talked about what they’re still getting used to after returning to the K-pop scene for the first time in two years.
Timoteo said, “Noh Tae Hyun recently made appearances on television [through “Produce 101 Season 2″] so he has a feel for where the cameras are and how to act in front of cameras; however, the rest of us are standing in front of cameras for the first time in two years. It felt strange from the moment we first arrived at the broadcast station and even rehearsals felt unfamiliar. It truly feels like we’re starting over this time around.”
Another thing that the HOTSHOT members revealed they had difficulty getting used to is the idea that they are actually seniors amongst groups promoting currently. Two years ago, HOTSHOT was the youngest group amongst groups like BIGBANG, EXO, SHINee, and more; however, upon returning two years later, the group realized that they were now seniors to other younger groups.
Noh Tae Hyun said, “In fact, it’s very awkward. We haven’t even appeared on enough broadcasts or had enough experience to deserve the title of ‘senior.'”
Junhyuk continued, “Although we technically debuted two years and nine months ago, we were not promoting for two years of that time. Personally, I feel like we are only a nine-month old group. So it’s very awkward when people call us seniors at broadcast stations, especially when there are junior groups who have much more broadcast experience than we do.”
Meanwhile, HOTSHOT’s Noh Tae Hyun was recently praised for his professionalism during a stage mishap last week.