AKMU Talks Candidly About Solo Activities, Rumors About Their Discord, And More
On November 25, AKMU appeared as guests on the KBS Cool FM radio show “Jung Eun Ji’s Music Plaza.”
The brother-sister duo sat down to talk about “HAPPENING,” their first single in one year and two months.
Lee Chanhyuk explained, “If our previous song ‘How Can I Love The Heartbreak, You’re The One I Love’ was a mournful song, this one is about how the person in question moves on after the breakup and how they will act in a new love.”
Lee Suhyun commented, “It’s a really great song. I thought it would be a perfect solo song, but everyone said we have to sing it together.” Laughing, Lee Chanhyuk agreed and said, “I wanted to sing it solo, but everyone said we should release it as AKMU. That’s why I have more parts in this song. I had to forcibly add parts for my sister.”
AKMU also talked about their solo activities. Lee Suhyun released “Alien” in September of this year. She explained her reason for choosing “Alien,” saying, “I received a lot of ballad songs, but I wanted to be a little more energetic while I was young.”
When asked which musician she would like to work with, she said she likes to sing with her brother but added she missed being part of Hi Suhyun. She commented, “It was so much fun, and I’m close friends with Lee Hi.”
Apink’s Jung Eun Ji, the host of the radio show, asked Lee Suhyun what would happen if her brother and best friend were to date. Lee Suhyun was vehemently against the idea and commented, “It would be the worst! I don’t even want to imagine it!” She used Lee Hi as an example and said, “I really hate the idea, and I bet she would freak out too. My brother looks upset as well. It’s just unimaginable.”
Lee Chanhyuk responded to her reaction, saying, “I didn’t even say anything. She’s coming up with all these imaginary ideas.”
However, when Lee Chanhyuk was asked how he would react if his sister went out with his friend from the military, he replied, “If someone I knew first gets into a relationship with her, then I can’t help but be a bit concerned. It depends on who this person is.”
When Lee Suhyun brought up the possibility of her insisting on dating a bad boy, Lee Chanhyuk replied, “I’d just let you experience it so that you can realize what he’s like on your own.”
The duo also talked about rumors of their “bad relationship.” Lee Chanhyuk said, “There are always rumors of discord,” and Lee Suhyun brushed off the matter as well, saying, “It’s common.”
When asked about their most recent fight, the two answered, “We’re not always fighting, but we can fight anytime,” making everyone burst into laughter.
Watch the music video for “HAPPENING” here!