Interview: B1A4 As Overwatch Characters, Songs, and “Bad Guys”

It feels like just yesterday that B1A4 wrapped up their third concert tour in the US, but the withdrawal is definitely real. In between reliving the amazing evening, we’d like to give you the opportunity to get to know the members a little better!

We recently ran a “#AskB1A4” event on Twitter and collected questions from super B1A4 fans. And, they were so good. We had a really hard time narrowing the questions down to pick enough for the interview. B1A4 also definitely enjoyed them when we sat down with them in San Francisco!

Did your question make the cut? Read the full interview below, and please note that words in italics were spoken in English!

What do you like most about touring and having concerts in different countries (outside of Korea)? – @_gongryong

Sandeul: For me, when we are touring in a country I really like to experience the ambiance of that country – to get a feel for the vibe of that country.

Please describe American Banas in 3 words! – @Rossy_JY

CNU: Love!
Baro: Groove!
All: Love, groove, and…
Baro: Lights!
Sandeul: Light?
Baro: Light!
All: Oooh!
Baro: It’s good!

If each member was a B1A4 song then which song would each member be? – @BANA_MAI

Baro: Very difficult!
CNU: Starting from Sandeul!
Sandeul: Hmm, for me… what would I be?
CNU: “Fooool”?
All: *laugh*
Sandeul: No, please tell me seriously!
CNU: I was!
Jinyoung: I think that Sandeul has that kind of feel, “Crush.” Ah, that might be too obvious.
Sandeul: Ah, it’s my song!
Baro: Very difficult!
Sandeul: Wouldn’t it be “OK”?
CNU: No way!
Baro: No! I don’t think so…
Baro: Sandeul is a little… “Baby I’m Sorry”?
Baro: It’s powerful…
Sandeul: Okay, “Baby I’m Sorry.”
Baro: Even if you don’t like it, please accept it because it’s my suggestion.
Sandeul: I don’t like it, but you do.
Jinyoung: Baro is… we have to do this seriously.
CNU: When I think of Baro, what comes to mind? “Baby Goodnight”!
Baro: Oh! Sounds good!

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Jinyoung: For me…
Baro: Wait, you aren’t going to agree with mine?
Jinyoung: I was thinking of mine – “What is this”?
Baro: Oh! Nice.

Gongchan, if members were characters in Overwatch, who would be who? – @crongchannnn

Sandeul: Should we decide together?
Gongchan: No, I’m going to do it all at once!
Gongchan: Sandeul-hyung is Bastion. Baro-hyung is Mei.

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Gongchan: Jinyoung-hyung is… he’s a little difficult!
Baro: Genji!
CNU: Doesn’t he like Genji?

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Sandeul: Is there a sly character?
Gongchan: The sly character…
Baro: Genji, his visual is like Genji!
Sandeul: No, Junky!
Baro: Junky?? You mean Junkrat!
Sandeul: Ah, is it Junkrat?
All: *laugh*

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Gongchan: No, he’s Tracer!
Gongchan: CNU-hyung is… CNU-hyung, CNU… Reinhardt!
CNU: Why? Why Reinhardt?
Gongchan: Cause you’re very protective!

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How do you cheer each other on? – @anastasiamanda

Sandeul: We have this!
Jinyoung: Ah, before we go onto stage-
Baro: All together!
Jinyoung: We have a special “Fighting” ritual we do.

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What do you wish to achieve in 2017 as a group and individually? – @giantpup

CNU: As B1A4, I think our goal is to release a lot of albums!
CNU: We did a lot of individual activities last year so we didn’t release a lot of albums but this year we want to release more albums for our fans.
CNU: And personally, I want to take a vacation all together!
Jinyoung: Yes!

Where?

Baro: Anywhere!
CNU: I don’t really care where we go-
Baro: Europe? Or?
Sandeul: San Francisco?
Jinyoung: Oh, to visit for fun!
Baro: LA?
Sandeul: Hawaii?
CNU: As long as we’re together, it doesn’t matter where!

If you could play only one album for the rest of your life which one would you choose and why? – @93erline

Baro: Every question is quite difficult…
CNU: Only one album?
Jinyoung: Just say the first one that pops in your mind!
Baro: “Good Timing”
Jinyoung: “Who Am I”
CNU: “Good Timing”
Gongchan: “Good Timing”
Sandeul: “Let’s Fly”

Do you have any advice that you could give to high school/university students who are struggling? – @duyeou

Jinyoung: I think that we tend to be really positive people, if something isn’t working out and you think about it negatively – then it might never work out. With the right mind, the right heart, you can really achieve anything.
Baro: If you wanna do something, just enjoy it. You can do it.
Jinyoung: Isn’t that the Nike slogan?
Baro: Just do it, Nike!

Tell us one wish you want from each of the other members. – @_gongryong

Sandeul: A wish?
Baro: Stay healthy, and let’s be together for a long time.
CNU: Let’s stay the way we are.

What is one way that all of you are similar? Why? – @jiny__love

Jinyoung: We’re all nice people!
CNU: No…
Baro: Nah, we are bad boys.
Jinyoung: We’re all really nice. When we’re together, I realize that we all have really kind personalities. We never fight amongst each other and we care deeply about each other.
CNU: We’re planning to fight today. Just kidding~

We’d like to thank CJ E&M and Powerhouse for inviting us to interview the group!