(Kuala Lumpur 15th) After leaving U-Kiss and going solo,
Alexander came to Malaysia yesterday [13th] as part of the Christian
music group 3rd Wave. At the press conference, he expressed that his
solo digital album will be released by the end of the year. He is
challenging songs in 4 languages, including Chinese, Korean, Japanese,
and English. He also cried out that he is not used to the work that he
has to do “all on his own.”
Coming from Korea, the Christian music group 3rd Wave is comprised of
a number of Hallyu singers, including Brian Joo (Joo Min Kyu), Super
Junior’s Siwon Choi, former U-Kiss leader Alexander, etc. Yesterday
[arrived on 13th], through the sincere invitation of Malaysian artists’
Star Park and PD&U, Brian Joo and Alexander have come to Malaysia as
representatives of the group 3rd Wave.
As soon as the press conference started, Alexander immediately
greeted the Malaysian media with “Selamat Petang” upon arriving. This
made Brian Joo, who was standing next to him, unwilling to be the weaker
link and immediately learned from the host Hao Min [DJ Min from Fm
98.8] “Aku Cinta Padamu” to greet the media. This caused the Malaysian
media to laugh heartily.
Alexander: Still not used to being solo
After leaving U-Kiss and going solo, Alexander was asked what he has
been busy with lately. He shyly gave a laugh and expressed that he is
currently working hard to prepare his solo digital album. The expected release time is December.
At the same time, he also expressed that he really admires Eason Chan
and even spontaneously sang “Happy Ferris Wheel” a cappella at the press
conference. When asked why he would choose to leave the group, he
expressed, “Let’s wait till next time when I come to Malaysia to discuss
this. But I’m used to working as part of a group of 7. Now, I’m
suddenly by myself, so I’ll need time to adjust.” Also, like him who
went from a group to being solo, Brian Joo revealed that he had shared
his own experiences with Alexander and gave him encouragement.
Brian and Van Ness became good friends through duet
When discussing the 3rd Wave worship album “I Will Be There”, founder
Johnny expressed that it was an honor to find well-known Korean artists
to join this time. It is his hope that through the influence of idols,
more people can come into contact with God’s love. In addition, on this
album, Brian Joo and Van Ness sang the duet “Everything to Me.” He
expressed that even though the recording was done separately, they got
to know each other through this opportunity and became good friends,
keeping in touch even now.
On October 15th, U-Kiss' Soohyun moved fans and impressed officials at the ‘2011 Asia Song Festival‘ by singing three songs live — a normative feat, to be sure, but Soohyun was diagnosed with a vocal cord nodule.
The boys returned to ‘Asia Song Festival’ as acknowledged Hallyu
stars after winning their rookie award at the same festival two years
ago. They demonstrated their global growth by greeting fans and press
members in Korean, Japanese, and Mandarin-Chinese.
Soohyun stated, “I’ve been resting after being diagnosed with vocal cord nodule. Today, however, I’m willing to die on stage.” He went on to sing “Neverland“, “0330“, and “Man Man Ha Ni” in perfect unison with the rest of his members, impressing everyone at the event.
Dongho added, “At the ’5th Asia Song Festival’, we won the rookie
award. Now that we’ve returned, I’m both excited and grateful. It’s an
honor to be able to stand on stage with so many famous singers in Asia,
and I hope to continue to participating in the festival until its
Rookie girl group April Kiss, who also participated in the festival’s ‘Asia Rookie Singer Showcase’, had nothing but praise for their seniors. “We
met them at a waiting room backstage and exchanged CDs. They treated us
very comfortably. It was amazing to be able to see them so close during
rehearsals. They truly amaze us, and we respect them a lot.”
They continued, “We heard that it’s been a few years since their
debut and it’s very cool to see that they haven’t lost their roots and
are still working so hard. Watching their rehearsals made us realize
that we have so much to learn from them. They make us want to go back to
our rehearsal room and practice more.”
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