U-KISS Finds Themselves In Same Room as Backstreet Boys, Idol Meeting Their Idols?
By Staff Writer | March 27, 2013 04:48 AM EDT
Being the first group to participate in the press conference leading up to the Twin Towers @Live 2013 in Malaysia, K-pop group U-KISS graciously answered questions from the Malaysian press. It is the group's fifth time in the country, although they have yet to hold a major concert in the sub-tropical country. Showing the popularity of K-pop in the region, the press conference started with a birthday tribute via song for U-KISS members Soohyun and Eli who just celebrated their birthdays recently. It seemed like the emcee and the press were aware of this occasion and shared in the greeting.
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As mentioned, U-KISS has yet to hold a major concert in the region, and group spokesperson Kevin revealed that they have no plans for a major concert as of yet. Then, in line with the popularity of subgroups recently, asking U-KISS whether they have plans for the same became a natural option. The group shared that in their new album they have some solo and duet songs already, hence it is very likely to have sub-unit groups by this year.
U-KISS then shared their thoughts on their newest comeback offering, "Collage". They were asked what their favorite track from the album was. AJ & Eli, got their party on, both choosing the duet rap song "Party All The Time". While Kiseop and Hoon chose "Standing Still", Kevin chose his own solo song "My Reason" which he said is drawn from his own first love experience. Dongho chose "Because I Love You" while Soohyun chose "Missing You".
Then, with the mention of collaborations and Backstreet Boys, U-KISS showed their fanboy side saying, "We heard that Backstreet Boys is here. We actually practice their songs a lot during our pre-debut. We're very excited to meet them and we're actually big fans of BSB. Maybe in the future if we get a chance" It wasn't very long to get their fanboy selves satisfied as right after their press conference was the world boyband's turn.
It must be fitting for U-KISS to be fans of Backstreet Boys, as can be revealed from the world group's press conference. Their strength and achievements are definitely something aspirational for U-KISS. It has been 20 years since Backstreet Boys debuted. Even if they are about to receive their Hollywood Walk of Fame star in April, Backstreet Boys members feel as though nothing has changed for them, apart from some getting married and starting families. Having grown into men, they remain committed to bringing satisfaction to fans and making good music. Their description of themselves reflect this, as Brian describes them as "Timeless, Infinite, Season, Old, Refined, Distilled, Ancient" - like aged wine perhaps, getting better through the years.
Demi Lovato, who is the next top star in Hollywood pop, also had her press conference before Backstreet Boys, where she revealed that she finds Malaysia "hot". She also wishes to write songs that people of all ages, especially younger girls could listen and relate to.
2NE1 was also a participant for the Twin Towers @Live 2013, but did not attend the press conference due to a very tight schedule. Find out more about their performance here.
'Petronas Twin Towers @Live 2013' is a Live Concert in conjunction with Formula 1, Sepang 2013, organized by Jojo Events and sponsored by Petronas.
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