SEVENTEEN’s Hoshi Reveals The Unique Way He Was Inspired To Release His 1st Solo Mixtape “Spider”
SEVENTEEN’s Hoshi exudes charisma in his new pictorial with Esquire magazine!
In the interview with Esquire, Hoshi talked abut his new mixtape “Spider” and his current lifestyle. Previously, SEVENTEEN had revealed that they traveled in three cars because they had so many members. Hoshi shared, “Nowadays, we use six cars. As it became more frequent for the members to go places separately, we use the cars as needed in the situation. I usually use it to go exercise.”
Hoshi revealed that he had first begun exercising because of NU’EST’s Baekho. He explained, “Baekho really likes to exercise, and one day he suddenly asked to exercise together. I unexpectedly followed him and got my foot in the door. That was already two years ago. These days, I feel as if my body has become a bit stiff, so I’m also doing Pilates.” When the interviewer mentioned the calluses on his hands, Hoshi shared that he felt proud of them. He added that he goes to the gym around 340 days out of the 365 days in a year.
When he’s not exercising, Hoshi revealed that he spends his time in the practice rooms. He shared, “It’s not an interesting answer, but I only ever go to the gym and practice rooms.” Hoshi explained that he and the choreographers and dancers had fun by sharing their choreography with one another. He added, “The time spent discussing and absorbing myself in dance and music is very enjoyable and precious to me.”
Hoshi revealed that the secret to SEVENTEEN’s uniform dancing is practice. He added that their teamwork is also exceptional because they’ve been together for over 10 years, and he shared that everyone is fast at picking up choreography. Hoshi stated, “I think it’s very SEVENTEEN-like that our choreography shines only when dance as 13 members.” He mentioned that the group will be making a comeback with a new song within the year and that Woozi is carefully producing a new song.
Furthermore, Hoshi shared that he is optimistic and the type to take on new challenges. He explained, “When I go on the stage, I find my heart pounding.” Regarding his first mixtape “Spider,” Hoshi revealed that he tried to portray a sexy and wild mood, and he worked with Choi Young Joon to choreograph the dance. The artist shared, “I’m the performance team leader in SEVENTEEN, so I didn’t want to compromise when it came to the dance.”
On how he came to release a solo track, Hoshi revealed that he had done a tarot card reading in 2018 with the members and company staff at an event. After asking about his career, the cards had revealed he would be releasing a solo song in 2021. He explained, “It also said that I would fail if I didn’t prepare extremely hard. I’m normally not the type to believe these things, but it somehow made me believe it. It might have been that I wanted to believe it. Anyway, that’s when I started working on the song. I also received a lot of help from our skilled producer and member Woozi.”
Hoshi elaborated that although he had been busy in 2019, he had time to work on the solo track after their world tour was canceled due to COVID-19. He shared, “If I couldn’t perform on stage, I wanted to at least release a song through SoundCloud for my fans to hear. I made one or two songs like that, and in no time, I had over 10 songs I produced myself. I’m a bit embarrassed to say this myself, but there are a lot of good songs.”