SEVENTEEN Discusses Their Growth As Musicians And Being Compared To EXO And BTS At Comeback Showcase

SEVENTEEN is back!

The group held the showcase for their fourth mini album “Al1” on May 23 and began the event by showing the music video for “Don’t Wanna Cry” and performing their new title track.

When greeting reporters, S.Coup’s said, “We’ve been showing a boy’s love story through our music till now, but this time, we’re showing a boy’s sorrow. Because of how different our comeback is, it feels like we’re making our debut for a second time.”

SEVENTEEN will be taking on the EDM genre for the first time with their new track. Woozi explained, “‘Don’t Wanna Cry’ is of a genre that SEVENTEEN has never done before. We discussed what would be the best way to express a boy’s sorrow, and we decided on EDM. We think we’ll be able to reach deep and bring up a lot of emotions. I’m happy with how the song came out.”

Hoshi promised their most epic performance yet and added, “We worked together with a performance team. We tried to express the sorrow and complicated feelings of our lyrics in our choreography. Our new dance is one to watch out for. Our previous dance routines were powerful and energetic, but we tried to put an emphasis on ‘lines’ in this new one.”

SEVENTEEN is often grouped together with EXO and BTS and called “EBS” when people talk about the most popular boy groups of today. Regarding this, the members said, “It’s an honor to be grouped with such great groups. It makes us want to emulate them and keep making our own unique music.”

Seungkwan added, “We want to work hard and win awards like them. They’re amazing. We will work harder and keep improving,” referring to BTS’s recent win at the Billboard Music Awards.

Emphasizing the members’ involvement in creating each album, Woozi stated, “Every member gets very serious when making our albums. Because we’ve had such a bright and energetic image so far, it’s been hard to show the depth of our music. We wanted to show everyone that we’ve been working harder on that. For every album we release, we get more involved in the creation process by sharing our opinions and finding the best solutions.” S.Coups concluded the statement with, “Our biggest rivals are our former selves.”

When asked what SEVENTEEN would do if they won on a music show, Jun chimed up and said, “We’ll take our shoes off and dance barefoot.” Seungkwan had everyone laughing when he added, “Though I’m not that tall, I’ll try to take my shoes off.”

SEVENTEEN kicked off their comeback on May 22 with the release of their new mini album “Al1.” The group plans to showcase their greatest performance yet with “Don’t Wanna Cry.”

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