They say people are abusing the word “awesome”. I even saw facebook groups on that. But I couldn’t care less. Yonghwa is awesome. Have you listened to “feeling” yet? Figuring out some of the lyrics still caused us fans headache but it’s some amusing mission to me. Check out the transcribed lyrics by heich and maybe you like joining the discussion too. I’ve to admit that Yonghwa’s lyrics are not exactly awesome when it comes to grammar and use of words. Maybe we can understand more hearing what he says in interviews about the message he wants to convey through the song. And how the other boys talk about the song too.
Reporter: “Feeling” is Yonghwa’s song. There’s this “floating” feel in the music, a very upbeat song.
YH: The music should give a very romantic feeling. The lyrics are very optimistic too. When one’s working hard, even the sweats are beautiful. Crying is also a beautiful thing, so I thought. I need to sing with a very tender voice, to give this imaginative and dreamy feel.”
(From “What’s In”, my translation based on Chinese translation by 章鱼烧 @ baidu CNBLUE bar)
Reporter: The third song “feeling”. What genre is it?
Yonghwa: Because humans are so full of feelings, even seeing the fallen leaves in autumn gives the feeling of wanting to cry. Though we always have negative feelings, not all of them are bad. If we can change our thoughts, we can come with a positive perspective. This is what this song is all about. Romantic music with very positive lyrics. This is the first time I write music with just the piano. I had no idea if such a song can be good for live performance. I just wrote it anyway.
Minhyuk: When I first heard the piano part, I was touched, thinking “it’s such a great song”. In this coming new single, my favorite is the piano part of this song.
Jungshin: I really think this is a great song. And what finally came out is slightly different from the demo version, but just being better. All in all, this song is drastically different from the ones we’ve made so far.
(From “Songs”, my translation based on Chinese translation by 青瓜 @ baidu LeeJongHyun bar)
But you won’t disagree if I say the music is AWESOME? Another original creation. Beautiful music from a beautiful boy. His almost whispering voice! Now I see what the reporter meant by “floating feel”, though I’m not sure if I translated it right…
With Jonghyun who writes great music too, and Jungshin and Minhyuk have great interesst on music and lyrics composition, plus the fact that all four boys have become so comfortable showing their real rocker selves at recent performances … Not an exaggeration to say: “CNBLUE. A phenomenon.”
When I say CNBLUE is a phenomenon, I mean the following. These boys learn by doing, not by having lessons. Read what they say about learning Japanese? “Through interviews.” Though I keep saying Yonghwa needs English lessons, he’s learning by writing English lyrics. Think he knows he’s not good enough. Maybe someone has actually told him. Guess he replies and says to himself: “I’ll work harder.”
PS Watching CNBLUE is an adventure.