U-Kiss, debuted in Japan on December 14th with “Tick Tack”! We have a long interview with them!
U-Kiss debuted in Japan on December 14th with “Tick Tack”. How is their enthusiasm towards their Japanese activities? What is the message they put into their song? We’re going to press the members one by one for their strong feelings!
What is the concept for your Japanese debut single “Tick Tack”? Soohyun: The melody is powerful and upbeat, but the lyrics are like “telling a lie your girlfriend” and has a sad theme, so this is a song that has two sides.
Did you have troubles with recording this time? Soohyun: Of course there were. We saw the translated version of the lyrics in Korean, and with the members, we even had a talk wondering, “what’s the meaning of this song”, although it wasn’t difficult to that point, still, the pronunciation part was difficult. Even so, when we compare it with the Japanese version of “0330”, I think we didn’t take as much time to finish it.
On December 20th, U-Kiss revealed their true feelings about their debut through the MBN story-cumentary (story documentary), ‘My Story‘.
When asked about their first album’s title track, “I’m Not Young“, Dongho confessed, “The
song itself is okay, but I get so embarrassed when I look back on our
performances and music video that I don’t know what to do with my hands.
Still, it helps me feel like I’ve truly grown since then.”
Leader Soohyun stated, “We’ve
been coming out with masculine, sexy images lately, but back then, we
were just cute. They always told us to act cute and laugh where
necessary so looking at it now, I really can’t bear it. It gives me
The boys also admitted that their debut concept didn’t sit so well
with the public, leading to a fretful year of identity changes.
Dongho explained, “In our rehearsal room, all of us sat in a
circle and discussed a lot of things about problems with our company and
within the group. There were a lot of fights that resulted from it, but
it was an opportunity for us to get closer as a group.”
Concluding with a comment on how the group tried a variety of genres, Dongho added, “Our members love challenging ourselves with new things.”
Credits:kissmeukiss+ Everyday Economy via Naver + allkpop