Daehyun Talks About Promoting Solo, Receiving Support From B.A.P Members, Role Models, And More
On October 10, B.A.P’s Daehyun held a showcase in Seoul for his first single album “Aight.”
After performing his new song on stage, Daehyun commented, “It’s been a long time since I’ve held a showcase event, so I’m really excited. I forgot what I had to say because my heart was pounding so hard until now. I worked really hard so I’ll do my best to show you [what I’ve prepared].”
The singer then talked about his thought process behind becoming a solo performer. He mentioned how he wanted to do everything from singing, dancing, and rapping and show fans a mixture of this new image as a solo artist and his image from B.A.P. Daehyun also stated that although he had many high notes and strong tracks as a member of B.A.P, he tried to prepare solo songs that the public could listen to comfortably.
He later chose H.O.T.’s Jang Woo Hyuk as the solo artist he respected the most. Daehyun said, “I filmed a pre-recorded broadcast, and I met Jang Woo Hyuk there. I wondered if I could perform like that in 10 or 20 years. It was so cool.”
As for his future plans as a solo artist, Daehyun remarked, “I still think it’s my eighth year as a vocalist or singer. Although I should look perfect in front of many people in public, I’m constantly challenging myself step-by-step, so I want to meet [the public] slowly. I tried something new genre-wise with this single so I hope you’ll enjoy it.”
When asked about his fellow B.A.P members, Daehyun responded, “I keep in touch with the B.A.P members from time to time. Of course I do. I can’t not contact them, and I even talked to our youngest member Zelo yesterday. Zelo said that he was jealous. We said, ‘Let’s do our best. We have to work hard.’ I’m rooting for all of the members. I was able to stand on stage after gaining their support, so, as a member of B.A.P, I will try my best not to tarnish B.A.P.’s name.”
He later chose placing No. 1 on a music show as his goal. Daehyun commented, “I want to try getting No. 1. I know it’s really hard, but it’s a dream.” He also added, “I didn’t know that I would be able to wear such good clothes and greet the public with such a great song again. I think this is a golden opportunity and a once-in-a-lifetime chance. I’ll do my best. I’ll work hard and sing until I spit out blood. I’ll be a singer who sings great songs.”
Daehyun will be dropping the music video for “Aight” on October 11 at midnight KST. The single will be released on the same day at 6 p.m. KST.
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