Brand New Music duo MXM’s Im Young Min and Kim Dong Hyun took part in a photo shoot with fashion magazine @star1 and talked about their debut in an interview that followed.
Asked how they felt when their agency first suggested a unit debut, they replied, “We were happy about it, but it was also daunting because we’re entering the world of professionals, and that’s different from competing among trainees. That’s why we worked even harder on our album.”
They then revealed, “Our pre-release song ‘Good Day’ was a song we used to sing with Lee Dae Hwi and Park Woo Jin, so in order to fill in their parts, we added the part where Im Young Min yells ‘saranghandei’ (‘I love you’ in the Gyeongsang Province dialect). There were probably lots of people who expected a heavy hip hop track, but we’re still rookies, so we wanted to come out with a song that fits our ages.”
The interviewer noted that Im Young Min looks sweet and gentle but seems like he would be a very tough and determined guy in reality. He responded, “It’s true, and it’s partly due to my family’s influence. My older brother is very academically smart, so my parents would compare the two of us without meaning to. I didn’t want to hear those words, so I studied really hard.”
MXM revealed that they were unsure about whether becoming an idol was the right way to go, even during their appearance in “Produce 101 Season 2.” But now, they were able to say with confidence, “We’re standing exactly where we want to be.”
Meanwhile, MXM is getting ready to make their official debut on September 6. Check out their teasers here!